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The rumors are not true — you can rent a car under Hertz is proud to provide affordable car rental options for drivers 20 years and up. Or so you thought.
Here are five questions answered that 20 somethings should know before hitting the open road. To rent a car you typically need to be at least 20 years old.
However, it varies. While most car rental companies rent to drivers age years old and above, every rental car company has their own policy. Some car rental companies base their rental age on state regulations.
For example, Michigan and New York have a minimum rental age requirement of 18 years old, while Mississippi is 21 years old. Others set their own company standards for young renters and clearly state that on their website. At Hertz, we happily rent to customers age 20 and above.
You can find out more on our Under 25 Car Rental. The rental rate is the same no matter the age of the renter — however a Young Renter daily fee is added to the reservation of anyone under This fee protects the rental car company from high risk drivers.
Statistically, drivers under 25 years old are more likely to be involved in an accident, so rental car companies add the additional fee to help protect themselves from the added risk they are assuming. There are a couple of different options to avoid the underage fee.
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No additional insurance is required for your car rental if you are under 25 years old, but it is strongly recommended that you have personal auto insurance. Check with your car insurance company to see if rental car coverage is included in your package.
Another great way to keep yourself protected is by adding optional Loss Damage Waivers. When you purchase Loss Damage Waiver LDWwhich is not insurance, you will not be held responsible for damage to the rental car in the event that any damage should occur provided the loss or damage was not the result of any prohibited use of the car.
Some sports vehicles could be available to young renters, like Camaros, Chargers or Mustangs, but other expensive luxury cars are not. More and more companies are offering a wide range of models that are available for young renters to choose from, so call ahead and check to see what vehicles are available to you.
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