Car rentals in Cranbrook: All you need to know
A Cranbrook 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 British Columbia has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Cranbrook. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Cranbrook?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best deal. But, you can do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Cranbrook?
From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Cranbrook?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Cranbrook. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the British Columbia back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Cranbrook?
Normally, to rent a car in Cranbrook you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Go through the terms to figure out what any additional fees will be before you rent your car.
Does Cranbrook require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Cranbrook. Check in advance and, if it is necessary, you can conveniently include it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the 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 close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges 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. Several providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the 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 the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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 Cranbrook.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Cranbrook?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over 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
- 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 navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Cranbrook rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.