Any time you rent a vehicle, you want to choose the best option for your journey. However, finding the right ride becomes even more important when you’re renting a Wrangler for a vacation in Colorado.
Continue reading to learn six things to know about renting a Jeep Wrangler from Diff., so you can venture into the natural beauty of Colorado in a rugged Jeep.
1. Drive Diff. Wrangler Rentals Off-Road
Although Wranglers perform well for daily driving, their special construction truly shines on off-road trails. When renting a vehicle from Diff., you can feel free to explore unpaved territory to see the best of Colorado.
The only prohibited trails for Diff.’s off-road vehicles are Black Bear Pass and Poughkeepsie Gulch in the San Juan Mountains. Drivers have more rollover accidents in these locations, and the trails present an elevated risk for vehicle damage.
When off-roading, tread lightly and stay on the trail to respect the wilderness and keep the trails in good condition. Driving off the trail can widen it and damage the environment that you’re out to enjoy. Staying on the trail will also help you avoid fines from the US Forest Service.
2. Hard Tops vs. Soft Tops
Another thing to know about renting a Jeep Wrangler is that you can enjoy the drive with a hard top or soft top, depending on the season. At Diff., we leave the hard tops on Jeeps during cold seasons for protection and comfort. The hard top provides better insulation, and most of our vehicles also have heated seats.
However, we also optimize our vehicles for warm-weather adventures. Jeeps come with removable hard roof panels called freedom panels. In the warmer season, between mid-March and mid-October, we remove the freedom panels and install a soft, flip-back top over the front-row seats. It’s easy to retract the soft top when you want a more open-air experience. But when you need overhead coverage, you can quickly close it back up.
3. Know How To Book and Cancel Your Reservation
The primary driver must be at least 21 years old and provide proof of a valid driver’s license and full-coverage auto insurance that includes liability, comprehensive, and collision. The driver will electronically sign the Rental Agreement and pay using a credit or debit card matching the driver’s name stated on the Rental Agreement. Additional drivers will also sign the Rental Agreement and provide proof of valid driver’s licenses and full-coverage auto insurance. Send these items electronically before the rental start date for the smoothest booking experience and peace of mind.
The credit or debit card secures your reservation, and payment is due 24 hours before the rental start time. If not paid by that time, Diff. will charge the credit or debit card that secured the reservation.
If you need to cancel your rental, email your request to email@example.com at least 72 hours before the scheduled rental start time to avoid a charge and receive a full refund. If you do not cancel by email request at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled rental period, we will charge the card for one day of rental charges.
4. Knowing Where To Go
At Diff., we have rental locations throughout Colorado in Delta, Denver, Grand Junction, Mont Rose, Mountain Village, Ouray, Ridgway, and Telluride. Each area has excellent opportunities for off-roading and entertainment. Plus, we provide a basic map of trails in the San Juan Mountains during summertime. For maps of other trail systems in Colorado, use ample online resources or on-site visitor information. Wherever you rent from, we can help you locate reliable and useful resources for a safe trip.
We also recommend you download an app to your smartphone, so you can navigate even if you lose cell service. OnX Offroad and Gaia GPS are two of the most popular options. Even with a GPS, though, you should learn the conditions at the trailhead before you start your journey, so you can prepare.
For further help in knowing where to go, you can rely on the exceptional customer service at Diff. that improves your trip experience. Call to speak with one of our trail guides for help planning your route and to learn more about operating our Wranglers.
5. Renting Accessories
Adding an accessory to your rental is a convenient way to preserve cabin space, organize your gear, and keep your equipment and the vehicle in good condition. Accessories also help you prepare for the multitude of activities Colorado offers.
For example, if you’re going to enjoy a winter sport—such as snowboarding or skiing—consider renting a ski rack. The ski rack will hold the gear on the roof and prevent the equipment from making the interior wet with melting snow. Alternatively, you could consider renting a rooftop box if you want additional security for your winter sports equipment or other high-value items. Doing this is an excellent way to gain extra storage space for your trip and can make your Wrangler more comfortable for your road trip.
6. Choose the Right Vehicle
The right Wrangler for your excursion depends on the number of passengers, your desired luxury level, and the trails you plan to drive. Diff. carries several Wrangler options perfect for Colorado’s diverse off-road trail types.
When you choose your rental location on our website, you’ll see our full list of available vehicles. Depending on the site, we offer the two-door Wrangler Sport, four-door Wrangler Sport, Wrangler Rubicon, lifted Wrangler Rubicon, and other options. And all our Wranglers have four-wheel drive.
To choose the best option for your crew, first consider how much room you need. Renting accessories can remove bulky items from the cabin and help you maximize interior space for people and other things, such as luggage.
Then, consider the level of luxury you want. The Wrangler Sport is a classic Jeep for off-road adventures. The two-door option seats four people, while the four-door option seats five. For a more luxurious experience for the driver and passengers, select the Wrangler Rubicon. Plus, the lifted version has greater ground clearance—perfect for rock crawling.
Book with Diff. for an off-road Jeep rental in Mountain Village, Colorado, and other regions. We can help you choose the perfect vehicle and answer any questions you have about your trip. Contact us to start your journey with us today!