*NOTE: The below is the Terms & Conditions for rental from Advantage in the United States
The below T&Cs (including prices and taxes) are provided by Advantage and may change without notice to VroomVroomVroom.ca.
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.
An acceptable valid driver's license, issued from your country of residence, MUST be presented at 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, and the rental is in the United States, an International Driver's Permit is recommended. In all cases, a valid driver's license issued in your home country must be provided, whether or not you possess an International Driver's Permit. You will not be allowed to rent an Advantage vehicle with only an International Driver's Permit.
A third form of I. D. may be required on some vehicles. The third I. D. form can be any one of the following:
If you are 25+ than there is no additional charge; if you are between the ages of 21-24 there is a $27-37
If you are to add an additional driver of 25+ than there will be a charge that is dependant of the location although if you are an AAA member there may be a discount given at the counter when picking up the car.
Acceptable Authorized Operators age 25 and older are automatically covered on the Rental Agreement.
Authorized Operators are:
- The employer, employee or fellow employee of renter on company business, (when booking includes company Corporate Discount Number).
- The renter's spouse for rentals that originate in California, Nevada or New York.
- The spouse (including partners in Vermont Civil Unions) or domestic partner of Advantage Number One Club, Number One Club Gold or Platinum members.
- Authorized Operators do not have to be present at time of rental.
- There are no fees for Authorized Operators.
- Authorized & Additional Authorized Operators
- Additional Authorized Operators
- In most cases only the renter of the vehicle is automatically autthorized to drive the vehicle.
- Other licenced drivers over the age of 21 may be signed on as an "Additional Authorized Operator" (AAO). AAOs must be present at the time of rental and must meet normal rental qualifications, such as presenting a credit card in their own name or a round-trip airline ticket, show valid driver's licence, and meet the minimum age of 21 (age differential charge applies for AAOs (age 21-24).
Additional Authorized Operators Fees
- USD $10.00 per day for each Additional Authorized Operator.
There is no charge in California for AAOs. In New York, Additional Authorized Operator charge is USD $3.00 per day for each AAO.
Advantage has three refueling options available to meet your needs:
You may purchase a tank of gas from Advantage at time of rental and return the vehicle with as little gas as you prefer. 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.
You can let us refuel for you and only pay for the fuel required to replace the fuel you used, and for the service and convenience of refueling the tank.
You can stop and refuel the tank yourself, immediately prior to returning the vehicle.
Advantage cars may be driven into Canada but the following restrictions apply:
Rental location must be notified in advance so that the necessary paperwork can be included with the car.
Canadian Customs and Excise Regulations prohibit Canadian residents from driving U.S. rental vehicles in Canada and/or returning to the U.S. When a Canadian resident rents a U.S. car in the U.S. and drives into Canada, he/she must obtain a Traveler's Vehicle Permit from Canadian Customs, Form E50B. Then the renter must go directly to a Canadian Advantage location and exchange the U.S. car for a Canadian car within 24 hours. No one way rental fees are applied.
Residency is based on the primary renter.
Renters may only drive in Canada for 30 days unless extension is requested from Customs at the time of entry.
Advantage vehicles may not be driven into Mexico.
For those travelers who are accustomed to showing a driver's license and other forms of identification when traveling between Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the United States, the rules are about to change.
Effective midnight January 8, 2007, those traveling by air or sea between these destinations must have a valid passport to enter or re-enter the United States. U.S. citizens traveling between the United States and it's territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa) will continue to be able to use established forms of identification to board flights and for entry.
Those driving between the United States and Canada and Mexico will not be required to present a valid passport at land border crossings until January 1, 2008.
The new requirements are part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), which is one element of a much larger bill, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.