Car rentals in Grasmere: All you need to know
A Grasmere 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 British Columbia has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Grasmere. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Grasmere?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag the best deals. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Grasmere has to offer. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they commonly are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Grasmere?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Grasmere?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Grasmere. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a bit of sightseeing||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Grasmere?
Typically, to rent a car in Grasmere you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to review the terms to find any additional fees will be before you book your car.
Does Grasmere require rental car insurance?
When driving around Grasmere or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through CAN.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Grasmere rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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 have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off 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 won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Grasmere?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Grasmere vacation, make sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your vehicle and make certain there is no damage 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
- 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 operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Grasmere car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.