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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Fort Dodge

  • There are several advantages to renting cheap car rentals in Fort Dodge. One of the biggest benefits is the ability to easily explore the surrounding areas. Many of the top attractions in the region, such as the Brushy Creek State Recreation Area and the Gypsum City OHV Park, are located outside of the city center and can only be accessed by car. Additionally, renting a car allows you to travel at your own pace and on your own schedule, rather than being tied to public transportation. Another advantage of using Fort Dodge car rentals is that it allows you to easily visit nearby cities and attractions. For example, Des Moines, which is home to the Iowa State Fairgrounds, the Blank Park Zoo, and the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, is just a short drive away.
  • Fort Dodge Airport (FOD) is the main airport serving Fort Dodge but it does not have any rental car agencies available on-site. Therefore, it is recommended that travelers make prior arrangements for rental car services before arriving at the airport. Mason City Airport (MCW) is located approximately 48 miles north of Fort Dodge. The airport has several rental car agencies located in the terminal building near baggage claim. Des Moines Airport (DSM) is located approximately 98 miles south of Fort Dodge. The rental car agencies at DSM can be accessed by either walking via the skywalk or by taking the shuttle bus, which runs every five minutes from outside of the baggage claim area.
  • There are some rules and etiquette to keep in mind when driving cheap car rentals in Fort Dodge. Drivers in Fort Dodge are relatively calm and relaxed and tend to follow the rules of the road. Pedestrians do use the sidewalks and crosswalks, and it is important to yield to them when they have the right of way. The most common vehicles on the road in Fort Dodge are compact cars and SUVs, although it is not uncommon to see trucks and commercial vehicles as well. There are also a number of bicycles on the road, especially during the warmer months.
  • Fort Dodge experiences traffic congestion during rush hour, which typically occurs between 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm on weekdays. During these times, the major roads leading to and from the city center, such as Highway 169 and Highway 20, can be heavily congested, making for slow travel. Fort Dodge can also experience heavy snowfall and icy conditions. You should therefore exercise extreme caution and reduce speeds when driving cheap car rentals in Fort Dodge during these conditions and have winter tires mounted on your vehicle.
  • Book your car hire in Fort Dodge at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Fort Dodge

  • How much is the price of fuel in Fort Dodge?

    The average price of fuel in Fort Dodge is R67,70 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R812 and R1 083, depending on the car size.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Fort Dodge?

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

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Fort Dodge?

    Due to the winter weather conditions in Fort Dodge, it may be worth considering renting a car with all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, such as an intermediate SUV or a pick-up truck. These types of vehicles are better equipped to handle icy or snowy roads, which can be common in the wintertime in Fort Dodge.

  • What’s the speed limit in Fort Dodge?

    The speed limit in residential areas in Fort Dodge is usually 25 mph, but some areas may have lower speed limits, such as school zones and areas near parks. In addition, the speed limit in business areas is usually 30 mph while the speed limit on highways and interstates can range from 55 mph to 70 mph. Speed limits are generally lower in construction and work zones and are typically reduced by 10 to 20 mph from the normal speed limit.

  • Where are the best places to park in Fort Dodge?

    Some areas of Fort Dodge offer free parking in designated areas, including some side streets, city parks, and large stores such as Walmart, Target, or mall parking, but it's essential to verify that parking is permitted before leaving your car. Paid parking, particularly in the commercial and business areas, and by the Central Business District, usually ranges from $0.50 to $2 per hour. Besides street parking, visitors can also opt to park Fort Dodge car rentals in parking garages or lots located in the downtown area.

Fort Dodge car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,6

Very Good

15 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Fort Dodge

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Locations in Fort Dodge

1817 E Lincoln Way

+1 515 233 5200

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

3 N 27th St

+1 515 573 3000

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

734 S Ankeny Blvd

+1 515 963 9300

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They allowed me to switch cars after they had completed all the paper work.

Cons:

The car could have been cleaner, I found a used mask tucked into the visor.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

it was great easy drop off clean vehicle

Cons:

nothing it was easy as it could be

6,0 Okay

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The booking system is confusing because everything about the payer's information is on my name, and I only put in another name for the driver because he was supposed to be the one driving. When the staff started looking for a booking under my name they could not find it because it looks like what they could see in their system is only the driver's name and not mine. Also, the policies are weird. They cannot let me rent it because I only have a student permit. I wanted to rent the car for the driver's test. Secondly, the policy would have let us rent the car had I only put in the renter's information under the driver's name and not mine. But of course, I booked it under my name, so they could not let me rent it.

