Car rentals in Douglas: All you need to know
A Douglas car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Manitoba has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Douglas. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Douglas?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. However, you can remember a few things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the total cost before you rent
- Decide what vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Douglas.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Douglas?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Douglas?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Manitoba town means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the Manitoba back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Douglas?
Normally, to rent a car in Douglas you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to go over the rental agreement to figure out what the exact charge is before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Douglas?
When cruising through Douglas or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage through the rental agency.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Douglas.
What is the fuel policy for Douglas rental cars?
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 the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas 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 find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Douglas?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. 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
Before you begin on your Douglas adventure, check a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is 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
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Douglas car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Douglas has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Douglas.