Car rentals in Durban: All you need to know
A Durban car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Manitoba has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Durban. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Durban?
You are well on your way to locating the best price on your car rental when you use us. However, you can remember a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Don't rent more vehicle than you need. Usually, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Durban?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Durban?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Manitoba city means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Durban together||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Durban?
Usually, to rent a car in Durban you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under 25 or for higher category cars. Go over the supplier's terms to discover what any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Durban?
When cruising through Durban or the rest of Canada, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental.
Many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you wish 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 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 fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the 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 get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We encourage bringing it back with a full tank. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before returning the vehicle.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers 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.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Durban adventure. You should take time to:
- Walk around your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Durban car rental 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 car rental that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.