Car rentals in St Charles: All you need to know
A St Charles 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 Ontario has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in St Charles. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in St Charles?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of car rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages St Charles has to offer. You can also:
- Compare and contrast all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with additional costs
- Determine the car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your St Charles rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in St Charles?
From global names like Hertz and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look 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 St Charles?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Ontario city means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise St Charles||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Family getaways where you need the extra room||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in St Charles?
Typically, to rent a car in St Charles you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to find what the exact price is before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in St Charles?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can easily add it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. 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 can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your 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 before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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 St Charles.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in St Charles?
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 begin on your St Charles adventure, be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your St Charles car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels St Charles has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the amazing sites in St Charles.