Modesto car rentals

Modesto car rentals

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Modesto, CA
Jul 4 — Jul 11
Same drop-off
Modesto, CA
Mon 7/4
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Mon 7/11
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Modesto car rental information

Pick-up locationModesto
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations10
Airport locations4
Popular agenciesHertz, Avis, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Modesto

Economy$34/day
Compact$34/day
Intermediate$33/day
Standard$42/day
Full-size$35/day
Premium$41/day
Intermediate SUV$40/day
Compact SUV$40/day
Standard SUV$45/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Modesto car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

5.2

Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

4.6

2 locations in Modesto

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Locations in Modesto

300 Motor City Ct.

+1 209 578 9680

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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617 Airport Way

+1 209 522 3236

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
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10.0 Excellent

Jan 2022

KAYAK
This was a rare (for me) pickup at a non-airport location and it was great! Much less hassle than I usually encounter at the airport. Maybe it's always this easy--it's been a long time since I rented from Hertz. Dropoff was also a breeze.

3.6 Mediocre

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

They made me wait 30 min to get my car while they cleaned it and didn’t even apologize. No one who works there appears to care about anything

Cons:

Having my car ready on time and not being so slow.

7.2 Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Explanation of insurance

6.0 Good

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

When I picked up the vehicle, the lady that helped me was polite, I got a 2019 Toyota Camry, very nice car, superb and comfortable ride but the vehicle was dirty, all the windows were stained with water spots and the inside smelled like cigarette smoke. When I left the rental place I started driving on the freeway towards San Diego and had been driving for less than an hour when the maintenance light came on advising me to take it to be serviced. When I returned the car with a full tank and clean, the girl said there were cigarette ashes in ash tray and accused me of smoking inside the car. I don't smoke neither does my wife and I told her that is the way they gave me the car. She finished with the paper work and gave me the papers and told me here you go and turned around. No thank you or anything else. Not very professional. Thank you

Cons:

The vehicle was very nice, It could have been a little cleaner, the girl behind the counter had a little bad attitude, she tried to blame me for smoking in the car. I know a couple other friends that rent cars regularly and they also complain about the service.

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

NOTHING!!! It was like a broken record, "We can't rent any more cars today." No one said they were sorry or made any attempt to help anyone find an alternative means of transportation.

Cons:

Someone could have helped me get a car. There had been an accident that knocked out the power. The ONLY WORDS anyone would say was, "We can't rent any more cars today." I asked how I was supposed to get to SFO for my flight, the reply was the same. I had less than 2hrs to make other arrangements.

2.0 Mediocre

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I requested a refund, the days that we booked for the rental you had no rental available, I ended up not wanting the car and was still charged

1 out of 13

Avis

7.3

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Modesto

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Locations in Modesto

3900 Pelandale Avenue Ste 145

+1 209 491 9302

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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617 Airport Way

+1 209 527 7223

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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9.2 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Counter staff personable and good to work with.

Cons:

Process to sign papers was slow which created a line.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff at Modesto Airport. Quick and easy transaction

Cons:

Too many miles in car Not many full size car options

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good rental friendly staff

10.0 Excellent

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast, courteous, and helpful service.

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Excellent

May 2022

KAYAK
I don’t know what others are complaining about - easiest check in and rental ever ! Dude at the counter was in a great mood and easy going -

1.9 Horrible

Aug 2021

KAYAK
After confirmation from kayak that reservation had been made Avis called and said they didn’t have any cars available. I will not be using Kayak or Avis again.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Woman was doing smart ,fast and excellent service.

9.2 Excellent

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Counter staff personable and good to work with.

Cons:

Process to sign papers was slow which created a line.

10.0 Excellent

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff at Modesto Airport. Quick and easy transaction

Cons:

Too many miles in car Not many full size car options

10.0 Excellent

Apr 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good rental friendly staff

1 out of 3

Enterprise

4.6

Cleanliness

3.9

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

3.9

2 locations in Modesto

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Locations in Modesto

4623 Mchenry Ave Ste C

+1 209 577 4700

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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707 7th Street

+1 209 491 0400

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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3.2 Mediocre

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

They were fast. Maybe that’s because they were pulling a bait and switch. This is the first time I have ever had to write a negative review about anything, I feel if it’s not egregious then most things can be overlooked. This was egregious

Cons:

Everything! Customer care, value for the money and quite frankly some cars should just not be in a rental pool.

8.4 Excellent

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Gas mileage

Cons:

The driver's seat was way to low,I had to use 3 pillows. The head rest pushed my head forward, way to uncomfortable for my liking, but the overall ride was very smooth & easy to drive.

