Car rentals in Cartagena: All you need to know
A Cartagena car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Cartagena. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Cartagena?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Cartagena has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Cartagena rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Cartagena?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Cartagena?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you deserve the best||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with plenty of luggage and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Cartagena?
Typically, to rent a car in Cartagena you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the supplier's terms to figure out any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Does Cartagena require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever you're renting a car. With that said, you might already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Cartagena. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can just include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Cartagena rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest 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. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return 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 collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car companies provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise returning it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Cartagena?
If you want to explore all that Cartagena offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Cartagena. Review the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Cartagena trip, be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Cartagena car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Cartagena has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Cartagena.