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Car rentals in Windermere: All you need to know

You want a great vehicle to get around Windermere whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around the region and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Windermere. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Windermere. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

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

CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to snag the cheapest rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go through the list of car rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Windermere. You should also:

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

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

What rental suppliers have retailers in Windermere?

From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.

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

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

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

Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Windermere is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you book your vehicle.

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

When driving around Windermere or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance with the rental agency.

The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Windermere.

What is the fuel policy for Windermere rental cars?

Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier

What fuel policy should I get?

Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend bringing it back topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before bringing the rental. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

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

If you plan to explore all that Windermere offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Windermere. Read the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."

Before you leave the lot

Before you get started on your Windermere trip, be sure you go over a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:

  • Look over the car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
  • Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Windermere rental car today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Windermere has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Windermere.