Car rentals in Tenerife: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Tenerife whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. See the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Tenerife. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Tenerife. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Tenerife?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the variety of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Tenerife. You can also:
- Compare daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get your car of your choice and save more
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the total cost before you rent
- Decide the vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Tenerife?
There are around 10 rental car companies to choose from in Tenerife. You'll find some of the best brands, like Hertz. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Tenerife?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Tenerife. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you deserve the best||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Tenerife?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Tenerife 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 supplier's terms to figure out what the total is before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Tenerife?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some coverage; however, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Tenerife rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service 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. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We advise returning it with a full tank of gas. For a cheaper rate, find a filling station before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great choice if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Tenerife. You can drive wherever you like without incurring additional charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to discover if there are mileage restrictions.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Tenerife adventure, check out a few things before you leave the lot. You should:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Tenerife car rental today
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