Car rentals in Ontario: All you need to know
An Ontario car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of New York has to offer. We've gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Ontario. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Ontario?
CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. However, to get the most savings on your trip to Ontario you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Ontario rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Ontario?
From global names like Hertz and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Ontario?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this New York metropolis means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the New York back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with luggage and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Ontario?
Typically, to rent a car in Ontario you must be at least 21. Please note, there might be an additional charge if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Ontario?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some insurance, there may be restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's policy before you decide.
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 have to search for an open 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 automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. 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 pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have 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 shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. We recommend bringing your car back topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before returning the vehicle.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Ontario?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit a lot of customers all over Ontario. You can drive wherever you like without incurring additional charges. Review your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage restrictions.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Ontario adventure, make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Walk around the vehicle and make certain there is no dents or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Ontario car rental today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you can count on a wonderful vehicle that will result in more money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Ontario car rental. We'll see you around town.