Rental Car Additional Driver Options

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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.

  •   The best car rental experience I have ever had. Best price. Nicest guy. I expect car people to just be out for the buck & uncaring about the people. Hurried, pressure to be on schedule.  I guess that has been my past experience. This was an entirely different experience. Great price, caring people. I was late & stressed out. They went the extra mile for me. Stayed late even gave me an extra day when another agency cancelled the truck i needed at the last minute. I'm kind of a small person. Most cars are too big requiring a bunch of uncomfortable cushions. I was given choices as to which car was most comfortable for me to drive.  Invited to sit in, try out & choose the one I wanted  I was given instruction on my chosen car. Time was taken to  to make sure everything was just right.  I actually felt cared about.  I was treated like a family friend. I will certainly return & recommend this business to my friends. The cars aren't fancy, but that is the least of my priorities. This is best way to save money & reduce stress. This is my go- to car rental from now on. Puppy love from Inventing Joy & Furry Folk

    thumb InventingJoy I.
    5/01/2015

      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
  •   Customer service is the best.     Cars are in good condition.  Whole process was simple and the rates are the best in San Diego.    All the positive reviews are for real.

    thumb ed w.
    6/28/2021

      I have had the opportunity to rent a couple of times from San Diego Car Rentals. The best place for long term rentals. The cars are older but well maintained, the pricing is competitive. Emil  and staff are great, professional and very customer service orientated. Rentals are fast, easy and flexible, something the National companies do not offer. I highly recommend them!

    thumb Joe W.
    2/10/2016
  •   My new favorite place to rent a car long term. Emil was very personable and all their fees are upfront, no games no gimmicks. I will definitely be a repeat customer and will refer others.

    thumb Yossef L.
    8/27/2019

      Super great staff, &no car problems (I had it for 3 months). Definitely worth it. I would recommend this place! Super convenient too!

    thumb Hannah G.
    11/19/2020
  •   This company is very easy to work with and offers very reasonably priced cars for long term rental. It's very simple and convenient and they make everything as easy as possible. I highly recommend. They will work with you way more than any other company and they do so very professionally and kindly.

    thumb Tim S.
    10/22/2020

      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

      This place is a Godsend! Rental car prices have skyrocketed.  I needed reliable, reasonably priced transportation for a month in San Diego.  I got a nice car, a little older, not flashy, for a great price.  On arrival, staff were professional and got me on my way fast.  Highly recommend!

    thumb Don J.
    11/02/2021
  •   We made a 1 month commitment to rent a car for our son through Emil.  My son drove the car for 2 days when he had an unfortunate surfing accident and broke several bones in his right leg that required surgery and no driving for up to 12 weeks. Emil was so kind to allow us out of our contract due to the severity of our circumstance.  He kept a nominal fee for the 4 days we had the car and refunded the rest.  He is a man of integrity and I WILL do business again with him as our needs require and highly recommend his company to all in need.  

    ANOTHER great thing is that he will rent to young adults under 21years of age as long as you show proof of insurance where most other car rental facilities do not as I did my research.

    thumb Gigi Q.
    9/07/2016

      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
  •   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

      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

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