Mexico Car Rentals

You'll get the best price if you reserve a car at least a week in advance in the United States for use in Mexico. North American car-rental firms such as Advantage, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National and Thrifty often offers discounts for Mexico's car rental agencies. European travelers can call popular car rental companies such as Kemwel Holiday Auto and Auto Europe for Mexico car rentals. These car-rental companies and more have offices in Mexico City and most other large Mexican vacation destinations. Visitors can expect to find Mexico car rental booths at most airports, major hotels and through many travel agencies.

Mexico's rental cars are easy to rent if you are 25 or over and have a major credit card, valid driver's license, and passport with you. Without a credit card you must leave a pretty hefty cash deposit in order to leave with the car.

Mexico's car rental costs are high because cars are more expensive in Mexico. The condition of Mexico's rental cars has improved greatly over the years and clean new cars are the norm. Mexico car rentals give you a lower rate if you rent by the week. Prices may be considerably higher if you rent around a major holiday. Also double-check the Mexico car rental company charges for insurance - some companies will increase the insurance rate after several days.

Always ask Mexico's rental car agent for detailed information about all charges and insurance you will be responsible for – and get it in writing. And remember to inspect your Mexico car rental carefully before leaving the rental office - note any damage or missing parts and be sure they are written as 'existing damages' on your Mexico car rental agreement before you leave the premises. This will ensure no unforeseen damage charges appear on your car rental bill later on.

Try other regional Mexico Travel pages: Acapulco, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Cozumel, Guadalajara, Mexico City, and Puerto Vallarta.

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