Car rentals in Oakland: All you need to know
An Oakland car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Ontario has to offer. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Oakland. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Oakland?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to get the cheapest deals. Simply type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Oakland. You can also:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the total cost before you rent
- Don't get more vehicle than you'll need. Commonly, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Oakland rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Oakland?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Oakland?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Ontario city means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you need the best||Cadillac XTS, Camaro, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Oakland together||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Oakland?
Generally, to rent a car in Oakland you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the terms to discover what the total is before you rent your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Oakland?
When cruising through Oakland or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through CAN.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, offer some insurance on your rental, however, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your automobile. Use as much petrol as you like 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 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 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 pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Some suppliers offer 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 usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers provide you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest returning it with a full tank. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before returning the rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Oakland?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Oakland. You can cruise as much as you like and not incur added charges. Be sure to read your policy to see if there are mileage restrictions.
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Oakland rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Oakland has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Oakland.