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Compare and Get the Best Deals Using ‘Car Rentals Near Me’

Are you planning to rent a car on your next vacation? We have just the tool to help you find the cheapest car rental deals out there!

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Finding Car Rental Deals Near Me | Skyscanner Canada

Renting a vehicle on your next trip will give you a ton of freedom. There are many reasons why you might want to rent a car: whether it be for that road trip you’ve been dying to take or if you want to cover a lot of ground in a new city within a short period of time – renting a car will open a lot of opportunities! When doing a search for ‘Car Rentals Near Me’, you will find that there are so many options when it comes to finding that perfect car rental deal. From a wide range of prices, types of cars, and pick-up and drop-off locations, there are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to renting a car. We are here to help with our guide below on how to make the most of our ‘Car Rentals Near Me’ search tool!

How do I start my search for car rentals near me?

To begin your research, head to the Car Rental tab on the Skyscanner homepage. From here, you can type where you’d like to pick up your car from, as well as your pick-up/drop-off locations and times. You can also select whether you’d like to return your car to a different location. You should also select your age range, as extra fees may apply if you’re younger than 25 years old.

After you’ve filled in all of the information, click ‘Search’ to browse the best deals from top car rental companies near you!

Things to consider when looking for car rentals

Location: Luckily, car rentals are often based in or near airports, making it super easy to drop off or pick up your vehicle. Keep this in mind when browsing prices. One company might have a great deal, but would you have to catch a $30 cab to get to and from the rental office? Maybe it’s not a great deal after all. However, you may be able to catch a free shuttle or city bus to the rental office, even if it is far from the airport. Something else to think about is that some car rental companies will pick you up from your arrival destination! All of these factors are important to consider and research when searching for car rentals near you.

Age Restrictions: The minimum age to rent a vehicle in Canada typically ranges from 21 to 24. However, in Saskatchewan, the age is just 18. Drivers under the age of 25 are not usually able to rent certain vehicles, like minivans, SUVs or luxury cars. Also, many companies will charge an additional fee for renters under the age of 25.

Outside of Canada, eligible ages for car renters will vary. Be sure to research the age requirement in the country you plan to visit if you’re venturing outside of the country!

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Finding Car Rental Deals Near Me | Skyscanner Canada

Do I need an international driver’s license when renting a car abroad?

It depends. In addition to age restrictions, an international driver’s license may be required to rent a vehicle outside of Canada. This won’t be required everywhere, but in some countries, it is. That’s why it’s a good idea to check this out before your departure date… you wouldn’t want to end up on your trip unable to rent a car!

Renting a car in the U.S.: One important thing to note is that Canadians don’t need an international driver’s license to rent a car in the U.S. So no worries if you are planning an epic road trip across the U.S. You just need a full license that is valid and up-to-date from your home province!

If it turns out that you do need an international driver’s license to rent in the country you plan to visit, worry not! This can be easily done at your local CAA office (if you’re already a licensed driver, that is). All you need is to do is fill out the online form, then bring it into CAA with the $25 fee.

Insurance: This is a factor that should be incorporated into your costs. How much will car rental insurance cost and what will be covered in the package? Be sure to look into what risks are prominent in the place you’re planning to drive, as this will vary. For example, sand and ash damage insurance is important for certain weather conditions in Iceland! What you’ll to be insured depends on the climate of your destination, among other factors. Within Canada, consider the current seasons and risks associated with that time of year. You may need more comprehensive insurance coverage in the winter months, for example. Renters can often buy vehicle insurance directly at the car rental office.

How Canadians can find the best travel insurance for their trip.

Note: You could already be covered for renter’s insurance by your personal car insurance plan, or you might have coverage with your travel credit card, so make sure to check that out before purchasing additional insurance.

Ready to ride?

Armed with this knowledge, you’re ready to find the best car rental deals! Start your search for travel deals using the tools below, and take advantage of cheap prices and detailed search functions!

Want to learn more about renting a car before booking? We have more car rental tips below.