Car rentals in Manila: All you need to know
A Manila car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Manila. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Manila?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the variety of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Manila has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Manila.
What rental companies have retailers in Manila?
We have around a dozen car rental providers in the Manila area. You'll find well-known companies like Hertz and Enterprise and wallet-friendly suppliers like Dollar and Thrifty. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Manila?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Manila. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Manila?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Manila is 21. However, there might be an added fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read through the terms to find what any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Does Manila require rental car insurance?
When driving around Manila or the rest of the Philippines, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a 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 automobile. Use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have 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 need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Manila?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several clients all over Manila. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring added charges. Read over your policy to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Manila adventure, be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Check out your car and be certain there is no dents or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Manila rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Manila has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Manila.