Car rentals in Sechelt: All you need to know
A Sechelt 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 British Columbia has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Sechelt. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Sechelt?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the best packages Sechelt has to offer. You can also:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Sechelt rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Sechelt?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Sechelt?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Sechelt. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Sechelt||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups that need room for all their luggage||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, 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 Sechelt?
Generally, to rent a car in Sechelt you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Go through the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact fee will be before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Sechelt?
When driving in Sechelt or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, offer some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check your rental car company's 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 find a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you collect your car. Use as much petrol as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to search 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 drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Sechelt?
If you want to see all that Sechelt offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Review the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- 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, 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 Sechelt rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Sechelt has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Sechelt.