Car rentals in Utah: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Utah whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around the region and park in front of the popular restaurants in Utah. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Utah. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Utah?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Utah. You can also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Typically, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Utah rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Utah?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read 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 Utah?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Utah. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to look over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfy ride||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for navigating and parking around large cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Utah?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Utah is 21. However, there might be an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles. Go through the supplier's terms to find what any additional charges is before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Utah?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, give some coverage; but, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your automobile. Use as much gas as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've 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 fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage bringing it back filled up. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring the car back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Utah?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the lot on your Utah adventure. You should take time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. 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 inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Utah rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.