Mar 26

10 Tips for renting a car in Miami

Miles Car Rental

If you’re planning a trip to Miami, visiting this city is a great idea any time of the year. There are so many places to go to and so many activities to dothat your only concern will be to have enough time! For any purposes you may have, renting a car is the right thing to do to save time, travel comfortably and enjoy yourself. Here is some important information you might find useful:

  1. Traveling schedule: Before contacting a car rental company you should have in mind how long your trip is going to last and the places you might visit. Companies and agencies are very strict when you choose the time for picking and returning the vehicle.
  2. Reserving in advance: You can take advantage of the offers and great deals if you contact and make the reservation even months ahead of your trip.
  3. Car Rental Companies: When you choose the company, bear in mind to choose a renewed one in the market. Also you could takeadvice from family or friends´ previous experiences. Publicity isn´t always what it seems, so you should ask consultants for final rates, including insurances and taxes. Resolve any doubt you may have before taking a final decision.
  4. Payment options: Most of the companies offer the electronic payment option with credit cards and debit cards. It is safe and you can save time and even money. In some cases you can also pay in cash when picking up the vehicle, but you will find yourself paying higher deposits.
  5. The car: There is a large variety of types of vehicles; however, these go also with a variety of range in prices. According to your needs and your budget you can hire standard or luxury cars: compact, vans, minivans or convertibles. Make sure to check the vehicle is in perfect condition when you pick it up, if not report it to the company.
  6. Driving requirements: It is required to have a valid driver´s license. The minimum age for driving a rented car is 25 years of age, but in some companies there is an extra fee so younger drivers can use this service.
  7. Driving in the US: You may find SunPass or in some cases called TOLLPASS. This facility adapts to the driver, who doesn´t have to wait to pass by the tollbooth, because there is an exclusive lane with a big sign that specifies it has to be used only by the drivers who already have the electronic service. What many people don´t know is that none of the car rental agencies include this service in the rates offered.
  8. Insurances: There are optional and mandatory insurances when driving a rented car in the US. The CDW Collision Damage Waiver is mandatory and your car rental company will make sure you get it. On the other hand, the LIS Liabilty Insurance Supplement, the PAI Personal Accident Insurance, the PEC Personal Effects Coverage and many others are optional. It is up to you to get them or not.
  9. Drive with precaution: Driving in this country is not as complicated as it sounds,it is well signalized in terms of road circulation and well technologically equipped. Pay attention to the speed limit, the parking zones and the tolls you find on your way. A police officer may not stop you to give you a ticket but your offence may be recorded by one of the thousands of cameras on the roads.
  10. Returning the car: When it´s time to end your trip, you can return the vehicle in the place of your convenience, nowadays most companies offer several locations throughout the city making easier for customers to adjust to their itineraries.