Car rentals in Springfield: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to get around Springfield whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Springfield. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Springfield. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Springfield?
We always try to get you the best deal. But, to get the most savings on your trip to Springfield you can do a few things. 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. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
- Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Typically, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Springfield?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Springfield?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this South Dakota metropolis means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the South Dakota back-country||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Compact Car||For those on a strict travel budget||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Springfield?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Springfield is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to discover any additional fees will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Springfield?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where 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 benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can just add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Springfield rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. Use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. 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. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to find 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 won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Springfield.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Springfield. You can drive wherever you want without incurring added charges. Read over your rental agreement to see if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Springfield adventure, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your 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
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Springfield rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a perfect vehicle that will leave you with money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your Springfield rental car when you book with us. See you on the road.