Car rentals in Shearwater: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Shearwater whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Shearwater. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Shearwater. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Shearwater?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Shearwater?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan 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 Shearwater?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Shearwater. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the Nova Scotia back-country||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Shearwater?
Usually, to rent a car in Shearwater you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to go over the terms to find what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Shearwater?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through rental car company for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, offer some insurance on your rental; but, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.
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 have to find an open gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the end. 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 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 pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Some providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually recommend that customers choose 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 plan to check out all that Shearwater offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make certain they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Shearwater vacation, make sure you check a few things before you leave the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Look over your car and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. If so, write it down on the 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
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Shearwater rental car today
Know that you can depend on a grand vehicle that will leave you with money to spare when you reserve your car with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Shearwater car rental. We'll see you around town.