Car rentals in Steamboat Springs: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Steamboat Springs whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Steamboat Springs. We've answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Steamboat Springs. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Steamboat Springs?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. However, you can do a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Steamboat Springs rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Steamboat Springs?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Steamboat Springs?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Colorado metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Steamboat Springs?
Generally, to rent a car in Steamboat Springs you must be at least 21. But, there might be an additional fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to determine what the exact price will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Steamboat Springs?
When cruising through Steamboat Springs or the rest of the U.S.A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require driver's 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 United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, give some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Steamboat Springs rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.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 tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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, you'll only have to 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 be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than 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 refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. We recommend bringing your car back topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Steamboat Springs?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
What are some must-see sights in Steamboat Springs?
There is tons to see and do in Steamboat Springs. This city has around 12 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:
- The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs
- Yampa River Botanic Park
- Howelsen Ice Arena
Lucky for you, you can drive to the one you want or see them all.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Steamboat Springs vacation, be sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Look over your car and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Steamboat Springs car rental today
When you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com, you can count on a perfect vehicle that will leave you with money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Steamboat Springs car rental. We'll see you around town.