Car rental gives you the ultimate freedom to go where you want to when you want to. The last thing you want when visiting South Dakota—whether for business or leisure—is to dish out hundreds of dollars on rideshares or to pass your time figuring out the right bus to catch for your next trip. With a rented car, you can have the peace of mind knowing that you have everything you need to reach even those areas of the state not covered by public transportation. If you’re traveling for a family vacation, car rental service gives you the privacy you so greatly need to spend time with your loved ones.
According to NHTSA, South Dakota’s rural roads are some of the most dangerous roads in the United States. Experts attribute this to unsatisfactory roadway lighting, fewer law enforcement officers on the roads, the risk of hitting animals crossing the road, and poor road maintenance. You can avoid accidents while driving by paying attention to road signs and slowing down when approaching animal-crossing points. Driving with caution, especially on snowy or rainy roads, all the while keeping a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, is all very important, especially in the winter months.
Nearly all car-rental companies require renters to be at least twenty one years of age to rent a car. While making your reservation, you’ll be required to provide proof of identity, to have a valid driver’s license, and to show proof of sufficient insurance coverage. Some car-rental companies also impose a surcharge on renters who are under twenty five. It is important to find out your dealer’s pricing policy—including additional fees—when making your reservation so that you’ll avoid unpleasant surprises when you pay for your rental car.
Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in South Dakota.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in South Dakota are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.8, 81 reviews), and Hertz (8.4, 96 reviews).
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On average a rental car in South Dakota costs C$ 969 per week (C$ 138 per day).
On average a rental car in South Dakota costs C$ 4,153 per month (C$ 138 per day).