About S.D. Exotic Car Rentals

We are a San Diego based exotic rental car company that specializes in Lamborghini, Ferrari and other exotic and specialty vehicles. All of our vehicles are owned by us, we are not a brokerage firm so we have control of the vehicles we rent. Our vehicles have been meticulously maintained for optimal performance, reliability and top-tier experiences. We offer pick-up & delivery options for a small fee so you don't ever have to leave, the car will come to you!

WE RENT

CARS THAT

STIR THE 

SOUL.

Frequently Asked Questions

Insurance


All renters must carry some form of insurance to cover damages to the vehicle in the event of an accident. You've got several options:

The easiest option is if you carry an insurance policy on a personal vehicle that you own or lease. We will verify with your insurer that your policy is active.

Customers from all states are required to maintain full-coverage insurance (liability, comprehensive, and collision).

The good news is that it does not matter what you drive personally - as long as you have insurance in good standing, your carrier will cover damages to our cars (think of it as if you were driving down the road and caused an accident with a guy in a Bugatti -- your insurance will cover the damages even if you're driving a Prius).

Another options is if you have an American Express card - they offer a program called 'Premium Car Rental Protection'. This is available directly from American Express and provides coverage for your rental vehicle. This is a great option because it can be purchased in addition to your regular insurance policy and provides an extra layer of protection.




International Renters


Vehicles are not available to international visitors unless they are able to arrange their own full coverage insurance through a third party.




Driver MVR


We reserve the right to run an MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) report on all renters prior to the start of the rental in order to verify a valid Driver's License. There may be a nominal fee for this report which will be added to the rental contract.




Age Limit


Vehicles are available to drivers over the age of 25 with clean driving records (no major moving violations, DUI convictions, or similar infractions). Unfortunately, we cannot rent any vehicles to drivers under the age of 25.

All renters must be physically present at the start of the rental. Unfortunately, we do not allow 3rd parties to pick up vehicles and our employees must physically hand the keys over to the person who will be driving.




Drop-off


Return of the vehicle must be at the time specified in your rental contract. There will be a 30-minute grace period with your scheduled return time, after which you may be subject to additional daily rental fees.




Damage Deposit


All renters must leave a damage deposit in the form of a credit card authorization, cashier's check, or cash. Any damage found on the vehicle upon return will be billed against this deposit. The amount of this deposit will vary depending on the vehicle being rented and your type of insurance, but typically varies between $2000. - $10,000.

This deposit is fully refundable following the completion of the rental. If you are using an American Express card for the deposit, it is run as an "authorization only" (no actual charge). If you are using a Visa, Mastercard or Discover card, this deposit is run as a charge which is then reversed following the completion of the rental.




Cancellation Policy


When you make a reservation, we will charge your credit card immediately for 50% of the cost of the rental and the balance will be charged 7 days before your rental unless it less than 7 days in which case the rental will be due in full. If you cancel or reschedule less than 7 days before your rental (or are a no-show at the time of rental), you will be charged a cancellation fee of 100% of the total rental cost. Please understand that there are no exceptions to this cancellation policy.




Additional Drivers


Additional drivers may be listed on your Rental Agreement at no additional charge. Each additional driver must be present at the time of delivery, must submit a driver's license in advance, and will be subject to the same age, licensing and driving-record restrictions as the primary renter.




Weather Policy


As per the cancellation policy above, we cannot offer refunds or rescheduling for in climate weather conditions.




Payment Methods


VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, Venmo and Zelle are the preferred and ONLY method of payment for rental fees and damage deposits. In certain cases, cashier's checks or cash may be accepted if pre-arranged with management.




Fuel


Vehicles are delivered to you with a full tank of gas and must be returned full, if they are returned empty, or anywhere in between there will be a $100 refueling fee. When you fuel the vehicles they must fueled with premium gasoline (91+ Octane).




Refunds


In the event of an unforeseen mechanical failure during or prior to a rental, we will make every effort to repair or replace your vehicle with a similar or better model at no additional cost to you. If no other vehicles or a lesser vehicle is provided we will prorate the rental.




Discounts


Discounts and special incentives cannot be combined or 'stacked' unless explicitly indicated. Pick the bigger one and enjoy!




Driving Area


Vehicles rented from our San Diego office may not be driven outside the state of California without prior written approval.




Prohibited Uses


Rental Vehicles may not be used:

By anyone not licensed to drive or whose Driver's License has been suspended or restricted.

For any illegal purpose or in connection with any illegal activity.

To carry persons or property for hire.

To push or tow anything.

To exceed any posted speed limits.

In any speed test, speed contest, race, rally, speed endurance contest, demonstration, or on or near any racetrack or road course (we're serious about this -- no insurance company on earth will cover the car while on the track, and that means that YOU are on the hook for a LOT of money.)

To teach anyone to drive on any unpaved surface.

In the event of a violation of these Prohibited Uses, we reserve the right to end your rental and retrieve the vehicle.




Tickets


The renter is responsible for all parking, traffic, speeding or other tickets or violations issued while the vehicle is being rented and must pay for any fees, penalties, towing charges, or impound costs.




Mileage


5 Hour rentals include 75 miles, daily and multi-day rentals include 100 miles free per day unless stated otherwise. Each additional mile driven will be subject to a charge at the stated mileage rate.

