Car rentals in Macau: All you need to know
A Macau 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 the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Macau. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Macau?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. However, you can do a couple things to keep your next booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine the vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Macau.
What rental companies have agencies in Macau?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Macau?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Macau||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||Families with plenty of luggage and a need for space||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Macau?
Typically, to rent a car in Macau you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read over the terms to find what the exact charge is before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Macau?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a car. That said, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
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 near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your car. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges 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. Many 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 drop-off your car||You might pay a higher rate 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 fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
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 Macau?
If you plan to explore all that Macau offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Macau. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Macau trip, make sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any dents 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Macau rental car today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a wonderful vehicle that will leave you with extra cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Macau car rental. See you out here.