Car rentals in Ontario: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Ontario whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Ontario. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Ontario. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I get a bargain rental car in Ontario?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll through the variety of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Ontario has to offer. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your vehicle as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Ontario.
What rental companies have agencies in Ontario?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Ontario?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Wisconsin city means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you deserve the best||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Families with plenty of luggage and a need for space||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Ontario?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Ontario is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to discover what the exact rate is before you rent your vehicle.
Does Ontario require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Ontario or the rest of the United States, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will typically provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Ontario.
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 search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. Use as much petrol 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 need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Ontario?
If you want to check out all that Ontario and maybe even the rest of Wisconsin offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Ontario. Go over the fine print to make certain they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Ontario adventure. You should:
- Look over the vehicle and make sure 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Ontario rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Ontario has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Ontario.