Car rentals in Challis: All you need to know
A Challis car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Idaho has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Challis. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Challis?
You're well on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental by going through us. However, to get the most savings on your trip to Challis you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Challis?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Challis?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Challis. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Challis||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Challis together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Challis?
Generally, to rent a car in Challis you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to determine what the exact charge is before you book your rental.
Does Challis require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Challis. Check ahead of time and, if it's required, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different 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 a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up 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 provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner 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 Challis.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Challis?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Challis. You can drive wherever you want without incurring added charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Challis trip, be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Challis 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 vehicle that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.