Car rentals in Timaru: All you need to know
A Timaru car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Timaru. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Timaru?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Timaru. You can also:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you will know the true cost before you book
- Decide the car you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Timaru.
What rental companies have retailers in Timaru?
In Timaru, CarRentals.com has a few rental car providers to pick from, like Avis. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Timaru?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Timaru. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to go over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families or groups looking for adventure in the back-country||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Timaru?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Timaru is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read over the supplier's terms to figure out what any additional fees is before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Timaru?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, offer some coverage; however, there may be restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Timaru rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station near 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. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||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 fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We usually suggest that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Timaru?
If you want to check out all that Timaru offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Timaru. Read the fine print to be sure they are truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Timaru vacation, go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, write it down on your 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 working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Timaru 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 the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can align with your requirement and not break the bank.