Car rentals in Toronto: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to take you around Toronto whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the city and park in front of the popular restaurants in Toronto. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Toronto. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Toronto?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. But, you can remember a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Toronto?
CarRentals.com has around 60 car rental suppliers that you can pick from. We have budget-friendly names like Economy and Budget and global ones like Advantage and Hertz. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Toronto?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Toronto. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Toronto?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Toronto is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the terms to discover what the exact charge will be before you rent your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Toronto?
When driving in Toronto or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Toronto.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We encourage returning it with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a gas station before bringing the rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to explore all that Toronto offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Toronto. Review the fine print to be certain they are truly "unlimited."
What are some things to do in Toronto?
There is tons to see and do in this city. Toronto has around 18 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:
- Toronto Botanical Gardens
- Distillery District
- Toronto Food Tours
- CN Tower
Lucky for you, you can cruise to whichever one you want or see them all.
Know before you go
Before you get started on your Toronto vacation, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Toronto rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Toronto has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Toronto.