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Oaxaca car rentals

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Top tips for renting a car in Oaxaca

  • Car rentals in Oaxaca allow visitors to access some of the areas that are inaccessible using public buses and taxis. Oaxaca has one of the most rugged terrains in Mexico, having mountain ranges that abruptly fall into the sea. Narrow valleys, ravines, and canyons are commonly found between these mountains. Therefore, consider renting a four-wheel drive with high ground clearance for you to be able to navigate these rugged terrains conveniently. Intermediate SUV is one of the car types that is ideal for this kind of terrain.
  • If you are using Oaxaca car rentals with your kids, remember that Mexico, as a rule, requires the use of booster seats for all children between 4 and 8 years. Therefore, during the process of picking up or reserving a car from your preferred car agency, ensure you request the booster seat. All car rentals in Oaxaca avail of child seats, infant seats, and booster seats across all its pickup locations. However, those who request these seats have to pay a daily fee for the same.
  • You will not be able to cross the Mexican border to the US with your car rented in Oaxaca car. This is because the insurance coverage for car rentals in Mexico is not valid in the US. Additionally, a person can’t purchase insurance coverage for a car they don't own. It is also not possible to cross with the Mexican car plates. Therefore, when planning to book car rentals in Oaxaca, remember that you will only be able to operate within the borders of Mexico.
  • Remember to refill your car whenever you see the opportunity because there are fewer petrol stations in Oaxaca. The smaller number of petrol stations is because of the few vehicles on most of the roads due to its rugged terrain. A majority of renters visit the various pickup locations for Oaxaca car rentals on weekends. Therefore, the queues at various car rental counters are significantly longer on weekends compared to weekdays.
  • Book your rental car in Oaxaca at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Oaxaca are around 67% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Oaxaca

  • What is the most popular rental car in Oaxaca?

    Intermediate (Dodge Attitude or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Oaxaca.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Oaxaca?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Should I rent a car in Oaxaca?

    Yes. Consider renting a car in Oaxaca any time you visit the city for an opportunity to enjoy enhanced flexibility and convenience in your movement. With your rental car, you have the option of choosing your own departure time and the route to follow, something that is not possible if you are using public buses. Additionally, your rented car allows you to move around conveniently with your luggage. Your baggage number will determine the type of car you can rent.

  • What is driving like in Oaxaca?

    Driving your rented car in Oaxaca will give you a unique experience. Most of the roads in Oaxaca are narrow with irregular terrain. Driving your car along these routes requires an extra level of attentiveness. You need to observe the posted speed limits while driving in Oaxaca to avoid getting on the wrong side of the police. The speed cameras mounted at the various strategic points along most of the roads in Oaxaca help to curb traffic violations like exceeding the speed limit.

  • How old do I have to be to rent a car in Oaxaca?

    To be able to rent a car at any of the pickup locations for the various car rentals in Oaxaca, you must be 25 years or older. However, some car companies in Oaxaca allow drivers who are between 21 years and 24 years old to rent a car from select locations. An underage surcharge is, however, applicable for drivers aged below 25 years but 21 years or older. These companies apply this additional charge daily. Those who are below 21 years will not be able to rent a car from any of the car rentals in Oaxaca.

Car rental locations in Oaxaca

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    Fox car rental locations in Oaxaca

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