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Lake Elsinore car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lake Elsinore

  • Driving car rentals in Lake Elsinore is an excellent way to get around this city located in the western part of Riverside County in Southern California. Lake Elsinore car rentals will allow you to get to your appointments on time, visit people according to your own schedule, and see local sites, including Lake Elsinore itself, the Temecula Valley Museum, and Los Pinos Peak. Car rentals in Lake Elsinore also give you the freedom to drive east to Joshua Tree National Park, northeast to Las Vegas, or south to San Diego.
  • Located about 90 miles northwest of Lake Elsinore, the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) makes a convenient place for securing a rental car when you fly in to visit Lake Elsinore. In order to easily access the off-site car rental agencies, deplaning passengers should go to the arrivals curb and wait under the purple sign for Rental Car Shuttles, located on the traffic island. If you need a GPS or a child safety seat along with your rental car, it is advisable to mention this when you make your reservation to help make sure that what you need is available when you arrive at your LAX car rental location.
  • The streets of Lake Elsinore are wide and well maintained. You can depend on congested traffic every weekday from about 6:30 am to 10 am and 3:30 pm to 7 pm. You might want to add-on a GPS device in order to help you navigate around traffic snarls in a hands-free manner. Lake Elsinore is populated by many families, so drive with caution, on the lookout for children darting into the road, around schools, parks, and family restaurant parking lots.
  • One of the biggest challenges those driving car rentals in Lake Elsinore will face Is the hectic way people tend to drive on the massive Southern California freeways, often four or five lanes wide on either side. Drivers swerve in and out of traffic lanes at any given opportunity, often without using a turn signal. When it is not rush hour, the traffic moves incredibly fast on both sides of you, and it can be disconcerting at first if you are not used to it. Drive with caution, and if you're driving more slowly than most traffic, stay in the right-hand lanes. You can use your navigation device to find a route to your destination that does not include freeways If you feel uncomfortable driving on them.
  • Book your car hire in Lake Elsinore at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in Lake Elsinore are around 65% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Lake Elsinore

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lake Elsinore?

    The average price of fuel in Lake Elsinore is R67,70 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R812 and R1 083, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lake Elsinore?

    Mini (Chrysler Pacifica or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lake Elsinore.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Los Angeles airport include Budget and Thrifty.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Los Angeles airport (LAX)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Los Angeles airport to off-airport locations include Budget and Thrifty.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Lake Elsinore?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Lake Elsinore?

    A Mini car hire in Lake Elsinore costs R1 902 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in Lake Elsinore?

    A Special car hire in Lake Elsinore costs R644 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Lake Elsinore?

    A Compact car hire in Lake Elsinore costs R779 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Lake Elsinore?

    In Lake Elsinore and the surrounding Southern California area, you will find a number of SUVs on the road at any given time. Therefore, you might want to rent an SUV yourself in order to give you the best visibility in Lake Elsinore traffic. An SUV will also help you transport large numbers of people if you are visiting family and friends, and it will also help you indulge in the many opportunities for outdoor recreation because you can load up your vehicle with outdoor adventure equipment or picnic supplies. If you will be attending business meetings or social events and you want to arrive in style, consider renting a luxury SUV.

  • What's the speed limit in Lake Elsinore?

    On Lake Elsinore residential streets and streets where businesses are present, those driving car rentals in Lake Elsinore should observe a speed limit of 25 mph. When you are driving through an intersection, your speed should not exceed 15 mph. If you are driving in a school zone during the day, your speed should not exceed 25 mph. The speed on all freeways near Lake Elsinore, including I-5 and I-15, is 65 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lake Elsinore?

    Most retail businesses in Lake Elsinore, such as superstores, shopping plazas, restaurants, and bars have their own parking lots free to patrons. In downtown Lake Elsinore, you can park for free in the City of Lake Elsinore parking lot, located at 130 South Main Street. Very often, the only paid parking you encounter in Lake Elsinore is at the lake itself, if you want to bring a boat. In that case, you need a permit, which costs around $10 a day.

Lake Elsinore car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

Wonderful

25 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.5

4 locations in Lake Elsinore

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158 Campbell St

+1 951 245 7997

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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26790 Madison Ave

+1 951 894 1514

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29738 Haun Rd

+1 951 309 2228

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707-a East 4th Street

+1 951 657 0748

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The Menifee store is shut down! We arrived to an empty building.

Cons:

We shouldn’t have been given an address to get the car at that is no longer in business! Very unprofessional!!

