Car rentals in Matamoros: All you need to know
A Matamoros 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 the rest of Tamaulipas has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Matamoros. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a great deal on a rental car in Matamoros?
We always strive to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Matamoros rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Matamoros?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Matamoros?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Matamoros. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel Matamoros in style||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of sightseeing and want a comfortable ride||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for maneuvering in big cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Matamoros?
Usually, to rent a car in Matamoros you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to find what the exact fee is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Matamoros?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a car. However, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Matamoros. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can simply include it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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, it's only necessary 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 pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers 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 bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate 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 collect the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage returning the car topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before bringing the rental car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Matamoros?
If you want to check out all that Matamoros offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Look over the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Matamoros rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can align with your needs and not break your wallet.