What you need to know about car rental in Mexico

Car rental is a safe and affordable option if you’re vacationing in Playa del Carmen for more than a few days and you want to explore all there is to see and do in our gorgeous city. However, there are things you’ll want to know to make the process as streamlined and hassle-free as possible. This way, you’ll ensure you’re protected financially.

Contact your auto insurance company. If you have full-coverage on your automobile at home, there’s a good chance you’re covered when you rent a car. Don’t waste money paying double! That’s money you could be spending on dining, shopping and sight-seeing around Playa del Carmen. Explain exactly where you will be renting and driving the vehicle, and your insurance representative will let you know if you need additional coverage.

Bring your GPS. Car rental companies charge a fortune for GPS systems. If your smartphone doesn’t have international coverage, bring a GPS system from home so you’ll always be able to find your way around.

Make your reservations ahead of time. The last thing you need is to find out the car rental company is out of cars upon your arrival. Make reservations online ahead of time to be sure a car is ready for you. All of the major rental companies provide service at Mexican airports, including:

Book it through a legitimate company. Unfortunately, scams abound when it comes to overseas car rentals. If that online discount seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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