Tips on car hire in Spain
Here we have put together some tips on what to consider when looking for a rental car in Spain.
Book your rental car online
Looking for, searching for and booking a rental car online is cheaper, easier and takes less time.
Compare prices from several companies
Compare many companies and sites to find the best price. Autospain.co.uk compares several companies in one search. We compare prices from about 49 rental agencies in cities, airports, vacation resorts, train stations and destinations in Spain. We do not own any cars, we only compare prices at different companies such as: Avis, Dickmanns, Orlando, Niza, Marbesol, Maggiore, Faycan, Europcar, Autos Menorca, Orcar Canarias, Enterprise, Surprice, Firefly, Malco Rent a Car, Hertz Dream Collection, Atesa, Dollar, InterRent, Cooltra Scooter, Autos Valls, Alamo, Budget, Rhodium, Hertz, La Palma 24, OK Rent a Car, Hiper Rent a car, ClickRent, Delpaso, National, Owners Cars, Drivalia, Goldcar, AutoReisen, Canarias.com, Flizzr, Record, Thrifty, Solmar, Autoclick, TopCar, Nomadcar, Centauro, Keddy By Europcar, CICAR, Autos Aguirre, Class Rent a Car, King rent and Sixt etc.
What’s the difference between different car rental companies in Spain?
Check how much the deposit is! What often differs between cheap companies and larger global companies is how much the deposit is. Also read the terms carefully as to how to return the car. Smaller local companies may have an administrative fee if the car is to be returned with an empty tank. Any extra fees can be found in our terms and conditions when you search.
Take a close look on the refueling regulations! If the company has pick up full tank, leave empty, there may be an administrative fee for refueling. Any fee will be shown during booking. It is often the cheaper companies that have pick up full tank, leave empty.
How long do you have to wait at the Rental Cars Center, Car Rental Desk, Car Rental Office, Car Hire Desk, Service Desk, Return Desk? What the difference is between cheaper or more expensive companies is how long you have to wait for your car. Sometimes there can be queue. Be prepared that it may take some time before your car is ready. During peak season and at major airports like Seville-San Pablo Airport, Valencia Airport, Barcelona-El Prat Airport, Gran Canaria Airport, Madrid-Barajas Airport, Zaragoza Airport, Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, waiting times may be longer at all companies.
Book as early as possible
Book as early as possible, it becomes more expensive if you wait too long. In large cities like Seville, Bilbao, Madrid, Zaragoza, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Málaga, Valencia, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Barcelona, Murcia, the prices often increase the closer you get to the date you need your car. It can also be difficult to find cars at large airports such as Valencia Airport, Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, Zaragoza Airport, Seville-San Pablo Airport, Barcelona-El Prat Airport, Gran Canaria Airport, Madrid-Barajas Airport, if you wait too long, especially during peak season.
Read carefully through terms and conditions
Check and read the terms and conditions for renting before you book the rental car. Autospain.co.uk offers rental cars from multiple rental car companies and the terms and conditions may differ between different companies, the differences are quite small though.
Carefully read through the contract
Check and read the contract when you collect your rental car. Autospain.co.uk offers rental cars from multiple rental car companies and the contract may differ between different companies, the differences are often quite small though. If there is something you do not understand in the contract make sure you ask a company representative when you collect your car.
Is free mileage included?
Most commonly free mileage is included. But small local companies may have other conditions. Check the terms and conditions to make sure free mileage is included in the rental price. If free mileage is not included, check that you have enough mileage in the contract.
Is there more than one person who will be driving?
If more than one person is going to be driving, you must state that when booking or to the company on arrival.
Fill the car up before returning it
Different companies have different terms and conditions about fuel. If the car is to be filled up before returning it, make sure to do so to avoid extra fees from the rental car company. There are different types of fuel policies and it is clearly stated what is applicable at the time of booking. The most common fuel policies are: pick up full, return empty, pick up full, return full and pre-purchase fuel with partial refund. The fuel policies are, in most cases, dependent on the rental duration.
Make a quick check-up when collecting the car
Make a check-up and examine the car when collecting it. Check that all eventual damages, scratches and dents are in the condition report.
Rental car insurance
Size of the deposit may differ between different groups of 7 seat minivan, Convertible, Fullsize, Compact, SUV / Jeep, 9 seat minivan / Minibus, Moped, Estate, Minivan, Mini, Cargo van, Intermediate, Economy, 5 seat minivan, Premium, Luxury, Standard.
