Car rentals in Boulder: All you need to know
A Boulder car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Wyoming has to offer. We've collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Boulder. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I get a bargain car rental in Boulder?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming rental. You can:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you will know the total cost before you rent
- Don't get more vehicle than you need. Commonly, the smaller the car, the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Boulder rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Boulder?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Boulder?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Boulder. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, be sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Boulder?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Boulder is 21. However, there might be an added fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to find what the exact charge is before you book your car.
Does Boulder require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Boulder or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most 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 you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will typically cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Boulder.
What is the fuel policy for Boulder rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Boulder?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Boulder. You can cruise as much as you like without incurring additional charges. Read over your rental agreement to find out if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Boulder adventure, check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Boulder rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Boulder has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Boulder.