Car rentals in Denver: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Denver whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Denver. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Denver. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Denver?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the cheapest rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Denver. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Denver.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Denver?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Denver?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Denver. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, be sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Denver?
Usually, to rent a car in Denver you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact fee is before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Denver?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay 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 have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can easily include it at checkout.
Are there different 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 close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You 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 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 pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Several suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||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 won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||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 do you recommend?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise returning your car topped off. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several customers all over Denver. You can cruise as much as you like without incurring extra charges. Go over your rental agreement to discover if there are any limitations.
Know before you go
Be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect your vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Denver rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Denver has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Denver.