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Car rentals in Thornton: All you need to know

You need a great automobile to get around Thornton whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the city and park in front of the popular restaurants in Thornton. We've answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Thornton. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

Where can I find a bargain rental car in Thornton?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the variety of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Thornton has to offer. You can also:

  • Compare all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
  • Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the total cost before you rent
  • Don't rent more car than you'll need. Generally, the smaller the car, the lower the rate

Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental companies have agencies in Thornton?

From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Thornton?

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

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Luxury or Premium-classBusiness travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise ThorntonMercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar
SUVIf you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfy rideDodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most miles per gallon on their tripHonda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Thornton?

Typically, to rent a car in Thornton you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Thornton?

When driving in Thornton or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.

Although many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, give some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.

Are there different fuel policies?

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 a gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only need to replace the fuel you 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 fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehandYou won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off locationYou might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back offYou refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car

What fuel policy should I get?

Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice 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 Thornton?

Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Thornton. You can drive as much as you want and not incur additional charges. Review your rental agreement to discover if there are mileage limitations.

Before you drive off

Before you begin on your Thornton trip, go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:

  • Look over the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
  • 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 driving around a new region

Book your Thornton car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Thornton has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Thornton.