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Car Rental with unlimited miles from $395 monthly in the San Diego Area. January 2019 Special: *Free additional driver on all monthly rentals.

*Additional driver must be self-insured. We provide rentals to fit all budgets. Simple pricing with all taxes and fees included!

Premium Rental Cars

These vehicles are brand new 2018 models with all the latest bells and whistles. Models below or similar. (Your own full coverage insurance is required to rent these)

Low Cost Cars (for San Diego local driving ONLY)

These are used, very well maintained vehicles for everyday driving at low rates.

Cars For Sale

Though our main business is renting cars, at times we have a selection of low cost vehicles for sale. Call us for current availability.

Why Choose Us

 

Locally Owned, Operated and Trusted Business!

Providing long term rentals since 2004. A company you can actually trust. Read what our customer are saying.

 

Your specific scenario is our priority!

Need an after-hour pick-up? Documents and payment done over the phone? Need a phone call after your kid picks up the car, that everything went well? Need your payments split up? No problem! We will make it work!

 

Zero hidden fees!

Forget the hidden fees associated with traditional car rental. Our miles are unlimited, we don’t nickel and dime you for scratches. We are not in the business of robbing our customer through fees, we are in the business of leasing quality cars for a fixed simple rate.


San Diego Car Rentals

We believe in offering a diverse selection of vehicles to choose from. Our rental fleet is perfect for single drivers, families or folks who may be transporting more than just themselves during their stay in San Diego.

If you are interested in renting a specific car for your vacation, student car rental or for a long term rental then check out our list of vehicles below. We have a comprehensive variety of colors, makes and models to choose from. Our vehicles are all regularly maintained and can even be considered for rent-to-own purposes along with unlimited miles and no deposit down for weekly and monthly rates.

Vehicle makes include: Mazda, Honda, Toyota, Kia, Hyundai, Acura, Chevy, Ford and more. Sizes include: compact, full size, family cars and student cars.


Long-term car rental in the San Diego area

Rental starting at $350/month – simple pricing and never any crazy fees.

No depositsunlimited miles and rent-to-own options available at cheapest rates in the San Diego area. Preview and book your car right on our website.

$15 discount for students, military and long-term renters if you book your car by 12/1/18.

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Areas We Service

Areas near and around San Diego including but not limited to: La Jolla, UTC, Kearny Mesa, Miramar, El Cajon, Chula Vista, National City, Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Del Mar, Downtown, Oceanside, Spring Valley, City Heights, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Escondido, Point Loma Poway, Carmel Valley, Mira Mesa and within these zip codes in San Diego: 92064, 92109, 92128, 92129, 92116, 92117, 92127, 92101, 92122, 92037, 92110, 92111, 92110, 92020 just to name a few.

Long-term car rental is ideal for:

  • Folks vacationing in San Diego.
  • Students that want to avoid buying a car.
  • International students that don’t want to waste money on Uber or Lyft rides.
  • People between cars that want to take their time with their next car purchase.
  • Many of our customers are members of the US Military. We are proud to support our troops!
  • Engineers on long-term work contracts.
  • Say your main car is in repair, we got you covered until it’s fixed.
  • Anyone looking to avoid a full term, 24 or 36 month lease, they can lease from us starting at 1 month and return the rental when they are ready.


  •   Emil and Diana are great! Emil has kept touch and gives great advice. They have the best deals in the state. Their deals are better than any service out there. Even better than those places that has cheap in their name. Their cars are pretty good and they ensure to keep steady communication with their customers. I'm glad that I ran across this company because they are a great business and actually care about their customers and the community. They truly have great prices and great cars. The offer regular vehicles and premium which are around 2018 Base models.

    They get a great amount of business because of their fair deals. I highly recommend that you book a reservation if you are in need of a vehicle because you can also rent monthly. They will be sure to help you. Check them out!

    Service:
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    Pricing:     (Low and Affordable)
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    thumb Jay H.
    12/26/2018

      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
  •   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

      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
  •   I've been a renting from San Diego Car Rentals for just over two years. My experience has been nothing but positive. The cars are always dependable, safe and extremely well maintained. It has been a pleasure doing business with Emil, who is very friendly, knowledgeable and always helpful.

    thumb Brian H.
    11/19/2014

      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
  •   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

      We just completed a very positive experience with Emil and this company. We rented a vehicle, which provided reasonable travel throughout our one month stay in San Diego. Unfortunately, I did not pay enough attention to the 28 day requirement and returned the car late. That was my error and Diane just charged me an additional fee. These cars are older, but seem to be very reliable. I plan to rent another vehicle when I come to visit this area again next year. The cost of renting from Emil is amazingly cheaper than renting from a larger commercial car rental agency for a long period of time.

    thumb David R.
    3/05/2018
  •   Fantastic experience renting from Emil and Diane at San Diego Car Rentals. I've recommended this place to all of my friends visiting the area.

    Over the summer, I needed a 1.5 month car rental. Emil's rates are extremely reasonable, and the cars he provides are in great shape.

    Emil was available to help us with any questions or concerns-- he would respond so quickly and always made sure everything with the rental was great. Besides that, Emil and Diane were always kind and friendly, making every step simple and easy. I will definitely be renting from them next time.

    thumb Veronica M.
    10/14/2017

      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
  •   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

      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
  •   Sooooo glad I found this place!

    They specialize in long term rentals (minimum 7 days) and their prices are great!

    I called and was quoted a price by Diana for their red 2008 Chevy Impala.
    She sent pictures of the car and payment authorization via email. No deposit or credit card is required. My debit card was not charged until I picked up the car.

    When I picked up the car it was after hours, so the key was in a lockbox and the contract was in the car.
    The car's interior and exterior were both clean.
    The windshield fluid light was on as it was low, but thankfully I did not need to use it.
    Even though the car is 10 years old, it is clean and fully loaded with leather seats and a sunroof.
    There is no bluetooth or USB port.
    I had to purchase an iPhone charger for the cigarette lighter.

    The office is located around back of the strip mall.
    Just return your rental as you picked it up- gas, clean & washed.

    They do not provide transportation to/from the airport. Taxi is approximately $35 one way.

    I definitely recommend this place!
    This is your best bet if you require a rental for minimum 7 days.

    I'll be back...

    thumb Maria G.
    9/02/2018

      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

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