If you want to see everything Nanaimo has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Don't waste your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have access to your own ride, you can go wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next trip to Canada more enjoyable with a National rental car.
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With all there is to do in and around the Nanaimo region, you'll want to take in more than just your hotel room during your visit. Whether you are hoping to have dinner at the bistro that has received fantastic reviews across town or check out some of the local favorites, you'll want your own vehicle to see and do as much as you can during your visit. Wherever you drive to in Nanaimo, if you want to get the most out of your visit, having access to your own vehicle is a must.
Originally founded by two dozen independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National offers everything compact to SUVs, allowing you to choose the best automobile for your vacation.
What you need to know before you go
How do I find the best deals on a Nanaimo National rental car?
We try to get you the best price, no matter when you reserve your car. But getting your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to go over the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
What should I have with me when I get my rental car in Nanaimo?
Make sure to carry with you your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Nanaimo?
National's minimum age to rent a car in Nanaimo is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check National's policy to determine what the total cost is for you.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Nanaimo?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Nanaimo. Economy or compact automobiles are easier to park and good for short drives. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a mid-size or SUV will have more room and be a more comfortable ride on longer commutes. Those looking for a little luxury on their Nanaimo vacation can choose a higher-end car model like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Canada?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in Canada. Many of the major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) usually offer coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Nanaimo. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National does require a deposit when you book your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the make and model of the car.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to National?
We advise a full tank policy. You pick up your National rental with a full tank. If you return the rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to National.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Nanaimo definitely has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does Nanaimo National offer one-way car rentals?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to return your rental car at another location. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you choose one-way.
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With so much to do and see in Nanaimo, having access to an automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to see more of Canada, you can drive wherever you like, without trying to signal for a cab or sign up for a ride-share.
Before your next holiday, book your National Nanaimo rental car and take off to all the must-see sights. Go with CarRentals.com and cruise the streets in Nanaimo, Canada.