Car rentals in Truckee: All you need to know
A Truckee car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of California has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Truckee. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Truckee?
You're well on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental when you use us. However, to get the most savings when you travel to Truckee you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they generally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Truckee?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online 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 Truckee?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Truckee. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Everyone who wants to travel Truckee in style||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|SUV||Families with a lot of luggage and a need for space||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking around big cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Truckee?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Truckee is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Truckee?
When driving in Truckee or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Moreover, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Truckee rental cars?
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 the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Truckee?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several customers all over Truckee. You can cruise wherever you want without incurring added charges. Read over your rental agreement to discover if there are any restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Truckee vacation, check out a few items before you leave the lot. You should:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Truckee rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Truckee has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Truckee.