Car rentals in St. Johns: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to get around St. Johns whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around the region and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in St. Johns. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in St. Johns. Read on to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in St. Johns?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and go through the list of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in St. Johns. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in St. Johns.
What rental suppliers have outlets in St. Johns?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the 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. Johns?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit St. Johns. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for adventure in the Newfoundland and Labrador back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with great fuel economy||BMW i3, Toyota Prius, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in St. Johns?
Usually, to rent a car in St. Johns 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 review the rental agreement to find what the total will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in St. Johns?
Insurance is required, no matter where you're renting a car. However, you could already be covered by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for St. Johns. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can easily add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
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 need to find an open gas station close to your car rental supplier
|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 wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end of your rental period. 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. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest 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 upfront 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 gas station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
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 choice. 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.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
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. Read the fine print before you book.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your St. Johns adventure, be sure you check a few items before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench 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 unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your St. Johns rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can align with your requirements and not break the bank.