Car rentals in Cody: All you need to know
A Cody car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can 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 car rentals in Cody. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Cody?
We always strive to get you the best rate. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Cody.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Cody?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Cody?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Cody. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families or groups who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with bags and a need for space||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Cody?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Cody is 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 terms to figure out any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Does Cody require rental car insurance?
When driving around Cody or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Cody.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for 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 pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel 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 pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. We suggest bringing the car back topped off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before bringing the car rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Cody?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Cody adventure. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the 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. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Cody rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Cody has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Cody.