Car rentals in Grand Junction: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Grand Junction whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Grand Junction. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Grand Junction. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Grand Junction?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best rate. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming rental. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Grand Junction.
What rental companies have agencies in Grand Junction?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Grand Junction?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Grand Junction. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Grand Junction?
Typically, to rent a car in Grand Junction 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 extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to discover what the total will be before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Grand Junction?
When driving around Grand Junction or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, give some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. 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. 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Grand Junction?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Know before you go
Be sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write 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 Grand Junction car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Grand Junction has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Grand Junction.