Car rentals in Thompson: All you need to know
A Thompson car rental allows you 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 Missouri has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Thompson. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Thompson?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. But, to increase your savings when you travel to Thompson you can do a few things. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Thompson.
What rental companies have retailers in Thompson?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Thompson?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Thompson. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the Missouri back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking in busy cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Thompson?
Normally, to rent a car in Thompson you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the terms to find what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Does Thompson require rental car insurance?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some insurance, there may be restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
Are there 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 your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. Use as much gas as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. 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 of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||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 don't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. We advise returning your car topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Thompson adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Thompson 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 who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.