When you´re hiring a car, you´re going on a journey. Suddenly it´s more than that since you have everything within reach. It´s an adventure. Your adventure. Feel free and drift away. You can improvise, take your chances and let the fascination take hold. Every beach, every little corner - it´s yours.
Here you will not only find the best search engine but also the best guide to hire a car in some of the greatest tourist destinations of Spain: Tenerife, Barcelona, Ibiza, Mallorca, Alicante, Sevilla, Valencia...
For the first time you can directly see the price difference between every office in each province, the charges for returning the car outside business hours as well as the charges for delayed return and how you can file a complaint. The telephone numbers of the respective offices are at your disposal as well as all the petrol stations that are open 24/7 in close proximity to the airport or train station.
Here you´ll also find statistics to get a clear idea whether or not a coverage without excess is worth considering or what additional parking costs are.
When you are interested in hiring a car, it´s normal to think that the indicated price is the final price. But after you book the car oftentimes you will discover additional costs that will increase the total fee. Costs, that were not visible at the moment of booking.
They are mandatory coverages (very common in Sweden etc.), filling up costs (very common in Spain, Italy, France and Greece) or blocks of money on your credit card in the amount of up to €2000. MyTripcar is the only car hire price comparison who does not only show the fee for hiring the car but also analyses all hidden additional costs.
Car hire is different
Car hire differs from hotel and flight bookings. It´s counter-intuitive. These are the 3 most important points you should know about:
If you don´t have a driving licence or haven´t reached the minimum age for hiring a car (usually you need to be over 25 years of age and have your driving licence for a minimum of 2 years), they won´t hire you the car, even though you have already made a booking. A booking doesn´t obligate the car rental company to give you the car if you do not fulfil the mandatory requirement.
It´s a frequent practice to show your credit card when picking up the car. In some countries a debit card is accepted, when you take out an additional coverage, which will however, will increase the total fee.
Additional costs at pickup
When you´re making a booking, you´re actually booking a car from a “group”. This group includes cars which are similar in size and engine power ( e.g. Fiat 500 and VW Up ). Which car you receive will not be decided until you ultimately pick it up. The brand of the car is of vital importance, because it´s related to the additional costs the car hire company charges at the counter.
A major part of the additional costs depends on the tank capacity. Therefore the amount of the additional costs will be indicated when you pick up the car and it´s clear how many litres the tank contains. At this time they will also inform you about the amount they will block on your credit card; particularly just as much as it costs to fill up the car with fuel. They will inform you about the costs incurred in case they fill up the car for you and what it will cost if you want to return the car in one of their offices in the airport. Sometimes you will receive a refund, if you fill up the tank by yourself, but most of the time these are non-eligible costs. MyTripCar informs you not only about the fee for hiring a car, but also about the amount of hidden costs. And we are the only ones who do that.
Coverages and credit card blocks
Car hire differs moreover in another point: the car coverage. The mandatory co-coverage is included in the price. In case of a car accident the cost is between €1.000 and €3.000, depending on the company.
You should know that more than 50 % of the travellers opt for a coverage with excess. This coverage includes, for example, theft liability waiver or tyre protection. We believe that it is important for you to know all the costs before making the booking, like in 50 % of the cases when you pick a coverage at the counter without knowing what the price is first. We are the only car hire price comparison website that allows you to compare the prices for booking and coverage of all car hire companies ( currently available in Spain, France and Italy ).
Comprehensive analysisThe analysts of MyTripCar wrote these articles to inform you about all the details you need to know when hiring a car.
Since 2014, a lot has improved as some companies now refund the fuel that remains in the tank. However, many companies still charge fees if they fill up the car for you.
All cars include the obligatory co-coverage. Usually you can add further protection like the theft liability waiver. Furthermore, you can often renounce co-payment.
Did you know that Spain is the country where you have the best opportunity to hire a car? Different car hire companies offer the same car with different accessories. At MyTripCar you can compare them with each other. If you want to know more about how to choose the right car, these tips will help you.
In Spain there are lot of different car hire companies. Many of them have established subsidiaries so they can offer their cars to a wider range of people. We distinguish between low-cost customers (customers who want to save as much money as possible and in return forego comfort ), common customers (fair price, higher service quality, mostly leisure travellers ) and premium customers. We can show you all car hire companies in Spain, inform you about their offers and give you our opinion.
In today´s world there are many means of transport: taxis, buses, car sharing like Blablacar, hourly car hire like Car2Go in Madrid, bike hire, or private vehicles hire. But when you are travelling and want to explore and enjoy your destination, just hire a car.
What´s new at MyTripCar
At MyTripCar we strive to inform you on the best possible options and offer you the best car hire price comparison. That´s what we achieved in the last few months:
Calculation of additional costs in Spain is more precise than ever
We have improved the method of calculating the hidden costs in Spain, Italy and Greece.
Emergence of new low-cost car hire companies in Spain, France and Italy: Firefly and Pulsar
They are experts in the low-cost segment and therefore a great alternative for those who want to safe money. For these companies, we improved the analysis of additional costs to better demonstrate how the car hire companies differ.
More than 3.000 new destinations throughout Europe
You can book a car in the following countries: France, Italy, Great Britain, Netherlands and Greece. The cities where you can hire a car are: Berlin, Munich, Milan, Turin, Siciliy, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Rome, Pisa...