Car rentals in La Palma: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to get around La Palma whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in La Palma. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in La Palma. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a bargain rental car in La Palma?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next booking. Be sure to:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine the car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in La Palma.
What rental suppliers have agencies in La Palma?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to La Palma?
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 an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Groups with luggage and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in La Palma?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in La Palma is 21. Please note, there might be an additional fee if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional fees is before you book your vehicle.
Does La Palma require rental car insurance?
When cruising through La Palma or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage through the rental agency. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much gas as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. 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 pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in La Palma?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice 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 fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot on your La Palma adventure. It's important to:
- Walk around the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your La Palma car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels La Palma has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in La Palma.