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Temecula, CA
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Temecula car rental information

Pick-up locationTemecula
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Minivan, Premium, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations6
Popular agenciesHertz, Avis, Enterprise, Budget

Cheap car rentals in Temecula

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Temecula car rental reviews and directory

From $40/dayRated #1
Enterprise
Most popular
Best rated
7.6 Good (37 reviews)
3 locations in Temecula
Enterprise
Locations in Temecula
  • 7.7
  • 8.1
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
5.9 OkayJul 14 2021
I have used Enterprise many times. I called and confirmed I would be picked up in a courtesy car. No courtesy car came and my repeated calls to the store were either sent to an automated system that hung up on me or I was directly hung up on with the staff not speaking. Once I got to the store everything was fast & easy but no one had answers for why I wasn’t picked up or my calls responded to.
6.0 GoodFeb 25 2021
Comfortable vehicle with plenty of room. Pick up was easy.When I called in to get a Chevy Tahoe or similar vehicle to rent the agent told me that the price will be around $380 and there’s only one left to rent and it was at Indiana Ave in the city of Riverside,CA. When I arrived at the location there was no Tahoe available even tho I had made the reservation online and over the phone. There was a Ford Expedition there which was similar to the Tahoe but the agent who was there charged me $650 which was way higher than I expected but I was put into a tough spot so I rented the Expedition. I felt like it was a Bait and switch which is very troubling to me.
4.0 OkayNov 3 2020
Decently friendly staffThey didn't have a car for me though I reserved one
5.6 OkayAug 31 2020
Truck was a good sizeThe vehicle was not ready at the time of reservation I received a phone call at 1:37 Enterprise did not properly clean the vehicle with standards of health and safety regulations for COVID-19. The exterior was not washed the bed of the truck had sappy goo on the left hand side that I had to hose down and use a degreaser to remove the sapp/sticky substance, windows were not clean, finger and hand prints were still visible on the exterior and interior of the door handles and windows and the frame of the doors from the previous renter. The truck was below a qtr. of a tank, they did not refill the window washing fluid, so when driving we were not able to use this feature of the truck when the weather conditions required better visibility. I found 1.5inch of clear liquid substance in the bottom console of the truck, which I discovered after leaving the rental spot and properly sanitizing the door handles and scrubbing the seats to remove stains from the seats. The vehicle was not vacuumed at all or wiped down. The written sign notification of cleaning standards was not completed or performed, violating all health and safety standards required by all rental businesses. In addition the manager did not disclose he was charging me the full amount plus the deposit $200 deposit totally $472 I had to call and ask on 3 occasions for a copy of my rental agreement by email. I ended up driving back to the location to get a paper copy of my agreement before leaving for my trip. In addition, The agreement provided did not indicate the deposit amount in parentheses. The rental time was also incorrect on the agreement. I was notified at 1:37pm by phone that the vehicle I requested had arrived. I did not pick up the vehicle till after 2:00pm
10.0 ExcellentAug 11 2020
Manager amazing!
8.0 ExcellentJun 12 2020
Friendly n helpfulReturn cars sure be cleaned right away, so next customers can be taken when they pickup the cars
2.0 MediocreApr 24 2020
Genuinely an experience that lacked a single redeeming quality.3 months ago I had pink eye; that was better.
9.2 ExcellentJun 2 2019
YesHad the car available that we requested
10.0 ExcellentMar 11 2019
Staff was super helpful. Car was clean with the gas tank full and ready for a trip.
2.0 MediocreAug 27 2018
Drop off confusion no instructions we were lost we called no answer. We will not do this again. Had to walk to our hotel from drop off only 1 person doing everything.
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From $33/dayRated #2
Avis
7.4 Good (35 reviews)
2 locations in Temecula
Avis
Locations in Temecula
  • 7.7
  • 7.6
  • 7.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 5 2021
no complaints. as good as it can be for the $$.
1.9 HorribleJul 16 2021
The price was changed on us from the actual reservation — it went up $50. The reservation agent sat in the back room gossiping in the phone with a friend, obviously unaware those of us in the lobby could hear every word. Even after I knocked on the door she simply poked her head out and said “just a moment…”….pretending it was an important customer. It wasn’t. She made us wait another 6-7 minutes, while two other customers came Into the lobby be fore showing up to do her job. She had been on the phone with a friend. It was clear.
8.0 ExcellentFeb 12 2021
yes quick response No waitingCleanliness of the vehicle, windows and interior where dirty' also car head No Gas
3.6 MediocreAug 21 2020
They took my insurance deposit out of account and i havent received it back,and that was a week ago
9.6 ExcellentOct 29 2019
A little hard to find, but great staff quick check in and out
10.0 ExcellentNov 19 2018
The car we reserved was not available. But we were provided with a significant upgrade at no extra cost. The sales person was very accommodating! Very pleasant person!
2.0 MediocreOct 9 2018
