Car rentals in Red Lodge: All you need to know
A Red Lodge car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Montana has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Red Lodge. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Red Lodge?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book the cheapest deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Red Lodge. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel 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 Red Lodge.
What rental companies have outlets in Red Lodge?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Red Lodge?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Red Lodge. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you want to travel Red Lodge in style||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with a lot of bags and a need for space||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Red Lodge?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Red Lodge is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to find any additional fees is before you rent your vehicle.
Does Red Lodge require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Red Lodge. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can easily include it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel 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 pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||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 do you recommend?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Red Lodge and maybe even the rest of Montana offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Red Lodge. Review the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Red Lodge adventure, be sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Check out the vehicle and be sure there is no damage 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
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Red Lodge rental car today
You know you can depend on a wonderful car that will leave you with money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Red Lodge rental car. See you around town.