Car rentals in Rio De Janeiro: All you need to know
A Rio De Janeiro car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the area has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Rio De Janeiro. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Rio De Janeiro?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the cheapest deals. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Rio De Janeiro. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Book your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Rio De Janeiro rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Rio De Janeiro?
CarRentals.com has around 13 rental suppliers in the Rio De Janeiro area. You'll find well-known companies like Enterprise and Hertz and wallet-friendly suppliers like Economy and Budget. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Rio De Janeiro?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Rio De Janeiro. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Rio De Janeiro||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups that need room for all their bags||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Rio De Janeiro?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Rio De Janeiro is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the rental agreement to discover what the exact fee will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Rio De Janeiro?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a car. With that said, you could already be insured 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 Rio De Janeiro. Check ahead of time and, if it's required, you can conveniently add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Rio De Janeiro rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.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||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your automobile. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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 half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want 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 upfront 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 gas 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 collect the vehicle, and you won'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 need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We advise returning it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Rio De Janeiro?
If you want to check out all that Rio De Janeiro offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
What are some must-see sights in Rio De Janeiro?
You'll be thankful you have a vehicle so you can explore all that Rio De Janeiro offers. Make sure to check out Santa Teresa and Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Rio De Janeiro vacation, check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Look over the vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Rio De Janeiro 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.