Car rentals in Wildwood: All you need to know
A Wildwood 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 Alberta has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Wildwood. Keep reading to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a bargain car rental in Wildwood?
You're well on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental with us. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Wildwood rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Wildwood?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Avis and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Wildwood?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Alberta metropolis means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||For those on a strict travel budget||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Wildwood?
Generally, to rent a car in Wildwood you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional fee if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Read through the terms to find what the exact charge is before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Wildwood?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Wildwood. Look into it before you book and, if it's needed, you can conveniently include it at checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Wildwood rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find 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 vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you need 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 pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. 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 pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more 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 don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You receive the car topped off. If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a gas station before bringing the vehicle. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Wildwood trip, go over a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is 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 working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Wildwood car rental today
Know that you can count on a great vehicle that will leave you with cash to spare when you reserve your car with CarRentals.com. Cash in on cheap deals on your Wildwood car rental when you book with CarRentals.com. We'll see you out here.