|Pick-up location||San Luis Obispo|
|Car types||Compact, Convertible, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Hertz, Avis, Budget|
Some San Luis Obispo car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in San Luis Obispo.
Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your San Luis Obispo car rental.
Some car rental companies in San Luis Obispo 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 Avis
On average a rental car in San Luis Obispo costs $55 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($42/day), Budget ($50/day) and Avis ($60/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 4554 Broad Street Suite #130 93401 (3 miles from city center).
The average gas price in San Luis Obispo is $3.55 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $43 and $57, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in San Luis Obispo.
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A Intermediate car rental in San Luis Obispo costs $51 per day, on average.
A Economy car rental in San Luis Obispo costs $52 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in San Luis Obispo costs $54 per day, on average.
In San Luis Obispo, cars are most frequently rented at Budget 4554 Broad Street (3 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in San Luis Obispo costs $383 per week ($55 per day).
On average a rental car in San Luis Obispo costs $1,641 per month ($55 per day).
There are several options to choose from at San Luis Obispo car rentals, depending on whether you’re considering a solo trip or planning to explore the Central Coast area as a group. Compact vehicles are recommended for when your visit to San Luis Obispo is concentrated in the town, while large SUVs are more ideal for large numbers of people and are a more comfortable option for those who visit the landscape in the outskirts of town.
The statutory speed limit in San Luis Obispo is set at 50mph. School zones have a set speed limit of between 15mph and 40mph at specific times of the day, while the speed limit in the business district is 25mph. There are also a couple of speed traps set up on Foothill Ave between Casa St and California Blvd, as well as Northbound Hwy 1, thus motorists are advised to drive with caution.
Gas prices in San Luis Obispo are relatively high, an average of $3.60 per gallon. Multiple gas stations are scattered around the city, with prices ranging between $2.99 to $4.20 at Costco, Shell, Southern Counties Oil, Speedway, among others. Cheaper gas can be found in the general areas of Froom Ranch Way, and you can expect steeper prices along Santa Rosa St.
There are several parking options available while on your stay in San Luis Obispo. There are parking garages such as the City of San Luis Obispo Parking as well as the Marsh Street Parking Structure, which closes at around 6pm and provide 1h free parking on weekdays, 2h free parking on Saturdays, and all-day free parking on Sundays. The municipal lot on Marsh St provides free parking for up to 2h. Parking is free in Downtown San Luis Obispo.
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