Finding the right Ecuador
Rental Car when you're traveling can be quite a challenge
but there are many companies that can provide pricing
online and allow booking over the internet. Experiences
with rental cars in vary from city to city, but getting
a grasp on the basic steps will help make it easier getting
car rentals while you're out visiting the various regions
Europe and the US are places where the process of getting
rental cars is a smooth and overall uniform experience.
However, in other countries an auto rental experience
can be challenging and chaotic. No matter where you are
visiting from, the following tips will prove useful if
you're planning to hire one of the rental cars in Ecuador.
1. Aside from knowing how long your trip is going to
be, you might want to at least have a rough plan for where
you take the car rental. Calculate the driving and sightseeing
time so that you have the car for as long as you would
actually need it. Once you've determined this, you are
ready to start planning where and how you are going to
find the best rental cars in Ecuador.
2. Obtain or make sure your current drivers license will
be valid during the period you will be driving any car
rentals. You may want to obtain an international drivers
license as well if you plan on booking car rentals, it
is valid in all the member countries of the United Nations.
If you unsure whether or not the country you are visiting
is a United Nations be sure you do a little research before
3.Contact a travel agent at least a month prior to the
date you need the car rental. You need to tell them where
you are planning to take the rent car, along with the
dates you would like to have the auto rental. It's also
easy and simple to look on the Internet, where you can
easily compare rates or book reservations.
4. Mainly you get to select the vehicle class, size and
dates for your automobile rental. Also, this is where
you determine what locations you are planning to drop
off the auto rental. If this location is different than
where you are picking it up, there is going to be a fee,
depending on the country.
5. Pay for your deposit if it is required.
6. Brush up on traffic signs and driving laws for the
country you plan on visiting.
The ease with which you can rent a car in a country can
vary based on regulations, rates availability and driving
conditions. You generally do not have the flexibility
to travel in between countries in rental cars, especially
in South America. Generally, however, if you have a valid
license, a passport, a major credit card, and you are
over 25, you are able to book rental cars in Ecuador.
Another factor to consider is the driving hazards. In
undeveloped and third world countries traffic laws are
not followed or enforced regularly. Drivers are very aggressive.
To some degree you will have to adjust your driving style,
but not to such an extent that you end up in a traffic
accident. That will be a major headache to deal with in
a car rental from another country.
These are the main steps to keep in mind. These other
smaller aspects of an automobile rental; but are also
important factors to consider.
Insurance for rental cars:
If you pay for the car rental with a credit card, it may
also cover insurance, but it will only be valid for 30
days. If you have auto insurance of your own, it will
not be valid for the car you are renting.
Returning rental cars in Ecuador:
You car is going to be inspected carefully when you return
it, so make sure you look over your car rentals yourself
before you leave and report any signs of damage to the
Some of the larger brand name rental car companies are
listed below but most often cheap car rentals can be found
by using the smaller companies.