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Car rentals in Athol: All you need to know

You want a great car to take you around Athol whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Athol. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Athol. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How do I get a bargain car rental in Athol?

You're well on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental by going through CarRentals.com. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:

  • Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
  • Book your rental as far ahead of time as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are pricier
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Athol rental car.

What rental companies have retailers in Athol?

From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Athol?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Idaho metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Luxury or Premium-classWhen you deserve the bestInfiniti, Audi, or similar
MinivanFamilies with plenty of luggage and a need for spaceToyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar
HybridThose that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economyBMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar

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

Typically, to rent a car in Athol you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out what the total is before you reserve your rental.

Does Athol require rental car insurance?

Insurance is required, no matter where you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Athol. Check in advance and, if it is required, you can simply add it at checkout.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuelThere will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your carThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip

What fuel policy should I get?

We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Athol?

If you plan to check out all that Athol and maybe even the rest of Idaho offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."

Before you drive off

Before you begin on your Athol vacation, check out a few things before you leave the lot. It's important to:

  • Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city

Book your Athol rental car today

Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.