Car rentals in Mexicali: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to get around Mexicali whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the region and park in front of the popular restaurants in Mexicali. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Mexicali. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Mexicali?
We always try to get you the best rate. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Mexicali?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online 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 Mexicali?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Baja California Norte metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfortable ride||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Mexicali?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Mexicali is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out what the exact price will be before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Mexicali?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. However, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can just add 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 need to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged 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 if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Mexicali.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Mexicali offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Read the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Mexicali 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. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your requirement and not break your wallet.