Car rentals in Niagara Falls: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Niagara Falls whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Niagara Falls. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Niagara Falls. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I find a bargain car rental in Niagara Falls?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. You can:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Determine the car you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Niagara Falls?
In Niagara Falls, we have 4 rental car suppliers to choose from, like Budget. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Niagara Falls?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Niagara Falls. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to look over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Compact Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Niagara Falls?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Niagara Falls is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read through the rental agreement to find any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Niagara Falls?
When cruising through Niagara Falls or the rest of Canada, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through CAN.
Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Be sure to check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Niagara Falls rental cars?
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 an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary 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 pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your 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 won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We advise a full to full policy. You should get into your car with a full tank, and you should return it filled up. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Niagara Falls?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
What is Niagara Falls famous for?
There is tons to see and do in Niagara Falls. This city has around 13 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:
- Inniskillin Winery
- Old Fort Niagara
- Journey Behind the Falls
Fortunately, you'll be able to drive to the one you want or see all of them.
Know before you go
Before you get started on your Niagara Falls trip, be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly 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
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Niagara Falls car rental 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can suit your requirements and not break the bank.