Renting a car can often become a nightmare full of hidden fees and other unpleasant practices by car rental companies. When I wanted to rent a car in Georgia, I did a survey in advance, and "Yota Cars" car rental seemed to be the best one regarding the reviews and prices. Also, the rental price includes full car insurance and additional drivers.
With my friends who came to Georgia for the first time, we wanted to save time and have the opportunity to stop wherever and whenever we want to. We rented Subaru Forester, a 4WD car suitable for easier off-road(which you will encounter even on the main roads in Georgia), avoiding waiting for marshrutkas and bargaining with taxi drivers.
Choosing a car with "YOTA Cars Rental"
When renting a car with CARS4 RENT, you will get exactly the type of car you choose. There is no “or similar car” here.
After selecting the date and the place of return/lease, the available cars will be categorized according to their year of production, you will find any additional info, and each car is labeled with its category (city/highway, easy off-road and any off-road). CARS 4 RENT has the cheapest rental cars in the Discounted Vehicles group that were manufactured between 2001 and 2006. There is a reason for the discount for each vehicle, for example, right-hand drive car.
Once you make your booking, you will receive an email containing a confirmation link.
Most of the cars have an automatic transmission and among the cheapest cars are Toyota Prius, Ford Fiesta, or Mitsubishi Pajero.
If you want to learn about car insurance, payment, changing and canceling rental and many more, read their terms and conditions.
Collecting your car
When we arrived to collect our car, we were already awaited by an English speaking employee in front of YOTA CARS office in Tbilisi. He took us straight to the car where we signed the contract (which is both in English and Georgian), we got the keys, and that was it. Quick and simple.
Because you have 100% insurance, you don’t have to deal with inspecting your car for any scratches.
Returning your car
We chose a one-way rental and returned our car in tbilisi. They just checked if the fuel tank is full and within a minute the car was returned.
What you might be interested in when renting a car in Georgia with YOTA CARS
When I rent a car, I am always interested in the following information. For other frequent questions, visit the Tbilisi car rental’s website.
Do I need a credit card?
No, with CARS 4 RENT, you can rent a car without a credit card. You can pay for the rental in cash or by card.
Mileage and return with the full or empty fuel tank?
The mileage is unlimited. You will get the car with a full tank, and you will also be returning the vehicle with the full tank.
Is it necessary to wash the car before returning?
We were advised to return it clean. Anyway, we drove our car in the rain and off-road, so it was needed. You will find a lot of smaller garage car washers everywhere. We paid 5 GEL for washing the car’s exterior.
Do I need international driving license?
No, you are OK with your national driving license (in Latin or Cyrillic) if you are staying in Georgia for no more than one year.
Minimum age of the driver and additional drivers
Anybody over 21 who holds a driving license for at least 1 year can drive the rental car. The lessor of the vehicle must be present.
The price of the rental vehicle with YOTA CARS includes full car insurance with no excess.*
Damage caused to third parties – anything outside of the vehicle – is insured up to 50,000 USD.
*The insurance does not apply only to tire damage during off-road driving, the excess here varies between 39 and 95 EUR.
Assistance in case of problems
In case of any problem or accident, 24/7 support is available on the phone.
Renting a car in Georgia with YOTA CARS was a positive experience, and I can recommend this car rental company for everyone, whether you decide to rent a car in Tbilisi, Kutaisi or Batumi. They also have great reviews on Facebook (4.9 out of 5) and on Google Maps (4.8 out of 5), and their helpful and English speaking staff will always be available to you.