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Car rental made simple from $395 monthly in the San Diego area. Real cost only with no fees! No deposits for self-insured renters.

Long-term vehicles with Unlimited Miles for anyone 18 and up plus we cover all maintenance!

Premium Rental Cars

These vehicles are brand new 2018 models with all the latest bells and whistles. Models below or similar.

Low Cost Cars

These are used, very well maintained vehicles for everyday driving at low rates. Models 2009 and below are for LOCAL San Diego driving only.

Cars For Sale (Any Credit Score Works)

We are always updating our fleet and often have great vehicles available for sale. Simple application process and most everyone is approved! Basic requirements are: $500 Down, 2 months employment and no auto repossessions in past year.

Why Choose Us

 

Locally Owned, Operated and Trusted Business!

Providing long term rentals since 2004. A company you can actually trust. Read what our customers are saying.

 

Your specific scenario is our priority!

Need an after-hour pick-up? Documents and payment done over the phone? Need a phone call after your kid picks up the car, that everything went well? Need your payments split up? Want to pay in cash? No problem! We will make it work!

 

Zero hidden fees!

Forget the hidden fees associated with traditional car rental. Our miles are unlimited, we don’t nickel and dime you for scratches. We are not in the business of robbing our customer through fees, we are in the business of leasing quality cars for a fixed simple rate.


San Diego Car Rentals

We believe in offering a diverse selection of vehicles to choose from. Our rental fleet is perfect for single drivers, families or folks who may be transporting more than just themselves during their stay in San Diego.

If you are interested in renting a specific car for your vacation, student car rentalmilitary car rentalweekly car rentals, 1 month car rental, 2 month car rental, 3 month car rental or for a long term rental then check out our list of vehicles below. We have a comprehensive variety of colors, makes and models to choose from. Our vehicles are all regularly maintained and can even be considered for rent-to-own purposes along with unlimited miles and no deposit down for weekly and monthly rates.

Vehicle makes include: Mazda, Honda, Toyota, Kia, Hyundai, Acura, Chevy, Ford and more. Sizes include: compact, full size, family cars and student cars.


Long term car rental in the San Diego area

Rental starting at $395/month – simple pricing and never any crazy fees.

No depositsunlimited miles and rent-to-own options available at cheapest rates in the San Diego area. Preview and book your car right on our website.

$15 discount for students, military and long-term renters if you book your car by 4/1/19.

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Areas We Service

Areas near and around San Diego including but not limited to: La Jolla, UTC, Kearny Mesa, Miramar, El Cajon, Chula Vista, National City, Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Del Mar, Downtown, Oceanside, Spring Valley, City Heights, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Escondido, Point Loma Poway, Carmel Valley, Mira Mesa and within these zip codes in San Diego: 92064, 92109, 92128, 92129, 92116, 92117, 92127, 92101, 92122, 92037, 92110, 92111, 92110, 92020 just to name a few.

Long term car rental is ideal for:

  • Folks vacationing in San Diego.
  • Students that want to avoid buying a car.
  • International students that don’t want to waste money on Uber or Lyft rides.
  • People between cars that want to take their time with their next car purchase.
  • Many of our customers are members of the US Military. We are proud to support our troops!
  • Engineers on long-term work contracts.
  • Say your main car is in repair, we got you covered until it’s fixed.
  • Anyone looking to avoid a full term, 24 or 36 month lease, they can lease from us starting at 1 month and return the rental when they are ready.


  •   You won't find a better place to do a long-term car rental! Emil is very professional and treats you like a life-long friend. Whenever I have a question or need assistance, he is quick to respond with helpful solutions. My experience with this company has been nothing shy of a five-star service.

    I once locked my keys in the rental, in the rain, with a dying phone -- Emil handled the situation so quickly and had help sent my way immediately to save the day!

    On top of great customer service, the pricing is so competitive. I feel lucky to have fallen into the hands of a company that actually cares for the customer. Thank you San Diego Car Rentals and to Emil for being so helpful!

    thumb Debbie B.
    1/10/2015

      Worst service ever , the gentleman from Aamco place a rental reservación  st 12: pm , unfortunately needed some papers . They place him on hold for 45 minutes to let him know , they run out of cars .

    thumb Haydee I.
    12/27/2017
  •   Love these guys! Best price and service in town. We rented a white Mustang convertible. I recommend that you rent from them, I do for every trip to San Diego.

    thumb Susan B.
    9/12/2018

      This is an amazing little company and you really get personal service.  We had a minor issue with a car (check engine light came on, probably for no real reason) but she came and drove a new car out to our house and exchanged it on the spot with no hassle for us at all!  Amazing!  We kept the car a few extra days at a reasonable rate and had a very flexible and easy return.  If I need a car like this again I will definitely be back.

    thumb Michael S.
    6/15/2018
  •   Fantastic experience renting from Emil and Diane at San Diego Car Rentals. I've recommended this place to all of my friends visiting the area.

