Car rentals in Miami: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Miami whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Miami. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Miami. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Miami?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Miami. You can also:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you can make sure you know the actual cost before you rent
- Don't get more vehicle than you need. Commonly, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Miami?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Miami?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Arizona metropolis means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Arizona back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for driving through large cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Miami?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Miami is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals. Read through the supplier's terms to discover what any additional charges is before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Miami?
When driving in Miami or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Most countries require driver's insurance. You might 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 during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will typically offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Miami.
What is the fuel policy for Miami rental cars?
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 close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Several providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you should bring it back it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before you bring your car back. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several clients all over Miami. You can drive as much as you like without incurring additional charges. Review your rental agreement to see if there are any restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few things before you leave the rental lot on your Miami adventure. You should:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 navigating a new city
Book your Miami 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 rental car that can suit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.