Car rentals in Jamaica: All you need to know
A Jamaica car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Vermont has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Jamaica. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Jamaica?
You are on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental by reserving it through CarRentals.com. However, you can remember a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. You can:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you can make sure you know the true cost before you rent
- Don't rent more car than you need. Commonly, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Jamaica.
What rental companies have agencies in Jamaica?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Jamaica?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Jamaica. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to look over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to treat yourself on your vacation to Jamaica||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups that need room for all their luggage||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Jamaica?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Jamaica is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to find what any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Jamaica?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a car. That said, you could already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Jamaica. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can conveniently add it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Jamaica rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. Use as much petrol as you want 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 pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges 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. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when 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 shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with the needle at "F". If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before you bring the car back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Jamaica. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur additional charges. Review your rental agreement to discover if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Jamaica car rental today
You know you can count on a great ride that will result in more cash to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Jamaica rental car. See you around town.