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Car rentals in Spirit Lake: All you need to know

You need a great car to take you around Spirit Lake whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around the region and park in front of the popular restaurants in Spirit Lake. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Spirit Lake. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

How do I get a bargain rental car in Spirit Lake?

You're well on your way to getting the best price on your car rental with us. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:

  • Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
  • Book your rental as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Spirit Lake rental car.

What rental suppliers have outlets in Spirit Lake?

From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Spirit Lake?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Spirit Lake. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
LuxuryWhen you really want to go all out on your visit to Spirit LakeInfiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar
MinivanBig groups that need room for all their bagsChrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar
HybridThose looking for a fuel-efficient vehicleToyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Spirit Lake?

Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Spirit Lake is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to go over the supplier's terms to find what the exact price is before you reserve your rental.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Spirit Lake?

Insurance is required, wherever you rent a vehicle. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can simply add it at checkout.

What is the fuel policy for Spirit Lake 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 an open gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices 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 when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't have to find for a gas station before you return your carYou might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back offYou fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.

Before you leave the lot

Be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Spirit Lake adventure. You should take time to:

  • Check out the car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 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 Spirit Lake car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Spirit Lake has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Spirit Lake.