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Rental Car Additional Driver Options

Car Rental Options for Additional Driver

Are you thinking of adding another driver to your long term rental car to drive in San Diego and Los Angeles counties? Then you can do so with consummate ease. Using our simple platform, you can make sure that one or more new drivers can be added to the list, making sure you can drive your car with total confidence and comfort. If you intend on doing a lot of driving, then sharing the load and the challenge can be very important for a whole host of reasons.

By adding in more drivers, with a common maximum of three additional drivers, you can share the load. Now, you can avoid being the designated driver for the whole trip. You will normally pay an additional daily fee per driver, so keep that in mind. However, some deals will come with free additional driver slots depending on the size of the package etc.

We recommend that you consider this closely, though, as finding the best deal is always important.

Who is the main driver?

The main driver will be the person who is legally responsible for the car. They will be the contract signee, and the person who started the rental agreement. This is normally either the person makes the booking, or the person specifically nominated from your party.

Who can I make an additional driver?

Really, it does depend on a variety of different reasons. Many times, the rules will include making sure the person is over the age of 21, and has been a full-time driver for at least two full years. If you would like to find out if any other rules that apply to your San Diego rental, feel free to ask. Young drivers fees and additional costs will remain the same for additional drivers as it does for the main driver.

How can I add a secondary/additional driver to my policy?

Depending on who you book-up with, you can normally add the extra driver during the booking process. Otherwise, your best bet is to contact the company and add them to the policy. However, most of the time, you cannot pay for and confirm additional drivers until the day you pick-up the car; they must present all asked for evidence and proof before they’ll be accepted, also.

When booking direct with a longtermcar.com, you will normally be asked if you wish to add anyone else to the policy. Be sure to answer clearly and make sure you are happy about additional driver rates etc. beforehand.

How much does adding more drivers cost?

It depends on the entire policy. Most of the time, an extra fee is charged per day to rent the car in SD and to insure the additional drivers. You should ask ahead of time what the cost would be, though, as the costs can often differ from company to company. Most charge a flat fee, some offer various deals and promotions.

  •   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

      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
  •   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

      This family owned business can solve all of your rental car problems. They will even go out of their way to help you with any of your car needs.

    Emil went out of his way to help me navigate through my car problems and I am genuinely grateful.

    They are extremely professional, kind & helpful. It is super rare to find business' like this these days. You know, the ones that only care about helping you get what you need.  Thank you Emil for helping me get what I needed!

    thumb Gary T.
    2/21/2018
  •   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

      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
  •   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

      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
  •   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

      These are the kinds of small businesses that I love to support! I was in San Diego for business.  I needed a car for the week. I spoke with Diane at San Diego Car Rentals. She said our cars are about three to five years old and are in excellent condition. I really don't need a brand new rental car. I saved easily a few hundred dollars compared to the usual car rentals at the airport.  My four year old car was in great running condition. It had 55K miles on it and ran beautifully. It was clean inside and out and the body was damage free. I recommend San Diego Car rentals if you want to save some bucks.

    PS...remember to bring your lock box code (she will email you the code) to get your rental car keys when you arrive.

    thumb Fred W.
    4/29/2019
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    thumb Pamela O'Brien O.
    10/19/2018

      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
  •   Had an awesome experience. Hassel free both pick up and return. Emil works with you on your situations. His office was close and i had to drop off the vehicle and he showed up within 5 mins. Great guy, great service, and great price. Will definitely refer friends and family here for long term rentals in the San Diego area. What he advertises is exactly what it is. No hidden agenda or fees.

    thumb Paul D.
    3/16/2017

      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

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