Car rentals in Pictou Island: All you need to know
A Pictou Island car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of Nova Scotia has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Pictou Island. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Pictou Island?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the variety of car rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Pictou Island has to offer. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your car rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they commonly are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Pictou Island?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Pictou Island?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Pictou Island. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||If you really want to go all out on your trip to Pictou Island||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups that need room for all their bags||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Pictou Island?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Pictou Island is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to discover what the total will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Pictou Island?
Insurance is required, no matter where you're renting a car. However, 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, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Pictou Island. Look into it before you book and, if it's needed, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Pictou Island rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for an open gas station near 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 vehicle. Use as much petrol as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. 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. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices 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 of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||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 your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Pictou Island?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Pictou Island. You can cruise as much as you want and not incur added charges. Go over your policy to see if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Pictou Island adventure, go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Pictou Island car rental today
Know that you can count on a wonderful ride that will leave you with cash to spare when you reserve your car with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Pictou Island car rental when you book with us. See you out here.