Car rentals in Los Angeles: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Los Angeles whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around the area and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Los Angeles. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Los Angeles. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Los Angeles?
You're well on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. Make sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Los Angeles.
What rental companies have outlets in Los Angeles?
CarRentals.com has around 55 rental providers that you can choose from. We have budget-friendly names like Thrifty and Budget and global ones like Advantage and Hertz. Look through the 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 Los Angeles?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Los Angeles. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Los Angeles?
Usually, to rent a car in Los Angeles you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to find what the exact rate will be before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Los Angeles?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Los Angeles.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Los Angeles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
What is Los Angeles famous for?
There is tons to see and do in Los Angeles. Some of Los Angeles's most popular attractions are:
- Universal Studios Hollywood
- Venice Beach
- Warner Bros. Studio
Fortunately, you'll be able to cruise to the one you want or see them all.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Los Angeles adventure, go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Los Angeles rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can count on a wonderful car that will leave you with cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Los Angeles rental car. We'll see you around town.