Car rentals in Pagosa Springs: All you need to know
A Pagosa Springs car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Colorado has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Pagosa Springs. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Pagosa Springs?
We always strive to get you the best rate. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't rent more vehicle than you need. Normally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Pagosa Springs?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Fox 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 Pagosa Springs?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Pagosa Springs. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to look over our table 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 Pagosa Springs||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan||Sizable groups that need room for all their suitcases||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for driving through large cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Pagosa Springs?
Usually, to rent a car in Pagosa Springs 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 review the rental agreement to figure out any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Pagosa Springs?
When cruising through Pagosa Springs or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy 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.A.. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will usually cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Pagosa Springs.
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 have to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices 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 of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Pagosa Springs?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Pagosa Springs. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur extra charges. Make sure to read your policy to discover if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few things before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- 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). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Pagosa Springs car rental 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.