Car rentals in Oakville: All you need to know
An Oakville car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Iowa has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Oakville. Keep reading to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Oakville?
We always strive to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming rental. You can:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
- Determine the car you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Oakville?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Oakville?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Oakville. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you need the best||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfy ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Oakville?
Generally, to rent a car in Oakville 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 review the rental agreement to find what the exact charge is before you book your vehicle.
Does Oakville require rental car insurance?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some coverage; however, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check car rental supplier's policy before you decide.
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||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local 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 refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Oakville?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Oakville trip, be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Look over the vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. 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 to your liking, and figure out 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 unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Oakville car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Oakville has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Oakville.