Car rentals in Scanterbury: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Scanterbury whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Scanterbury. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Scanterbury. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Scanterbury?
You're well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with us. But, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your car rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they normally are more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Scanterbury rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Scanterbury?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Scanterbury?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Scanterbury. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, be sure to read over our chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Scanterbury?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Scanterbury is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the rental agreement to determine any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Scanterbury?
When driving in Scanterbury or the rest of Canada, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Scanterbury.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|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 need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. 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, you'll only need 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 refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the supplier 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 a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up 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 go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. If you want to save some money, fill up your tank before you return the car. 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 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.
Tips before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Scanterbury adventure. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Scanterbury rental car 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 the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can align with your requirement and not break the bank.