Car rentals in Elphinstone: All you need to know
An Elphinstone car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Manitoba has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Elphinstone. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Elphinstone?
You are on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental with us. However, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. You can:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Elphinstone rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Elphinstone?
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. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Elphinstone?
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 certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfortable ride||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for driving in congested cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Elphinstone?
Generally, to rent a car in Elphinstone you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to go through the terms to find what the exact rate is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Elphinstone?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Many credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will provide some coverage. But there may be limitations, such as not covering bigger automobiles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Elphinstone.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
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 the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your car. Use as much petrol as you wish 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, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Elphinstone offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Elphinstone. Go over the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Elphinstone trip, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Elphinstone rental car 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 suit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.