RENT A CAR SERVICE! Things you need to know

When do you need to Rent a Car?

  • End your wedding with a bang.
  • High School Reunion.
  • First date, First impression.
  • Go on a Road Trip.
  • Style Statement.

Keep in mind when renting a car?

  • Book reservations in Advance.
  • Book car online for cheaper rates.
  • Before leaving check possible charges.
  • Have contact details in case of breakdown.

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10 Reasons International Visitors Should Rent From Super Cheap Car Rental

10 Reasons International Visitors Should Rent

Visiting or relocating to a foreign country can be intimidating. Whether you’re coming to the USA on a temporary worker’s visa or as an international student, you’ll have a lot of things to do before you even land on US soil. And one important thing you’ll want to take care of is securing a rental car, especially when you’ll be staying in the state of California.

We happen to think, of course, that Super Cheap Car Rental is the best place for an international visitor to rent from. Our Los Angeles car rental reservation packages are very generous for long-term car rentals, and the longer you rent, the better the deal is that we can offer you.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. We’ll give you 10 good reasons why you should rent a vehicle from Super Cheap Car Rental if you’ll be visiting from a foreign country.

  • If you can prove that you can legally drive in your own country, then that’s good enough for us. You do not need an international driver’s license or a special United States driver’s license to rent a car from Super Cheap.
  • Age is just a number at Super Cheap Car Rental. Many car rental companies won’t rent to anyone under the age of 25, at least not for a hefty fee. But we provide underage car rental Los Angeles services to ensure that everyone who wants a rental vehicle can have one. There are no extra charges for anyone 21 and over. If you are 19 or 20, you can still rent from us, and the fee will be minor (for insurance purposes).
  • We want to communicate with you any way we can. We know that English probably isn’t your first language if you’re an international visitor. In addition to our English site, we also have websites in Korean, Japanese, Chinese Simplified and traditional Chinese. All of these sites are extremely easy to navigate and they include plenty of great information you’ll be glad you have.
  • You don’t have to worry about hidden costs or charges. Your quoted price always includes taxes and insurances. Super Cheap Car Rental has a business philosophy that not only allows them to keep business costs economical, but to also deliver full honesty to their customers. We do not want you to feel tricked or get an expensive surprise on your bill.
  • We love our international travelers. We see customers all the time with H1B visas, temporary workers visas, and international students here to learn. We appreciate your presence here in our country and we want to make things as easy for you as we can.
  • Our vehicles are very dependable. The United States is one of the largest tourist nations in the world, attracting visitors from nearly every country. At Super Cheap, we understand how important having a safe, reliable vehicle is to get you where you need to go. We take excellent care of our fleet so that our customers only drive the best cars.
  • Our prices are unbeatable. Super Cheap Car Rental is the most affordable car rental company in California for those who do not have car insurance in the US. You might see a competitor offer a lower base rate, but most base rates do not include taxes, mandatory fees and insurance costs. When you factor all that in, you’ll find that our “what you see is what you get” rental rates are actually significantly more affordable than our competitors.
  • We offer plenty of help with student resources. We have a page on our website dedicated to student resources. And beyond that, our team is always available to answer any questions you may have about temporarily relocating to California.
  • We know California well. We love it, and we hope you will too. Super Cheap has locations in both Los Angeles and San Francisco, two of our finest cities. You’ll find some information about these beautiful places on our website, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for and you think we can help, please don’t hesitate to ask.
  • We only buy vehicles that are known for their safety and reliability. The last thing you should ever have to worry about is having your car break down in a country that you’re not familiar with. We only invest in good quality cars and we maintain them well. Your safety is our top priority.

Super Cheap has been in business for over 20 years. Since we opened, our company has helped hundreds upon hundreds of international students, international workers, foreign tourists, au pairs and foreign businesses with their rental vehicle needs. We are proud to have earned the trust and respect of our clients, and that means the world to us. If you’ll be visiting the United States anytime soon, we would love to help you find the right rental car for you.







Tips For Renting A Car From Super Cheap As An International Student

Tips For Renting A Car From Super Cheap As An International Student

Are you coming to California as an international student? Congratulations—you’re about to have an amazing experience. Of course, part of that amazing experience will involve as much local travel as possible so you can see all the beauty our state has to offer. To best get from place to place, you’re going to want to rent a car.


