Thrifty Car Rental at San Diego Airport [SAN], California [CA], USA

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Thrifty car rentals in San Diego - Airport

On our website, you get access to the best Thrifty car rental deals San Diego, California, divided into different classes and categories. Whether it's a big family journey, a romantic getaway, or a business trip, be sure that you will find a car that suits your needs and budget.

We have a wide range of options for car rental Thrifty San Diego, CA, USA, including economy, compact, mid-size, SUV, full-size, luxury, premium, exotic vehicles, as well as passenger vans and minivans. By using filters, you can sort the cars of a specific group, which will allow you to quickly select exactly what you need.

If you haven’t found the desired Thrifty rental car SAN Airport, California, look in nearby downtown city locations or airports. This will give you even more flexibility when choosing a vehicle for your trip. The nearest pick up location is located 27 miles away from San Diego SAN Airport.

Thrifty rental cars in San Diego Airport [SAN] and other relevant cars

Nissan Sentra

Intermediate

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THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Standard car - Nissan Sentra
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$28.89 /day

Kia Optima

Intermediate

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4x
THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Standard car - Kia Optima
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$45.88 /day

Chevrolet Spark

Economy

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2x
THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Economy car - Chevrolet Spark
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$29.47 /day

Buick Encore

Small SUV

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2x
THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Suv car - Buick Encore
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$29.96 /day

Jeep Compass

Medium SUV

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THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Suv car - Jeep Compass
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$29.96 /day

Chevrolet Tahoe

Large SUV

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THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Suv car - Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$58.81 /day

Jeep Wrangler Sport

Small SUV

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2x
THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Suv car - Jeep Wrangler Sport
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$69.19 /day

Ford Focus

Compact

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THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Compact car - Ford Focus
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$30.79 /day

Nissan Versa

Compact

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THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Compact car - Nissan Versa
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$32.55 /day

Nissan Frontier

Small/medium truck

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THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Van car - Nissan Frontier
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$32.37 /day

Dodge Ram

Large truck

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THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Van car - Dodge Ram
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$37.48 /day

Nissan Quest

Minivan

7x
3x
THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Van car - Nissan Quest
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$49.07 /day

Chevrolet Malibu

Fullsize

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THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Fullsize car - Chevrolet Malibu
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$33.63 /day

Buick Lacrosse

Luxury

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5x
THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Luxury car - Buick Lacrosse
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$40.01 /day

Chevrolet Impala

Premium

5x
3x
THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Luxury car - Chevrolet Impala
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$50.41 /day

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Convertible

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THRIFTY Car rental San Diego - Airport Convertible car - Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
THRIFTY San Diego - Airport

$51.52 /day

Ford Fiesta

Economy

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DOLLAR Car rental San Diego - Airport Economy car - Ford Fiesta
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
DOLLAR San Diego - Airport

$19.90 /day

Toyota Yaris

Economy

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FOX Car rental San Diego - Airport Economy car - Toyota Yaris
  • Unlimited mileage
FOX San Diego - Airport

$20.97 /day

Mitsubishi Mirage

Economy

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ENTERPRISE Car rental San Diego - Airport Economy car - Mitsubishi Mirage
  • Unlimited mileage
ENTERPRISE San Diego - Airport

$33.63 /day

Mitsubishi Mirage

Economy

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ALAMO Car rental San Diego - Airport Economy car - Mitsubishi Mirage
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
ALAMO San Diego - Airport

$35.50 /day

Nissan Versa

Compact

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DOLLAR Car rental San Diego - Airport Compact car - Nissan Versa
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
DOLLAR San Diego - Airport

$21.25 /day

Kia Rio

Compact

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DOLLAR Car rental San Diego - Airport Compact car - Kia Rio
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
DOLLAR San Diego - Airport

$21.25 /day

Nissan Versa

Compact

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3x
HERTZ Car rental San Diego - Airport Compact car - Nissan Versa
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$59.04 /day

