El Cajon car rentals

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El Cajon car rental information

Pick-up locationEl Cajon
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Rental locations5
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in El Cajon

  • For your movement convenience , you should consider getting a car rental in El Cajon. With your rented car, you will manage to visit any of your destinations within El Cajon in your own time and schedule. Your rented car from the car rentals in El Cajon will save you from the spotty public means of transport that requires you to comply with their route and time schedules. With your car rental, you may consider visiting Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center, along the town’s Rea Avenue to explore El Cajon’s premier cultural attractions or Heritage of the Americas Museum, where you will explore a display of Native American artifacts and the amazing animals’ fossilized remains.
  • Most travelers to El Cajon, CA, will fly in through the San Diego International Airport (SAN / KSAN). Located about 4.4 miles from the city center, SAN is the closest airport serving El Cajon. To enjoy movement flexibility from SAN to the city center and its Downtowns, you can consider renting a car from any of the car rentals in El Cajon. At KSAN, you will access Avis, Alamo, SIXT, or Budget car rentals in the Consolidated Rental Car Center. The center is located at 3355 Admiral Boland Way, San Diego. From your terminal, you will board a free shuttle bus belonging to any of your preferred car rental to the car rental center.
  • When driving your rented car in El Cajon, you should take note of the El Cajon Speed Traps and Stops. At the intersection of Fury Lane & Wieghorst, you are likely to experience a stop trap. On numerous occasions, a police CHP sits on the Wieghorst, about 250 feet from a three-way stop sign. The CHP will nail you down if you roll down the stop sign on the Fury’s downhill side. At the Fletcher Parkway, West of Cuyamaca Street, you may have an encounter with the motorcycle police officer with radar on the Buena Terrace if you intentionally or accidentally speed down the Fletcher Parkway.
  • As a common practice across the world, most people would try to rush to work in the morning or rush home in the evening hours. This usually results in the morning and evening rush or commuter hours. In El Cajon, traffic is considered worse on freeway lanes between 6:30 am to 8:30 am and 4:30 pm to about 7 pm. This will, however, depend on the day or event that may change routine operations in the city, like the holidays or planned events that may attract masses to specific venues. For instance, during holidays and weekends, the traffic flow on the freeway lanes is relatively smooth. Other than rush hours, inclement weather in the winter season may renter some roads temporarily impassable, forcing traffic snarl-ups.
  • Book your rental car in El Cajon at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in El Cajon are around -1,100% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in El Cajon

  • How much is gas price in El Cajon?

    The average gas price in El Cajon is C$ 5.29 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 63 and C$ 85, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in El Cajon?

    Full-size (Ford Transit or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in El Cajon.

  • Which car rental companies are at San Diego airport (SAN)?

    Car rental companies onsite at San Diego airport include Hertz, Fox, Thrifty, NU Car, Sixt, Payless, Budget, Dollar, Ace and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at San Diego airport (SAN)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from San Diego airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Fox, Thrifty, Sixt, Payless, Budget, Dollar, Avis, Alamo and Europcar.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in El Cajon?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in El Cajon?

    A Full Size car rental in El Cajon costs C$ 311 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in El Cajon?

    An Intermediate car rental in El Cajon costs C$ 28 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in El Cajon?

    A Compact car rental in El Cajon costs C$ 21 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in El Cajon?

    If your destinations are located in busy business districts where parking and driving a larger-sized vehicle may be a hassle, consider renting an economy or compact car that can squeeze into limited spaces in the busy, congested streets. If the number of car users exceeds 4, an SUV or a minibus should be the best option.

  • What’s the speed limit in El Cajon?

    When driving your rented car from El Cajon car rentals, you should observe the following speed limits. On the highways, maintain a speed limit of 65 mph. On a two-way undivided highway, maintain a 55 mph speed limit. When driving in the residential, playground, and school environments, a 25 mph speed limit is maintained.

  • Where are the best places to park in El Cajon?

    If you miss a hotel with free onsite parking, you’ll have to budget for your parking. In El Cajon, some of the parking lots to consider reserving include; Gillepsie Field Station parking on Marshall Ave or the free El Cajon Library Parking Area in El Cajon, CA 92020.

El Cajon car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.6

Wonderful

19 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.6

4 locations in El Cajon

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Locations in El Cajon

451 North Magnolia Ave

+1 619 444 4744

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

7370 Broadway

+1 619 460 6646

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

8323 Hercules St.

+1 619 698 2505

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

8795 Cuyamaca St

+1 619 449 2077

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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8.0 Very good

Mar. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone's nice and helpful!

