Car rentals in Opal: All you need to know
An Opal car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Alberta has to offer. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Opal. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Opal?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Opal. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Opal.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Opal?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Opal?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Opal. If you're having a bit of trouble choosing, be sure to look over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Everyone who wants to travel Opal in style||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups that need room for all their luggage||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Opal?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Opal is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to determine what the total will be before you rent your car.
Does Opal require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always required, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, 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, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is necessary, you can just add it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your automobile. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. 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'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a variety 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 Opal.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you drive off
Before you begin on your Opal trip, make sure you check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out your vehicle and determine if there is any damage 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
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Opal rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can align with your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.