Audi A3

Compact

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3x
HERTZ Car rental San Diego - Airport Compact car - Audi A3
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$199.08 /day

Toyota Corolla

Intermediate

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PAYLESS Car rental San Diego - Airport Standard car - Toyota Corolla
  • Unlimited mileage
PAYLESS San Diego - Airport

$22.20 /day

Dodge Stratus

Intermediate

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4x
PAYLESS Car rental San Diego - Airport Standard car - Dodge Stratus
  • Unlimited mileage
PAYLESS San Diego - Airport

$22.39 /day

Nissan Altima

Standard

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ALAMO Car rental San Diego - Airport Standard car - Nissan Altima
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
ALAMO San Diego - Airport

$110.64 /day

Chrysler 200

Standard

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ALAMO Car rental San Diego - Airport Standard car - Chrysler 200
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
ALAMO San Diego - Airport

$115.09 /day

Jeep Compass

Small SUV

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FOX Car rental San Diego - Airport Suv car - Jeep Compass
  • Unlimited mileage
FOX San Diego - Airport

$23.82 /day

Kia Sportage

Medium SUV

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FOX Car rental San Diego - Airport Suv car - Kia Sportage
  • Unlimited mileage
FOX San Diego - Airport

$26.08 /day

Toyota Rav4

Medium SUV

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NATIONAL Car rental San Diego - Airport Suv car - Toyota Rav4
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
NATIONAL San Diego - Airport

$164.11 /day

Mercedes GL

Large SUV

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SIXT Car rental San Diego - Airport Suv car - Mercedes GL
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee
SIXT San Diego - Airport

$311.06 /day

Chevrolet Impala

Fullsize

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FOX Car rental San Diego - Airport Fullsize car - Chevrolet Impala
  • Unlimited mileage
FOX San Diego - Airport

$23.99 /day

Ford Taurus

Fullsize

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PAYLESS Car rental San Diego - Airport Fullsize car - Ford Taurus
  • Unlimited mileage
PAYLESS San Diego - Airport

$25.34 /day

Lincoln Navigator

Fullsize

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NATIONAL Car rental San Diego - Airport Fullsize car - Lincoln Navigator
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
NATIONAL San Diego - Airport

$282.94 /day

Dodge Magnum

Fullsize

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PAYLESS Car rental San Diego - Airport Fullsize car - Dodge Magnum
  • Unlimited mileage
PAYLESS San Diego - Airport

$312.49 /day

Chevrolet Impala

Premium

5x
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DOLLAR Car rental San Diego - Airport Luxury car - Chevrolet Impala
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
DOLLAR San Diego - Airport

$31.43 /day

Chrysler 300

Premium

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5x
DOLLAR Car rental San Diego - Airport Luxury car - Chrysler 300
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
DOLLAR San Diego - Airport

$36.47 /day

Chrysler 300

Premium

5x
5x
HERTZ Car rental San Diego - Airport Luxury car - Chrysler 300
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$130.71 /day

Cadillac CTS

Luxury

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5x
HERTZ Car rental San Diego - Airport Luxury car - Cadillac CTS
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
HERTZ San Diego - Airport

$160.11 /day

Chrysler Town and Country

Minivan

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FOX Car rental San Diego - Airport Van car - Chrysler Town and Country
  • Unlimited mileage
FOX San Diego - Airport

$36.67 /day

Dodge Grand Caravan

Minivan

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ACE Car rental San Diego - Airport Van car - Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Unlimited mileage
ACE San Diego - Airport

$38.51 /day

Dodge Grand Caravan

Minivan

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3x
ENTERPRISE Car rental San Diego - Airport Van car - Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Unlimited mileage
ENTERPRISE San Diego - Airport

$214.37 /day

Dodge Grand Caravan

Minivan

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3x
NATIONAL Car rental San Diego - Airport Van car - Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
NATIONAL San Diego - Airport

