|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Pickup truck, Premium, Premium SUV, Standard, Standard SUV, Supplier choice|
|Popular agencies||Hertz, Turo|
On average a rental car in Salinas costs $83 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Salinas found in the last 2 weeks is $46.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($45/day).
The average gas price in Salinas is $4.12 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $49 and $66, depending on the car size.
Full-size (Class Full-size Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Salinas.
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A Full Size car rental in Salinas costs $111 per day, on average.
An Economy car rental in Salinas costs $46 per day, on average.
An Intermediate car rental in Salinas costs $37 per day, on average.
On average a rental car in Salinas costs $584 per week ($83 per day).
On average a rental car in Salinas costs $2,501 per month ($83 per day).
Most car rental providers in Salinas offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Salinas, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.
KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 2 car rental agencies in Salinas.
Some car rental companies in Salinas which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Budget and Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).
KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Salinas so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.
The best car to rent from car rentals in Salinas when traveling in groups is a van because it has enough room for many including plenty of luggage space. You can also easily fit all of your luggage and you will not have to listen to your team members complain about not having adequate personal space, which will save you time and frustration. Another benefit of renting a van in Salina is that it can help you save money. Traveling in a small car may appear more cost-effective, but this isn't always the case, especially when traveling in a group. Tolls and gas can quickly add up. You and your friends can share the cost of the tolls, gas, and car by renting a van, making the trip much more affordable for everyone.
Yes. There are some restricted roads that you should be mindful of when driving cheap car rentals in Salinas. John Street is restricted to commercial vehicles only. Most of the other restricted roads in the area are one-way streets like Abbott Street which runs westbound from Main Street to Salinas Street, South Main Street running southbound from Alisal Street to Market Street, and East Market Street running eastbound from Salinas Street to Sanborn Road.
The speed limit in Salinas differs based on the kind of road and the area it is in. The speed limit on loose surface or gravel highways is 30 mph and 35 mph on paved two-lane township highways. The speed limit in residential areas is 25 mph. The speed limit on two-lane roads is 45 mph, 50 mph on paved 4-lane divided highways, and 55 mph on main interstate highways.
Rental car companies in Salina typically require renters to be 21 or older, while some may have a minimum age of 25 years for specific car types. Younger drivers can also anticipate additional requirements and fees, such as providing extra insurance coverage or paying higher security deposits due to their age.
Salinas provides convenient parking areas even in car rentals in Salinas. They include Public Parking Lots & Garages, On-Street Parking, 20min Parking Zones, 1-hour Parking zones, 90min Parking zones, 2-hour Parking zones, 4 Hour Parking, EV Parking, Handicap Parking, and Reserved Parking. Some great places to park are 499 W. Alisal Street, 111 W. San Luis Street, 300 Lincoln Avenue, and 282 Monterey Street, which are all free.
4 locations in Salinas
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Cons:Customer service at drop off in SFO made me feel very uncomfortable. They are looking to cheat customers out of money however they can.
Pros:I liked everything except the part where I was lied to.
Cons:When I called enterprise I was told I could drop my car off in Sacramento at no extra cost. I was told all I need to do is inform the pickup location that I was doing that. When I called the pickup location the man told me he was going to take $50 out of my deposit for dropping the car off in Sacramento despite the fact I was told it wouldn't cost me to do that. I am still waiting to get my deposit back and suspect I'll be calling to complain about the deception.
Cons:Car wouldn’t start on Saturday evening. 20 minute hold for roadside assistance operator. Told there was a $55 dollar charge for roadside assistance. Help arrived quickly and they jump started car. Told me to run at least 1/2 hour to charge battery. The next morning the car wouldn’t start. I used my own battery charger To start. Enterprise told me they had no cars locally that I could swap cars. Had to drive 70 miles each way to San Jose to swap. When I returned the car the next day, they took off $55 dollar roadside assistance charge (no s$&t) but only gave me $7 off for my trouble. About 4 hours of my time and $20 in gas and they only refunded me $7 No happy.
Pros:Have not dropped off yet. The car was not clean. And for the car I received the price was very expensive. If your going to change what you do at least clean the car? Unacceptable.
Cons:A clean car!
Cons:Enterprise allowed me to rent the car online. The employees had to call and inform me that they didn’t have any cars. To their credit, they did this right away and I appreciate that. The Enterprise company should not be advertising cars they don’t have.
Pros:I rented an “Expedition or similar “. They delivered an Explorer and charged extra for the bigger car.
2 locations in Salinas
Cons:Kayak reserved my car at Salinas Airport from Saturday to the following Saturday. Come to find out right before I am to pick up the car that location is not open weekends. Nobody bothered to tell me that they where not open. I had to scramble and find another car. Luckily Avis in Santa Cruz was able to bail me out.
Cons:I could have got my rental without having to cancel because they wanted to start switching people over to credit card when I already payed in advance then let me know I can’t have my debit card on file even though it was prepaid also I didn’t like that I was taunted for not having a credit card
Pros:All good !!!!
Cons:My flight was delayed and when I got to Monterey they were closed. They closed at 7:00 pm. Then the next morning they didn’t have the car. I would not suggest renting from a place not at the airport.
Pros:Staff friendly and very helpful.