18 y/o Renting a Car in BC
Can anyone recommend a place that would rent to an 18 year old in Vancouver/Richmond, BC? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Nov 8th, 2018 7:06 pm
Probably ain't gonna work as far as the majors go. Some agencies will rent to younger renters if they're on company business.
Nov 8th, 2018 7:24 pm
Thank you for that suggestion! I called them and they said it's fine that I'm 18! Underage fee is $20/day and the two weeks including unerage fee, tax, etc. for a car with snow tires is $1588. $766 for their cheapest "economy" car.GangStarr wrote: ↑Nov 8th, 2018 5:33 pmI don’t think “counting it as a work trip” will do much unless your company has some agreement with rental agencies. 18 is a tough age and usually u haul will only help you with vans.
These guys allow 19+ might want to call them and see if they can refer you.
I’d be searching around for the small rental agencies.
Nov 8th, 2018 7:28 pm
That’s great! I remember being your age and the frustrations with getting a car and all the fees even when over 21.
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Nov 17th, 2018 4:27 pm
Good review but wrong thread. OP mentions 14 day trip. I very much doubt he’s looking for a city based short term car sharegr8dlr wrote: ↑You should consider CAR Share services instead of car rental....depending on how often you use it, it's much cheaper as their PER MINUTE RATE includes gas, insurance and parking.
The service is one way rentals ie you find a car, reserve it, take it and park it and leave => pay per minute. Walk around, do whatever you want and then if you want another car, you search for another car in your vicinity on the app, reserve it, take it and park it and leave => pay per minute.
Compare that to regular rental where you pay upfront for the whole day, you still have to pay for gas, parking and you always have to go back to your car to get it....if you walked a mile away, you have to walk back a mile to get your car and repeat.
To join Evo you must be at least 18 years old, have a credit card, a valid drivers license, 2 years of driving experience and meet our minimum driving requirements verified by a driving record check.
Anyone! There are just a few requirements members need to meet to be covered under our insurance. A member needs to be at least 18 years of age and have a reasonable amount of driving experience; so members cannot have a learner’s permit or be a “new” driver. Also, a member must have a driver’s abstract in good standing, with no alcohol- or drug-related violations. Offenses under the motor vehicle code will be examined — and their severity can negate membership.
FYI the 1 day rate with Car2GO is $69+tax+fees which is less than that $1500 rate you were quoted for two weeks. Unless you're driving a lot, which I doubt, if you pick up a car 4 times in a day and you drive 15 minutes each time, you're spending less than $25 per day with either EVO or Car2go...and you don't have to pay for gas or parking.
I recommend you sign up for both services which increases the number of cars you can use/access
Nov 17th, 2018 8:54 pm
He's flying into and out of Vancouver... I'm assuming he's going to spend some time in the big Vancouver in which case, he doesn't need to rent a car while he is there.
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