Car rentals in Medellin: All you need to know
A Medellin car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Medellin. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Medellin?
You are well on your way to locating the best deal on your car rental by booking through us. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Medellin.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Medellin?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Enterprise 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 you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Medellin?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Medellin. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, make sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Everyone who wants to travel Medellin in style||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||Sizable groups that need room for all their suitcases||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a little sightseeing||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Medellin?
Usually, to rent a car in Medellin you must be at least 21. However, there might be an added fee if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals. Go over the supplier's terms to discover what any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Medellin?
When driving in Medellin or the rest of country, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Many 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 are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental.
Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 search for 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 vehicle. Use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to 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 be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some 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 might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at 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 fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several customers all over Medellin. You can drive as much as you want and not incur extra charges. Review your rental agreement to see if there are mileage restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Medellin vacation, check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Medellin car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can suit your requirement and not break your wallet.