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Pacifico Airport Valet Parking

6715 Essington Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19153


Most travelers rent a car while they are away. Pacifico Airport Valet parking has put together some tips that will make renting a car simpler and easier:

Getting a Good Deal

Most current travel websites negotiate with car providers to get the best rental deals. Obviously, the easiest way to get a good deal is to browse through various travel websites. You can also contact the car rental provider directly to make a reservation or ask questions. Some of them will even give you a better deal over the phone or in person. Try and remember to book your car in advance – the best deals are generally early.

The Insurance Question

When you are planning your trip check to see if your auto insurance policy covers car rentals. If it does, you really do not need to purchase extra insurance through the car rental provider. If your insurance policy doesn’t cover car rentals you might want to check with your credit card companies. There are some that will offer coverage if you use their card to rent the car.

If you don’t already have an insurance option you can purchase insurance through the car rental provider. It may be expensive but in most states, it’s mandatory for car rental providers to include the minimum required liability coverage in your rental agreement. This means you can always choose the minimum if you think that will be sufficient.

Understanding Your Rental Agreement

When you rent a car, there is a significant amount of paperwork to be read and filled out. It is important that you understand it thoroughly. If you have any questions or concerns, make sure you bring them up with the rental provider before you sign their agreement.

Here are some items commonly found on rental agreements:


When planning your trip check your homeowner’s insurance policy to see if it covers your personal belongings while you travel. If it doesn’t and you want to protect your luggage from damage, you can opt for Personal Effects Coverage or Protection for what is generally a few dollars per day.


If you’re planning on driving your rental car out of the state it was rented in, you may have to pay an out-of-state fee.


This is a fee that can be applied to individuals who drop off their rental car at a location different from where the car was picked up.


Gas costs frequently vary for each car rental provider. Make sure you have a clear understanding of the policy to avoid extra charges. Some providers charge an initial gas fee and then allow you to use the gas that’s already in the tank. Other providers won’t charge you an initial fee but require you fill up the tank before you return the car.


An Additional Driver Fee may apply if you plan on sharing driving time with another driver. If the other driver is underage (usually 24 years old or below), you might also have to pay an Underage Driver Fee.


Before you book a rental car, try and do a rough estimate on how many miles you think you will be driving. Always estimate high. Then take some time and check each provider’s Mileage Fee policy so you can get the best deal. Some rental providers will charge a flat rate price while others charge by the mile.

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**Manual Transmissions Welcome**
While our competitors may no longer accept manual transmissions, we still do! We’ll take care of driving you to the airport in the comfort of your own vehicle whether it’s an automatic or manual.

To Our Valued Customers – A Letter from our GM

In May of 2013 the City of Philadelphia started charging all off-site Airport Parking Facilities an Airport Access Fee of $1.82 per customer, with yearly increases.

That contract expired in July of 2019. Moving forward, starting in August of 2019, the agreement is for $2.80 per customer, with an increase every August.

Unlike our competitors, the Pacifico family has chosen NOT to use this fee to generate revenue and just charge what the City of Philadelphia is charging us.

I personally apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and my wish is it will not affect you trusting us with your vehicle.

Best Regards,
Timmy OBrien
General Manager

We have temporarily suspended service*.  Please check back for more information.
*If you are currently parked with us we will be operating with a reduced staff and will be ready.  Please note if you are returning earlier or later than indicated, please contact us at 215-492-0990
Thank you !!
The Pacifico Valet Team