Europcar Terms & Conditions
The below T&Cs (including prices and taxes) are provided by Europcar and may change without notice to VroomVroomVroom.com.
This quote includes:
- Location service charge.
- Stamp duty.
- Signified kilometre amount (generally unlimited, see Europcar for extra mileage charges).
- Vehicle licensing charge.
- One way fees if applicable.
- Airport taxes and surcharges if applicable.
- All vehicle fees related to the booking, eg. Vehicle drop fees, all recovery fees, premium location fees, corporate location fees wherever applicable.
This quote will not include:
- Insurance (See next paragraph*)
- Child seats or booster seats cost about $11.99 per day.
- Extra miles (if your rental has limited mileage, each additional kilometre over the limit will be charged )
- An age surcharge of $25 per day for renters who are 21 to 24 years old.
- Any extras signed up for upon arrival, e.g. vehicle snow equipment.
- All extras and additional services will attract additional local percentage taxes and surcharges. Prices below are exclusive of these as they vary state to state.
Modifying your booking may change the original quoted price. For details on how to modify your booking please click the My Booking tab above.
* Important information about car rental insurance
For US citizens
Some US credit cards and personal car insurance policies do provide car rental insurance so please check with your credit card provider and personal auto insurance policy for details.
Visiting the US from another country
It is illegal to drive in the US without car insurance. Your travel insurance probably only covers the excess so check the fine print in your travel insurance policy.
For more information please see our U.S. car rental insurance guide.
See below for more Europcar Terms and Conditions
Additional authorized operators can be added at the time of rental or at any Advantage rental location. The primary renter and each Additional Authorized Operator must be present to sign the rental agreement and must meet normal rental qualifications, such as showing a valid driver license, and meeting all age requirements.
Additional Driver Fees: USD 12.00 per day for each Additional Authorized Operator.
Renters and additional drivers must be at least 21 years of age with valid driver's license and major credit card issued in their own name. For renters who are 21-24 years old an age differential charge of 25 USD/day will apply.
Where a Credit Card is required to Guarantee a reservation, you must cancel more than 24 hours in advance or you will be charged a minimum of one day rental charges plus taxes and appropriate fees.
An acceptable valid driver's license issued in your country of residence must be presented at the time of rental. The driver's license must be valid for the entire rental period.
If the driver's license is in a language other than English an international driver's permit is recommended and must be accompanied by a valid driver's license issued from your home country, you will not be allowed to rent with only an international driver's permit.
The renters driving license country MUST match the point of sale of the product reserved , if not the correct point of sale product will be applied at time of rental which may occur additional charges.
Child Seats Infant (CSI) - Infant seats are available for back seat use only. The cost is 11.99 USD/day with a 70 USD maximum. The infant seats are for infants from 5-20 pounds up to 26 inches long. The renter will be provided with the manufacturer's installation instructions at the counter so he/she can correctly install the seat.
Child Seat Toddler (CST) - Toddler seats are available for back seat use only. The cost is 11.99 USD/day, maximum 70 USD. Toddler seats are for children weighing from 20-40 pounds up to 40 inches tall. The renter will be provided with the manufacturer's installation instructions at the counter so he/she can correctly install the seat.
Child Seat Booster (BST) - Booster seats are available for back seat use only. The cost is 11.99 USD/day, maximum 70 USD. The booster seats are for children weighing from 40-100 pounds, from 35-54 inches tall.
Hand Control Right (HCR) /Hand Control Left (HCL) - A device that attaches to the brake and gas pedal is available for handicapped drivers. This allows a person to drive the vehicle without using legs. It is available at no additional cost. Equipment must be reserved with 5 days advance notice. If advance notice is not given, equipment may be unavailable. Renters must bring their own parking permit as Advantage does not provide handicapped ID cards or car stickers. Advantage also makes every effort to provide our renters with a physical disability with a two or four door car, but we cannot confirm a particular make or model.
Ski Rack/Snow Tires (SKV) - Ski equipped vehicles are available at select locations. This includes mud/all weather tires and ski racks. The cost is 11.99 USD/day. **CHAINS ARE NOT AVAILABLE**
GPS Travel Tablet (MTECH) - portable GPS Plus systems are available at many locations for a cost of up to 19.95 USD/day. Replacement cost is 500 USD.
Advantage has three refueling options available to meet your needs. 1) FUEL NOW - you may purchase a tank of gas from Advantage at the time of rental and return the vehicle with as little gas as you like. Please be aware that we are unable to issue a refund for unused fuel.
However, this method eliminates the need for you to refuel the tank prior to returning.
2) FUEL LATER - You can let us refuel for you. You pay for the fuel required to replace the fuel you used and for the service and convenience of refueling the tank.
