Car rentals in Smith Center: All you need to know
A Smith Center car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Kansas has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Smith Center. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Smith Center?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Smith Center has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually cost more
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Smith Center.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Smith Center?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Smith Center?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Smith Center. If you're having a little trouble choosing, be sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you deserve the best||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Family vacations where you need additional room||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Smith Center?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Smith Center is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Smith Center?
When driving around Smith Center or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance with the rental supplier. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will typically offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Smith Center.
What is the fuel policy for Smith Center rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your car. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers give you a full tank policy. We recommend bringing your car back with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, find a gas station before returning the rental car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Smith Center and maybe even the rest of Kansas offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Smith Center adventure, check a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. 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 properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Smith Center 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 the situation, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can align with your requirement and not break your wallet.