Car rentals in Montevideo: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to get around Montevideo whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the region and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Montevideo. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Montevideo. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Montevideo?
You're well on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental by booking through us. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Montevideo?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Montevideo?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Montevideo. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Montevideo?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Montevideo is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to determine what the exact fee will be before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Montevideo?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is needed, you can easily include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different 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 near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask 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 more 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 won't have to fill the tank back up before 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?
We recommend a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should bring it back it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before returning the car rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Know before you go
Be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot on your Montevideo adventure. You should take time to:
- Walk around the vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Montevideo rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can fit your requirement and not break the bank.