Car rentals in Okanagan Centre: All you need to know
An Okanagan Centre car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of British Columbia has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Okanagan Centre. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Okanagan Centre?
CarRentals.com makes it a breeze to grab budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go through the variety of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Okanagan Centre has to offer. You can also:
- 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 mileage and fuel policies. This way you'll avoid any surprises on your final bill
- Don't get more vehicle than you need. Generally, the smaller the class the cheaper the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Okanagan Centre?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Okanagan Centre?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this British Columbia town means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to treat yourself on your trip to Okanagan Centre||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Okanagan Centre together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for maneuvering through busy cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Okanagan Centre?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Okanagan Centre is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to discover any additional charges will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Okanagan Centre?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you're renting a car. That said, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it is necessary, you can simply include it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||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 collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Okanagan Centre.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Okanagan Centre adventure. It's important to:
- Look over your car and be sure there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- 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
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Okanagan Centre car rental today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a grand set of wheels that will leave you with cash to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Okanagan Centre car rental. We'll see you on the road.