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Cheap car rentals in Aliso Viejo, California

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Cheap car rentals in Aliso Viejo, California

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Car rentals in Aliso Viejo: All you need to know

An Aliso Viejo car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of California has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Aliso Viejo. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where do I get a bargain rental car in Aliso Viejo?

CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. But, you can do a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:

  • Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
  • Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
  • Don't rent more car than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the car, the lower the rate

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Aliso Viejo rental car.

What rental suppliers have retailers in Aliso Viejo?

From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, 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 you.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Aliso Viejo?

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Aliso Viejo. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVFamilies looking for adventure in the California back-countryBMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar
Full SizeIf you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfortable rideInfiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar
Economy or Compact CarEasy to park and have great gas mileageToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Aliso Viejo?

Usually, to rent a car in Aliso Viejo you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to discover what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.

Does Aliso Viejo require rental car insurance?

Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. However, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is required, you can just add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThere will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel 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 costYou only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehandYou won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off locationYou might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car backYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip

What fuel policy should I get?

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. .

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Aliso Viejo?

If you wish to explore all that Aliso Viejo and maybe even the rest of California offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Aliso Viejo. Review the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."

Before you leave the lot

Before you begin on your Aliso Viejo adventure, check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:

  • Inspect the vehicle and make sure there is no dents 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
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area

Book your Aliso Viejo car rental 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can align with your requirements and not break the bank.