Car rentals in Mexico City: All you need to know
A Mexico City car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Distrito Federal has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Mexico City. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Mexico City?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Mexico City rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Mexico City?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Mexico City?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Mexico City. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to look over our table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Mexico City?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Mexico City is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to find any additional fees will be before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Mexico City?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Mexico City. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently include it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Mexico 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 find an open gas station near the drop-off location
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest bringing it back with a full tank of gas. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Mexico City. You can drive wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Make sure to read your policy to find out if there are any restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Look over the car and make certain there is no damage or scratches. 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 the necessary tools to change it 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. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Mexico City rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.