Car rentals in Salvador: All you need to know
A Salvador 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. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Salvador. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Salvador?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Salvador has to offer. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your vehicle as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they generally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Salvador.
What rental companies have outlets in Salvador?
We have around 7 rental companies to choose from in Salvador. You'll find some of the best companies, like Sixt. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Salvador?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Salvador?
Usually, to rent a car in Salvador you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the terms to discover what the exact rate will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Salvador?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Salvador. Look into it before you book and, if it is required, you can conveniently add it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|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 fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the 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 return your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Salvador.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Salvador?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Salvador. You can drive wherever you like and not incur extra charges. Be sure to read your policy to find out if there are mileage restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Salvador adventure, make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Salvador rental car today
You know you can depend on a wonderful car that will leave you with extra cash to spare when you reserve your Salvador rental car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Salvador rental car. We'll see you out here.