Car rentals in Fort St John: All you need to know
A Fort St John 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 see what else the rest of British Columbia has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Fort St John. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Fort St John?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the variety of rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Fort St John has to offer. You should also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Fort St John rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Fort St John?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Fort St John?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Fort St John. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Fort St John?
Typically, to rent a car in Fort St John you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category cars. Go through the terms to find what any additional charges will be before you book your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Fort St John?
When driving around Fort St John or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, provide some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to 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 fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Several rental car companies 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 drop-off your car||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 collect the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest 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 wish to explore all that Fort St John offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Fort St John. Review the fine print to make certain they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and make sure there is no dents or scratches. 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Fort St John rental car today
You know you can count on a perfect vehicle that will result in more money to spare when you reserve your Fort St John rental car with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your Fort St John rental car when you book with us. We'll see you around town.