Car rentals in Tofino: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Tofino whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around the area and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Tofino. We've gathered the most popular questions about renting a car in Tofino. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I find a great deal on a rental car in Tofino?
You are on your way to getting the best rate on your car rental with us. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Book your vehicle as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Tofino?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Tofino?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this British Columbia city means you're bound to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families or groups who want comfort and have safety as a top priority||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Tofino?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Tofino is 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 review the rental agreement to figure out what the total will be before you book your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Tofino?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car company, if you think your insurance won't cover you while traveling through CAN.Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, give some insurance on your rental; but, there may be restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check rental car supplier's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to search for a 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 get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay more 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 can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full tank policy. You receive the car with the needle at "F". If you return your rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before bringing the car rental. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit several customers all over Tofino. You can drive wherever you want and not incur additional charges. Review your policy to see if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot. You should:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- 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, and note 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 Tofino car rental 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. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.