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Car rentals in Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo: What you need to know

San Luis Obispo, California, is full of interesting neighborhoods like Avila Beach. It's in neighborhoods such as these where you can get a true feel for an area like San Luis Obispo. But after you're done exploring all the great things to do in Avila Beach, you'll need a way to see everything that San Luis Obispo offers.

You will have to make sure you have the right change and stick with a tight schedule if you try to save money by jumping on Avila Beach's bus system. Taxis and rideshares are easier, but little trips here and there can add up. Moreover, they may not available when you want a ride right away. An Avila Beach rental car is the easiest way to make sure you experience this great neighborhood and the rest of San Luis Obispo on your vacation. See below to learn everything you need about car rentals in Avila Beach.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best way to get a cheap rental car in Avila Beach?

If you are looking for some of the best rates on a car rental, then you are in the right place. Get the most savings on your tip to Avila Beach by doing a few things:

  • Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
  • Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they generally are pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

Be sure to read the rental policy before you book.

What kind of rental car should I get in Avila Beach?

With a number of vehicle types to choose from, it may be difficult to figure out what type is ideal for your getaway. But, you will want to take into consideration the amount of driving and the number of people you're driving with. Our table below can help you choose which car is the best one for your needs.

Do I have to be a certain age to rent a car in Avila Beach?

In most areas, you can rent a car in San Luis Obispo if you're at least 21. Please note you will most likely be charged an additional fee if you are under 25 years of old. Make sure to check the supplier's policies to determine what the total cost is for you.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in the U.S. of A.?

Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the car rental company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Many major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) typically provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Avila Beach.

Am I required to fill my tank before I bring the rental car back?

We suggest a "full-to-full" policy. You should get your automobile with a full tank, and you will want to fill it back up before you return. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car.

Can I get a one-way rental in Avila Beach?

Many car rental providers offer one-way rentals. Depending on your itinerary, you may find it more convenient to drop off your vehicle at another location. Be aware that there is generally an extra fee for one-way rentals. Make sure to go through the car rental company's policy to know exactly how much it may cost you.

Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Avila Beach?

The majority of suppliers provide unlimited miles, but you want to ensure it's part of the package. It's useful to know how much you want to drive and plan your trips in advance. Although most car rental suppliers offer unlimited mileage, if it isn't part of your package those miles can pile up and so can the extra cost. You may need unlimited miles if you are thinking of taking some road trips to explore what else is in San Luis Obispo.

Your Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo Car Rental is waiting

Has an attraction on the other side of Avila Beach intrigued you? Do you have to meet a prospective client at their hotel or office? Don't miss out on one of San Luis Obispo must-see attractions or be late to a client meeting. When you have access to your own car, you can make sure your visit is on your time, and not have to adhere a train schedule.

Check out our choice of vehicles from some of the top rental car agencies in the country and select the perfect vehicle for your Avila Beach getaway!