4,0 Mediocre

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Decently friendly staff

Cons:

They didn't have a car for me though I reserved one

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

the staff helped us find a car that would accommodate our large family. Helpful and friendly

Cons:

They did an awesome job, we did have to wait a bit to pick up car, they were washing it and had many people ahead of us but they got us out of there as quick as possible.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I only needed a one way rental to get from Lake Elsinore to San Diego. I got a free upgrade even though I only needed it for a couple hours just to get me there. The staff were very friendly and professional.

9,6 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental agreement was very clear. The explanation of the vehicle and insurance coverage was explained thoroughly. I was able to get on my way quickly.

Cons:

Car windows were dirty

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We like the ease of renting the vehicle, the thoroughness of the professionals showing us the vehicle, the quality of the vehicle that was presented and the performance of the vehicle we rented.

Cons:

the only thing that can be improved is the communication between the your company and Enterprise regarding the insurance. Your company offered the insurance for 10$ but Enterprise did not honor that specifying that Enterprise has its own insurance policy which is much higher than that of your company. (if that all makes sense)

1 out of 4

Hertz

4,6

Mediocre

3 reviews

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

One location in Lake Elsinore

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31500 Auto Center Drive

+1 951 674 9104

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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4,8 Mediocre

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The vehicle was nice. Not the expected rental but it fit everything we had to make it back to Texas with.

Cons:

The service picking up the vehicle could have been a lot better. Only one person working because everyone else was at lunch or “called in”. A warning before renting needs to be advertised about a major credit card is needed to rent anything over a full-size vehicle and that they do a soft credit check, needing at least a 650 to rent the vehicle. This wasn’t known until we got there. Thankfully things worked out but we had to downsize the vehicle because I don’t carry a credit card. Returning the vehicle was easy and great. It was just picking the vehicle up that made this experience so bad.

4,4 Mediocre

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

Got there and they had given my car to someone else even though I had paid in advance.

1 out of 1

Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in Lake Elsinore

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25125 Madison Avenue

+1 951 304 7060

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27315 Jefferson Avenue Ste G1

+1 951 296 2200

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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8,0 Very Good

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

yes quick response No waiting

Cons:

Cleanliness of the vehicle, windows and interior where dirty' also car head No Gas

9,6 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

A little hard to find, but great staff quick check in and out

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car we reserved was not available. But we were provided with a significant upgrade at no extra cost. The sales person was very accommodating! Very pleasant person!

2,0 Poor

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I reserved a premium car (Impala) however when I got to the office they did not have the car I reserved. I had even had a confirmation of the rental but the had no other cars except a Jeep which could not even hold over 2 small suitcases in the back. Both agents claimed to be the supervisor and when a 3rd employee showed up she said everybody in the office was a supervisor. Receiving a confirmation made no difference to them. All 3 employees were rude and obnoxious and had attitudes. Not even a sorry from them. Cost me and family and extra hour and a half to locate another car rental and Enterprise took wonderful care of us in 10 minutes we were on our way. Never again will Avis ever get our family's business.

5,6 Fair

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The office closes at noon and nothing in my emails from Avis told me so. I only discovered it while driving there. Called to tell them I would be ~5 minutes late and they would not wait. I got there and the place was locked up but they were still inside, and refused to help me.

10,0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off was super easy

1 out of 9

Budget

No score available yet

2 locations in Lake Elsinore

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25125 Madison Avenue

+1 951 696 7210

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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27315 Jefferson Avenue Ste G1

+1 951 296 2202

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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8,0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Good value. Your app failed completely however. Only able to find one way car was with Kayak. Also brakes made really loud noise. But it survived the trip and got us to our destination!

2,0 Poor

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Never got this far.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

After calling to make arrangements to change my drop off location and being told there would be no fees, no extra charges, I proceed with my day and feel relieved. I get there, the paperwork is processed, I hand her the keys and she gives me a receipt. As I walk out the door, I read the receipt. My one day rental, originally prices at $83 is now over $500. What!?! I return to the counter and ask what the heck is going on. Because of the change in drop off location, my daily rate was bumped to $120, there was a $300 fee and a bunch of other miscellaneous charges. I tell her this is not acceptable. I called and you told me, there would be no fees. If this is what it was going to cost, I wanted the car back and figure out another strategy. Stone-cold sober, the girl says "you can't, the car has been returned." I'm disgusted and will be calling corporate to try and gain some reprieve. How is it okay to lie to my face, question them, and then have the door proverbially slammed in your face.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Love this great new location. Excellent agents!!!

4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy reservations and extentions

Cons:

The staff at Budget counter

2,0 Poor

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

invisible store........

1 out of 3

Eagle Rent A Car

No score available yet

One location in Lake Elsinore

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Murrieta City Location

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85 travellers who hired a car in Lake Elsinore gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.2

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