Car rentals in Alicante: All you need to know
An Alicante 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 the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Alicante. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How can I get a bargain car rental in Alicante?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, to get the most savings on your trip to Alicante you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Reserve your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Alicante rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Alicante?
We have around eight car rental suppliers to decide from in Alicante. You'll find some of the best providers, like Sixt. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Alicante?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their luggage||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Alicante?
Generally, to rent a car in Alicante you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read through the terms to figure out what the exact price will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Alicante require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through ESP.Many credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Alicante.
What is the fuel policy for Alicante rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. Use as much gas as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
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. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Alicante?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
What are some things to do in Alicante?
There is tons to see and do in Alicante. This city has around 12 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:
- Explanada de EspaÃ±a
- San Juan Beach
- Old Town Alicante
Fortunately, you'll be able to drive to the one you want or visit them all.
Know before you go
Before you get started on your Alicante vacation, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Walk around your vehicle 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
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Alicante car rental today
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