About autospain.co.uk – Cheap car rental in Spain
Welcome to autospain.co.uk! Here you can compare prices on car hire in Spain and find the best car for your holiday. The best tip on how to find the cheapest price on car rental in Spain is to book as early as possible. We recommend to search and book 2-4 months in advance, if it is possible. When you rent a car with us; no surprise awaits you when you pick up the car on your arrival. Our prices usually include free mileage, airport fees, free miles, road assistance and obligatory insurances, taxes and fees in Spain. There is a high competition between car rental agencies. If your plan is to move a lot around Spain’s cities or explore the country, you will find many car hire companies that offer car rental at affordable prices. Consider renting a car that have GPS navigation, because it will be a lot easier to drive.
It is also possible to rent a car for one-way in Spain. You pick up at one place and return at another, e.g. another city or country. However, it is rarely possible to take the car between islands or leave it on another island, but then you have to return to the starting point. It may be okay to take the car on a ferry, see the conditions during booking. Driving the car to other countries may be prohibited. If you plan to drive from Spain to France, Portugal and Italy etc. you can read about what applies when you search. If you want to rent a minibus, we recommend that you apply with pick-up at an airport, where there is the largest selection. Luxury cars and sports cars are most often found at the most popular destinations.
It can be difficult to find a cheap rental car or larger car such as minibuses in Spain during peak season. During the high season and when Germans and English have holiday, many people want to rent a car. Search for your rental car well in advance, preferably a few months before, if you are looking for a larger car e.g. minibus or a more luxurious car. Renting luxury cars in Spain is popular and if you want to rent a luxury car or a sport car, you must book well in advance. This is especially true if you intend to rent a luxury car during peak season. There are almost always cars for rent in popular places like Malaga and Alicante, but if you book late, you will not have many choices. Popular companies such as Hertz and Avis quickly run out of cars. But you can often find cars at Goldcar and Dollar. Minor companies have usually fewer service points then major companies. When you search, we show ratings of companies from previous customers. If you need a car immediately when you arrive, we recommend that you search for rental cars that are picked up at the airport.
We compare prices from approximately 50 rental car companies in cities, airports, vacation destinations, train stations and destinations in Spain. Autospain.co.uk co-operates with Car Trawler in order to be able to offer you, as our customer, prices in Spain from all major and minor car rental companies. When you search for a car with us, you can choose from which company you would like to rent. We search for cheap rental cars in cities such as: Madrid, Seville, Palma de Mallorca, Murcia, Bilbao, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Valencia, Málaga and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and at airports such as Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, Barcelona-El Prat Airport, Gran Canaria Airport, Zaragoza Airport, Madrid-Barajas Airport, Seville-San Pablo Airport, Murcia Corvera Airport and Valencia Airport etc. You can also rent a car for one-way, aka one-way-rental or one-way in Spain. You collect the car in one place and return it somewhere else, e.g. another city or country. Is also called rent a car from here to there. You can also find rental cars all around the world via autospain.co.uk, but our speciality is Spain. You can hire a cheap car in Spain in three simple steps:
- Search for your desired pick-up location in Spain and choose pick-up date in our car hire search engine.
- Compare prices in a simple overview. You can compare all companies, available rental cars, the different terms and the price in Spain.
- Book the car hire deal of your choice online and save money on your rental car in Spain.
You should consider to buy and upgrade to a fully comprehensive insurance package: collision damage waiver (CDW), a vehicle theft waiver and a liability cover. We can offer an insurance option where you can choose to remove your vehicle excess. If you are in an accident you would not be financially liable for the whole excess fee. Book your rental car, safe and secure at autospain.co.uk to ensure yourself of a carefree holiday in Spain. Because of our large volumes, we can offer an cheaper rental car, than if you would book directly with a car hire company. All our reservations include standard insurances. With us, you have the option to cancel for free up to 24-48 hours before your pick-up.
Going on vacation to Spain?
Spain got everything and is the most popular tourist destination in Europe. In Spain you can find great weather, mountains, nice beaches, ski resorts, fun night-life, many cultural destinations and historic sites and cities. Need a car to go around? Getting around by car is the best way if you plan to move from one city to another every other day. Spain got a scenery that is beautiful that you can truly discover by car. But avoid big cities like Madrid or Barcelona. There are two types of motorways/highways in Spain: autopistas and autovías. Mostly autopistas are toll roads and autovías are generally toll free. Speed limits range from 50 km/h in cities to 90 km/h on smaller roads. Normally 100 km/h on bigger roads and 120 km/h on autopistas and autovías.
