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Car rentals in East Irvine: All you need to know

You want a great automobile to get around East Irvine whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in East Irvine. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in East Irvine. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

Where can I get a bargain car rental in East Irvine?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the best deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the variety of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in East Irvine. You can also:

  • Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
  • Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the actual cost before you rent
  • Don't rent more car than you need. Typically, the smaller the car, the lower the rate

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in East Irvine.

What rental companies have outlets in East Irvine?

From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in East Irvine?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this California city means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVTo take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great viewsFord Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar
Full SizeFor trips where everyone needs room their luggageInfiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar
Economy CarWhen saving money is a top priorityToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in East Irvine?

Normally, the age limit for car rentals in East Irvine is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to find any additional charges will be before you book your car.

Is insurance required to rent a car in East Irvine?

Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will offer coverage. But there may be limitations, like not covering bigger vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to East Irvine.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe tank will be full when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several rental car companies provide 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 more 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 pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car backYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

We usually suggest that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you want to check out all that East Irvine and maybe even the rest of California offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over East Irvine. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."

Before you drive off

Before you begin on your East Irvine adventure, be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:

  • Inspect the car and make sure there is no 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 inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note 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 East Irvine car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels East Irvine has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in East Irvine.