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How can I pay for my rental car?
Payment for a rental car should preferably be made by credit card. It is possible to pay by debit card, however at the rental counter you will need a credit card issued to the main driver in order to secure the deposit for your rental car.
Who is allowed to drive the rental car and what are the conditions?
A rental car can be driven by a main driver, that is the person registered in the booking. Additional drivers may be added to the reservation at extra fee. The main and additional drivers are to present a valid driving license, which they have been in possession of for at least one year (please refer to the rental conditions), and a valid identity card/passport. Additionally, the main driver is to present a valid credit card issued in their name.
Do I have to pick up and return the car at any time? What happens if I am late for pick-up?
We recommend that you pick up the car at the agreed time as the availability of the car cannot be guaranteed in case of a delay. As a rule, local suppliers keep vehicles available up to 30 or 60 minutes after the agreed time. If a delay is inevitable, please contact the rental agency (you will find their contact details on the voucher).
What documents are required to pick up the vehicle?
When picking up the vehicle, the main driver is to present the following documents: the printed voucher, their identity card or passport; their driving's license and their valid credit card.
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Frequently asked questions about car rental in San Jose

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1. What do I need to consider when renting a car in San Jose?

If you want to rent a car in San Jose, we recommend that you book it in advance. Define the car size, i.e. a small car or a family van, choose an insurance package and the local supplier that meets your requirements. Choose additional options and compare the best offers on HAPPYCAR.

2. Why do I need a credit card to rent a car in San Jose?

A credit card issued to the main driver of the vehicle is required to block a security deposit for your rental in San Jose. We recommend that you check the rental conditions to make sure your credit card will be accepted.

3. Who can drive my rental car in San Jose?

If you are planning to rent a car in San Jose, include an additional driver at extra fee. You can also filter the search with an "additional driver included" option to find the offers with an additional driver free of charge.

4. What does free mileage mean for car rental in San Jose?

Free mileage means there is no mileage restriction to the distance you can drive a rental car. When renting a car in San Jose, unlimited or free mileage is available in most of the car rental companies. Visit HAPPYCAR and select this feature to filter suitable offers.

5. How long do I need to have a driver's license to rent a car in San Jose?

All car drivers must have had a driving license for at least 12 months - regardless of age. Sometimes, car rentals in San Jose require a license for at least 24 months. The rental company will only count the period of the license from when the driver reaches the age of 18.

6. How much liability coverage should I have when renting a car in San Jose?

Third party liability insurance for rental cars differs depending on the country of a rental and the offer itself. By selecting an Excellent Offer you won't run a risk of having insufficient protection.

7. How long can a car rental company in San Jose keep the deposit?

In general, car rental companies in San Jose may keep a deposit for 28 working days. It is possible that the amount will only be visible on a credit card at the end of the billing period. Choose a reliable supplier to avoid any inconveniences on site.

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San Jose Attractions and Travel Tips

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San Jose, which is Spanish for Saint Joseph, is the largest city in Northern California, both in terms of area and population size. It is renowned as one of the most affluent counties, not just in the USA, but also globally, owing to the numerous technology companies that have their headquarters here. These companies are worth billions of dollars and they pump a lot of money into the county both in the form of taxes as well as employing hundreds of thousands of locals. Since the city is very expansive, it is more efficient to use a rental car in San Jose. You can explore the various architectural as well as scenic and vast nature trails especially in the area around Mount Hamilton which has quite a number of observatories overlooking the city. San Jose was founded and established in 1777 and after a period of civil war by which time it had been claimed by Mexico, it was ceded back to the USA in 1848. Some of the major cities near San Jose include Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Redwood City.

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The city covers approximately 179.97 square miles and it has an extensive road network which means it is easier to tour the area in a car. In fact, after landing at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, you have to cover at least 2-miles (3.2 kilometers) to get to the city's downtown area. So, instead of the hustle that comes with public means, utilizing a car hire in San Jose is more convenient, and it allows you a flexible schedule as well. To find a car hire in San Jose, you can use the HAPPYCAR portal for a custom search. At HAPPYCAR, you can find the cheapest rates considering it has partnered with services such as Drive FTI, CarDelMar, and Argus Car Hire. These car hire services ensure that you book a package that is within your means and also as per the number of individuals, which is advantageous especially if you are traveling as a group.

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Initially, the whole of California was part of the Spanish empire after Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo chartered its coast. This was in 1542 when Baja California and California itself were administered together. It took almost 200 years before the Spanish Empire decided to survey the San Fransico Bay Area as it sought to choose sites for future settlements. Eventually, it was founded as a civilian settlement in 1777. The First Mexican Empire was victorious against the Spanish Empire and it claimed by Mexico in 1821 only for it to be ceded back in 1847 after America won the war against Mexico in the Mexican-American war. The first tech company to set up in San Jose was IBM which established its headquarters in 1943. Since then the area has experienced a surge in the number of IT companies that have set up in the area, thus earning it the name Silicon Valley.

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One of the first places to visit is the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and it was founded by AMORC (Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis). There are numerous Egyptian antiquities on display including statues and mummies. Afterward, a 6 minute (2.1-miles) drive to downtown San Jose is where you find the Tech Museum of Innovation which is at the Plaza de César Chávez. You can explore themes such as Life tech, Exploration, Communication, and Innovation. The exhibits deal with genetics, customization, energy efficiency, and exploration among others. Alternatively, you can take a road trip the nearby Alameda county to Fremont, which is only a 22-minute (17.3-miles) drive from downtown San Jose. Here you leave the car hire vehicle at designated parking before hiking on a nature trail at the Mission Peak Regional Preserve public park. A major advantage of using a car hire for such a road trip is that you can load bicycles into the car which can then be used later on as you ascend to the summit which overlooks the Silicon Valley. After the climb, you can then wind off your road trip with a visit to the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for visual arts which is just a 25 minute (20.7-miles) drive to Palo Alto city. So hire a car with HAPPYCAR today!