The below T&Cs (including prices and taxes) are provided by Hertz and may change without notice to VroomVroomVroom.com.
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.
* 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.b
AAA - Spouse/Domestic Partner* of AAA members are not required to have a separate AAA membership in order to receive the free AAO privileges. For other rentals, the AAO fee is also waived when both the renter and the AAO are AAA members.
*Domestic partner: An unmarried partner of the same or opposite sex (not a relative) who permanently resides as part of the same family unit, at the same address as the renter, as validated by the address on the driver's license.
USAA - No charge for qualified additional operators who are USAA members when signing on to a USAA rental when booking includes USAA discount number.
. At Airport Locations debit cards will be accepted to qualify for rental when the customer provides proof of return airline flight to coincide with the rental and two (2) valid forms of identification.
· At Off Airport Locations debit cards will be accepted to qualify for rental when the customer has made a reservation made at least one (1) day in advance of the rental pick up date, they are at least 25 years old, and present two (2) valid forms of identification.
· There are exceptions to the general policy:
· Debit cards are not accepted to qualify for the rental for Dream Cars and Shelby GT-H Mustang
· Debit cards are not accepted at time of rental in following cities and surrounding areas, New York Metropolitan (NY, NJ, CT), Hartford, CT, Philadelphia, PA, Boston, MA, Manchester, NH and Detroit, MI.
· Debit cards may continue to be used to pay for rental charges at time of return
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. In Illinois, your responsibility for loss or damage for any cause other than theft is limited to USD 15,500.00. Loss or damage related to theft is limited to USD 2,000.00, unless the theft results from your fault. In New York, your financial responsibility shall not exceed:
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), offered in combination with PEC, allows you to elect accidental death and accidental medical expense coverage for yourself and your passengers during the rental period of the vehicle.
|Benefit Schedule||Renter||Each Passenger|
|Accidental Death||USD 175,000.00||USD 17,500.00|
|Accidental Medical Expenses|
|not to exceed (except NY):||USD 2,500.00||USD 2,500.00|
|New York only:||USD 3,500.00||USD 3,500.00|
|not to exceed (except NY):||USD 250.00||USD 250.00|
|New York only:||USD 150.00||USD 150.00|
Total benefits for any one accident are limited to USD 225,000.00 and are payable in addition to any other coverage for which you or your passengers are eligible. However, your benefits provided by other coverage may be affected by the PAI benefits. Rentals originating in the State of Mississippi do not have a single accident limit of USD 225,000.00.
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 Hertz rental car.
Personal Effects Coverage (PEC), offered in combination with PAI, is an option that insures against risk of loss or damage to help protect your personal belongings while renting from Hertz. By electing PEC you will be insured throughout the entire rental period. PEC is insurance protection and pays in addition to any other policy you may have (such as a Homeowner's policy).
However, your benefits provided by other coverage may be affected by the PEC benefit. PEC insurance coverage includes those personal effects owned by you and those members of your immediate family traveling with you during the rental period who are permanent residents of your household. PEC does not extend to non-family members traveling with you.
The maximum coverage per person is USD 600.00 with the maximum coverage for all claims during any rental limited to USD 1800.00, no deductible (Exception In New York, maximum coverage is USD 500.00 per person with a maximum coverage for all claims during any rental limited to USD 1,500.00).