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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in San Diego?
If your trip to San Diego is all booked but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, we can give you a few hints and tips.Outdoor adventures or discovering the local nightlife? Whatever kind of traveler you are, CarRentals.com will help you with your vacation dreams.
What are the best road trip destinations near San Diego?
Head out of San Diego and see something new. Santa Cruz de Turrialba is popular with visitors, so drop by and soak up its unique vibe. Only 18 miles away, it’s an ideal way to spend an afternoon.
What kind of rental car should I get for San Diego?
A good car should be comfortable, reliable, and practical. So, we’d suggest selecting a full-size car or an SUV if you’d like to use San Diego as a base to travel around wider San Jose. These bigger vehicles have roomy interiors and a powerful engine to take you across the open roads with ease. If you’re eager to spend the majority of your time in the city, a car with good fuel-efficiency, like a compact or a mini, will suit your needs. These cute rides handle like a dream when it comes to getting around busy streets and traffic!
Should I get a luxury rental car in San Diego?
For some of us, owning a luxury vehicle is a little (or a lot!) out of reach. But renting your dream ride is certainly within your grasp! Imagine the thrill of tearing down the open road in a swish convertible, even if it’s just for a short while. Or perhaps all you’re after is a cheap ride to bring you safely from point A to point B. Flashy or frugal? Whatever you decide, there’s a rental car to suit you in San Diego.
Does San Diego have peak-hour traffic?
With San Jose having a modest population of approximately 335,000, traffic isn’t a huge problem in neighborhoods like San Diego. As with most destinations, the roads are busier during the work-time commute. Try to avoid those times for a smoother ride.
Is it difficult to park in San Diego?
It can be. Circling the block searching for a parking spot is a common experience in San Diego. Getting near the top sights is easier if you plan in advance.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in San Jose?
More often than not, your car rental company will charge the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges. Otherwise, they may forward your contact details to local authorities, who’ll then issue a fine straight to you.
Are seat belts compulsory in San Jose?
In short, yes. Although, there may be exceptions for certain vehicles operated by public transportation systems.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in San Diego?
As is the case in many places, standard cell phone usage is not allowed while operating a vehicle in San Diego. However, an exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth functions. Just be sure to stay focused on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in San Diego?
While operating a vehicle in San Diego, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.05%. Thinking of having a few beers while you’re out? Consider using a ride-sharing service or booking a taxi.

Car Rental Information

City pick-up location San Diego
Lowest price $23
Popular car types: SUV, Full size, Economy & Standard