Car rentals in Willow Lake: All you need to know
A Willow Lake 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 South Dakota has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Willow Lake. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a great deal on a rental car in Willow Lake?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Willow Lake. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Willow Lake?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Willow Lake?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Willow Lake. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Willow Lake?
Usually, to rent a car in Willow Lake you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to go over the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact rate is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Willow Lake?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some insurance, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check car rental supplier's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Willow Lake rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. Use as much fuel as you wish 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 need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas 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 may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest bringing your car back filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the rental. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to explore all that Willow Lake and maybe even the rest of South Dakota offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Willow Lake vacation, be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Willow Lake car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Willow Lake has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Willow Lake.