Car rentals in Lower Five Islands: All you need to know
A Lower Five Islands 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 Nova Scotia has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Lower Five Islands. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Lower Five Islands?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which typically are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Lower Five Islands?
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 help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Lower Five Islands?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Lower Five Islands. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Lower Five Islands||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfy ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking around big cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Lower Five Islands?
Typically, to rent a car in Lower Five Islands you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to find any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Lower Five Islands?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a vehicle. That said, you might already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Lower Five Islands. Look into it before you book and, if it's necessary, you can easily include it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
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 close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||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 get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lower Five Islands?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Lower Five Islands. You can drive as much as you want without incurring added charges. Read over your policy to see if there are any restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Lower Five Islands trip, make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Lower Five Islands rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.