There are so many questions we receive about renting a car or truck from San Diego Car Rental. So, this section is full of the details you need to know about rental policies and regulations of San Diego Car Rental.

First and foremost we are located in Escondido, California.


The minimum age requirement to rent a vehicle from San Diego Car Rental is 21.

Acceptable Charge Cards

San Diego Car Rental accepts all charge cards listed below. The charge card must be in the renter's name. American Express, Visa/Mastercard, Discover, Diner's Club

No One Way Drop offs at this time

48 Hour Cancellation Policy or a one day charge is applied to reservation

Additional drivers must meet all qualifications as the primary driver in regards to age, license, and major credit card with USD/20.00 in available funds. Additional drivers are not permitted when using a Debit Card or Cash as payment at the time of rental. Charges for Additional Drivers.

San Diego Car Rental vehicles are NOT allowed in Mexico.

Child Safety Seats In California, state laws require children eight years of age or younger less than 80 pounds in weight to be in a child restraint device. Driver with children must refer to the current state and city law regarding child passenger safety laws. There is an USD/8.99 per day fee for child seats. If the seat is not returned in the same condition, less normal wear and tear as received, a cleaning fee will be assessed. If the seat is damaged a repair or replacement charge will be applied.

Hand control vehicles San Diego Car Rental provides rental services to accommodate all customers and comply with the stipulations of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Please call our toll free number (760)716-7368 and speak to a Customer Service Representative for any special equipment or requests. Reasonable advance notice is required, our usual need is 5 days but this period may vary.

GPS Units are available for rent at USD/9.99 per day or at a discounted USD/49.99 per week and USD/149.99 per month. Please ask for details at the time of rental.

Miles-Rental rates include unlimited miles. Vehicles mileage per gallon is based on manufactures estimates.

Extensions - To extend the rental agreement, customers must contact the location. If vehicle is kept longer than the return date stated on the rental agreement (contract), the rate will increase by USD/10.00 per day. The increased rate will be charged for each day after expected return date, until the vehicle is returned.

Driver License Requirements

The following driver's licenses are accepted by San Diego Car Rental in the United States:

A license issued by any United State, territory, or possession. A Canadian province, a country that participated in the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic or the 1943 Convention on the Regulation of Inter-American Automobile Traffic or has a reciprocal agreement with the United States.