|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Hertz, Turo, Avis, Budget|
The west coast tends to have higher gas prices, so an economy or compact vehicle may be the most suitable option for your car rental in Temecula. With a smaller gas tank and a lighter body, these types of vehicles tend to be more economical. What’s more, the enclosed cabin means you can crank the air conditioning and stay cool in the hotter months.
There are two major roadways that provide access into Temecula, including the Temecula Pkwy, also known as State Route 79. Here, the speed limit is posted around 40mph to 45mph. The other major roadway is Escondido Frwy, or Interstate 15, which runs north and south along the west side of the city. The speed limit on this expressway is about 70mph. Downtown, you can expect the speeds to be posted at around 25mph.
There are a number of parking areas available to visitors coming to Temecula. A good option is the City of Temecula 6th Street Parking Lot, located between Old Town Front St. and Mercedes St., just off of I-15. This lot is free, as is the case with almost all parking locations within the city.
On average a rental car in Temecula costs $66 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 Temecula found in the last 2 weeks is $32.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($23/day), Budget ($34/day) and Avis ($37/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 27452 Jefferson Ave. Suite #4 92591 (2 miles from city center).
The average gas price in Temecula is $3.59 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $43 and $57, depending on the car size.
Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Temecula.
Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.
An Economy car rental in Temecula costs $57 per day, on average.
An Intermediate car rental in Temecula costs $124 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Temecula costs $144 per day, on average.
On average a rental car in Temecula costs $464 per week ($66 per day).
On average a rental car in Temecula costs $1,989 per month ($66 per day).
Most car rental providers in Temecula offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Temecula, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.
KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 5 car rental agencies in Temecula.
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KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Temecula so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.
Although Temecula is a popular destination for its numerous attractions, you might also explore the neighboring towns while on your vacation. Popular destinations that lie within an hour's drive from Temecula include Swami's Beach, Mt San Jacinto and Encinitas. Malibu and Paradise Cove Cave are about a 2-hour drive away in your rental car in Temecula.
Are you planning to ride with your little one in your cheap car rental in Temecula? Remember that authorities in this region require kids below eight be secured in booster seats in the back seat. In addition, kids below two must be restrained in a rear-facing car seat unless the kid is 40 inches or more or weighs 40 lbs or more.
3 locations in Temecula
Pros:Comfortable vehicle with plenty of room. Pick up was easy.
Cons: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.
Pros:Decently friendly staff
Cons:They didn't have a car for me though I reserved one
Pros:Truck was a good size
Cons:The 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
8.0 Very good
Pros:Friendly n helpful
Cons:Return cars sure be cleaned right away, so next customers can be taken when they pickup the cars
Pros:Genuinely an experience that lacked a single redeeming quality.
Cons:3 months ago I had pink eye; that was better.
One location in Temecula
Cons: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!!!
Cons: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.
Pros:Wow! 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.
Pros:Nothing really was outstanding....
Cons:Pickup was scheduled for 9am... car wasnt ready till after 10am. It had not been washed...
Pros:Car rental was a good value. Drop off, once I was actually acknowledged and helped ( after 10 minutes ) , was painless and quick.
Cons: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.
Pros:Person who checked me into car -- great guy. Friendly. Smiles. Smiles mean a lot.
Cons: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!
One location in Temecula
Cons:A little hard to find, but great staff quick check in and out
Cons:I 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.
Cons:The 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.
Pros:Pick up and drop off was super easy
Cons:Car still had trash in it
Cons:was all good.
One location in Temecula
2 locations in Temecula
Pros:Never got this far.
Cons: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.
Pros:Love this great new location. Excellent agents!!!
Pros:Easy reservations and extentions
Cons:The staff at Budget counter