Car rentals in Squamish: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to get around Squamish whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Squamish. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Squamish. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Squamish?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and go through the variety of car rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Squamish has to offer. You can also:
- Compare and contrast the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
- Determine what car you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Squamish rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Squamish?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Squamish?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this British Columbia metropolis means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you need the best||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||Big groups that need room for all their suitcases||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Squamish?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Squamish 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 the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Squamish?
Insurance is required, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you could already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Squamish. Look into it before you book and, if it's needed, you can conveniently include it at checkout.
What are the 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 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 pick up your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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 quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any fuel you didn't use. 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 pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||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 have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. 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 Squamish.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Squamish?
If you want to check out all that Squamish offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Be sure you check out a few things before you leave the lot on your Squamish adventure. You should take time to:
- Check out the vehicle and make sure there is no damage 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Squamish car rental today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.