Car rentals in Shannon: All you need to know
A Shannon car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of New Brunswick has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Shannon. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Shannon?
You're on your way to locating the best price on your car rental when you use us. However, to get the most savings on your trip to Shannon you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Decide what car you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Shannon rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Shannon?
From global names like Avis and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Shannon?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Shannon. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road adventure||Ford Edge, 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 with terrific miles per gallon||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Shannon?
Normally, the age limit for car rentals in Shannon 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 go through the rental agreement to figure out what the exact price will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Shannon?
When cruising through Shannon or the rest of Canada, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through CAN.
Many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a larger or luxury vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car 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 need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually advise that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you want to see all that Shannon offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Shannon. Go over the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it 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 radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Shannon car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Shannon has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the marvelous sites in Shannon.