Car rentals in San Antonio: All you need to know
A San Antonio 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 else the rest of Texas has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about car rentals in San Antonio. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in San Antonio?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. Make sure to:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Be aware of any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the actual cost before you rent
- Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in San Antonio?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in San Antonio?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in San Antonio. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, be sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
What age do you have to be to rent a car in San Antonio?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in San Antonio is 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go over the terms to figure out what the exact rate will be before you book your rental.
Does San Antonio require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some coverage, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there 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?
Most rental car companies provide you a full tank policy. We advise returning it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the car rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in San Antonio?
If you wish to check out all that San Antonio and maybe even the rest of Texas offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over San Antonio. Review the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
What are some things to do in San Antonio?
You'll be glad you have a vehicle so you can see all that San Antonio offers. Make sure to check out Spanish Governor's Palace and San Fernando Cathedral.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your San Antonio 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 who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.