Car rentals in Guatemala City: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Guatemala City whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around the city and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Guatemala City. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Guatemala City. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Guatemala City?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag the best rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Guatemala City has to offer. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Guatemala City.
What rental companies have retailers in Guatemala City?
CarRentals.com has around 13 rental car suppliers in the Guatemala City area. You'll find well-known companies like Hertz and Sixt and wallet-friendly suppliers like Budget and Thrifty. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Guatemala City?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Guatemala City. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Guatemala City?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Guatemala City is 21. But, there might be an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go through the supplier's terms to discover what any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Does Guatemala City require rental car insurance?
When driving around Guatemala City or the rest of country, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Guatemala City rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.
You will need to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
What fuel policy should I get?
We recommend a full to full policy. You pick up your rental topped off. If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, find a filling station before you bring the car back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Guatemala City offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Guatemala City. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Guatemala City vacation, be sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Guatemala City car rental today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.