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Car rentals in Essex: All you need to know

An Essex car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Ontario has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Essex. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.

Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Essex?

We always try to get you the best deal. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:

  • Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
  • Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they usually are 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 big on your Essex rental car.

What rental companies have agencies in Essex?

From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Essex?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Essex. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, make sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
PremiumWhen you deserve the bestInfiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar
Minivan or SUVIf you plan on doing plenty of sightseeing and want a comfortable rideHyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar
Compact CarEasy to park and have great miles per gallonFord Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Essex?

Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Essex is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you reserve your rental.

Is insurance required to rent a car in Essex?

When driving around Essex or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance with the rental agency.

The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will typically cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Essex.

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 find an open gas station near the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou 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 service charges if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll receive the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuelThere will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your carYou might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car

What fuel policy should I get?

Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

If you want to explore all that Essex offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Essex. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Before you leave the lot

Be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Essex adventure. It's worth the time to:

  • Look over your vehicle 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
  • Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Essex car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Essex has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Essex.

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