Car rentals in Oldham: All you need to know
An Oldham car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Nova Scotia has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Oldham. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain car rental in Oldham?
We always try to get you the best price. But, you can do a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Oldham?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Oldham?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Nova Scotia city means you're certain to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for driving through large cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Oldham?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Oldham is 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 the terms to discover any additional charges is before you book your rental.
Does Oldham require rental car insurance?
When driving around Oldham or the rest of Canada, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through CAN.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several suppliers provide 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 a more expensive price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||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 collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. 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 Oldham.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. 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 go over a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Oldham rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Oldham has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Oldham.