Car rentals in Barrie: All you need to know
A Barrie car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Ontario has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Barrie. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Barrie?
You are on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental by reserving it through CarRentals.com. However, you can try to do a few things to keep your next rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Barrie.
What rental companies have retailers in Barrie?
In Barrie, there are 5 rental car companies to pick from, like Enterprise. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Barrie?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Ontario metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Barrie?
Typically, to rent a car in Barrie you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the terms to find what any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Does Barrie require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.Many credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But there may be limitations, such as not covering large automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Barrie.
What is the fuel policy for Barrie rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Barrie. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur additional charges. Go over your rental agreement to discover if there are any limitations.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Barrie vacation, check a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Barrie rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Barrie has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Barrie.