What is Estimated Rental
Price? The Estimated Rental Price includes the total of all
known rates, taxes, fees, surcharges and applicable drop off charges that
you must pay either by law or by local policy for the length of a
particular car rental request. This price does not include optional
services such as insurance waivers, special equipment, mileage charges, or
gasoline etc. It also does not include extra day or hour charges that can
result from a late return of the rental car. This price is provided so you
can better estimate the total price you may pay to the rental car company
for your car, but is not a guarantee of your total charges.
Are there special taxes for car rentals in
countries outside of the US? Yes, there can be some mandatory
taxes that are only applied in certain countries. Check with the car
company when you are picking up your car.
What is the difference between base
rental rate and total charges? The base rate is the amount of
the rental before any taxes, service fees or mandatory insurance charges
are included. Total charges would include all additional fees.
What are CDW, PAI, TPI, VAT, VLF and
airport taxes? Do I have to pay them? CDW is Collision Damage
Waiver, PAI is Personal Accident Insurance, TPI is Theft Protection
Insurance, VAT is Value Added Tax, and VLF is Vehicle License Fee. Airport
taxes are the fees that the airports charge to car companies for the use
of their terminals, railroads, and roads; plus other service charges
mandated by the airport. Yes, some of these various taxes and charges are
mandatory and you will be advised of them at the time of car pick
How old do I have to be to rent a
car? Most major car rental companies require renters to be a
minimum of 25 years of age. Some car rental companies do allow renters at
the minimum age of 18 but there is an increase in the rate of the rental
and a deposit is required.
Do I need a foreign drivers
License? Not all car companies require you to have a license
from the country in which you are driving. Check with your car rental
agency prior to pick up to be sure you are prepared.
Are car accessories
available? Many rental agencies offer car accessories such as
child seats, ski racks, tape/CD players, etc. You can request these at the
time of reservation in the "Special Requests or Information" section of
the Interactive Affiliate Network Secure Car Reservation form when making
your car rental reservation. Extra charges may apply for these items and
they are based on availability.
Can I modify/change an existing
reservation? Yes; however, modifications may cause rate
changes. Car rates can change daily, or even hourly, so changes you make
to your reservation after confirmation can affect the original
Is there a shuttle service to my
rental car? Many rental agencies offer shuttle service to the
car pick up location from the airport. You will need to ask about this
service prior to your arrival or check at the airport.
Will I receive the make/model of car
I have reserved? Receiving the requested make or model of car
depends upon availability at the time of your arrival to pick up the
vehicle. We cannot guarantee the make or model you will receive.
Are there seperate rules for local
renters? Many rental agencies do have additional rules and
regulations for local renters or individuals not traveling by plane to
their rental destination. Unlimited mileage and additional fees may vary.
Contact your rental agency directly when you receive your confirmation
number for further details specific to your reservation.
What type of customer service is
offered? After submitting your reservation request, you will
be provided with an email address to use to make inquires about your
request. Our qualified and friendly agents are available 24-hours a day, 7
days a week, 365 days a year (including holidays) to answer your
questions. All you have to do is ask.