Car rentals in Sao Paulo: All you need to know
A Sao Paulo 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 area has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Sao Paulo. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I find a bargain car rental in Sao Paulo?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
- Don't rent more vehicle than you'll need. Typically, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Sao Paulo rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Sao Paulo?
There are around 45 car rental suppliers that you can pick from. We have budget-friendly names like Payless and Fox and global ones like Hertz and Enterprise. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Sao Paulo?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Sao Paulo. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their luggage||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeing||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Sao Paulo?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Sao Paulo is 21. Please note, there might be an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Read over the terms to determine what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.
Does Sao Paulo require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance with the rental car company.Many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some insurance on your rental; however, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
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 find an open gas station close to 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 automobile. Use as much gas as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask 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 bring back the car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
What are some must-see sights in Sao Paulo?
There is tons to see and do in this city. Some of Sao Paulo's most popular attractions are:
- Theatro Municipal de São Paulo
- Catedral da Sé de São Paulo (São Paulo Cathedral)
- Parque do Ibirapuera (Ibirapuera Park)
Fortunately, you can cruise to the one you want or visit them all.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Sao Paulo trip, check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Sao Paulo car rental 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 requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.