Car rentals in Florianopolis: All you need to know
A Florianopolis car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the area has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Florianopolis. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Florianopolis?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the cheapest rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Florianopolis. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Book your car rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they normally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Florianopolis.
What rental companies have retailers in Florianopolis?
We have around seven car rental suppliers to choose from in Florianopolis. You'll find some of the best companies, like National. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Florianopolis?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Florianopolis||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of sightseeing and want a comfortable ride||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Florianopolis?
Typically, to rent a car in Florianopolis 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 read the supplier's terms to find what the exact price is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Florianopolis?
When cruising through Florianopolis or the rest of Brazil, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Florianopolis.
What is the fuel policy for Florianopolis rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off 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 need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want 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 fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search 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 need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage bringing it back topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a filling station before you return the car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Florianopolis adventure. You should take time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Florianopolis rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can count on a great ride that will leave you with money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Florianopolis car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you around town.