Car rentals in Oak Lake: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Oak Lake whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around the region and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Oak Lake. We've answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Oak Lake. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Oak Lake?
We always strive to get you the best price. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. 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
- Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the total cost before you book
- Decide what vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Oak Lake.
What rental companies have retailers in Oak Lake?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Oak Lake?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Oak Lake. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you want to travel Oak Lake in style||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Oak Lake together||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for driving around big cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Oak Lake?
Generally, to rent a car in Oak Lake 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 over the rental agreement to find any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Oak Lake?
When driving around Oak Lake or the rest of Canada, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
Although many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much gas 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 need to replace the fuel you used. 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 fees if you don't refill 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 provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas 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 collect your vehicle, and you don'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 have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Oak Lake?
If you want to explore all that Oak Lake offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot on your Oak Lake adventure. You should take time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and make sure there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Oak Lake rental car today
You know you can depend on a great car that will result in more money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Oak Lake rental car. We'll see you around town.