Car rentals in Westwood: All you need to know
You need a great vehicle to take you around Westwood whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Westwood. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Westwood. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Westwood?
You're on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental with us. However, you can try to do a couple things to keep your next booking affordable. Make sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Reserve your rental car as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Westwood rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Westwood?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Westwood?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Westwood. If you're having a bit of trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||If you really want to go all out on your getaway to Westwood||Mercedes C-Class, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Family trips where you need additional room||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing some sightseeing||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Westwood?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Westwood is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to figure out any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Westwood?
When cruising through Westwood or the rest of Canada, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
Although many of the major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you reserve a larger or luxury vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
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 need to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|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 need 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 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 any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a gas 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car suppliers provide you a full tank policy. We advise bringing it back filled up. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Westwood?
If you wish to explore all that Westwood offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Go over the fine print to make sure they are truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Westwood adventure. It's important to:
- Look over your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Westwood rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.