Quick Answer: Do I Need To Add An Additional Driver?

How old does an additional driver have to be?

The minimum age will depend on the location and supplier you’re renting from.

Generally, any driver must be at least 21 and have held a full driving licence for at least two years..

How do I avoid additional driver fees?

The bottom line If you rent from Avis, Budget, Enterprise, or Fox – your spouse drives for free. If you find a better deal with Alamo, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, or National – join their loyalty program to waive the additional driver fee.

Does it cost more to add an additional driver?

Adding an experienced driver with a clean record to your car insurance policy typically will not cost you more money. However, if you add a driver to your policy who has recent accidents or traffic violations, the insurance company may charge you more.

Will my car insurance go up if I add another driver?

Lots of factors can affect the price of your insurance when adding a driver to your policy: The age and marital status of the additional driver. Their relationship to the policyholder. … Some insurers may give a discount if the additional driver uses another car.

What happens if an unauthorized driver drives a rental?

What are the possible consequences of an unregistered driver of a rental car? In this case the rental company will be Enterprise. The insurance coverages provided by the company will be declined. The insurance aspect will be covered by the Visa credit card with auto rental insurance.

Which car rental companies offer free additional driver?

Additional Driver Fee Policies by Car Rental Company Avis/Budget/Fox/Payless: There is no additional driver fee for a spouse or domestic partner. Other individuals will incur a per-day fee. Avis and Budget currently charge $13 per day at most locations but cap the fee at $65 per rental.

How many additional drivers can I add?

You can usually add up to four. Contact your insurer and tell them you want to add another driver to your policy. You’ll probably have to pay a fee for making changes to your policy, even if the price of your premium doesn’t change.

Can I let someone else drive my rental car?

4. Can someone else drive a car that I rent? Yes. An Additional Driver, if added to the rental agreement, may drive the rental vehicle.

How much does it cost to add another driver on a rental car?

Any additional authorized drivers must appear at time of rental and meet age and driver’s license requirements. An additional charge of $10 per day for each additional authorized driver will be added to the cost of the rental, unless other contractual conditions apply.

What happens if someone else drives your rental car and gets in accident?

Nothing, if nothing happens. However, if the unauthorized driver was involved in an accident, fault or no fault, the insurance coverage on the vehicle would become null and void. Meaning, you personally would have to foot the bill for any sustained damages to the rental vehicle and any other vehicle which was involved.

What does Thrifty charge for an additional driver?

$5.50Each additional driver will be charged $5.50 (including GST) per rental day capped at a maximum of $27.50 per 30 day rental period. The Additional Driver Fee is subject to the Admin Fee and Premium Location Surcharge where applicable.

How do I add an additional driver to Hertz?

You can now add as many drivers as there are seats in your rental car. Ask your Hertz representative about adding an additional driver to your reservation at the Hertz counter. Additional fee applies.