Recently I was in bumper to bumper traffic on the I-25 in Colorado Springs, and I got hit by a pickup truck who ran into me while she was on her phone. After exchanging information, it was time to get a rental while I awaited the fate of my sedan. Enterprise Car Rental in Colorado Springs, enter left.
Geico set me up with Caliber Collision to have my car looked at. It looked pretty bad:
Geico recommended Caliber Collision, with their Enterprise Rent-A-Car office in the same building. I had been carrying rental coverage so fortunately I saved some money not having to pay for a car rental, and Geico handled more of the paperwork from Enterprise.
Geico told me that the insurance I'd had on my Nissan would carry over to my rental, so accepting any extra insurance that Enterprise might recommend to me would be superfluous. I thanked the rep for the tip!
At my appointment to take my car in to Caliber Collision, the inspector, after taking a good long look at the back of the car, said to me, "Yeah, I can't say. I'm 50/50 on it being a total."
Enterprise was next in line to see me. The rep took me around the side of the building, to a 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid SEL.
I've never driven a hybrid before. It's really quiet! The Enterprise rep and I checked the exterior and interior of the car to mark any pre-existing damage before handing it over to me. She did indeed ask if I wanted insurance, and I declined. After paying a deposit, I was driving away with a really nice car!
The Geico rep told me that I would have up to 30 days that they would cover for my rental. The Enterprise rep also told me that since there was a half a tank of gas in the car, that I should return it with the same amount of gas, so I don't incur additional charges.
The whole process with Enterprise had taken maybe 20 minutes. It was quick and no fuss.
My Nissan ended up being a total. I also learned that since it was a total, that I would only get my rental car for 7 days tops. I'd have to get a new car faster than I'd thought!
Returning was easy also. You can return your rental car to any Enterprise location in the city. One of the reps from the office I dropped mine off at, came out after a couple minutes after they saw me transferring the rest of my stuff from the Fusion. He had me sign a couple things, assessed any potential new damage to the interior and exterior of the car, and that was it. Really easy!
I've only ever rented a car once before (In Mexico, so it's a little bit different I'm sure). Now that I've done it in the Springs, I now feel a lot more comfortable about how the process works. Enterprise made it a breeze for me, and I have no problems recommending them or using them again myself in the future.
How much is it to rent a car in Colorado?
I was allowed up to $50 a day for my rental, per Geico. It was about $25 a day for a standard sedan, $45 a day for a luxury sedan (my 2019 Ford Fusion Hybrid counted as a luxury sedan), and a larger pickup truck for $50-$55 a day. The prices you see on Hertz and Enterprise are before their fees, so the cost per day is actually higher than what they tell you it is.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Colorado Springs?
You have to be 25 years old.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Colorado Springs has eight locations. The one I went to was in the Caliber Collision shop, but they don't have a representative there unless you make an appointment with them. Otherwise the next closest one to there is at: 4325 N Nevada Ave Unit 110, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.