Car rentals in Telluride: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to get around Telluride whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around the area and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Telluride. We've collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Telluride. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Telluride?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the cheapest deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Telluride. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Telluride?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Telluride?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Telluride. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you really want to treat yourself on your vacation to Telluride||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Sizable groups that need room for all their luggage||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Telluride?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Telluride is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to figure out any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Telluride?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you're renting a car. That said, 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, your policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Telluride. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. Use as much gas as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local 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 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 locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We advise bringing it back topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a gas station before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Telluride?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice 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 is Telluride famous for?
There is lots to see and do in Telluride. Some of Telluride's most popular attractions are:
- San Juan Skyway
- Telluride Historical Museum
Fortunately, you'll be able to drive to whichever one you want or visit them all.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the car and make sure there is no dents 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, 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 unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Telluride rental car today
You know you can depend on a wonderful set of wheels that will leave you with cash to spare when you reserve with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Telluride rental car. See you around town.