Car rentals in Lima: All you need to know
A Lima car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of New York has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Lima. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Lima?
We always try to get you the best rate. But, you can do a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Make sure to:
- 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
- Educate yourself on any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you will know the total cost before you rent
- Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Normally, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Lima rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Lima?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lima?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Lima. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|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|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lima?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Lima is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category cars. Go through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact price will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Lima?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. With that said, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is required, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Lima rental cars?
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||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. Use as much petrol as you need and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||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 fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges 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. Some suppliers provide 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 return 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 collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up 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 get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Lima.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Lima. You can drive as much as you like without incurring extra charges. Go over your rental agreement to see if there are any restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Check out the car and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Lima car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Lima has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Lima.