The Super Cheap Rental Process

Here are a few pieces of good news for you, international students:

  • If you can prove you can legally drive in your own country, you can legally rent a car from Super Cheap Car Rental. You do not need to get a new driver’s’ license when you come to the United States. You also do not need an International Driver’s Permit, or IDP, to rent a car in California.
  • Here at Super Cheap, we do not discriminate based on age. We specialize in underage car rental Los Angeles for renters who are under the age of 25. If you’re 21 and over, you won’t have to pay an extra fee. If you are 19 or 20, your fee will be minimal.
  • Some of our Los Angeles car rental packages include long-term car rental deals. The longer you rent a car from us, the better deal we can offer you.
  • When you get a quote from Super Cheap Car Rental, your rate includes liability coverage, collision coverage, unlimited mileage and all taxes. Everything is included in your quote, so there will be no surprises.

Renting a car from Super Cheap during your time in the USA will be easier than you think. Here are the steps you should take:

  • Visit the International Resources page of our website. We have sites in Korean, Japanese, Chinese Simplified and traditional Chinese for our customers who prefer to do business in a different language. We want to make the process as easy as possible.
  • Take a look at the cars and packages we have available. Driving in a new country can be a bit intimidating, so look for a vehicle that you’d be comfortable driving.
  • Call us! We are always happy to answer questions and help you with your reservation. Our website is full of information, but sometimes talking to someone helps. Call our team at 310-645-3993.
  • Once you’ve made your car rental reservation, check out our Student Resources There may be some information there that will help make your transition easier.


Where to Take Your New Rental Car

Once you’ve arrived in California and you have your new rental car, you’ll want to explore as much as you can. And if you are in Los Angeles or Orange County, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful and exciting things to see. Here’s a list of some of our top attractions and the destinations that young people love.


Santa Monica

In the 1990s, Santa Monica was best known as the setting for the TV show “Baywatch.” These days, it’s a laid back place with great surfing, long stretches of sand, charming shops and an amazing pier with an amusement park. This seaside resort community is not only beautiful, but it’s also a lot of fun. Whether you’d rather ride the roller coaster, work on your tan or enjoy some fine dining, you’ll find it here.


Joshua Tree National Park

Located in the Southern California desert about 140 miles east of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park is a beautiful place to go hiking, rock climbing or take amazing photos. This is an expansive park that has overnight camping areas, natural springs and plenty of places to sit and enjoy nature.



No matter what part of the world you live in, you’ve probably heard of Hollywood. As one of the most visited places in Southern California, this lively hub has been an international center for entertainment since the 1920s. You can walk the Walk of Fame, check out the historic Chinese Theater, reserve tickets to attend a TV show taping, or catch a show at the Greek Theatre or the Hollywood Bowl. You might even see someone famous while you’re there.


San Diego

San Diego is located about two hours south of Los Angeles by car, and it’s a great destination for a weekend getaway or Spring Break. With miles of sandy beaches, luxury resorts on the water, delicious restaurants, a great nightlife and popular attractions like SeaWorld, there’s something for everyone here. Check out the Old Town San Diego Historic District to learn about the local history.


Laguna Beach

Located in southern Orange County, Laguna Beach is a stunning coastal destination with a lot of great attractions. From art galleries and museums to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, you’ll have a lot to see if you can pry yourself away from the beach for awhile. If you go on a weekend, park your rental car for a while and hop on the Laguna Beach Trolley, a free weekend transportation system that runs along the South Coast Highway.


Underage Car Rental and Asterisks

Black asterisk Underage Driver Car Rentals

We were recently on the Hertz website and saw this:

It’s a common misconception that drivers have to be at least 25 years old to rent a car. The truth is – Hertz rents cars to those 20 years old and up.*

Well Hooray for Hertz! But it got me thinking – do you see that asterisk? You see it, the one right there. Well, that little asterisk is loaded time bomb. And that bomb usually goes off at the car rental counter right at the moment when you are picking up your car. defines asterisk this way:

a small star-like symbol (*), used in writing and printing as a reference mark or to indicate omission, doubtful matter, etc.

Read that again…

to indicate omission, doubtful matter, etc.”

OK so they are going to rent you a vehicle but it’s probably going to be much more expensive the quote you received. Almost all car rental agencies will charge you the dreaded Underage Car Rental Fee that could be as high as 20 to 25 (or more) dollars a day when you hire a car from them. You may also find that promotions and discounts, (mysteriously) no longer apply to you. Make sure you research vehicle information or see info about our automotive rentals.

