Car rentals in Mexico: All you need to know
A Mexico car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of New York has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Mexico. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Mexico?
You're on your way to locating the best rate on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Mexico.
What rental companies have agencies in Mexico?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Mexico?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New York metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you need the best||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with plenty of bags and a need for space||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Mexico?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Mexico is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to discover what the total is before you book your car.
Does Mexico require rental car insurance?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the U.S. of A. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Mexico rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your automobile. 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. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. 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 can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate 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 don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
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 Mexico?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Be sure you check out a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out the car and be sure there is no damage or scratches. 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 properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 Mexico car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Mexico has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Mexico.