Car rentals in Wellington: All you need to know
A Wellington car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Nova Scotia has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Wellington. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Wellington?
We always strive to get you the best deal. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which typically are more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Wellington rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Wellington?
From global names like Advantage and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, 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 Wellington?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Nova Scotia metropolis means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their luggage||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Wellington?
Generally, to rent a car in Wellington you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go over the terms to find what any additional charges is before you book your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Wellington?
When cruising through Wellington or the rest of Canada, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary coverage through the rental agency.
The major credit cards (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will generally cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Wellington.
Are there different 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 an open 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 car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying 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'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Some suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We advise a full tank policy. You should get into your car with a full tank, and you will want to return it with a full tank of gas. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before bringing the car rental. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to see all that Wellington offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Wellington. Review the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Wellington vacation, be sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot. You should:
- Inspect the car and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Wellington rental car today
You know you can count on a perfect set of wheels that will leave you with money to spare when you book with CarRentals.com. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your impeccable Wellington rental car. We'll see you around town.