Car rentals in Peru: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Peru whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Peru. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Peru. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Peru?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. You can:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they commonly are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Peru.
What rental companies have outlets in Peru?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Peru?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Peru. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the Nebraska back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Peru?
Normally, to rent a car in Peru you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the terms to discover what the exact fee will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Peru?
Insurance is always required, wherever you're renting a car. However, you could already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Peru. Look into it before you book and, if it's needed, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open 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 vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some 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 might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We advise a full to full policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you should bring it back it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before you bring the car back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Peru?
If you plan to explore all that Peru and maybe even the rest of Nebraska offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Peru. Go over the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Peru car rental 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can fit your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.