    Over the summer, I needed a 1.5 month car rental. Emil's rates are extremely reasonable, and the cars he provides are in great shape.

    Emil was available to help us with any questions or concerns-- he would respond so quickly and always made sure everything with the rental was great. Besides that, Emil and Diane were always kind and friendly, making every step simple and easy. I will definitely be renting from them next time.

    thumb Veronica M.
    10/14/2017

      I recently rented a Hyundai Tiburon for a period of 3 months, as I just moved back to San Diego for the summer, and decided to rent rather than buy a car.  My experience has been exceptional.  Emil provided concierge-type service that was friendly, professional, and personal.  The car ran well, and in fact, when I had an issue with the windshield wiper, he had it immediately replaced and had the car washed for me as well, free of charge. I really appreciated how quick he was to respond and the attention he gave it. I'm used to renting from bigger car companies and paying a whole lot more.  This is my first time working with a long-term provider, and I will definitely use this company again for my car rental needs.

    thumb Tara S.
    7/11/2016
  •   No one does it better than Emil, top notch service and reliable cars at an outstanding price...what more could I want...thank you so much Emil!!!

    thumb David Z.
    3/10/2017

      These guys are awsome. This is my second time getting a rental from them. Monthly rental rates are affordable, and the office works with you if you need a little time with money for the next month. They are also quick to get you back on the road if you have any problems at all. I rented a car for over 3 months. In that time i needed the battery swapped out once. And then there was a leak another time, and I needed brakes changed another time. They got a tow out to me and gave me a loaner car until they fixed the car. Its great not having to worry about maintenance. All I had to do was call and say what was wrong and they handled it or sent me to the shop for maintenance. Im almost sad that my car is done being repaired because I will miss the customer service. I know i will use them again tho. Thaks guys for being so awsome.!!

    thumb Laura H.
    12/10/2018
  •   We just completed a very positive experience with Emil and this company. We rented a vehicle, which provided reasonable travel throughout our one month stay in San Diego. Unfortunately, I did not pay enough attention to the 28 day requirement and returned the car late. That was my error and Diane just charged me an additional fee. These cars are older, but seem to be very reliable. I plan to rent another vehicle when I come to visit this area again next year. The cost of renting from Emil is amazingly cheaper than renting from a larger commercial car rental agency for a long period of time.

    thumb David R.
    3/05/2018

      Enterprise is great for business rental cars. I use Enterprise for all business trips. I would like to them open earlier than 04:30 AM. When I have a 06:00 AM departure from an airport that requires a shuttle, I cut my flights really close. Friendly staff, recommend to other folks traveling to San Diego or anyone requiring a rental!

    thumb Dan L.
    1/20/2016
  •   I chose this company for its unbeatable prices on longterm car rentals. The personal service  was, unexpectedly, as good as I've gotten in any commercial transaction. Emil is a saint -- patient in explaining everything, and devoted to being helpful, flexible and dependable. He's the kind you root for in life, not just in business.

    thumb Gary H.
    8/12/2015

      Simply outstanding product and service. We were able to rent a great vehicle on short notice for 8 weeks for an intern who came in from New York. Price was outstanding, owner made pick up and drop off super simple. I would recommend this car rental service to everyone in San Diego that needs a reliable vehicle for an extended period of time....wow!!!!

    thumb David Z.
    7/14/2016
  •   I had a reservation with a major rental company at the San Diego airport. Unfortunately I did not read fine print in the reservation, the major rental company had indicated would not accept debit cards to rent a vehicle. Was informed all major rental companies required major credit cards to rent a vehicle.
    I was totally stuck, lucky an employee of the major company provided the phone number of this "smaller" rental company. The manager was more than willing to use my debit card, staff were extremely friendly, helpful and professional. Will utilize this business next time I am in San Diego area.

    thumb Mike M.
    4/02/2017

      Wow, best car rental experience I've ever had! Everything was so fast, no lines at checkin or checkout, no upselling. Emil runs this business so well and everything goes very smoothly.
    I always like the cars I rent from San Diego Car Rentals better than my own cars.

    I am a return customer, one can save a small fortune renting a used car. I consider Emil a friend after the professional, courteous way he runs his business. This business is the only way I am able to come to San Diego for extended periods.
    Highly reccomend them.

    thumb Camilla F.
    11/20/2014

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