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Car rentals in Shad Bay: All you need to know

A Shad Bay car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of Nova Scotia has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Shad Bay. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.

Where do I get a bargain rental car in Shad Bay?

You're well on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental with us. But, you can do a few things to keep your next booking affordable. You can:

  • Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
  • Book your rental as far in advance as you can
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they usually are more expensive
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have outlets in Shad Bay?

From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, 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 Shad Bay?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Nova Scotia town means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVThose looking for a little off-road excitementBMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar
Full SizePlanning a big trip with a large group of friends or family membersChevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar
Economy or Compact CarCouple or two friends heading to the beach and backFiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Shad Bay?

Usually, to rent a car in Shad Bay you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read through the terms to determine what the exact fee is before you book your rental.

Does Shad Bay require rental car insurance?

Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. However, you might already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is needed, you can easily add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.

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 an open gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullThe gas tank will be full when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling costYou only need to replace the fuel you 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Several providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off locationThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car backYou fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you collect the car

What type of fuel policy should I choose?

Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest bringing it back filled up. To avoid any added expenses, find a filling station before returning the car rental.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Shad Bay?

If you want to check out all that Shad Bay offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Shad Bay. Read the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Shad Bay adventure. You should:

  • Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
  • 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 wipers
  • Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area

Book your Shad Bay car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Shad Bay has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Shad Bay.