Car rentals in Chinook: All you need to know
A Chinook car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Alberta has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Chinook. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Chinook?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab the best rates. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the list of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Chinook has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Chinook.
What rental companies have outlets in Chinook?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Chinook?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Chinook. If you're having difficulty deciding, be sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to go all out on your getaway to Chinook||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfortable ride||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Chinook?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Chinook is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional charges will be before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Chinook?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a vehicle. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can just add it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel 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 more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise 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?
If you want to explore all that Chinook offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Chinook. Review the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Chinook trip, go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around your car and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is 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
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Chinook rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Chinook has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Chinook.