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Renting a car can be a great idea to travel around Spain, especially outside big cities, where the car, more than a help, can turn into a hitch. Renting a car is one of the best ways to explore a country. With a rental car you can travel around Spain without worrying about whether you have bought railroad tickets and other public transportation facilities.

Here’s your renting car guide in Spain!

Tip 1: Arrive in Spain with the car reserved.

It is very important to arrive in Spain with the car already booked. Especially in the high season, it can be very difficult to get a car in destinations like the Balearic Islands, and you will end up paying a very high value for the rent.

Tip 2: Take the International Driving Permit.

Most rental companies in Spain are demanding the International Driving Permit along with the local license. If you don’t have that, you can search for some information in your country and immediately take care of it because the process doesn’t take long.

Tip 3: Watch out for unknown companies.

When it comes to pricing, beware of unknown companies. Most of them are reputable companies, but there are some car rental companies that have a long history of problems. When in doubt, search the internet for reviews and user reviews. In Spain, we already use the services of Atesa, Avis, Cabrera Medina (in the Canary Islands), Europcar, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car and Hertz without any problems.

Tip 4: Pay attention to the rental agreement.

When booking your car, understand well what is included in the rental agreement and what you will have to pay in Spain. Pay special attention to insurance.

Tip 5: Check your credit card limit.

Most car rental companies require a deposit at pick up time. This deposit is usually blocked on your credit card. Make sure your card has enough limit to cover the deposit and the expenses that you intend to carry out with your card.

Tip 6: Pay attention to fuel.

Companies that play clean with the consumer often ask you to turn in the car with the full tank and in some cases to return with the same amount of fuel that was in the tank when the car was removed. However, there are some companies that require the tank to be full and charge prices set by them (well above the market average). You pay for a full tank even if you have not used it fully during the rental period of the car. At the time of fueling check the type of fuel to be used. Learn more by reading our text on how to fuel your car.

Tip 7: Check the car carefully.

When picking up the car, take a good look at it, paying special attention to brands or damages already existing in the vehicle (scratches, small beats, marks on the windows and mirrors).

Tip 8: Maps!

It is not unusual for the rental companies to provide detailed maps for those who are renting a car. Check out the highways you want to go around and secure maps of the places you will go. Of course GPS is your best friend. Try to have a stable and fast internet connection while driving as it will save you from getting lost.

Tip 9: Check out the best prices

Go to comparison sites and check the list of car rental companies in Spain. Choose those who have affordable prices but still in the quality corridor you want and what you should get.

Tip 10:  Be over 18 years of age:

To drive in Spain you must be at least 18 years of age. To rent a vehicle it is necessary to be over 21 years old. In addition, many companies require a seniority of one or two years of the driving license. Please note that you must also have a credit card to rent a vehicle.