5 useful tips for renting a car in Spain

Spain is famous for its diverse landscapes so traveling around Spain by car is a dream of many tourists. We will tell you how to rent a car and how to save on the Spanish roads and parking. 5 useful car rental tips in Spain
5 useful tips for renting a car in Spain

SECRET SPANISH SPOTS ONLY AVAILABLE BY CAR

Many interesting places that can only be visited by car are scattered on the Iberian Peninsula, just choose a convenient route.

For example Malaga is one of the tourist gems of Spain. This is a port city spread along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The city is famous for its beaches, well developed tourist infrastructure and of course for its world famous natives such as Picasso and Antonio Banderas.

Malaga is a fairly large city in terms of an area. Although public transport is quite well developed here with fairly wide network of city and intercity buses and metro, with no doubts car gives you the maximum mobility, independence, and the comfort of moving around Malaga, especially in its surroundings.

If you plan to visit this beautiful city of Spain, get acquainted with all its sights in detail and want your stay here to be as convenient, comfortable and most importantly — mobile and flexible, pay attention to Rentline Car which offers a complete package of car rental services in Malaga.

The procedure for renting a car won’t take you much time. The online ordering algorithm is simple and understandable even for those users who are still not quite confident with using Internet. In our pricing policy, we strive to adhere to the optimal cost and quality of services offered. We work without any hidden fees, VAT is already included in the cost of renting a car.

FREE DELIVERY OF CARS TO THE AIRPORT

If you arrive in Malaga by air, please note that the airport is 8 kilometers away from the city. So it makes sense to plan your route in advance before you get there. We advise you to use one of our services such as pre-ordering free delivery of a car to the airport. Thus upon arrival in Malaga you will get expect a rented car right at the airport.

After all, traveling on your own transport you will be able to explore all the new places that interest you without being tied to the schedule of trains and buses. Of course, someone likes to get around on buses and trains. But if you prefer to rent a car in Spain, then our notes will be useful to you.

TIP #1: FOLLOW PARKING RULES

As in any other European country, Spain carefully monitors parking payment status. Be aware of parking rules even if in the vicinity it seems there is no cameras or no people watching...

Police officers always appear in the most unexpected moment. So if you have incorrectly parked the rented car, it can be evacuated within an hour, and in its place you will only see a pointer about where to find the fine parking. Fines here are very high, usually amounting to 100 euros. This can significantly exceed your budget for a rented car, not counting the loss of time to get the car back from the fine parking.

TIP #2: BOOK A PARKING PLACE FOR CARS IN ADVANCE

Please note that both free and paid parking in many popular Spanish cities are crowded. It can be very difficult to find a free parking space especially during the peak tourist season. Our recommendation is to book a parking space for cars in advance so you could save more time for travel.

This can be done online or approaching the city navigation through special (possibly local) applications that display free parking spaces in online mode. Many hotels also have underground parking. The cost of parking depends on the time of day, week and month — remember to add this into the mandatory budget of renting a car.

TIP #3: GET READY FOR THE UPCOMING TRIP, CHECK THE FREE ROADS

Google maps often provide quick directions on toll roads. Take note of the fact that almost all Spanish toll roads have free alternative routes, so you always have the opportunity to save some money on this.

If you still prefer a toll road then you can pay it both by credit card and cash. It is unlikely that it will be possible to leave the country on a rented car since its return to the homeland is associated with significant costs for many rental companies. However Rentline Car provides a car rental service for traveling abroad — you can find out more about this service from our Rentline Car managers.

TIP #4: LOCAL ROAD TRAFFIC DETAILS

Do not forget that before moving around the country on a rented car, it would be nice to refresh the local traffic rules in memory. They are very simple.

For example:

If you suddenly want to give a signal to pedestrians and other drivers — it makes sense to endure. You can first switch the dipped beam to the high beam to give an additional signal. Remember that talking on a cell phone while driving (without the appropriate devices) is prohibited and it is recommended to completely turn it off at gas stations.

TIP #5: WHEN TAKING A CAR FOR RENT, CHECK THE AVAILABILITY OF ALL NECESSARY EQUIPMENT

The first thing to be checked if stopped by the local traffic police — is the availability of spare lamps for headlights and warning signs. So when getting a car for rent please, check that you have:

As you can see, the rules are not very complicated. So when driving a rental car in Spain you should not have any problems. You can be absolutely sure that while renting a car in our company, you will not only get a lot of positive impressions of the level of the offered service, but taking into account all the above recommendations, you can also be very comfortable moving in Malaga, its surroundings and other Spanish cities.