Car rentals in Malaga: All you need to know
A Malaga car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Malaga. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Malaga?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Malaga has to offer. You should also:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Don't rent more car than you need. Generally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Malaga rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Malaga?
We have around 9 rental car suppliers to choose from in Malaga. You'll find some of the best brands, like Enterprise. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Malaga?
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 an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, 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 Malaga?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Malaga is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the rental agreement to find any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Malaga require rental car insurance?
When driving around Malaga or the rest of Spain, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Malaga.
What is the fuel policy for Malaga rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We recommend a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several clients all over Malaga. You can cruise as much as you like without incurring additional charges. Review your rental agreement to discover if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the lot on your Malaga adventure. You should take time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Malaga rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Malaga has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Malaga.