Car rentals in Summit: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Summit whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Summit. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Summit. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Summit?
We always strive to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Summit.
What rental companies have outlets in Summit?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Summit?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Summit. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Summit in style||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Summit?
Normally, to rent a car in Summit 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 read the rental agreement to figure out what the exact price is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Summit?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, 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, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is required, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the 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 search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your car. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you 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 can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the 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 do you recommend?
Many 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 Summit.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Summit and maybe even the rest of South Dakota offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Summit. Read the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot on your Summit adventure. You should take time to:
- Check out your vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Summit rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Summit has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Summit.