Car rentals in Los Cabos: All you need to know
A Los Cabos car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Baja California Sur has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Los Cabos. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Los Cabos?
You're well on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental with us. However, you can do a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Los Cabos.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Los Cabos?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, 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 type of rental car should I get for my trip to Los Cabos?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Los Cabos. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles 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 Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Los Cabos?
Generally, to rent a car in Los Cabos you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read through the rental agreement to discover what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Los Cabos?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary coverage with the rental car supplier.Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some coverage; but, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. Use as much petrol as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. 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, it's only necessary 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 pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that you opt for 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 Los Cabos?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. 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
Before you begin on your Los Cabos adventure, go over a few things before you leave the lot. You should:
- Check out 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
- 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Los Cabos car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Los Cabos has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Los Cabos.