Car rentals in Peterborough: All you need to know
A Peterborough car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Ontario has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about renting a car in Peterborough. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I get a bargain car rental in Peterborough?
You're well on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental when you use us. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Peterborough rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Peterborough?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Peterborough?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Peterborough. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Peterborough||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV||Families with a lot of suitcases and a need for space||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Peterborough?
Generally, to rent a car in Peterborough you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the rental agreement to determine what the total is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Peterborough?
When cruising through Peterborough or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance with the rental agency.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices 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 of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel 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 won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You should get into your vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring the car back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Peterborough?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. 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
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the 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, and note 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 Peterborough car rental today
When you reserve with CarRentals.com, you can depend on a great car that will result in more extra cash in the bank. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Peterborough rental car when you book with CarRentals.com. See you out here.