Snow and ice are inconstant weather conditions in South Lake Tahoe, and driving may need a powerful off-road rental vehicle. Choose a compact 4x4 SUV if you’re traveling as a family/group or a winter-ready truck if you’re hauling your snow toys. An AWD car provides the required traction for stability on the road and comfort on off-road tracks. It also alleviates the need to mount chains on tires. During warm seasons, you can opt for a compact or mid-sized car for easy navigation and parking in the streets.
It is critical to adhere to South Lake Tahoe's speed limits to ensure safety and stay on the safe side of the law. On Highway 50, motorists must maintain 35mph to 40mph. In summer, the speed limit of the passing lane at Tahoe Ski Resort is 55mph, as the lane heads downhill. If you drive on Highway 89 between the Y intersection of H-50 and Camp Richardson, you must not exceed 35mph. Drivers using Highway 50 (as it approaches Meyers) must quickly lower their speeds to 40mph because it is a downhill drive. Before this section, the limit is above 55mph.
The city of South Lake Tahoe manages the Heavenly Village Parking Lot at 1 Bellamy Court. With a ride from South Lake Tahoe car rentals, parking will cost you about $1.25/20min, $3.75/h, and about $25 per day. The facility has an online charging system that bills drivers using their license plates and phone numbers.
The average price of fuel in South Lake Tahoe is R77,85 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R934 and R1 246, depending on the car size.
Economy (Mitsubishi Mirage or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in South Lake Tahoe.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
An Economy car hire in South Lake Tahoe costs R1 542 per day, on average.
A Standard car hire in South Lake Tahoe costs R2 487 per day, on average.
A Mini car hire in South Lake Tahoe costs R2 897 per day, on average.
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Pros:When I got to the South Lake Tahoe rental location they had a small car for me. Monday morning and lots of cars to go out. I asked for different, larger car and they were very happy to find me and my wife another vehicle. It was cleaned and ready to go in a matter of 15 minutes and we were very happy.
Cons:They did great and we recommend Enterprise to all our friends.
Pros:Very easy to do business with!
Pros:The ladies at pick up were wonderful, helpful, and apologietic about the car not being the best for such a long journey.
Cons:The car has nearly 40k miles on it and is worse for the wear. It rattled and had stains on the back seat. Upon drop off, the woman at the desk informed me that I would have to pay a $259 cleaning fee because “she was not cleaning that up”. I had just had her car cleaned. I left, went to CVS, got a lint roller, and rolled someone else’s dog’s hair out of the car (the hair was short, my service dog does not shed). She made me feel awful, repeatedly, until my husband finally showed up and informed her that my dog is a licensed and registered service dog, at which point she said she “supposed she’d waive the fee, even though the car wasn’t in great shape”. This car was in better shape than when we received it. She is doing serious damage to the Budget brand just because she doesn’t want to do her job and clean cars.
Pros:Was her name Monique? At the Tahoe branch, she was professional and also very personable, with clear communication upon picking up my car. She made it a great experience.
Pros:The car was in nice condition.
Cons:Service was good. Staff was friendly and efficient.
Pros:The lady working at the desk was very efficient and fast. She was also apologetic about the lack of car availability.
Cons:1) There were zero cars available when I arrived at the time of my reservation. I had to wait over an hour for a car to show up. 2) It was quite difficult to find the rental store's location, as there were no signs anywhere. 3) The cost seemed excessive ($130 for a 4-hour drive to the Bay area).
Cons:Wasted our time going to pick up a reservation that was made an hour earlier. Customer service representative made no effort to fix the situation and was visibly annoyed and walked away as I was asking her if she knows of other options because I took a cab to get there assuming that I had a car because of the confirmed reservation.
Pros:Monique was very understanding and very helpful!