Car rentals in Shoshone: All you need to know
A Shoshone car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Idaho has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Shoshone. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Shoshone?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Shoshone has to offer. You can also:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they generally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Shoshone rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Shoshone?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Shoshone?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Shoshone. If you're having a little trouble deciding, make sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Shoshone||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Shoshone together||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Shoshone?
Normally, to rent a car in Shoshone you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Shoshone?
When driving in Shoshone or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will generally cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Shoshone.
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 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 car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. 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 pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local 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 bring the car back||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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Shoshone?
If you plan to see all that Shoshone and maybe even the rest of Idaho offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Shoshone. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Shoshone vacation, go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and 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 Shoshone 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 rental car that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.