Car rentals in Grande Prairie: All you need to know
A Grande Prairie 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 else the rest of Alberta has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Grande Prairie. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a great deal on a car rental in Grande Prairie?
We always try to get you the best price. But, you can try to do a few things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Grande Prairie.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Grande Prairie?
CarRentals.com has around a dozen rental suppliers in the Grande Prairie area. You'll find well-known companies like Ace and Enterprise and wallet-friendly suppliers like Thrifty and Budget. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Grande Prairie?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Grande Prairie. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over the chart below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you really want to go all out on your getaway to Grande Prairie||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV||Sizable groups that need room for all their bags||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Grande Prairie?
Typically, to rent a car in Grande Prairie you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the terms to figure out what the total is before you book your vehicle.
Does Grande Prairie require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a vehicle. With that said, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can simply add it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Grande Prairie rental cars?
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 close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when 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 as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We encourage a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you should return it with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Grande Prairie?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Grande Prairie. You can cruise as much as you want without incurring additional charges. Read over your policy to discover if there are mileage limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out the vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Grande Prairie rental car today
When you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a great set of wheels that will leave you with money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Grande Prairie rental car when you book with us. See you out here.