What is the Hertz fuel purchase option

Traveler 15/2019

Hertz Go by car through USA A car is almost part of the basic holiday equipment in the USA. The distances are too great to see a maximum of this huge country in a short time. But what do you have to pay attention to when you are on four wheels through the land of unlimited possibilities? A guide by Roman Brauner, MBA, Director Marketing & Sales at Rienhoff GmbH, Hertz International Franchisee. What requirements, such as minimum age, must be met in order to drive a rental car in the USA? For most private rentals at Corporate Hertz stations and at participating licensee stations, the minimum age is 25 years without a young driver fee. Some vehicle groups can be rented from the age of 18 or 20 on payment of a young driver surcharge. Is an international driving license necessary or is the Austrian / European driving license sufficient? The main driver and all additional drivers must be in possession of a valid national driver's license at the start of the rental and present their driver's license when picking up the vehicle. The driver's license must be valid for the entire rental period. If the driver's license is in a language other than English and the rental is in the USA, an International Driver’s Permit is recommended. In any case, a valid driver's license issued in your home country must be presented, regardless of whether you hold an international driver's license or not. However, it is not permitted to rent a Hertz vehicle simply by presenting an international driver's license. Are there any other documents required? No, just a credit card. How many drivers can you register, what are the guidelines for additional drivers? At corporate and participating licensee stations in New York, the additional fee is USD 3 per day or a maximum of USD 189 per rental and per additional driver. AAA: Spouses / domestic partners of AAA members can be registered as additional drivers free of charge even without their own AAA membership. In the case of other rentals, the fee for additional drivers will not be charged if the renter and the additional driver are AAA members. * Cohabiting partner: Unmarried partner of the same or the opposite sex (not related to the tenant) who is permanently resident as part of the same family unit at the same address as the tenant. This must be proven with the address on the driver's license. In the USA, there are special traffic regulations such as turning right at red lights, speed limits, alcohol limits, etc. Not all points apply in the same way in all states, so a generalized statement is not possible. In this case, it is advisable to inform the respective federal state in advance before traveling. Can you go on excursions to Canada by rental car? If you intend to go to Canada, you should inform the staff at the counter when you pick up the vehicle. A valid driver's license and valid rental contract documents must be available. According to Canadian entry regulations, a valid passport must be presented upon entry. Every occupant of the vehicle must have a valid passport with them. Hertz vehicles may not be driven into Mexico and certain states may have additional regulations and / or exceptions. But that's in the rental contract documents. Refueling in the USA - do you have to pay in advance? We offer 3 options: 1. Fuel Purchase Option (FPO): • The tank is paid for in advance at a competitive price • You can return the vehicle with any fuel level • You will be reimbursed for unused fuel 2 Fuel and Service Charge (FSC) • If the vehicle is returned with less fuel than was in the tank at the time of rental and the refueling option was not selected in advance, a refueling and service fee will be charged. This is based on a price per gallon. 3. Refueling of the vehicle by the renter • The vehicle is returned with the same fuel level as when it was picked up. red © Hertz 11 No. 15 | 2019 Email to: [email protected] or by phone: +43 1 795 42 0 Information

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