Car rentals in Cardinal: All you need to know
A Cardinal car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Ontario has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Cardinal. Keep reading to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Cardinal?
We always strive to get you the best rate. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Cardinal?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Cardinal?
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||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for navigating and parking through large cities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Cardinal?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Cardinal is 21. However, there might be an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Read over the terms to find what any additional charges is before you rent your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Cardinal?
When cruising through Cardinal or the rest of Canada, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage through the rental agency.
Although many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a 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 pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling 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'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full tank policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should bring it back it filled up. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before returning the rental.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Cardinal?
If you wish to check out all that Cardinal offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Cardinal. Read the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Cardinal trip, be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Cardinal rental car today
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