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Car rentals in Boone, Ames: What you need to know

Ames, Iowa, is full of eclectic and exciting neighborhoods like Boone. It's in these places where you can get a true feel for a town like Ames. But after you're done checking out all the great shops and restaurants in Boone, you'll want a way to see all that Ames offers.

Grabbing the bus is an inexpensive method to get around Boone and the surrounding neighborhoods, but then you have to stick with a strict schedule. Taxis and rideshares can be more convenient, but little trips here and there can add up. Plus, they may not available when you want a ride right away. Renting a car in Boone is the simplest way to make sure you experience the entirety of the neighborhood and the rest of Ames on your vacation. Read below to find all that you need about renting a car in Boone.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get an affordable car rental in Boone?

Trying to find the lowest rates on a car rental? You are in the right spot. Get the most savings on your tip to Boone by doing a few things:

  • Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
  • Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they generally are pricier
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental

Before you book, be sure to read the rental policy.

What kind of rental car should I get in Boone?

With so many car types to pick from, it can be difficult to figure out which type is ideal for your trip. Nonetheless, you will need to take into consideration your needs and how many people you're riding with. Our table below can help you reserve the best vehicle for you.

Do I have to be a certain age to rent a car in Boone?

The minimum age to rent an automobile in most cities, like Boone, Ames, is 21. However, there is normally an additional charge if you or the added driver are under 25. Moreover, if you plan to rent a higher category vehicle (premium, large capacity, SUV, etc.) there may be different age restrictions. Check with the rental car company before you book.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?

In United States of America you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. You might also be able to purchase additional insurance through the supplier for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental.

Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check the credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage through at checkout.

What fuel policy should I go for in Boone?

At, we advise a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank. If you return your rental with less fuel than you began with, the company may charge you up to 3X the current prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you bring it back.

Do any Boone suppliers offer one-way?

Many car rental companies offer one-way rentals. It may be easier to drop off your car in a different area. Be aware that there is usually an added fee for one-way drop offs. Be sure to read the car rental company's policy to know exactly how much it may cost you.

Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Boone?

The majority of suppliers will offer unlimited miles, but you need to make sure it's part of the bundle that you are purchasing. It's important to determine how many miles you will be driving on your trip to Boone. You don't want to be surprised with any overages if you don't have unlimited miles, so make sure to read the company's policy. You may want to have unlimited miles if you're thinking of taking some road trips to discover what else Ames or even Iowa has to offer.

What is there to do around Boone?

Once you've checked out Boone, you'll be happy that you have your own set of wheels available. There are some worthwhile stops around Ames that are just a drive away. Need an idea of where to start your trip? Knapp-Wilson House can make for a fascinating day before you discover what else is worth checking out in Boone.

Reserve a Boone, Ames Rental Car Today

Has a museum in Ames caught your eye? Do you have to get to an appointment on the other side of town? Don't miss out on one of Ames must-see attractions or be late to your meeting. When you have the keys to your own set of wheels, you can make sure your trip is following your schedule, and not have to adhere public transportation schedules.

Peruse our selection of cars from the top rental car agencies in the nation and choose the ideal car for your Boone trip! The perfect set of wheels is only a few clicks away.

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