North Dakota car rentals

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Top tips for renting a car in North Dakota

  • Whether you’re traveling to North Dakota for work or leisure, a car rental service can help you get around and enjoy a scenic drive as you explore the hidden treasures in this great northern state. Becoming acquainted with the rules of the road in the Peace Garden State is a good place to begin. For starters, driving under the influence is a serious offense in North Dakota, just as it is throughout the nation. Punishment for drunk driving varies from license suspension to fines and even jail time in the most severe cases. It is always prudent to drive within the speed limits to avoid getting a ticket. The maximum speed you may drive in urban areas is typically 50 mph, while the maximum speed limit on highways is 70 mph.
  • Both driver and front-seat passenger are required to wear adjustable seatbelts while driving in North Dakota. Children under eighteen are also required to wear seatbelts, regardless of their location in the vehicle. Children under eight years old must be properly secured in a car seat. Violating this rule might incur a fine. North Dakota Century Code 39-21-01 requires all motorists to have their headlights on from sunset to sunrise, and also when it’s snowing, raining, sleeting, or when it’s foggy, and also during adverse weather conditions that create poor visibility. Therefore, it’s important that you rent a car with properly working headlights, especially if you’re visiting the state in the winter or planning to drive at night.
  • Winter months tend to be extremely cold and snowy in North Dakota. For this reason, make sure that you rent a car with a strong battery, as extreme cold is known to kill weak batteries. Also, be sure to check the wipers and fill the wiper fluid, the anti-freeze, and the oil. You’ll need a rental car with snow tires if you’re traveling to the state during winter. Before driving away from the facility with your rental car, ask someone if it has a head-bolt heater installed, and how and when you should use it. Always have an extra blanket or coat and an emergency medical kit when you drive in North Dakota in the winter. If you’re driving in the cities, always pay attention at intersections, as snow can pile up high and reduce your ability to see oncoming traffic.
  • Book your rental car in North Dakota at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in North Dakota

  • Should I rent a car in North Dakota?

    Car rental gives you the freedom to get around without the hassle. Unlike with public transportation, a rental car enables you to accomplish every item on your to-do list at your own pace and pleasure. With your rented car, you can travel to regions in the state that are not covered by the public transportation network. And if you’re traveling to North Dakota for a family vacation or romantic getaway, there’s no better way to enjoy the privacy of your loved ones than by renting a car for your travels. Fortunately, you can search for and book a car for your next North Dakota trip online through KAYAK.

  • What is driving like in North Dakota?

    North Dakota is a vast and unique state to explore with your rental car. You might want to start your North Dakota adventure by flying into Fargo and then driving southwest. After passing the Sheyenne National Grassland, you will soon encounter several small towns, including Linton, LaMoure, Napoleon, and Berlin. As you’re driving on the North Dakota highways, watch for farmers and real-life cowboys working on their farms. Also, look out for farm equipment and farming vehicles that might share the road with you. North Dakota is bison country, so be sure to look out for animal-crossing signs as you’re driving across the state.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in North Dakota?

    Car-rental companies in North Dakota require you to be at least twenty one years of age to rent a car. Additionally, most companies impose a surcharge on renters who are not yet twenty five. Find out your rental-car company’s policy on renters under twenty five when you’re making your reservations.

  • What is the most popular rental car in North Dakota?

    Full-size (Ford F-150 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in North Dakota.

  • What is the best rental car company in North Dakota?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in North Dakota are Hertz (8.2, 54 reviews), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.6, 72 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in North Dakota?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

Car rental locations in North Dakota

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  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in North Dakota

    12 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in North Dakota

    9 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car rental locations in North Dakota

    8 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in North Dakota

    7 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in North Dakota

    5 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in North Dakota

    4 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in North Dakota

    3 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in North Dakota

    3 Locations

  • payless

    Payless car rental locations in North Dakota

    2 Locations

  • u-save

    U-Save car rental locations in North Dakota

    2 Locations

  • vipcarsrec

    VIPCars Recommendation car rental locations in North Dakota

    2 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in North Dakota

    1 Location

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