5.6 Okay

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Check out was easy, brand new vehicle.

Cons:

There’s no afterhours drop off. Expensive rate for type of car.

10.0 Excellent

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The Great service i recieved by the entire enterprise staff

9.6 Excellent

May 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The friendly agent

Cons:

The pricesof the rental n

2.0 Mediocre

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Renting the car went smoothly

Cons:

Unfortunately I got a call from my credit card company with a suspicious charge from enterprise rent a car in New York! I rented the car in California and was never in New York. I'm very upset and disturbed that Enterprise tried to use my credit card unlawfully and commit fraud. I will never use this car company again and I will let everyone I know not to use enterprise.

1 out of 4

Budget

2.0

Mediocre

27 reviews

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Modesto

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Locations in Modesto

3900 Pelandale Avenue Ste 145

+1 209 491 4807

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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617 Airport Way

+1 209 544 1196

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Excellent

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Whole experience just fine.

Cons:

The only problem was I got a car I didn’t like. I do not like . I wanted a Chevy Cruz or similar type American car. I do not like Japanese, or any of that type car. They are not comfortable for myself or my husband. Otherwise Everything else was great.

6.0 Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was great. He was very accommodating a d helpful. He told me that the car I was supposed to get came back from its rental smelling bad a d dirty inside. He said he had a large Jeep. I did not want to drive that big thing so had mo option but to take the dirty, smelly car.

2.0 Mediocre

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Blamed me for a pre existing scratch on the car

8.8 Excellent

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The agent in Modesto was quick, efficient and friendly. Was in and out in minutes

2.0 Mediocre

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

We had a reservation to pick up our car at 3:00 pm. Due to having difficulty finding them we arrived a 3:03 pm. We tried multiple times to call them but the phone went to a corporate number. When we finely found them we were told they were closed. I told them our pick up time was for 3:00 pm and that we tried to call them to find out where they were located. His response was we forward our phones a 2:00 pm and come back tomorrow at 7:30 am. We told him we had no way to get there tomorrow and he walked away. This totally floored us. He just left us high and dry and cost us a lot of money. NOT HAPPY AT ALL WITH BUDGET AND NEVER WILL BOOK WITH THEM AGAIN.

2.0 Mediocre

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Igual no me gustó nada

Cons:

Un muy mal servicio

1 out of 5

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Cleanliness

-

Comfort

-

Pick-up/Drop-off

-

Value for money

-

One location in Modesto

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Locations in Modesto

380 route 132 suite 180

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Modesto City-County Airport

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122 travelers who rented a car in Modesto gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.3

Car rental locations in or near Modesto

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$75/day

Good deal

$59/day

When to book a rental car in Modesto

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Top tips for renting a car in Modesto

  • Car rentals in Modesto allow greater access to areas outside the city center, including the abundant farmland that surrounds and supports the city. Even if you are not involved in farming, a drive through one of the many state parks is worth your time. Travelers that are looking to visit cities in the nearby Bay Area, such as San Francisco or San Jose, will find their trip much quicker and more convenient with a personal vehicle as opposed to public transit.
  • The local airport is Modesto City-County Airport, which has a rental car counter on the main floor of the terminal. Vehicles are available within walking distance of the terminal in the rental car section of the nearby parking lot. Many rental cars in Modesto come from other major airports in the area, such as San Jose International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. In San Jose International, you can find rental counters in the Rental Car Center within walking distance across from Terminal B. If you fly into Terminal A, take the blue shuttle bus to and from the Rental Car Center. At San Francisco International, the Rental Car Center is accessible from every terminal via the AirTrain Blue Line, an automated people mover.
  • As one of the major cities along Highway 99 through the Central Valley of California, Modesto serves as a resting point for many tractor-trailers and large trucks. If your directions require you to use Highway 99 at any point, be prepared to navigate around heavy traffic that includes these eighteen-wheelers. The city itself is laid out in grid formation, with larger roads, such as Briggsmore Avenue, crossing the entire town. If you find yourself caught in traffic along these major streets, consider moving over a few blocks to take an emptier road that follows in the same direction.
  • The major streets in Modesto can quickly become crowded during peak travel time, generally from 6:30am to 8:30am and 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Highway 99 is another factor that can impact your travel time, as frequent accidents and construction often cause massive delays. Before driving, check the traffic on Highway 99 to ensure that vehicles are still moving smoothly before attempting to use it. You are better off using side streets, county roads, or delaying your departure than trying to push through traffic on Highway 99, which has many lane changes and often shrinks to only two lanes.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Modesto for $57 or less
  • Book your rental car in Modesto at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Modesto are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

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