How To Survive Easter USA Car Hire

Hi all,

Easter is a very busy time of year in the world of car rental, thousands and thousands of usrentacar customers will collect vehicles over the next few days; so I thought now would be a good time to just refresh some of you on the collection process.

To collect

To collect your rental you must present the supplier with the following items

  1. Your full driving licence, if you have the new (ish) UK licence you must produce the card part and the paper copy.
  2. A credit card (alamo, budget & dollar) or a visa debit card (alamo & dollar) to leave as security on the vehicle.
  3. Your voucher – either printed from our website ( or via our voucher app, downloaded from the app store.

Once you have produced the above documentation you will be asked to sign your rental agreement.

Your rental agreement

The rental agreement is the contract between yourself and the supplier (alamo, budget, thrifty or dollar). It will list all the relevant details associated with your car hire. It will also list any additional charges payable locally; for example, one way rental charges, child seats, petrol.

It is imperative that you read and fully understand this rental agreement before you sign it.

Once you have signed this agreement you are legally agreeing to its contents and will not be able to intervene on your behalf for any additional extras.

Local extras

Our suppliers do have the right to offer additional optional extras locally. Your package is sufficient for your rental needs however all suppliers can offer the following.

Upgrades – Suppliers may offer you an additional daily rate to upgrade your vehicle to a higher category. Remember that the rate offered maybe subject to local taxes.

Advanced Roadside assistance/roadsafe – Your rental comes with basic roadside assistance covering mechanical failure, our suppliers can offer advanced roadside assistance or RoadSafe more information available here

Sunpass/Ezipass – Is basically a toll pass allowing you to drive through the tolls, Florida is slowly phasing out all manually operated toll booths so this maybe an option some might consider more information available here

Remember these are optional extras and are not required Tip – if you notice after collection that you have signed for something locally we suggest you contact the location immediately and ask them to remove this cost. If you have elected to upgrade your vehicle you will have to return it.

On return

When you return your vehicle some suppliers will provide you with a receipt confirming any amounts due, we advise that you query any charges you do not recognise.

Also remember to check the vehicle for your own belongings as retrieving forgotten items is very difficult.

I hope this quick guide is useful, if you can add to any of the above please feel free to comment below.

Enjoy your car hire



 Florida car hire

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