- 1 How do I return my rental car at the airport?
- 2 How do I get out of a rental car drop off fee?
- 3 Do you have to vacuum a rental car before returning it?
- 4 Is there a penalty for returning a rental car early?
- 5 How long does it take to return a rental car at the airport?
- 6 What time do you have to return a rental car?
- 7 What is a drop charge on rental cars?
- 8 Which car rental company does not charge a one way fee?
- 9 Why is it so expensive to drop off a rental car at a different location?
- 10 Do rental cars track your speed?
- 11 Can I return my rental car dirty?
- 12 Are car rental reservations guaranteed?
- 13 Can I dispute a rental car charge?
- 14 Can you return a Thrifty rental car early?
- 15 What happens if you turn in a rental car early?
How do I return my rental car at the airport?
“On-site” airport car rental return
At a busy location, an attendant will be ready to identify the car and check for any damages, mileage and more items as soon as you get to the return lane. If everything’s ok, the attendant will hand you a receipt that proves you’ve returned the car and you’ll be good to go.
How do I get out of a rental car drop off fee?
One way to land car rentals with no drop–off fee is to book a special one-way promo where the drop–off fee is waived. These can be seasonal drive-in or drive-out specials, city-to-city promos and airport-to-downtown offers.
Do you have to vacuum a rental car before returning it?
Do I need to wash my rental car before returning? Usually, the answer to this question is no. If rental car providers have to do much more than a quick wipe down and vacuum, you may find yourself hit with charges.
Is there a penalty for returning a rental car early?
The penalty for returning your car early is sometimes called “rental change fee.” You can be charged a fee if you return your rental car before the date and time on your contract. Alamo, for example, charges $15 for an early return.
How long does it take to return a rental car at the airport?
When you know the drill, returning a rental car can be a breeze. In 2018, over 70% of Rentalcars.com customers said it only took them 10 minutes (or less) to drop off their cars*. However, during busier times of the day or season, it can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour.
What time do you have to return a rental car?
There is a 29-minute grace period for returns. After 30 minutes late, hourly car rate charges and taxes may apply. After 90 minutes late, full-day late charges and taxes may apply. After 7 hours late, if you didn’t call to extend your rental, an additional $10/day late fee applies.
What is a drop charge on rental cars?
A drop charge is a fee for picking up a rental car at one location and returning it to a different location. The rental car drop fee varies depending on location and time of year. If you have to pay a drop charge, it will be disclosed at the time of reservation.
Which car rental company does not charge a one way fee?
Avis: Avis offers a deal for customers looking to rent a vehicle for 12 hours one way from an airport to downtown, with no drop-off fee.
Why is it so expensive to drop off a rental car at a different location?
Renting one way is typically more expensive than renting round trip. Your price is broken out into different components: the daily rate (a.k.a. time and mileage), taxes and fees, and a one-way drop charge. The drop fee can vary from one rental–car company to another, and even within a single rental car company.
Do rental cars track your speed?
Since I last wrote about this issue in 2002, more rental cars have been fitted with such systems, which can instantly relay information on your car’s speed, route and position to the rental company. This is done by wireless devices and Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers that pinpoint location.
Can I return my rental car dirty?
Whilst the car will be valeted before you take delivery, you needn’t return it as clean as it was at pick up. The car will be valeted in preparation of the next customer, however if the rental agent deem the car to be excessively dirty / soiled you are likely to be charged.
Are car rental reservations guaranteed?
Car rental companies don’t always show up-to-date availability online. One common misconception about rental cars is that making a reservation means a vehicle will be set aside for you. In reality, a reservation guarantees the advertised rate, but not that a vehicle will be available for you to rent.
Can I dispute a rental car charge?
The Fair Credit Billing Act allows credit card using consumers to file chargeback disputes in the case of fraud and billing errors. But the consumer must be able to give evidence that supports the dispute.
Can you return a Thrifty rental car early?
There is a $10 fee to change your rental agreement. Early Return Fee. An Early Return Fee of up to $32.50 will be applied if You return the Vehicle more than 24 hours before the date and time previously scheduled, and You fail to notify us more than 24 hours in advance of such change by calling us at 1-888-283-0898.
What happens if you turn in a rental car early?
If you need to drop off your car earlier than expected, call the local number the rental company should have given you with the paperwork you got when you picked up the car. You will not receive a refund for the unused days, but there shouldn’t be any charges for returning the car early.