Car rentals in San Jose: All you need to know
A San Jose 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 else the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in San Jose. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in San Jose?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in San Jose. You should also:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Typically, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in San Jose?
We have around 21 car rental providers that you can choose from. We have budget-friendly names like Budget and Thrifty and global ones like Advantage and Hertz. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in San Jose?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in San Jose. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
How old do you have to be to rent a car in San Jose?
Typically, to rent a car in San Jose you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to determine what the exact charge is before you rent your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in San Jose?
When cruising through San Jose or the rest of country, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through CRI.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to San Jose.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice 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 San Jose.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in San Jose?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over San Jose. You can drive as much as you want without incurring additional charges. Go over your policy to discover if there are any restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your San Jose adventure. You should:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your San Jose car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels San Jose has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in San Jose.