Car rentals in Taos: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Taos whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Taos. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Taos. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Taos?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Taos?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, 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 your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Taos?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New Mexico metropolis means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel Taos in style||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with plenty of bags and a need for space||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for driving in big cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Taos?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Taos is 21. But, there might be an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Read over the terms to figure out what the exact rate will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Taos require rental car insurance?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage through the rental car company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some coverage; but, there may be restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Taos rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. 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. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. 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'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||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 collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Taos and maybe even the rest of New Mexico offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Look over your vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Taos car rental today
You know you can depend on a perfect vehicle that will result in more extra cash in the bank when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Taos car rental. We'll see you on the road.