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Saving money on your next vacation is a top priority? Whether you plan on going for a short road trip with friends or on a week-long getaway with family, a compact car rental is your best bet. CarRentals.com offers huge discounts on a variety of makes and models, so you're sure to find one that fits your traveling needs.
It doesn’t have to be costly to rent a car, if you take our advice below:
A compact rental car offers more value than many other types of vehicles. Smaller engines and lighter weight combine for better fuel economy while still offering enough room to pack in your entire family. Most of the small, compact rental car types come with affordable prices that many other car types can't beat.
Some of the vehicles you could find available to rent include:
Please have in mind, that you can only book a category, not a specific model.
The general rule is that drivers must be aged 25-65 to rent a car, but it’s worth asking your chosen rental company for their terms and conditions, since age restrictions can differ between suppliers. It could be that, if you’re outside the age bracket, you can still rent if you pay a surcharge.
Yes, you’ll need to be insured before driving the car, and will need to show proof of coverage if your rental policy doesn’t include insurance. In the U.S., your own car insurance or credit card insurance may suffice. The rates on the website don’t include insurance but, as a U.S. Citizen, you can purchase insurance through CarRentals.com.
To rent a car in some countries, like Mexico, you will have to buy local insurance on top of your standard one.
On arrival, you’ll need your driver’s license, insurance, and the credit card you used to book. Another form of ID may be required, so bring your passport, too.
Usually, yes, though sometimes not when crossing a border. A surcharge may apply for one-way rentals, so please contact the car rental company to find out the feasibility and costs entailed.
Usually, a full-to-full fuel policy is provided, which means that you will collect your vehicle with a full tank of gas and you will just need to refill it before returning the rental to its drop-off location.
Most prices include an unlimited mileage policy, though some local rental suppliers may have mileage restrictions. Contact your supplier for details of the different options available.
Not usually. Debit cards are often not accepted by rental companies, who prefer you to pay using a credit card. Cash, pre-paid cards, and gift cards are also not acceptable forms of payment.
CarRentals.com features cheap deals on compact car rentals that are available from a variety of rental agencies around the world. Whether you need a fuel-saving four-door for your business trip or something affordable to take your college friends on a weekend trip, your answer is here at CarRentals.com. For more information, you can visit our general car rental FAQ page.