$248.58 /day

Ford Mustang Convertible

Convertible

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DOLLAR Car rental San Diego - Airport Convertible car - Ford Mustang Convertible
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
DOLLAR San Diego - Airport

$47.07 /day

Ford Mustang Convertible

Convertible

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ENTERPRISE Car rental San Diego - Airport Convertible car - Ford Mustang Convertible
  • Unlimited mileage
ENTERPRISE San Diego - Airport

$48.70 /day

Ford Flex

Special

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ALAMO Car rental San Diego - Airport Exotic car - Ford Flex
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
ALAMO San Diego - Airport

$65.54 /day

Ford Flex

Special

6x
4x
NATIONAL Car rental San Diego - Airport Exotic car - Ford Flex
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee
NATIONAL San Diego - Airport

$103.06 /day

What do you need to know about Thrifty car rental in San Diego, CA?

Thrifty Car Rental is a frequent choice among travelers who are used to planning their budget. If you want to get a rental from Thrifty San Diego - Airport, CA, you may need company contact details. Below, you will find the telephone number and address of the company office, as well as other information that will allow you to properly prepare for your trip:


Thrifty Car Rental

Company name:

Thrifty Car Rental

Address:

OFF - AIRPORT, 3355 ADMIRAL BOLAND WAY, SAN DIEGO, CA (CA), UNITED STATES, 92101

Excess fee

Fuel policy

Included in the price

Pickup type

Free shuttle bus

Bonuses

  • - Free additional driver
  • - Young driver
  • - Airport fee
  • - Oneway rental fee
  • - Unlimited mileage

Why rent a car from Thrifty?

Thrifty SAN Airport, USA offers a variety of rental options including short and long-term rentals. The company has cars of different categories: compact cars and SUVs, luxury cars, and passenger vans. The company pays special attention to caring for the environment. Therefore, among the cars, you’ll find several hybrid and electric options.

The fleet of Thrifty car rental San Diego - Airport offers vehicles from reputable manufacturers such as Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, Nissan, Hyundai, and Kia Motors, ensuring a reliable ride for you.

How much is a rental car from Thrifty in San Diego - Airport, California

Among the most popular car rental types in SAN Airport, USA are Economy, Standard and SUV. To make a more well-informed decision, review the graph of average daily car rental prices of the most popular car types from Thrifty in San Diego - Airport during the last year.

The price of car rental highly depends on the car category. However, seasonal price changes also matter.

Economy, Standard and SUV are the most popular Thrifty car rental deals San Diego, California. The graph below shows the price fluctuations for these cars over the past year, allowing you to choose the best deal at the right time:

You can see that the cheapest compact car rental Thrifty San Diego, CA, USA is available for $36 per day in December, and the most affordable van costs $69 per day in September. At the same time, April is the best time to find an SUV at a nice price of $54 per day.

Map of Thrifty car rental locations near San Diego

To access the widest rental options in USA, select airport locations. If you are looking for a specific car, you can probably find it in San Diego, CA. At rental points in the city center and in other locations, the car park is slightly smaller, but the prices are usually lower than at the airport.

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What type of cars does Thrifty car rental have in San Diego - Airport, CA?

If you are looking for a car of a certain class, go to the corresponding page from the list below. There you can see the prices and options of the offers in San Diego - Airport, California and neighboring locations. You can also choose a car with an automatic or manual transmission.

FAQ - THRIFTY car rental in SAN Airport, USA

How to find a cheap car rental from Thrifty at San Diego - Airport?

You know that the combination of affordable prices and high-quality service is the key to an excellent car rental. With Thrifty at San Diego, California, you can expect an affordable price that will be accompanied by many positive points. A large selection of discount cars, a friendly atmosphere, fast work, and outstanding customer support are iconic features of Thrifty.

The company strives to make the car rental process easy and understandable for each customer, while constantly pays attention to the maintenance of a high level in everything. As a result, you will enjoy these benefits each time you pick up a car at San Diego, CA, USA.

