Car rentals in Walsh: All you need to know
A Walsh car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of Alberta has to offer. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Walsh. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Walsh?
You are well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental when you use us. But, to increase your savings on your trip to Walsh you can do a few things. Be sure to:
- 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
- Learn about any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. That way you will know the true cost before you rent
- Don't get more vehicle than you'll need. Usually, the smaller the class the lower the rate
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Walsh rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Walsh?
From budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Walsh?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Walsh. If you're having a little trouble picking the right car, make sure to look over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to go all out on your getaway to Walsh||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing a lot of touring and want a comfortable ride||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Walsh?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Walsh is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you're under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Go through the terms to find what the exact rate will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Walsh require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Walsh or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance with the rental supplier.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Walsh.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to 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 fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel 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 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 pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car companies give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we recommend returning the car filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, fill up your tank before returning the rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to explore all that Walsh offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Be sure you go over a few items before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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 operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Walsh rental car 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 car rental that can suit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.