Car rentals in Montreal: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Montreal whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Montreal. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Montreal. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Montreal?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Montreal has to offer. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Montreal rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Montreal?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Montreal?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Montreal. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you deserve the best||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Montreal together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||Easy to park and have great miles per gallon||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Montreal?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Montreal is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out what the exact fee is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Montreal?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage with the rental car company. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will provide some coverage. However, there may be limitations, like not covering larger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Montreal.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you want 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 need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol 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 the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
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. .
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Montreal?
If you wish to see all that Montreal and maybe even the rest of Wisconsin offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Montreal. Go over the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Montreal rental car today
Know that you can depend on a great vehicle that will result in more money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Montreal rental car. We'll see you on the road.