This is from the SIXT site:

A fee* will apply for rentals at every location in the United States. Please check how much you will be charged if you are a driver under 25 at our branches across the US.

See that asterisks? While a little more specific, it still is uncomfortably vague. How much??????

Here at Super Cheap Car Rental, we do not have any asterisks. Super Cheap Car Rental prides itself on transparency. NO surprises when you rent a vehicle from us. It’s fairly simple, good drivers drive well. So again to make it perfectly clear, Super Cheap Car Rental has no extra underage car rental fees if you are renting a car and you are a 21 to 24 year old who can prove he or she can legally drive. With that said we look forward to seeing you when you hire a car or rent a car or want a car rental or whatever you call it. We will take care of you. Have fun and be safe.

Renting A Car With A Foreign License

We get this a lot: “ Hi, I’m from Ireland or Japan or Singapore or Jupiter or from wherever you are from and all I have is my Irish license. Is that ok? Do I need an international drivers license?”

Car Keys and Remote Foreign License Car Rentals

The short answer is YES and NO. YES you can use your Irish drivers license and NO, you do not need an international drivers license. That’s it. Plain and simple. As long as you can prove that you can legally drive in your country or on this planet, then you can rent foreign license car rentals in California. The International License charges with rental cars are a real scam. In most cases, it is expensive and unnecessary.

International Drivers License

While an international drivers license can be helpful for translation purposes, it isn’t required anywhere in California or the United States. Any rent a car company that tries to tell you different or charge you a fee for using the license from your country is not to be trusted. They are tacking on unnecessary fees.

Here it is in black and white, as quoted directly from the official California Vehicle Code section 14608(a):

  • A person shall not rent a motor vehicle to another person unless both of the following requirements have been met
  • The person to whom the vehicle is rented is licensed under this code or is a nonresident who is licensed under the laws of the state or country of his or her residence

There you have it. Try to be on the look out for foreign license car rentals and vehicle information close to your area. Have fun and be safe!

Hot Tips for Summer Driving

The barometer has been consistently rising here in sunny California over the past few weeks, a clear indication that the summer road trip season is in full swing. And while you might be anxious to hit the gas in order to get to your destination quicker, it’s important that California car rental drivers take the proper precautions before making their way to the freeway.

When it comes to busy travel seasons, summer takes the traffic cake, as practically every family in the area decides to pack up and head out for an exciting on-road adventure. And while these excursions are always a source of memories and enjoyment, they can too often result in tragedy due to negligence or driver error.  Read more

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If you’re planning to live, visit or vacation in southern California there are a few items you’ll definitely need to pickup. Firstly, don’t forget to reserve your discount car rental from Super Cheap, and secondly, remember to pack that sexy bathing suit! The weather in this southern California is remarkably mild year round, with a climate that is often characterized as balmy and Mediterranean-like. The winter temperatures in southern California locales like Los Angeles and Long Beach virtually never drop below freezing, while the summers are always hot, hot, hot! Super Cheap Car Rentals knows that driving around southern California with the windows down on your discount car rental is the perfect way to enjoy an afternoon in the Sunshine State, so don’t delay reserving your great rental car today!
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Discount Car Rentals and Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquakes are a very big reality in the southern area of California these days, thanks to global warming, tectonic plate shifting and a variety of other environmental changes. The folks at Super Cheap Discount Car Rental understand that planning ahead of time is the only way to prepare for an earthquake; that’s why they’ve taken some time to compile a page full of helpful tips for visitors and California natives alike.
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Corporate Housing

Planning a trip to the Los Angeles or San Francisco area and unable to find a hotel that fits both your price range and your standards? Why not look into Corporate Housing? Many people avoid this option, simply because they are either unaware that it exists or what exactly it is. Read on to learn what corporate housing has to offer and for more details on corporate housing options in the LA and San Fran areas.
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Often called “backpacking,” hostelling is a popular activity throughout the world for people of all ages! It is primarily popular with young adults; however, people of all ages and even families can take advantage of the great prices that hostels in San Francisco and Los Angeles offer. Once you choose from our cheap car rentals, your savings do not have to end, so book your hostel today and keep saving away!
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