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Car rentals in Gauteng: All you need to know

A Gauteng car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Gauteng. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Gauteng?

We always try to get you the best price. But, you can try to do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Make sure to:

  • Compare vehicle pricing before you book
  • Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
  • Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and book in advance

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

What rental companies have retailers in Gauteng?

From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Gauteng?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Gauteng. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to go over our chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Gauteng?

Typically, to rent a car in Gauteng you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to determine what the exact fee is before you book your rental.

Does Gauteng require rental car insurance?

Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide 1% coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Gauteng. Look into it before you book and, if it's required, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

What is the fuel policy for Gauteng rental cars?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

What fuel policy should I get?

We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Gauteng?

Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Gauteng. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring additional charges. Go over your rental agreement to see if there are mileage limitations.

Know before you go

Before you get started on your Gauteng adventure, check a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should:

  • Check out your car and be sure there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area

Book your Gauteng rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Gauteng has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Gauteng.

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