Car rentals in Yarmouth: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Yarmouth whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the area and park in front of the best restaurants in Yarmouth. We've collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Yarmouth. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Yarmouth?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to grab the best deals. Just enter your travel dates and go down the variety of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Yarmouth. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Yarmouth?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Yarmouth?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Yarmouth. If you're having trouble picking the right car, make sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the Nova Scotia back-country||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||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 age do you have to be to rent a car in Yarmouth?
Typically, to rent a car in Yarmouth you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Read through the terms to find what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Yarmouth?
When cruising through Yarmouth or the rest of Canada, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through CAN.
The major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Yarmouth.
Are there different 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 an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much gas as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the rental dealer. 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 pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel 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 collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your 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 fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out choice is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Yarmouth.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Yarmouth?
If you want to explore all that Yarmouth offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Yarmouth. Review the fine print to make certain they are actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get going on your Yarmouth adventure, check a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see 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
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Yarmouth rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Yarmouth has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Yarmouth.