Car rentals in Niagara: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Niagara whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Niagara. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Niagara. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Niagara?
You're on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental by booking through CarRentals.com. However, you can remember a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Niagara rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Niagara?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read 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 Niagara?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Wisconsin metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking in big cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Niagara?
Generally, to rent a car in Niagara you must be at least 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 the terms to figure out what the total is before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Niagara?
When driving in Niagara or the rest of the United States, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with the rental supplier. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com during checkout.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will typically cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Niagara.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your vehicle. 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. 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. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. 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'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have 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 locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We advise a full tank policy. You receive the car with a full tank, and you should return it with a full tank of gas. To avoid any added expenses, find a filling station before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Niagara. You can cruise wherever you like and not incur additional charges. Review your rental agreement to see if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Niagara adventure, be sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Niagara rental car 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 car that can align with your needs and not deplete your travel fund.