Car rentals in St. John's: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around St. John's 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 best restaurants in St. John's. We've collected the most popular questions about renting a car in St. John's. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in St. John's?
You're on your way to finding the best price on your car rental when you use us. However, there are ways to get an even cheaper price on your next booking. Be sure to:
- Compare all the deals available
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you will know the actual cost before you rent
- Determine the vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in St. John's.
What rental suppliers have agencies in St. John's?
In St. John's, CarRentals.com has a few car rental companies to decide from, like Dollar. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to St. John's?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this town means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||When you deserve the best||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfortable ride||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a bit of sightseeing||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in St. John's?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in St. John's 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 terms to determine what the exact fee will be before you book your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in St. John's?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through ATG.Several credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to St. John's.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want 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 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 won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't fill up 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'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 a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in St. John's?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your St. John's trip, be sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and make sure there is no 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 inflated and both the lug wrench and jack 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
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your St. John's car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels St. John's has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in St. John's.