Car rentals in Portage: All you need to know
A Portage car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of New Brunswick has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Portage. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Portage?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and go down the variety of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Portage. You should also:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprises
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Portage rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Portage?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Portage?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Portage. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the New Brunswick back-country||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Portage?
Normally, to rent a car in Portage you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for higher category cars. Go over the terms to find what the exact price will be before you book your vehicle.
Does Portage require rental car insurance?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, provide some coverage; but, there may be restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a luxury or larger vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much gas as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 won't pay more than local fuel 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 upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car 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 Portage.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Portage?
If you plan to explore all that Portage offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Portage. Go over the fine print to make certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Check out your car and be certain there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Portage rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can suit your needs and not break your wallet.