Car rentals in Springfield: All you need to know
A Springfield car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Manitoba has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Springfield. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Springfield?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your upcoming booking. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Springfield rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Springfield?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Springfield?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Springfield. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, be sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Springfield?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Springfield is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to figure out what the total will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Springfield?
When driving around Springfield or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for interim coverage through the rental supplier.
The major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will generally offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Springfield.
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 need to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off 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 any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to find 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up 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 find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Springfield.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Springfield trip, check a few items before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Springfield rental car today
When you reserve your car with CarRentals.com, you can count on a perfect car that will leave you with extra money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Springfield car rental. We'll see you out here.