Car rentals in Dorchester: All you need to know
A Dorchester car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Ontario has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Dorchester. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Dorchester?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Make sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they normally are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Dorchester.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Dorchester?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Dorchester?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Dorchester. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to treat yourself on your vacation to Dorchester||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups that need room for all their luggage||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's the age requirement to rent a car in Dorchester?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Dorchester is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine what the total will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Dorchester?
When driving in Dorchester or the rest of Canada, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage through the rental supplier.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Dorchester.
What are the 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 near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off 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 may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We encourage a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you should bring it back it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Dorchester 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 requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.