Car rentals in Izmir: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Izmir whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around the city and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Izmir. We've answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Izmir. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Izmir?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Izmir has to offer. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Reserve your car rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they usually are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Izmir rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Izmir?
We have around 7 car rental providers to choose from in Izmir. You'll find some of the best providers, like Hertz. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Izmir?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for driving in congested cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Izmir?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Izmir is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to figure out what the total will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Izmir?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some insurance on your rental; but, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
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 search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you need 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 cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Izmir?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Izmir adventure. You should:
- Walk around the car and be sure there is no damage 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Izmir rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Izmir has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Izmir.