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Adding Additional Drivers to Your Car Rental Agreement in Canada

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You do not need to add any additional driver's to your booking before you arrive at the depot to pick up your car. Each of our suppliers have different requirements concerning additional drivers, but in most cases the driver is asked to present their driving licence at the depot and sign the rental agreement. VroomVroomVroom has put together a guide to assist you in adding an additional driver to your rental:

  • Alamo: Additional drivers must sign the rental agreement at the counter with the primary renter. They can only be added to the contract at the pick-up location, and must meet all rental requirements. An additional fee of around $10* (excluding local taxes and surcharges, varies per location) will apply.
  • Avis: With the renter's prior permission, and providing they are over 25 years of age, the renter's employee or employer (while on business travel) or their spouse are authorized drivers and do not need to be present at the time of pickup to sign the additional driver form. All others must present their driver's licence and complete the additional driver form at the rental counter. An additional fee of $10-$20* (excluding local taxes and surcharges) will apply.
  • Budget: Additional drivers must meet the same requirements as the primary driver, and must be over 25 years of age. The renter's spouse or domestic partner is exempt from paying the additional driver fee, which for all others is around $10-$20* per day (excluding local taxes and surcharges).
  • Enterprise: All additional driver's must appear at the counter with the primary renter and present their driver's licence. There is no fee for authorized drivers (either spouse or domestic partner of the renter). Others will need to pay the additional drive fee of $10* per day, per driver (may attract local taxes and surcharges).
  • Hertz: Additional drivers must be present to sign the rental at the pick-up depot, or at any US corporate location during the rental. Costs vary per location, but is generally around $13.50* per day (including local taxes and surcharges).
  • National: Additional drivers must meet all age requirements, and must appear at the rental counter with the primary renter to present their driver's licence and sign the rental agreement. An additional fee of around $10 - $13* (excluding local taxes and surcharges) will apply.
  • Thrifty: Additional drivers must present their licence at the depot, and must meet all minimum age and licence requirements. An additional fee of $11* per day (excluding local taxes and surcharges) will apply.
* Prices are subject to change and may attract local taxes and surcharges. To confirm any prices, please contact our Customer Care Team.

Read more about picking up a rental car in Canada.

Important

Before you add an additional driver . . .

Some of our suppliers consider a renter's spouse, domestic partner, employee or employer (in certain circumstances) an authorized driver. This means they may be exempt from paying the additional driver fee, and may not need to be at the rental depot at the time of pick up. If you are unsure, you can contact our Customer Care Team.

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