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|Most popular car type||Economy|
Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Santiago.
In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Oclock Rent a Car Santiago de Chile airport null (14 kilometres from the city centre).
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A Economy car rental in Santiago costs $100 per day, on average.
Bear in mind that most cars in Chile are stick shift, so, if you are not used to driving a manual car, prepare to pay more to rent an automatic one. Generally, a smaller car is a wise choice when driving in the city, as it squeezes through the lanes easier and can fit into more of the limited parking spaces the city has to offer.
Speed limits are given in km/h in Santiago and in all of Chile. In the city, there is a maximum speed limit of 50-60 km/h (31-38 mph). Rural country roads allow up to 100 km/h (62 mph) and the highway permits 120 km/h (75 mph). Always look for posted signs and adhere to the given speed limits, even if residents go faster.
The average price for petrol is around 778 Chilean pesos per liter ($4.60 per gallon). Petrolstations in Chile are not on every corner, so seize the opportunity to get petrol whenever it presents itself. “Bomberos” are the station’s employees who will come to assist with the refilling of the car; travelers should always check the pump before the bombero starts refilling, to make sure it is set to zero.
Street parking in Santiago is metered, so always check at the sign to learn what the time restrictions are and how much it costs. Alternatively, there are also parking garages and lots available, such as the Republic Parking System Chile or the Republic Parking Santiago Downtown. It is also worth asking the hotel or accommodation if a parking space is included, as that would be the easiest solution. Also remember to never leave any valuables in your hire car.