Car rentals in Penticton: All you need to know
A Penticton car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of British Columbia has to offer. We've answered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Penticton. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Penticton?
We always try to get you the best rate. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Read the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprise fees
- Book your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Penticton?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Penticton?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this British Columbia metropolis means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their suitcases||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Penticton?
Generally, to rent a car in Penticton you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an additional charge if you are under 25 or for higher category cars in particular. Go through the terms to figure out what the exact price will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Penticton?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage with the rental car company.Many credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Penticton.
What is the fuel policy for Penticton rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for an open 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 automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary 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 be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of fuel 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 gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Penticton offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot on your Penticton adventure. You should take time to:
- Inspect the car and make sure there is no damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Penticton car rental 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 who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your needs and not break your wallet.