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Car rentals in East London: All you need to know

You want a great vehicle to take you around East London whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in East London. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in East London. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

How can I get a great deal on a car rental in East London?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in East London. You should also:

  • Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
  • Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your East London rental car.

What rental companies have agencies in East London?

In East London, CarRentals.com has a few car rental suppliers to choose from, like Avis. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in East London?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:

What age do you have to be to rent a car in East London?

Usually, to rent a car in East London you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to find any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.

Is insurance required to rent a car in East London?

When driving around East London or the rest of country, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through ZAF.

Although many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.

What is the fuel policy for East London rental cars?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier

What fuel policy should I get?

We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you want to check out all that East London offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."

Before you leave the lot

Before you begin on your East London adventure, check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:

  • Look over your vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
  • Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area

Book your East London rental car today

Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can suit your needs and not break the bank.