Car rentals in Miami: All you need to know
A Miami car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Florida has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Miami. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Miami?
We always strive to get you the best rate. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next rental. Make sure to:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with additional costs
- Don't get more vehicle than you need. Commonly, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Miami rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Miami?
There are around 64 car rental suppliers that you can pick from. We have budget-friendly names like Dollar and Thrifty and global ones like Avis and Sixt. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Miami?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Miami. If you're having a little trouble choosing, make sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Miami?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Miami is 21. But, there might be an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go over the terms to determine what the exact fee is before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Miami?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage through the rental car supplier. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Miami.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Miami.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Miami?
If you want to see all that Miami and maybe even the rest of Florida offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Miami. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
What is Miami famous for?
There is tons to see and do in this city. Miami has around 14 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:
- Miami Beach
- Little Havana
- Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
- Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Lucky for you, you can drive to the one you want or visit them all.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Miami trip, go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Look over the car and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Miami rental car 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 the situation, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can fit your requirement and not break the bank.