Cons:

They already know what I was renting, they could’ve have it ready. I waited for over an hour, past my scheduled pick up time.

6.4 Okay

Jul. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I waited 50 minutes for my car . The car was given to me with 1/8 of a tank of gas .

4.4 Mediocre

Dec. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The car was not ready until 90 minutes after our confirmed reservation time.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and efficient

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

This office is well-managed. Excellent customer service and good deals, this is my favorite Enterprise location

9.6 Wonderful

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly an prompt. Car was a very good value and the overall rental experience was very good.

1 out of 4

Avis

9.0

Wonderful

7 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

One location in El Cajon

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Locations in El Cajon

163 Fletcher Parkway

+1 619 401 0732

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2023

KAYAK
Needed a truck for work and they gave me a nice Jeep Gladiator. It was terrific!

5.2 Fair

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

the car

Cons:

poor customer service. office was closed, owner wouldnt answer and the only employee there had no keys to the office.

8.0 Very good

Jun. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great gas mileage ran and drove great, comfortable

Cons:

Car not clean inside. I found trash under seats. Did not have windshield washer fluid. Sirus was preview only.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Very nice vehicle. made a long drive pleasant. Car was ready on arrival, fast friendly service.

Cons:

everyhing was fine

8.0 Very good

Apr. 2023

KAYAK
The young man who helped me (SDSU student) was very good at his job. He was quick and efficient and gave excellent customer service. The Toyota Corolla I was first assigned had been driven by a smoker. The cigarette smell inside the car was pungent and unacceptable. I returned to the office and the young man, without hesitation, gave me keys to another car. Biggest frustration is not being able to contact the car pick up/drop off locations directly with questions. I had no idea what their hours of operation were and BARELY made it to drop off before they closed. There is no optional late drop off, no way to leave keys, etc. If I had been 8 minutes later, they would have closed and I would have missed my flight trying to deal with the car situation.

1 out of 2

Hertz

8.9

Very good

18 reviews

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

8.9

3 locations in El Cajon

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Locations in El Cajon

7601 Alvarado Road

+1 619 469 1834

Monday08:00 - 17:3013:30 - 17:00
Tuesday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 17:30
Wednesday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 17:30
Thursday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 17:30
Friday13:30 - 17:0008:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

761 Arnele Avenue Ste 5

+1 619 401 5980

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

8355 Hercules Dr

+1 619 469 1834

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2022

KAYAK
truck was not clean or fueled when I picked it up.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was really friendly and helpful. They went above my expectations to make my experience memorable.

Cons:

They forgot to show me where the button was to open the gas tank. But I was able to find it after some digging. Not a problem at all.

7.6 Good

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Pickup and drop off was a little time consuming.

6.0 Okay

Mar. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

No place to park your car. In a dealership and really slow service. Our car was not ready when we arrived.

9.6 Wonderful

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We rented a Toyota Camry and traveled well over 1000 miles. The rental process was smooth and the car was comfortable.

Cons:

The car wasn't vacuumed well when we picked it up. We had to send it back to be cleaned.

2.4 Poor

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing about the company. The car got decent gas mileage. It was dinged up when I got it so I took pics to make sure they didn't try to say I did it. They just hand you the keys without any inspection.

Cons:

They are scam artists. Like used car salesmen, you come back and they tell you that you have to pay MORE! I paid for a full tank of gas when I already filled up the tank of gas when I returned it!!! And in CA, gas isn't cheap!

1 out of 5

Budget

7.3

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.6

One location in El Cajon

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Locations in El Cajon

163 Fletcher Parkway

+1 619 401 0939

Monday08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
bad service. dirty car. low tire signal

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes, it was great! It was a convenient location.

6.8 Okay

Jan. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Agent at drop off location was quick and polite and very helpful.

2.4 Poor

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off location in Elk Grove, Ca. The sales woman tried her best to assist us and give us good information.

Cons:

The El Cajon pick up location. The sales woman we first spoke with was either very new or could not figure out how kayak worked with budget. My 275 dollar rental was turned into a 920 dollar rental and was charged to my credit card. Attempting to fix the mistake she charged me another 315 dollars trying to make a new reservation. In the end it seems to be corrected but my wife and I spent hours in the budget store and on the phone with budget customer service. In addition my credit card was unusable for the rest of our vacation due to over 1000.00 of erroneous charges.

1 out of 2

Rent-4-Less

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One location in El Cajon

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Locations in El Cajon

1110 El Cajon Blvd

(619) 444-3944

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54 travellers who rented a car in El Cajon gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.9

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