Thrifty car prices are among the most competitive in the vehicle rental market and will satisfy even the most budget renters. Subsequently, at SAN Airport, California you always receive a 100% ideal car at an affordable rate.

Of course, there are always additional ways to rent a car, saving extra money. The following essential tips are the step towards the best-priced vehicle:

  • book a car as early as possible - the optimal time is not less than 1-2 weeks before the pickup;
  • take advantage of long-term deals - each day will cost cheaper;
  • check prices on rental cars in surrounding locations;
  • select a vehicle according to your desires, but keep in mind that compact and economy vehicles are the cheapest cars;
  • use full-to-full option for fuel usage;
  • select the most cost-effective insurance protection package;
  • avoid one-way journeys;
  • try to find discounts and promotions;

How to get to Thrifty car rental in San Diego SAN Airport?

After arriving at San Diego, the process of finding a Thrifty location won’t be very tiring. It’s situated at the airport terminal. Its exact address is OFF - AIRPORT, 3355 ADMIRAL BOLAND WAY, SAN DIEGO, CA (CA), UNITED STATES, 92101. You will easily find the Thrifty rental desk by following the directions in the San Diego, CA.

If you have any questions, then you always have the opportunity to contact the local office via Thrifty phone number: (877) 283-0898.

Those travelers who arrive at San Diego - Airport, CA during the night hours shouldn’t worry, as the agency’s airport point is usually open 24 hours per day.

What documents do I need for Thrifty car rental in San Diego - Airport, California?

The list of documents you must provide at the Thrifty car rental desk includes:

  • valid driver's license with at least 1 year of experience with no major endorsements;
  • credit card issued in the name of the main renter with the required limit for paying rental and deposit;
  • printed booking confirmation voucher that you received in your email;
  • additional document confirming your identity;
  • any other document required by Thrifty SAN Airport, USA and specified in your booking confirmation voucher.

What rental car models Thrifty provide in San Diego - Airport?

Thrifty car rental San Diego, California provides a wide range of economy and compact models such as Chevrolet Spark, Ford Focus, Nissan Versa, or similar. Standard and mid-size models include the Nissan Sentra and Volkswagen Jetta.

If you are looking for a full-size car, Chevrolet Malibu will be one of the greatest options. On the other hand, Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300, and Buick Lacrosse are the most popular luxury/premium models. Jeep Compass, Kia Sorento, Nissan Pathfinder, and BMW X3 are available as SUV car rental Thrifty San Diego, CA, USA.

What is the cheapest rental car from Thrifty in SAN Airport, California?

Whether your aim is a budget-friendly rental car, with Thrifty you are guaranteed to receive the cheapest deals. The supplier is ready to meet the consumer by offering quality cars at the lowest price.

The most beneficial deal at San Diego SAN Airport is the Hyundai Accent or similar for $18 per day.

Remember that the total price for Thrifty vehicles can be further reduced in the case of long-term rental.

What is the most popular Thrifty rental car in San Diego?

The popularity of a car rental offer is determined by its rating among users. Very often, vehicles with the best price-quality ratio fall into this category.

One of the most popular cars from Thrifty you may rent at San Diego, CA is Chevrolet Express or similar of SUV car rental class, which is available at a price of $73 per day.

What is the most popular car class from Thrifty in San Diego - Airport, CA?

A wide Thrifty vehicle fleet means you’ll definitely reserve a car rental class you like the most.

Car type is considered to be a dominant criterion when choosing a vehicle for travel. That’s why the suppliers have a huge range of offers to suit any purposes. Thrifty at San Diego - Airport, California is ready to provide a Economy, Standard, SUV, Compact, Intermediate, Convertible, Full Size, Premium, Luxury and 7seatcarrier car. The most popular vehicle classes are:

  • Compact - Ford Focus or similar from $18 per day
  • Intermediate - Toyota Corolla or similar from $18 per day
  • Suv - Toyota Rav4 or similar from $30 per day

What credit cards does Thrifty car rental accept in SAN Airport, USA?

