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Car rentals in Squaw Valley: All you need to know

You want a great car to take you around Squaw Valley whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Squaw Valley. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Squaw Valley. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How can I get a bargain rental car in Squaw Valley?

CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. Be sure to:

  • Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
  • Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
  • 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 big on your Squaw Valley rental car.

What rental suppliers have outlets in Squaw Valley?

From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Squaw Valley?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this California town means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVThose looking for adventure in the California back-countryFord Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar
Full SizeFor large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUVToyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar
Economy CarCouple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeingFord Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Squaw Valley?

Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Squaw Valley is 21. But, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read over the terms to figure out what the exact price is before you book your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Squaw Valley?

Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Squaw Valley.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou 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 fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay 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 provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off locationThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car

What fuel policy should I get?

At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You should get into your vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, find a filling station before you return the car.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Squaw Valley. You can cruise as much as you want and not incur additional charges. Go over your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage limitations.

Before you drive off

Be sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Look over your vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
  • 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, 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 Squaw Valley car rental today

Know that you can count on a great vehicle that will leave you with extra money to spare when you reserve your car with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Squaw Valley rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. See you around town.