Car rentals in Storm Lake: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Storm Lake whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Storm Lake. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Storm Lake. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Storm Lake?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. However, you can do a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Storm Lake.
What rental companies have agencies in Storm Lake?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Storm Lake?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Storm Lake. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you want to travel Storm Lake in style||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Storm Lake together||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Storm Lake?
Usually, to rent a car in Storm Lake you must be at least 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 rental agreement to discover any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Storm Lake?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But there may be limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Storm Lake.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open 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 get your car. Use as much petrol as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Many suppliers 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 price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Storm Lake and maybe even the rest of Iowa offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Storm Lake. Go over the fine print to make certain they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Storm Lake vacation, go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Storm Lake car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.