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Frequently asked questions

What happens if I need to cancel my Southern California car reservation?
Good news! You should be eligible for a complete refund if you let us know more than six hours prior to pickup time. Your itinerary contains information about this, and so does our Customer Service Portal. Not all prepaid bookings will receive a refund though, so it’s a good idea to check the rental agreement.
What types of cars can I rent in Southern California?
Bustling city streets and narrow parking spots are no match for an economy car — the most popular rental type in Southern California. Grab the wheel of one of these and maneuver around traffic like a dream. Affordable, reliable and with terrific mileage, these small cars pack plenty of punch. But Southern California can be explored in almost any type of rental you like. Compacts, premiums and SUVs are some other options to choose from.
Why should I rent a Southern California car with Expedia?
With car rental companies to choose from in Southern California, Expedia will help you find the perfect set of wheels. And when you bundle your rental car, flights and hotel into a package, you can save even more on your entire Southern California trip. From zippy compacts to SUVs and more, Expedia will put you in the driver’s seat of your next exciting adventure.
How do I find the best car rental deals in Southern California with Expedia?
Finding an awesome deal on your Southern California rental car is a cinch with Expedia. Choose your preferred ride, add in a few more details and compare prices from major suppliers. Why not add hotels and flights to your booking? You’ll unlock even bigger savings when you create a vacation package.
What do you need to rent a car in Southern California?
Before you can hop behind the wheel in Southern California, you’ll need a valid driver’s license and a credit card in the same name. If you decline to take out the rental company’s insurance policy, you may also have to provide proof of alternative coverage. Requirements may vary, so read the policy terms and conditions before you choose a rental company.
Can I rent a car for a month or longer in Southern California?
Expedia makes it a snap to book a long-term rental in Southern California. Just head to our long-term car rental deals page, enter your trip information and browse your options.
Where can I find a Southern California car rental if I am younger than 25?
Some Southern California providers will rent to drivers under 25 years of age, and others won’t. Age policies differ from supplier to supplier, so be prepared to do your homework. Also, find out if there are additional costs. Some places will apply a surcharge to young customers between the ages of 21 and 24. Always check the terms and conditions so you know what to expect.
What insurance should I choose for my car rental in Southern California?
For a smooth, stress-free vacation, add Expedia’s collision damage protection while reserving your rental car. This insurance covers your ride against collision damage, theft and vandalism. It also offers customers round-the-clock emergency assistance in times of need. Opt in to this plan while finalizing your Southern California vehicle with Expedia and save money and time at the rental desk.

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Finding the cheapest car rentals in Southern California

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If the deals that are available on our page do not suit your needs, then enter Southern California into the search wizard at the top of the page. We will compare all the best deals available for your car rental in Southern California and provide you with a list of the cheapest options, with no added fees.

Renting a car in Southern California

Pay at pickup is available, so you don’t have to worry about spending your money until you arrive at your vehicle in Southern California. We partner with reliable partners that guarantee an enjoyable experience for solo travelers, couples, and families. Package your car with a flight or hotel to unlock even more savings from Expedia.

Expected prices in Southern California

Prices are subject to seasonal change depending on when you decide to arrange your car rental but right now you can book from $40.

Flexibility & Cancellation

Most car suppliers offer penalty-free cancellations, so you don’t have to worry about losing money if your plans change. To cancel your booking log into your account through the Trips portal. Click manage booking and cancel this car. If you needed to alter your booking, then you can create a new one once you have canceled.

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Car classes available from Expedia in 2023

The classes of vehicles available will change depending on your chosen location.