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Car hire California

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Car hire California

CarhireSaving California is an independent car rental comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always book your rental car trough us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in California

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in California.
  • For example: Chrysler Pacifica
    Mini class
    For example: Chrysler Pacifica
  • Popular category
    For example: Ford Fiesta
    Economy class
    For example: Ford Fiesta
  • For example: Ford Focus
    Compact class
    For example: Ford Focus
  • For example: Hyundai Elantra
    Intermediate class
    For example: Hyundai Elantra
  • For example: Volkswagen Jetta
    Standard class
    For example: Volkswagen Jetta
  • For example: Chevrolet Malibu
    Full-size class
    For example: Chevrolet Malibu
  • For example: Chevy Impala
    Luxury class
    For example: Chevy Impala
  • For example: Nissan Rogue
    SUV class
    For example: Nissan Rogue
The rates shown above are per day based on a rental period of at least 7 days. Additional costs and taxes for optional extras may apply. Please click here for an explanation of these charges.

When to book a rental car in California

Average daily rate per month

Car rental locations in California

CarhireSaving compares rental car rates at the following locations

Location information for California

With endless days of flawless sunshine, it should come as no surprise that California is the top tourist state in the USA. Combining stunning natural beauty with vibrant cities, this is a great place to spend a week or two. Cheap car hire in California is easy to arrange and by far the best way to get around.

Most visitors use Los Angeles as a base to explore California, drawn by the city's bright lights and opportunity to see the stars in Hollywood. There are also plenty of places to soak up the sun on the beach and try water sports such as snorkelling and scuba diving.

Families who visit California will probably head straight to Disneyland or Universal Studios. Others like to spend time in the colourful city of San Francisco, home to the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Having a cheap California hire car means you can get to these destinations quickly and simply.

There is plenty of nightlife to choose from in California. Both Los Angeles and San Francisco are full of bars and nightclubs to dance to night away in, while San Francisco is also well known for live music. Both cities also have plenty of theatres showing regular plays.

California has a number of interesting national parks to explore, such as the Joshua Tree National Park, which is located at the edge of the Mojave Desert to the east of Los Angeles. Yosemite National Park is always popular with tourists and it is possible to drive your rental car around part of the park.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
  • Language
    English
  • Popular car category
    suv
  • Popular rental companies
    Alamo

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is CarhireSaving the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by CarhireSaving? at this location
  • Enterprise
  • National Car Rental
  • Alamo
  • Hertz
  • Avis
  • Sixt
  • Budget
  • Thrifty
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Fox Rent A Car
  • Ace Rental Cars
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