8,0 Very Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of pickup. Employees were very courteous and helpful.

Cons:

The building looks like an old jiffy lube oil change place. Getting in and out of the building was a little challenging but that can't be helped.

7,6 Good

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

ease of experience, cleanliness, great gas mileage, helpful person at rental site

Cons:

I ordered the wrong size of vehicle so the comfort was an issue.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The folks at Enterprise were nice and willing to go out of their way to help me. They communicated with me several times to make sure everything was fine. They were a great group of people to work with.

Cons:

No problems at all.

1 out of 3

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

2 locations in Fort Dodge

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Locations in Fort Dodge

Fort Dodge Municipal Airport

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Mason City Municipal Airport

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Hertz

No score available yet

3 locations in Fort Dodge

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121 Southeast Shurfine Drive

+1 515 964 9650

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

1639 Nelson Ave.

+1 515 955 6375

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

711 E Lincoln Way

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10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
My experience was fantastic & I will be renting from hertz only the next time I need a rental but the real credit goes to Jon & the other young man who made this decision the best ever this world needs more workers who generally care about the customer & not just making a quick buck !

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was great. Truck was a beast. Made my trip much easier.

Cons:

The office smelled like mildew. Can't be good for the staff!!!

6,4 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The representative that served me was very professional and shared his expertise about the cars, the business, and the company.

Cons:

I had to wait about an hour to get out on the road. There was only one person behind the counter. When a second guy showed up, things worked like clockwork.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. This is the 2nd time I've rented with Hertz where they've had no cars abs I've had to make other plans. So NOTHING positive

Cons:

I made a reservation, had a confirmation email and when I got to the location they said they had 0 cars. The staff blamed just about everything but offered no help, no alternatives, no solutions. They didn't offer to call another location, look up inventory elsewhere or anything. I was provided no future credit, no discounts later or anything, just an I'm sorry. So what's to stop Hertz from doing this all the time?!? In addition, a worker had just pulled in with a vehicle and 1 other was sitting outside I noticed when I left. Worst experience, staff and customer service ever!!!

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick, easy, hassle free! Professional staff and love the location of pick up!

2,0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Awful. Showed up and there was no car. They were unapologetic and said that I was about the 12th person to not get a car that day.

1 out of 2

Avis

No score available yet

One location in Fort Dodge

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Locations in Fort Dodge

637 S Ankeny Blvd

+1 515 207 5404

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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2,0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
They did not have the rental type that reserved online. Said they hadn’t had one in years.

4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Representative was very nice however, the car had a tire with a moderate leak (I had to add air twice in less than 24 hours), had no windshield washer fluid and windshield wipers were in dire need of replacing. I returned the car as soon as I could and didn’t accept a replacement car offered even though I had another 4 days I needed a vehicle.

4,0 Mediocre

Jul 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I booked a full size SUV through car rentals.com on May 1 for our trip June 23-July 3. I continued to check with the local Avis because that was my pick up location. I was told that if someone extends their rental I may not have one and pre paid customers are priority. Couple days before the trip Avis told me they had a Ford Explorer for me but my reservation clearly stated full size SUV and had a picture of a full size SUV on the confirmation. I ended up getting a full size SUV through Enterprise but it cost me quite a bit more. I am now working with car rentals.com to get reimbursed for the difference I paid. I most likely won't use Avis again and probably not a third party site. Enterprise was great to work with and put me in what I needed and got me on the road!

6,0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff member was excellent. However, since the rental came from a third party site, he didn’t have the car I reserved. I reserved a small SUV and he only had a Toyota Camry. He cleaned the one that just came in out and I took it as that was the only option. It was smoked in and banged up on the outside. He went above and beyond to get me something. Im glad our 4 suitcases for our 10 day trip fit in the trunk!

Cons:

since the rental came from a third party site, he didn’t have the car I reserved. I reserved a small SUV and he only had a Toyota Camry. He cleaned the one that just came in out and I took it as that was the only option. It was smoked in and banged up on the outside. He went above and beyond to get me something. Im glad our 4 suitcases for our 10 day trip fit in the trunk!

1 out of 2

Budget

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One location in Fort Dodge

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637 S Ankeny Blvd

+1 515 207 6050

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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2,0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Egregious.

1 out of 1

31 travellers who hired a car in Fort Dodge gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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