Car rentals in Porto Alegre: All you need to know
A Porto Alegre car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the region has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Porto Alegre. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Porto Alegre?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the cheapest rates. Just enter your travel dates and go through the variety of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Porto Alegre has to offer. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Porto Alegre rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Porto Alegre?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Porto Alegre?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you need the best||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Big groups that need room for all their bags||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Porto Alegre?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Porto Alegre is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine what the total is before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Porto Alegre?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you rent a car. That said, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Porto Alegre. Check in advance and, if it is needed, you can conveniently include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've 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 won't pay more than local fuel 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. Some rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Porto Alegre?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Porto Alegre car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your requirement and not break your wallet.