Car rentals in Saint Charles: All you need to know
A Saint Charles car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of South Dakota has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Saint Charles. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Saint Charles?
We always try to get you the best price. But, you can try to do a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't rent more car than you'll need. Typically, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Saint Charles rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Saint Charles?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Saint Charles?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Saint Charles. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Saint Charles?
Generally, to rent a car in Saint Charles you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals. Read through the terms to find what the exact fee will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Saint Charles?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. However, you could already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Saint Charles. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can simply add it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Saint Charles rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you should return it filled up. If you want to save some money, find a filling station before you bring the car back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Saint Charles car rental today
You know you can count on a great vehicle that will result in more money to spare when you reserve your Saint Charles rental car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Saint Charles rental car. We'll see you around town.