Car rentals in Cochrane: All you need to know
A Cochrane car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Ontario has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Cochrane. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Cochrane?
You are well on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental by reserving it through CarRentals.com. But, you can try to do a couple things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise expenses
- Book your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Cochrane rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Cochrane?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Cochrane?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Cochrane. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you need the best||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Cochrane together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those looking to save the most on their trip||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Cochrane?
Normally, to rent a car in Cochrane you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to determine any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Cochrane?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's needed, you can easily add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Cochrane rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||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 collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Cochrane.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Cochrane?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Cochrane. You can cruise wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Review your policy to discover if there are any restrictions.
Before you drive off
Be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Cochrane adventure. You should take time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Cochrane car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.