When you rent a car from Thrifty San Diego - Airport, make sure you have a MasterCard, Visa, or American Express credit card. Please note that prepaid cards are not accepted in any way, as well as cash and gift cards.

If you have any doubts about your credit card, check it with your bank. In order to pick up Thrifty car rental San Diego, California, you must have an amount on your credit card to hold the deposit (about $200) and pay the full cost of the rental.

How old do I have to be to pick up Thrifty rental car in San Diego, CA, USA?

As stated by Thrifty policy, the lowest age limit for car hire services in the USA and Canada is 20 years old. However, this doesn’t apply to all locations within the states of Michigan and New York, where 18- and 19-year-old renters can also enjoy the service.

Each young driver who is under 25 years old is subject to an underage fee. This payment should be made in the company’s office. If traveling on military or government orders, then you are authorized to rent a car starting from the age of 18 and avoid additional age surcharges at the same time.

Can I pay for Thrifty rental car with a debit card at SAN Airport, California?

In general, a debit card can only be used as a source of payment for a car rental at San Diego SAN Airport. The fact is that when arriving at the counter, Thrifty requires a security deposit, which is available only on the customer’s credit card.

Moreover, the name on the credit card must be the same as the name of the renter. A deposit is required by the company to recover possible expenses related to damage, fines or other charges caused by the fault of the driver.

Can someone else drive my rental car at San Diego?

You will be happy to discover that an additional driver option is a way to let another person getting behind the steering wheel of your rental vehicle. Although sometimes companies offer a free additional driver, most often it costs money – the option is paid directly at the counter.

It’s possible to get several free extra drivers at once when making a reservation.

Should I buy extra insurance along with Thrifty car rental in San Diego, CA?

Each supplier wants to be financially secure. Therefore, car hire is available only with valid insurance. If you don’t have it, then Thrifty has a reason to refuse you.

There are several cases when you don’t need an insurance protection plan:

  • you already have the initial coverage that applies to international pickups, and the type/class of car you select;
  • your credit card manufacturer has an extra insurance option, which covers you and rental cars abroad.

If you don’t fall under any of the items, then obtaining any type of protection is the only solution. You can buy Excess fee insurance at the stage of reservation on our website and secure your deposit. Or, you can buy Full coverage insurance or Excess reduction at the Thrifty rental counter.

Who can drive a rental car from Thrifty in San Diego - Airport, CA?

Everyone who has reached the age of 25 and meets the driver’s license requirements has the opportunity to drive Thrifty car rental San Diego - Airport, California.

Drivers aged 21-24 are also allowed, but are subject to the young driver's fee. This fee is usually included in the rental and you will have to pay it at the Thrifty SAN Airport, USA counter. The same policy applies to additional drivers who have similar age restrictions.

What happens if you damage a rental car from Thrifty in San Diego - Airport?

In the event of damage to Thrifty rental car San Diego, California, your Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) will cover it. However, make sure your insurance comes with zero excess. If your CDW insurance has some excess limit, then you will have to pay a portion of the vehicle repair cost. Most often, you don’t need to pay this amount separately. The company will simply write it off from the deposit you left when picking up a car rental Thrifty San Diego, CA, USA.

What happens if you return a rental car late Thrifty in SAN Airport, California?

Late return of your Thrifty car rental San Diego SAN Airport may incur an additional charge, i.e. late return fee, ranging from a few dollars to the cost of an extra rental day. The longer you are late, the larger the charges you can expect.

If your travel plans have changed dramatically or you have another reason why you may be late, then notify the company about this. This will allow you to count on a more loyal attitude and lower fees when returning Thrifty rental car San Diego late.

Best car rental companies at San Diego Airport [SAN]

You can compare Thrifty car rental offers with deals provided by other world-known and local car rental vendors in SAN Airport, California without any effort. Doing so can help you select the best deal for your trip. You may find a full-size car from one agency at the price of a compact vehicle from a different one.

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