Car rentals in Palma: All you need to know
A Palma car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Palma. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Palma?
We always strive to get you the best rate. But, you can try to do a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Palma rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Palma?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Palma?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Palma. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Palma||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfy ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Palma?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Palma is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to find what the exact rate is before you book your vehicle.
Does Palma require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Palma or the rest of Spain, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
Although many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. 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 find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your automobile. Use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. 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 pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||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 your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest 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 mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. 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 go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is 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
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Palma car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Palma has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Palma.