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Car rentals in Cornwall: All you need to know

A Cornwall car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Prince Edward Island has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Cornwall. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Cornwall?

We always strive to get you the best deal. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:

  • Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
  • Book your rental car as far in advance as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Cornwall rental car.

What rental companies have retailers in Cornwall?

From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Cornwall?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Prince Edward Island metropolis means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Cornwall?

Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Cornwall is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to find what the exact price will be before you book your car.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Cornwall?

When driving around Cornwall or the rest of Canada, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental.

Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, give some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest bringing it back with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the vehicle.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Cornwall?

If you want to check out all that Cornwall offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Be sure you check out a few things before you leave the lot on your Cornwall adventure. It's important to:

  • Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
  • Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city

Book your Cornwall car rental today

Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can suit your requirement and not break the bank.