Car rentals in Ontario: All you need to know
An Ontario car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Oregon has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Ontario. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Ontario?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the cheapest deals. Just enter your travel dates and go down the variety of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Ontario has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the actual cost before you book
- Don't rent more car than you'll need. Typically, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Ontario rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Ontario?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Ontario?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Ontario. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you deserve the best||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Family getaways where you need the extra room||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Ontario?
Usually, to rent a car in Ontario you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to find what the total is before you rent your vehicle.
Does Ontario require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, wherever you rent a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not provide 100% coverage, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Ontario. Check ahead of time and, if it is necessary, you can easily add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the 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 a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your vehicle. You can 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. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want 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 when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Know before you go
Before you get started on your Ontario adventure, check out a few things before you leave the lot. It's important to:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. 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 to your liking, and figure out 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 driving around a new area
Book your Ontario car rental today
Know that you can depend on a wonderful set of wheels that will leave you with extra money to spare when you reserve your car rental with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Ontario rental car. We'll see you around town.