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Car rentals in Rancho Santa Margarita: All you need to know

A Rancho Santa Margarita car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of California has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Rancho Santa Margarita. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

Where can I find a bargain car rental in Rancho Santa Margarita?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Rancho Santa Margarita has to offer. You should also:

  • Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
  • Book your rental car as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Rancho Santa Margarita.

What rental companies have outlets in Rancho Santa Margarita?

From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Rancho Santa Margarita?

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Rancho Santa Margarita. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Rancho Santa Margarita?

Typically, to rent a car in Rancho Santa Margarita you must be at least 21. But, there might be an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the terms to determine what the exact fee will be before you reserve your rental.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Rancho Santa Margarita?

When cruising through Rancho Santa Margarita or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance with the rental supplier. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.

What are the different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will have to find a gas station near your car rental supplier

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.

Tips before you leave the lot

Be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:

  • Look over the car 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
  • 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area

Book your Rancho Santa Margarita car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Rancho Santa Margarita has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Rancho Santa Margarita.

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