Car rentals in Burlington: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Burlington whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the famous sites around the region and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Burlington. We've collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Burlington. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Burlington?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Burlington rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Burlington?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look 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 Burlington?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Burlington. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Newfoundland and Labrador back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Burlington?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Burlington is 21. But, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals in particular. Read through the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact rate will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Burlington?
When driving in Burlington or the rest of Canada, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through CAN.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, 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 is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid 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 fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise bringing your car back topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, 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 Burlington?
If you wish to check out all that Burlington offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Burlington. Read the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Burlington adventure. You should take time to:
- Inspect the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Burlington rental car today
You know you can depend on a grand car that will leave you with extra cash in the bank when you reserve your Burlington rental car with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Burlington rental car when you book with us. We'll see you around town.