Car rentals in Saint John: All you need to know
A Saint John 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 North Dakota has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Saint John. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a great deal on a rental car in Saint John?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the variety of car rental companies, select the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Saint John. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Saint John.
What rental companies have outlets in Saint John?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Saint John?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Saint John. If you're having trouble choosing, make sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfy ride||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Saint John?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Saint John is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to review the terms to find what the exact fee is before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Saint John?
Insurance is required, no matter where you rent a vehicle. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's required, you can just include it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Saint John 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. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill 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. Several suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before bringing the car rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. 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 go over a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Saint John adventure. It's important to:
- Inspect your car 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
- 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Saint John car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel fund.