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Car rentals in Imperial: What you need to know

Whether you are in Imperial on business or to check out the sights, having the option to go where you want to go, when you need to is key to a great trip. Using Imperial public transportation may be a cheap way to check out the neighborhood, but if you are trying to get to another part of El Centro, you might be left waiting for a while. Ridesharing services like Uber or Lyft, or taxis can be faster, but if you are going to explore as much as you can in Imperial, the cost can really add up. Plus, they may not be immediately available.

If you want to make the most out of your trip to Imperial, then booking a car rental is the best way to make sure you have time to do everything you need to do. CarRentals.com can help you reserve an inexpensive rate and the vehicle of your choosing. Check out the information below to find out all that you want to know about renting a car in Imperial.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get an inexpensive car rental in Imperial?

Looking the best car rental rates? You're in the right place. Get the most savings on your tip to Imperial by doing a few things:

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

Be sure to understand the rental policy before you reserve your vehicle.

What kind of rental car should I get in Imperial?

With so many types of vehicles to choose from, it can be hard to decide what vehicle is the best for your visit. But, you will need to take into consideration the amount of driving and how many people you are driving with. Our table below can help you choose the best vehicle for you.

Car TypeBest forCategory includes
LuxuryWhen you want to travel Imperial in styleAudi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar
SUVFamilies with plenty of suitcases and a need for spaceChrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar
Economy or Compact CarCouple or two friends who plan on doing a little sightseeingToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

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

In most places, you can rent an automobile in El Centro if you're at least 21. Please note most rental car suppliers will charge an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check the rental company's policies to determine if there is an additional cost for you.

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

Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim insurance with the car rental company. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the supplier's policy before you decide.

What fuel policy should I go for in Imperial?

At CarRentals.com, we encourage a "full-to-full" policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to fill it back up before you return. If you want to keep your expenses lower, you should fill up your tank before you bring it back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Can I reserve a one-way rental in Imperial?

Many car rental companies offer one-way rentals. It may be easier to drop off your car in a different area. However, there is usually an added fee for choosing a one-way car rental.

Why should I get unlimited miles in Imperial?

Many suppliers will offer unlimited miles, but you want to make sure it is part of the bundle. It's helpful to know how far you want to drive and plan your trips in advance. Although most car rental providers 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're hitting the highway to discover what else is in El Centro.

Book an Imperial, El Centro Car Rental

You won't have to worry about matching up your visit to a bus schedule. Once you have reserved a car rental in Imperial, El Centro from us, you can drive around the neighborhood and the rest of El Centro with ease. Check out our inventory of automobiles from the top rental car agencies in the country and select the perfect vehicle for your Imperial vacation.

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