Car rentals in Lima: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Lima whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the top sites around the region and park in front of the best restaurants in Lima. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Lima. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Lima?
You're on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental by reserving it through us. However, you can remember a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Lima.
What rental companies have agencies in Lima?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lima?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Lima. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Ohio back-country||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, 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||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a little sightseeing||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lima?
Typically, to rent a car in Lima you must be at least 21. But, there might be an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go through the terms to figure out what any additional fees is before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Lima?
When cruising through Lima or the rest of the U.S. of A., you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S.A.. Moreover, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees 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. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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?
If you wish to see all that Lima and maybe even the rest of Ohio offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Lima. Review the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any 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 inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Lima rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a great ride that will leave you with cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Lima rental car. We'll see you on the road.