Car rentals in Altona: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Altona whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around the region and park in front of the popular restaurants in Altona. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Altona. Read on to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Altona?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to book budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and go through the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Altona. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Reserve your car rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly 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 companies have outlets in Altona?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Altona?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Altona. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families or groups who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Altona?
Generally, to rent a car in Altona you must be at least 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 go through the rental agreement to figure out any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Altona?
When driving in Altona or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Be sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. Use as much petrol as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You should receive your automobile topped off. If you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current gas prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, find a filling station before you return the car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Altona?
If you plan to see all that Altona offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Altona. Review the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Altona adventure, be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Altona rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Altona has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Altona.