Vehicles driven more than double the allotted rental mileage will be subject to an additional surcharge to cover excess wear-and-tear.





What better way to enjoy beautiful sunny San Diego than riding top-down in one of our exotic or specialty cars?

Rental Agreement & Policies

Insurance


All renters must carry some form of insurance to cover damages to the vehicle in the event of an accident. You've got several options:

The easiest option is if you carry an insurance policy on a personal vehicle that you own or lease. We will verify with your insurer that your policy is active.

Customers from all states are required to maintain full-coverage insurance (liability, comprehensive, and collision).

The good news is that it does not matter what you drive personally - as long as you have insurance in good standing, your carrier will cover damages to our cars (think of it as if you were driving down the road and caused an accident with a guy in a Bugatti -- your insurance will cover the damages even if you're driving a Prius).

Another options is if you have an American Express card - they offer a program called 'Premium Car Rental Protection'. This is available directly from American Express and provides coverage for your rental vehicle. This is a great option because it can be purchased in addition to your regular insurance policy and provides an extra layer of protection.




International Renters


Vehicles are not available to international visitors unless they are able to arrange their own full coverage insurance through a third party.




Driver MVR


We reserve the right to run an MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) report on all renters prior to the start of the rental in order to verify a valid Driver's License. There may be a nominal fee for this report which will be added to the rental contract.




Age Limit


Vehicles are available to drivers over the age of 25 with clean driving records (no major moving violations, DUI convictions, or similar infractions). Unfortunately, we cannot rent any vehicles to drivers under the age of 25.

All renters must be physically present at the start of the rental. Unfortunately, we do not allow 3rd parties to pick up vehicles and our employees must physically hand the keys over to the person who will be driving.




Drop-off


Return of the vehicle must be at the time specified in your rental contract. There will be a 30-minute grace period with your scheduled return time, after which you may be subject to additional daily rental fees.




Damage Deposit


All renters must leave a damage deposit in the form of a credit card authorization, cashier's check, or cash. Any damage found on the vehicle upon return will be billed against this deposit. The amount of this deposit will vary depending on the vehicle being rented and your type of insurance, but typically varies between $2000. - $10,000.

This deposit is fully refundable following the completion of the rental. If you are using an American Express card for the deposit, it is run as an "authorization only" (no actual charge). If you are using a Visa, Mastercard or Discover card, this deposit is run as a charge which is then reversed following the completion of the rental.




Cancellation Policy


When you make a reservation, we will charge your credit card immediately for 50% of the cost of the rental and the balance will be charged 7 days before your rental unless it less than 7 days in which case the rental will be due in full. If you cancel or reschedule less than 7 days before your rental (or are a no-show at the time of rental), you will be charged a cancellation fee of 100% of the total rental cost. Please understand that there are no exceptions to this cancellation policy.




Additional Drivers


Additional drivers may be listed on your Rental Agreement at no additional charge. Each additional driver must be present at the time of delivery, must submit a driver's license in advance, and will be subject to the same age, licensing and driving-record restrictions as the primary renter.




Weather Policy


As per the cancellation policy above, we cannot offer refunds or rescheduling for in climate weather conditions.




Payment Methods


VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, Venmo and Zelle are the preferred and ONLY method of payment for rental fees and damage deposits. In certain cases, cashier's checks or cash may be accepted if pre-arranged with management.




Fuel


Vehicles are delivered to you with a full tank of gas and must be returned full, if they are returned empty, or anywhere in between there will be a $100 refueling fee. When you fuel the vehicles they must fueled with premium gasoline (91+ Octane).




Refunds


In the event of an unforeseen mechanical failure during or prior to a rental, we will make every effort to repair or replace your vehicle with a similar or better model at no additional cost to you. If no other vehicles or a lesser vehicle is provided we will prorate the rental.




Discounts


Discounts and special incentives cannot be combined or 'stacked' unless explicitly indicated. Pick the bigger one and enjoy!




Driving Area


Vehicles rented from our San Diego office may not be driven outside the state of California without prior written approval.




Prohibited Uses


Rental Vehicles may not be used:

By anyone not licensed to drive or whose Driver's License has been suspended or restricted.

For any illegal purpose or in connection with any illegal activity.

To carry persons or property for hire.

To push or tow anything.

To exceed any posted speed limits.

In any speed test, speed contest, race, rally, speed endurance contest, demonstration, or on or near any racetrack or road course (we're serious about this -- no insurance company on earth will cover the car while on the track, and that means that YOU are on the hook for a LOT of money.)

To teach anyone to drive on any unpaved surface.

In the event of a violation of these Prohibited Uses, we reserve the right to end your rental and retrieve the vehicle.




Tickets


The renter is responsible for all parking, traffic, speeding or other tickets or violations issued while the vehicle is being rented and must pay for any fees, penalties, towing charges, or impound costs.




Mileage


5 Hour rentals include 75 miles, daily and multi-day rentals include 100 miles free per day unless stated otherwise. Each additional mile driven will be subject to a charge at the stated mileage rate.

Vehicles driven more than double the allotted rental mileage will be subject to an additional surcharge to cover excess wear-and-tear.





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