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 the rest of Nova Scotia has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Springfield. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Springfield?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental car companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Springfield has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Springfield?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Springfield?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Springfield. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|SUV||Families with plenty of suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Springfield?
Usually, to rent a car in Springfield you must be at least 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 read over the supplier's terms to figure out any additional charges will be before you book your vehicle.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Springfield?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental. Many credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger automobiles such as premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Springfield.
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 close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. Use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||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 be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more 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 need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car companies give you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise bringing it back with a full tank. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before returning the vehicle.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Springfield. You can drive as much as you want without incurring extra charges. Make sure to read your policy to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Before you drive off
Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Springfield adventure. You should:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Springfield rental car today
When you book with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a wonderful vehicle that will result in more extra money to spare. Cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Springfield rental car when you book with us. We'll see you out here.