3) SELF SERVE -You refuel the tank yourself immediately prior to returning the vehicle. Pricing for each option varies and is available at the rental counter.
Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) is available for an additional daily charge for each rental day. Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) is a secondary insurance product that picks up where primary liability (state statutory limits) leaves off. When combined with primary liability coverage, SLI provides the renter and any authorized driver up to 1,000,000 USD of liability protection for third party claims due to bodily injury or property damage. In order for SLI to pay on a claim, however, the state statutory limits must first at least be satisfied. The policy will respond only after all other available insurance has been exhausted.
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) coverage is available in combination with Personal Effects Coverage (PEC) for an additional daily charge for each rental day. PAI coverage: Benefit Schedule Renter/Each Passenger Accidental Death USD 250,000.00 / USD 100,000.00 Accidental Medical Expenses (reimbursed) not to exceed USD 2,500.00 Ambulance Expenses not to exceed USD 500.00. Total benefits for any one accident are limited to USD 458,000.00 and are payable in addition to any other coverage for which you, authorized drivers or your passengers are eligible. However, your benefits provided by other coverage may be affected by the PAI benefits. If this coverage is accepted, the benefits for you apply to all accidental injuries during your rental period, regardless of whether you are actually in the car. Your passengers are also covered, but only for incidents occurring while they occupy the Advantage rental car.
Personal Effects Coverage (PEC) offered in combination with PAI, is an option that insures against risk of theft or damage to help protect your personal belongings while renting from Advantage. The maximum coverage per person is USD 750.00 with the maximum total benefit for any one occurrence, regardless of the number of persons, being USD 2,000.00. There is no deductible for PEC.
Please note that PAI and PEC are not available separately and must be taken in combination.
Some exclusions and coverage conditions will apply. Please see counter agent and brochure for terms and conditions of the above products.
Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) is available for purchase at the time of rental. In most states, in the event of any other loss or damage to the car, regardless of fault, your financial responsibility extends to the full value of the car at the time of rental, less its salvage value, plus expenses for towing, storage impound fees, an administrative fee and a reasonable charge for loss of use. If your responsibility differs in the state in which you rent, it will be stated in Paragraph 4, of the Rental Agreement.
In California, in the event of any loss or damage to the car regardless of fault, your financial responsibility will in no event exceed the fair market value, plus actual charges for towing, storage, impound fees, and an administrative fee. In California and Nevada, your responsibility for loss or damage to the car from vandalism unrelated to theft will not exceed USD 500.00 and you are not responsible for theft, regardless of purchasing LDW, unless the theft results from your fault. Your responsibility for theft of the car shall not exceed the reasonable costs incurred by Advantage for loss due to theft up to its fair market value, if it is established that you or any authorized operator failed to exercise reasonable care or aided or abetted in the theft.
Customers wishing to rent who reside within 65 mile radius of location where rental transaction is to be opened must present a return flight segment of a round trip airline ticket or electronic ticket for a flight leaving from within the renting state.
Customers who reside within the 65 mile radius without a return airline ticket and wish to rent a car will be required to show: written proof of liability insurance covering injury to third persons or their property and collision and comprehensive insurance covering any Advantage vehicle while on rent.
If the Europcar agent is unable to verify proof when calling the insurance company, the rental transaction will be declined. Renters traveling on official government business, on military leave, or with an approved CID number are exempt from the local renter policy.
Advantage accepts the following form of payments: most major credit/charge cards, and most debit cards. Cash is an acceptable form of payment at time of return at most locations, not at time of rental. Acceptable charge cards include American Express / MasterCard /Discover / Visa / BankAmericard / Optima Amex.
Credit cards must have the available credit for the estimated amount of rental charges plus up to $200 in order to secure the rental.
Debit/check cards must have the available funds of the estimated amount of rental charges plus up to $350 in order to secure the rental. Eligible debit cards must have Visa, MasterCard or Discover logo.
Stored value/prepaid/gift cards are not acceptable to qualify for rental however these cards may be used for payment at return.
Please note that at the time of rental you will need to present 1) a current driver license and 2) a valid credit or charge card in the renter's name. Use of a debit card to rent a vehicle is subject to review of your credit history at the time of your rental. (Note: A confirmation of your reservation does not mean that your debit/check card is acceptable to Advantage).
Refunds of your deposit or any other funds owed to you are posted by upon close of your contract when you return the vehicle. However, depending on your financial institution, can take up to 21 days to process.
Traveling to Canada
Advantage vehicles may be driven into Canada. They do not require presentation of liability protection letters, certificates or stickers at customs. A passport is now required to enter Canada. Canadian customs and excise regulations prohibit Canadian residents from driving United States rental vehicles in Canada and returning to the United States.
Traveling to Mexico
Advantage vehicles may not be driven into Mexico.