Car rentals in Grand River: All you need to know
A Grand River car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Nova Scotia has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Grand River. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Grand River?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best price. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Grand River?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the 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 Grand River?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Nova Scotia city means you're bound to find a vehicle 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||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with the handling of a sedan||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Grand River?
Usually, to rent a car in Grand River 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 read over the terms to find any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Grand River?
When driving around Grand River or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Grand River.
What is the fuel policy for Grand River rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. Use as much petrol as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. 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, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
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?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. 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 Grand River vacation, be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Walk around the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Grand River car rental 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 the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can align with your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.