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Car rentals in Ottawa: All you need to know

An Ottawa car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Ohio has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Ottawa. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.

How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Ottawa?

CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Ottawa has to offer. You should also:

  • Compare and contrast all the deals available
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
  • Check the mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
  • Don't get more vehicle than you need. Generally, the smaller the class the lower the rate

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

What rental companies have agencies in Ottawa?

From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Ottawa?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Ohio town means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Ottawa?

Usually, to rent a car in Ottawa you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. 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 is before you reserve your rental.

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

Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will offer coverage. However, there may be limitations, like not covering larger automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Ottawa.

Are there different fuel policies?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Ottawa.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you want to check out all that Ottawa and maybe even the rest of Ohio offers, you're 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 make certain they are actually "unlimited."

Know before you go

Before you get going on your Ottawa vacation, check out a few items before you leave the lot. You should:

  • Look over your vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region

Book your Ottawa rental car today

Know that you can depend on a wonderful car that will leave you with extra money in the bank when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Ottawa car rental. We'll see you out here.