Car rentals in Silver Bay: All you need to know
A Silver Bay car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Minnesota has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Silver Bay. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Silver Bay?
You're on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Silver Bay.
What rental companies have retailers in Silver Bay?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Silver Bay?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Minnesota city means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with luggage and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Silver Bay?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Silver Bay is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the terms to figure out any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Does Silver Bay require rental car insurance?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Silver Bay.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Silver Bay?
If you plan to see all that Silver Bay and maybe even the rest of Minnesota offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Silver Bay. Go over the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Silver Bay car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.