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 else the rest of Washington has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Oakville. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Oakville?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. But, to increase your savings on your trip to Oakville you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Book your rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Oakville?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Oakville?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Oakville. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, make sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Washington back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking in big cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Oakville?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Oakville is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine what the exact fee is before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Oakville?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. However, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is required, you can conveniently add it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the 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 a 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 automobile. You can 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 pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more 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 the 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 need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Oakville?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone 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.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Oakville trip, be sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Walk around the vehicle and make 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around 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 driving between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Oakville.