Worst expirence with a rental car agency everI reserved a premium car (Impala) however when I got to the office they did not have the car I reserved. I had even had a confirmation of the rental but the had no other cars except a Jeep which could not even hold over 2 small suitcases in the back. Both agents claimed to be the supervisor and when a 3rd employee showed up she said everybody in the office was a supervisor. Receiving a confirmation made no difference to them. All 3 employees were rude and obnoxious and had attitudes. Not even a sorry from them. Cost me and family and extra hour and a half to locate another car rental and Enterprise took wonderful care of us in 10 minutes we were on our way. Never again will Avis ever get our family's business.
5.6 OkayJul 9 2018
Office Closes at Noon on Sunday, no one told meThe office closes at noon and nothing in my emails from Avis told me so. I only discovered it while driving there. Called to tell them I would be ~5 minutes late and they would not wait. I got there and the place was locked up but they were still inside, and refused to help me.
10.0 ExcellentJul 6 2018
Pick up and drop off was super easy
2.4 MediocreOct 8 2017
NothingCar still had trash in it
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From $30/dayRated #3
Hertz
Cheapest deal
7.4 Good (11 reviews)
1 location in Temecula
Hertz
Locations in Temecula
  • 8
  • 8.1
  • 7.4
  • 6.3
  • 7.2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreMay 28 2021
Provide refunds for rentals that where not able to be picked up and or help change the dates and not charge a 5 % fee to cancel through a customer service person!!!
6.0 GoodJul 13 2020
The office is greatly understaffed and unorganized. I was there at my scheduled time (12:00pm) to pick up my rental and I didn’t leave the office until approximately 1:20. The employee had too many things going on and had to personally take the car to get washed. When I returned the car, there were several customers waiting to be helped by one employee. The employee asked who was returning a car, and myself and man raised our hands. She then told us to leave the keys and she would email our receipts (which I have yet to receive), and that we could go.
10.0 ExcellentApr 15 2017
Fantastic customer serviceWow! Such a great employee who helped us. I will absolutely use this location from now on. Knowledgeable, funny, kind. He's a younger white guy who has a beard and is really nice and jokes around. Super customer service.
4.4 OkayMar 8 2017
Nothing really was outstanding....Pickup was scheduled for 9am... car wasnt ready till after 10am. It had not been washed...
6.0 GoodDec 21 2016
The OutsiderCar rental was a good value. Drop off, once I was actually acknowledged and helped ( after 10 minutes ) , was painless and quick.Took around 10 min to get acknowledged both picking up and dropping off. Employees were on the phone and passing by, but no eye contact was given. It was my first time renting a car and i didn't know the protocol. First I was told my cash couldn't be accepted, then when I produced a card, I was told to go get my elderly, disabled mother from the car and have her come in. Felt like I was unwanted there and made to feel not welcome.
7.2 GoodNov 28 2016
Long wait at drop-offPerson who checked me into car -- great guy. Friendly. Smiles. Smiles mean a lot.Took forever to drop-off car. Wanted to just leave the keys and GO! Instead, everyone and his cousin was in that office, including what appeared to be a group of foreign tourists. Their transaction MUST have made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the l-o-n-g-e-s-t car rental transaction in human history. Good grief!
9.6 ExcellentNov 8 2016
Best Car Rental ExperienceAwesome place to rent car. Super friendly, efficient, and eager to get customer the best value.If I had to complain about anything, there was a water bottle left in my back seat. Big whoop!!! My new go to rental agency!!!!!!!
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From $37/dayRated #4
Budget
5.6 Okay (12 reviews)
2 locations in Temecula
Budget
Locations in Temecula
  • 5.6
  • 5.6
  • 5.8
  • 5.4
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
7.9 GoodOct 1 2021
Hidden $200 hold charge that is not disclosed at time of pick up or when vehicle is dropped off to location
10.0 ExcellentSep 6 2021
The staff at this facility were very friendly and performed the transaction with great effectiveness. The price charged for this rental was surprisingly low.
2.0 MediocreDec 20 2017
Never got this far.
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2017
What a rip off!After calling to make arrangements to change my drop off location and being told there would be no fees, no extra charges, I proceed with my day and feel relieved. I get there, the paperwork is processed, I hand her the keys and she gives me a receipt. As I walk out the door, I read the receipt. My one day rental, originally prices at $83 is now over $500. What!?! I return to the counter and ask what the heck is going on. Because of the change in drop off location, my daily rate was bumped to $120, there was a $300 fee and a bunch of other miscellaneous charges. I tell her this is not acceptable. I called and you told me, there would be no fees. If this is what it was going to cost, I wanted the car back and figure out another strategy. Stone-cold sober, the girl says "you can't, the car has been returned." I'm disgusted and will be calling corporate to try and gain some reprieve. How is it okay to lie to my face, question them, and then have the door proverbially slammed in your face.
10.0 ExcellentMar 26 2017
Love this great new location. Excellent agents!!!
4.0 OkayFeb 22 2017
Hours listed weren't correctEasy reservations and extentionsThe staff at Budget counter
2.0 MediocreOct 6 2016
invisible store........
10.0 ExcellentJan 24 2016
The lady who took care of me was very helpful
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Eagle Rent A Car
1 location in Temecula
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Temecula
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in Temecula
Thrifty
Locations in Temecula
Recent reviews
95 travelers who rented a car in Temecula gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations in or near Temecula

