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Car rentals in Aspen: All you need to know

An Aspen car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Colorado has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Aspen. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Aspen?

You are well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental with us. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:

  • Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the car of your choice and save more
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
  • Decide the vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have retailers in Aspen?

From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Aspen?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Colorado town means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Aspen?

Generally, to rent a car in Aspen you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Go through the terms to discover what the exact charge is before you book your car.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Aspen?

When cruising through Aspen or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.

Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location

What fuel policy do you recommend?

Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Aspen.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.

What are some things to do in Aspen?

You'll be glad you have a car so you can checkout all that Aspen offers. Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and Snowmass should be on your must-see list when you do some sightseeing Aspen.

Before you leave the lot

Before you begin on your Aspen vacation, check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Aspen car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Aspen has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Aspen.

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