Modesto car hire

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Modesto, CA, United States
31 May — 7 Jun
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Modesto, CA, United States
Tue 31/5
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Pick-up locationModesto
Hire locations10
Airport locations4

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Rated no. 1
Best rated
6.5 Good (59 reviews)
2 locations in Modesto
Locations in Modesto
  • 6.7
  • 6.9
  • 6.4
  • 6.3
  • 6.4
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2.0 Mediocre14 Feb 2022
Customer service was very bad after returning and picking up the car. 2 ladies were working and both were not friendly at all.
10.0 Excellent10 Jan 2022
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 Mediocre13 Oct 2020
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 anythingHaving my car ready on time and not being so slow.
7.2 Good7 Jan 2020
Explanation of insurance
6.0 Good12 Nov 2019
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 youThe 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 Mediocre4 Sep 2019
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.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 Mediocre14 May 2019
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
5.6 Okay2 Apr 2019
Staff friendlinessArrived on time but they didn't have a car ready. asked me to wait two hours for the car I wanted (full size) Took an alternative (Nissan rogue) which was fine but they seemed to scrutinize every little scratch with pics which took additional time and made me feel like they were preparing to find damage when I returned it. Wanted to drop it off early but there isnt a key drop box. It just didn't feel very professional. With such little cars and all of the above mentioned I don't believe I will go there again.
8.8 Excellent1 Apr 2019
Explain that I could have had a ride back to the location I was staying.
6.8 Good14 Feb 2019
The manager, David, did try accommodate for how busy they were and that my car was not ready, despite being on time for my appointment.It took 45 minutes to get my rental. There were 10 people waiting and only 2 employees. They did not have a car ready for me. After waiting even longer, they were able to find me a car. The vehicle did not have a full tank. I returned it with a full tank, but was given no credit for it.
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Rated no. 2
9 Excellent (18 reviews)
2 locations in Modesto
Locations in Modesto
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 9.1
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10.0 Excellent4 May 2022
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 Horrible23 Aug 2021
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 Excellent11 Jan 2021
Woman was doing smart ,fast and excellent service.
9.2 Excellent20 Aug 2019
Counter staff personable and good to work with.Process to sign papers was slow which created a line.
10.0 Excellent1 Jan 2019
Happy Nee Year!Friendly staff at Modesto Airport. Quick and easy transactionToo many miles in car Not many full size car options
10.0 Excellent8 Apr 2018
Good priceGood rental friendly staff
10.0 Excellent3 Aug 2017
AwesomeFast, courteous, and helpful service.Nothing
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Rated no. 3
7.4 Good (18 reviews)
2 locations in Modesto
Locations in Modesto
  • 8.1
  • 7.2
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 6.9
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2.0 Mediocre6 Dec 2021
Enterprise cancelled my rental ONE DAY BEFORE PICKUP. I rented the car to drive to airport and local rental office said they could not do one way rentals. Had to pay higher rates to Budget for a last minute rental. Will never do business with Enterprise again.
10.0 Excellent26 Oct 2021
Great customer service!
1.9 Horrible23 Jul 2021
Vehicle was dirty at pickup, staff tried to charge us for a small ding in the fender that was there when we picked up the Vehicle and kept us waiting for an hour while they ignored us at return. They had the SUV parked where it couldn't be appropriately seen during the review, under trees and up against other cars yet parked it in the sun when we brought it back. Staff kept us waiting while they had coffee, sat on the phone and took care of others that came in later. Vehicle was dirty inside when we picked it up, and didn't run well while we had it. Not a pleasant experience nor will we rent from them again. Renter beware.
3.2 Mediocre16 Dec 2019
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 egregiousEverything! Customer care, value for the money and quite frankly some cars should just not be in a rental pool.
8.4 Excellent9 Oct 2018
Gas mileageThe 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 Okay3 Oct 2017
ExperienceCheck out was easy, brand new vehicle.There’s no afterhours drop off. Expensive rate for type of car.
10.0 Excellent27 Dec 2016
The Great service i recieved by the entire enterprise staff
9.6 Excellent2 May 2016
GoodThe friendly agentThe pricesof the rental n
2.0 Mediocre29 Mar 2016
Credit card fraudRenting the car went smoothlyUnfortunately 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.
10.0 Excellent19 Oct 2015
Awesome ExperienceReservation process was very easy. Enterprise even upgraded the car. The price quoted online was what I paid. Pick up and drop off went smoothly and quickly.
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Rated no. 4
7.1 Good (27 reviews)
2 locations in Modesto
Locations in Modesto
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  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
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2.0 Mediocre23 Feb 2022
they canceled
10.0 Excellent11 Jun 2019
Whole experience just fine.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 Good1 May 2019
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 Mediocre5 Jan 2019
Blamed me for a pre existing scratch on the car
8.8 Excellent17 Oct 2018
The agent in Modesto was quick, efficient and friendly. Was in and out in minutes
2.0 Mediocre20 Sep 2018
NothingWe 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 Mediocre16 Oct 2017
Igual no me gustó nadaUn muy mal servicio
9.2 Excellent21 Sep 2017
A bit pricey, however I didn't mind paying it because the Rental Agent was very professional & very nice. Thank you Miss Angela !!!
10.0 Excellent21 Nov 2016
Great staff in Modesto. Unusually personable and friendly people. It was quick, and there were no hidden 'gotchas' that I half-expect every time I rent a car. I will probably go with Budget again just because it was so hassle and stress-free.
8.0 Excellent4 Oct 2016
Easy drop off
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1 location in Modesto
Locations in Modesto
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1 location in Modesto
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122 travellers who hired a car in Modesto gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

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Car rental insurance in Modesto

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Modesto car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Modesto.


Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Modesto car rental.

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.
  • Book your car hire in Modesto at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Modesto are around 56% cheaper than other car types, on average

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