Car rentals in Kitchener: All you need to know
A Kitchener car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of British Columbia has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Kitchener. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Kitchener?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the cheapest rates. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Kitchener. You should also:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Learn about any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you will know the total cost before you rent
- Decide what car you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Kitchener rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Kitchener?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Kitchener?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Kitchener. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to read over our table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the British Columbia back-country||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Kitchener?
Usually, to rent a car in Kitchener you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for higher category cars. Read through the terms to determine what any additional fees is before you book your car.
Does Kitchener require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a car. That said, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Kitchener. Check in advance and, if it is needed, you can just include it at checkout.
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 need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. 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? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car 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 more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You should get into your vehicle topped off. However, if you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before returning the rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Kitchener. You can drive as much as you like without incurring additional charges. Read over your rental agreement to discover if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot on your Kitchener adventure. You should:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Kitchener car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Kitchener has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Kitchener.