Rent a car cheap with unlimited mileage in Spain
There are many different car models and sizes of cars to choose from. Standard fleet list in Spain are: Estate (Estate), 9 seat minivan / Minibus (9 seat minivan), Minivan (Minivan), Intermediate (Intermediate), Economy (Economy), Premium (Premium), Fullsize (Fullsize), Mini (Mini), Moped (Moped), Standard (Standard), 5 seat minivan (5 seat minivan), Compact (Compact), Convertible (Convertible), SUV / Jeep (SUV), 7 seat minivan (7 seat minivan), Luxury (Luxury), Cargo van (Cargo van). Big cities and popular destinations have more car types to choose from. If you want to rent a luxury car then search at the major airports and the most popular destinations in the major regions such as Murcia, Canary Islands, Castille and León, Castille-La Mancha, Andalusia, Madrid, Galicia, Catalonia, Basque Country, Valencia etc. It can be harder to find and book special and luxury cars during peak season. Search well in advance if you need a special or luxury rental car. Children in the car? Child seats are also available at booking so that any children in your travel party can travel safely and in comfort.
A car with air conditioning is a must in the hot Spanish summer. All cars usually has air conditioning. Example of cars you can rent in Spain are e.g. Mini: e.g. Mini Cooper S, Volkswagen Up, Peugeot 107, Fiat 500, etc. Economy: e.g. Fiat Panda, Volkswagen Polo, Smart Forfour, Opel Corsa, etc. Compact: e.g. Nissan Leaf Electric, Hyundai i30, Toyota Auris Hybrid, Citroen C4 Cactus, etc. Intermediate: e.g. Citroen C5, Audi A3, Toyota Avensis, Mercedes A Class, etc. Standard: e.g. Volkswagen Passat, Opel Insignia, Audi A4, etc. Fullsize: e.g. Mercedes E Class, Mercedes C Class, BMW 3 Series, etc. Luxury: e.g. Porsche Panamera Turbo S, Porsche Panamera, Audi R8, McLaren MP4 12C, etc. Premium: e.g. Mercedes C220 CDI, BMW M4 Coupe, Fiat 500 Abarth, Mercedes E280 CDI, etc. Minivan: e.g. Mercedes Vito, Volkswagen Sharan, Mercedes Viano, etc. Cargo van: e.g. Volkswagen Transporter Cargo Van, Ford Transit LWB, Mercedes Sprinter, Volkswagen Crafter Cargo Van (11m3), etc. Moped: e.g. Scooter 125cc Electric, Scooter 125cc, Scooter 50cc, Scooter 110cc, etc. Convertible: e.g. Mercedes SL, Audi TT Convertible, Mini Cooper S Convertible, Opel Astra Convertible, etc. Estate: e.g. Skoda Octavia Estate, Renault Clio Estate, Volkswagen Passat Estate, Skoda Fabia Estate, etc. 5 seat minivan: e.g. Renault Scenic, Citroen Berlingo, Ford C-Max, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, etc. 7 seat minivan: e.g. Ford Galaxy, Volkswagen Touran, Renault Espace, Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, etc. 9 seat minivan / Minibus: e.g. Mercedes Vito, Mercedes Vito Traveliner, Fiat Scudo, etc. SUV / Jeep: e.g. Range Rover Evoque, Daihatsu Terios, Jeep Renegade, Toyota Rav4, etc. However, in smaller cities and on islands like Lanzarote, La Palma, Minorca, Ibiza, Majorca, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Formentera, La Gomera, Gran Canaria etc, the range of cars is smaller. We, autospain.co.uk, have 24/7 customer service and it is available all year round at all times of the day and night. If you need help with your booking or have encountered any problems with your car hire, please do not hesitate to contact us. A member of our team will be happy to help with any questions.
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Our aim is to make it as easy and effortless as possible to find a rental car according to your wishes in Spain. We do not own any cars ourselves, we only compare prices between different companies such as Maggiore, Autos Aguirre, InterRent, Hertz, Class Rent a Car, Nomadcar, Alamo, AutoReisen, Delpaso, Goldcar, Autos Menorca, Owners Cars, King rent, Malco Rent a Car, Flizzr, Solmar, Firefly, Avis, Drivalia, OK Rent a Car, Canarias.com, TopCar, Cooltra Scooter, Europcar, Surprice, La Palma 24, Dollar, Orcar Canarias, Record, Enterprise, Thrifty, Dickmanns, Marbesol, Rhodium, Centauro, ClickRent, Keddy By Europcar, Faycan, Niza, CICAR, Autoclick, Sixt, Hertz Dream Collection, National, Hiper Rent a car, Orlando, Autos Valls, Budget and Atesa etc. in Spain. When you have rented a car from a company you collect it from that company. Through autospain.co.uk you can easily and quickly amend your booking or cancel it if there is changes of plans.
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