Car rentals in Southbank: All you need to know
A Southbank car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of British Columbia has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Southbank. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Southbank?
We always try to get you the best price. But, to increase your savings when you travel to Southbank you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Book your rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they usually are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have outlets in Southbank?
From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Southbank?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Southbank. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you want to travel Southbank in style||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|Minivan||Family trips where you need the extra room||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking in large cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Southbank?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Southbank is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go through the rental agreement to find any additional charges will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Southbank?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you're renting a car. That said, 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 to your booking for Southbank. Look into it before you book and, if it is required, you can conveniently add it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Southbank rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much gas as you need and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half 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 shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Many rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay more 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 pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Southbank?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those 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.
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Southbank adventure, be sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around your car and make sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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 windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Southbank rental car today
When you reserve your Southbank rental car with CarRentals.com, you know you can count on a perfect car that will leave you with extra cash to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your Southbank rental car when you book with us. We'll see you around town.