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$45/day

Good deal

$35/day

When to book a rental car in Temecula

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Top tips for renting a car in Temecula

  • Get the most out of your trip to the southern part of California by securing a car rental in Temecula. The city hosts a number of festivals and is also home to vineyards. Having a vehicle at your disposal means you can partake in festivities and enjoy the area at your leisure without wasting time on public transportation, which often doubles transit durations. Another advantage of having a rental car is the fact that you can put day trips on the agenda for your visit here—if you want to spend the day at Big Bear Lake near San Bernardino, just hop on the highway and head 1h north.
  • When you book your Temecula car rental through KAYAK, you’ll find that you have a couple of options for pick-up locations. One option is San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar Airport (CLD), also known as McClellan-Palomar Airport. The airport has representation from brand-name rental companies like Avis and Budget. To get to the rental car pick-up location at CLD, head toward the baggage claim on the lower level of Terminal 2 where service desks for the rental companies are located. Additionally, there is an independent Hertz and an independent Avis on Jefferson Ave., as well as an Enterprise on both Jefferson Ave. and on Ynez Rd.
  • Temecula’s downtown area has a unique and authentic western vibe, which makes it a fun spot for tourists to visit. While driving in the area, keep an eye out for people who are enjoying the sites on foot and, therefore, crossing the road at both designated and undesignated areas. You’ll also want to take note that there are sometimes horse-drawn carriages in town. While the horses have been trained to remain calm around street traffic, you’ll want to keep a wide berth when passing them and drive slowly.
  • Roads around Temecula are consistently busy, but traffic peaks in the mornings between roughly 7am and 8am. In the late afternoon, traffic spikes again around 3pm and continues to stay congested until about 6pm.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Temecula for $35 or less
  • Book your rental car in Temecula at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Temecula are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

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