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Car rentals in Imperial Beach: What you need to know

San Diego, California, is full of eclectic and exciting neighborhoods like Imperial Beach. It's in areas such as these where you can get a true sense for a town like San Diego. But after you are done exploring all the wonderful restaurants and shops in Imperial Beach, you'll need some wheels to see everything that San Diego provides.

You will need to adhere to a strict schedule and make sure you have the right change if you try to save money by taking Imperial Beach's bus system. Rideshares and taxis are more convenient, but the costs can add up. Plus, you may not be able to get one when you need a lift. An Imperial Beach rental car is the simplest method, so you can see this great neighborhood and other areas of San Diego on your getaway. Read below to learn everything you need to know about renting a car in Imperial Beach.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get a cheap car rental in Imperial Beach?

Looking the best rates on a car rental? You have come to the right place. Make sure you get the most savings on your tip to Imperial Beach by doing a few things:

  • Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
  • Book your vehicle as far in advance as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

Read the supplier's policy to understand the full cost before you book.

What kind of vehicle should I rent while in Imperial Beach?

With a variety of car types to decide from, it can be tricky to decide which vehicle is ideal for your visit. Nevertheless, keep in mind your needs and the number of people you are riding with. Our table below can help you choose which car is the best one for you.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Imperial Beach?

The youngest age to rent an automobile in most cities like San Diego is 21. Please note there is ordinarily an additional charge for anyone under 25 years of old. Take time to read through the supplier's policies to know if there is an additional cost before you book.

Do I need insurance when I rent my Imperial Beach car rental?

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

Many major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover) typically cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Imperial Beach.

What is the fuel policy on my rental car?

At, we encourage a full tank policy. You pick up your rental topped off. If you return your rental with less fuel than you began with, the company may charge a premium to top it back off. To avoid any added expenses, you should fill up your tank before you bring it back.

Do most providers offer one-way rentals in Imperial Beach?

Many car rental providers offer one-way rentals. You may find it easier to drop off your car at another location. Be aware that there is typically an additional fee for one-way rentals. Make sure to know the supplier's policy to know exactly how much it may cost you.

Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Imperial Beach?

Many suppliers will offer unlimited miles, but you want to ensure it's part of the bundle that you are purchasing. It's helpful to know how much you want to drive and plan your trips in advance. Although most car rental companies offer unlimited mileage, if it isn't part of your package you could face additional cost. You may need unlimited miles if you're thinking of taking some road trips to discover all that is in San Diego.

Anything I should make sure to do around Imperial Beach?

Once you've checked out Imperial Beach, you'll be happy that you have your own vehicle. There are some worthwhile stops around San Diego that are just a drive away. Make sure you make some time to visit one of the 9 historical sites or 2 theme parks like:

  • Old Mission Dam, a historical landmark, in California which is located on N side of Mission St.-Gorge Rd.
  • STAR OF INDIA on San Diego Embarcadero to take in some more California attractions
  • Have a great time at SeaWorld San Diego located in San Diego
  • Spend some quality time with your family or friends can have a blast with a day at Belmont Park

You may find some exciting places on your own by just getting in your car and seeing where the road takes you.

Reserve an Imperial Beach, San Diego Car Rental Today

Stop worrying about aligning your trip to public transportation schedules. After you've reserved a rental car in Imperial Beach from, you'll be able to cruise throughout Imperial Beach and the rest of San Diego easily. Check out our inventory of automobiles from the top rental car agencies in the nation and choose the ideal auto for your Imperial Beach vacation!