|Car types||Compact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Pickup truck, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Avis, Hertz, Turo, Budget|
Since you will generally not be dealing with major weather events in the Central Valley, the recommended Modesto car rentals are economy or compact cars. This will allow you to safely navigate the busy highways surrounding Modesto. These vehicles also have better fuel efficiency than larger vehicles if you are looking to make the drive to the Bay Area, or even Yosemite National Park.
The speed limits within Modesto are generally 25mph in residential areas, with 35mph limits on major streets. Highway 99 has a variety of speed limits as it progresses north and south through California but sticks to 65mph while passing through Modesto city limits. There are many county roads that surround the city, which generally have a speed limit of 55mph.
There are three parking garages in Modesto, located at 8th Street and L Street, 11th Street and K Street, and 11th Street and J Street. These parking garages cost approximately $1.25 per hour with a maximum of $15. There are also pay-per-spot parking lots throughout the city, with the same hourly rate and maximum.
On average a rental car in Modesto costs $54 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Modesto found in the last 2 weeks is $37.
The average gas price in Modesto is $4.16 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $50 and $67, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Nissan Sentra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Modesto.
Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.
An Intermediate car rental in Modesto costs $32 per day, on average.
A Luxury car rental in Modesto costs $35 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Modesto costs $35 per day, on average.
On average a rental car in Modesto costs $380 per week ($54 per day).
On average a rental car in Modesto costs $1,627 per month ($54 per day).
Most car rental providers in Modesto offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Modesto, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.
KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 7 car rental agencies in Modesto.
Some car rental companies in Modesto which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Budget and Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).
KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Modesto so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.
It is important to watch out for pedestrians and cyclists on the roads when driving in Modesto. Some of the roads are also not in very good condition hence you will need to drive carefully to avoid collisions or potholes that may cause damage to your vehicle or cause an accident.
There are several car rental companies that serve the major airport in the city. Some of the companies include Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz, Budget, Europcar, National, Avis, Thrifty, and Dollar.
2 locations in Modesto
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.
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.
Cons:Blamed me for a pre existing scratch on the car
8.8 Very good
Pros:The agent in Modesto was quick, efficient and friendly. Was in and out in minutes
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.
Pros:Igual no me gustó nada
Cons:Un muy mal servicio
2 locations in Modesto
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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.
Cons:Explanation of insurance
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.
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.
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
2 locations in Modesto
Pros:Counter staff personable and good to work with.
Cons:Process to sign papers was slow which created a line.
Pros:Friendly staff at Modesto Airport. Quick and easy transaction
Cons:Too many miles in car Not many full size car options
Pros:Good rental friendly staff
Pros:Fast, courteous, and helpful service.
2 locations in Modesto
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 Very good
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.
Pros:Check out was easy, brand new vehicle.
Cons:There’s no afterhours drop off. Expensive rate for type of car.
Pros:The Great service i recieved by the entire enterprise staff
Pros:The friendly agent
Cons:The pricesof the rental n
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.