Hertz Terms & Conditions
The below T&Cs (including prices and taxes) are provided by Hertz and may change without notice to VroomVroomVroom.
These terms and conditions are applicable to Hertz rentals in the UK ONLY.
This quote will include:
- Selected vehicle or similar
- Unlimited Kilometers unless otherwise stated
- Theft Protection, Collision Damage Waiver - dependant on source country (check for details)
- Vehicle Licensing fee
- Premium Location Fee
- Complimentary Breakdown Service
This quote will not include:
- Excess Reduction. Please see our Excess Reduction Guide for further details.
- Personal Accident Insurance
- Rates for additional drivers
- Any extra equipment such as GPS and baby seats*
- Age surcharge
- One way drop off fees
- Any Deposits needed when picking up the vehicle
- Any extra charges for "out of hours" pick up and drop offs if applicable
- Driving Abroad Fee
* All extra add-ons will attract additional percentage taxes and surcharges.
Additional charges that may apply:
- Customers under 25 years old will be required to pay young driver surcharge
- For rentals made outside regular branch opening hours maybe subject to additional charges. Hertz branch opening times can be found on www.hertz.co.uk
- No Show Fees for 'Pay at Location' reservations are applicable to European rentals
All customers will be required to pay a £200 Fuel Deposit, please ensure you have sufficient funds available at time of rental.
VroomVroomVroom does not sell protection products or excess reduction packages, therefore any quotes/enquiries MUST be directed to Hertz.
- Get it cheaper with halo travel insurance.
- Standard Liability from £800 - £1400 (excluding local fees and surcharges)
- Accident Excess Reduction - from £15.60 per day (excluding local fees and surcharges). This package reduces your liability to £0(excluding local fees and surcharges).
Varies by age of renter, location, type of vehicle and rate. Note: ER does not cover certain loss or damage and cannot be waived in full. Please contact Hertz for further insurance information, specialty cars differ in excess. Subject to the Hertz Terms and Conditions.
Driver Age Restrictions:
The minimum age for Hertz rentals in the United Kingdom is 25 years of age for all vehicle groups except for Luxury 4-Door (H), Special 4-Door (S66) and Hertz Prestige Collection (HPC) for which the minimum age is strictly 30 years old.
It is however possible to rent vehicle groups Mini (A), Economy (B), Compact 4-Door (C) and Compact 2-4 Door (R) from 23 years old on payment of a young driver surcharge per rental.
Credit card details will be taken at time of rental. A credit card from a major credit card company will be required for security when renting a car and will need to be in the name of the principal driver. We are unable to accept Electron or Debit Cards.
General Insurance Conditions (dependant on source country)
Collision Damage Waiver:
Collision Damage Waiver is an optional* service which, if accepted, reduces your financial liability for damage to the Hertz vehicle, its parts and accessories, except for theft, attempted theft or vandalism, provided the vehicle is used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rental agreement.
*CDW may be mandatory and included in some contract or preferential rates. CDW is currently included in all Prestige rates in the UK
If CDW is declined, you will be responsible for up to the amount of the cost of the vehicle depending on the vehicle group.
Regardless of whether CDW is accepted or included, all rentals are subject to a non-waivable excess which price depends on the vehicle group, for which you are responsible in the event of damage during the rental.
You can further eliminate your excess liability - Please refer to "Super Cover" in the location index for additional information.
Theft Protection is an optional* service which, if accepted, reduces your financial liability for loss of, or damage to the Hertz vehicle due to theft, attempted theft, or vandalism, including its parts and accessories, provided the vehicle is used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rental agreement.
* TP may be mandatory and included in some contract or preferential rates.
If TP is declined, you will be responsible for the amount of the deductible, which would be the full cost of the vehicle, depending on the vehicle group.
Regardless of whether Theft Protection being accepted or included, all rentals are subject to a non-waivable excess whose cost depends on the vehicle group, for which you are responsible in the event of damage to, or loss of the vehicle during the rental.
If you opted for, or if your rate includes Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection (TP), you may also wish to purchase an additional protection, "Super Cover", to waive your already limited liability in case of damage to, or theft of the Hertz vehicle, its parts and accessories, including those losses resulting from collision, vandalism, theft or attempted theft, provided the vehicle is used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rental agreement.
Super Cover is not available if you are less than 25 years old nor for customers on business contract rate rentals unless there is a CDP code present that indicates that this option is applicable, nor is it applicable for cargo vans.
Super Cover can only be purchased at time of pick-up and is charged as an extra.
Super Cover does not cover broken / loss of keys, contamination of fuel or Hertz NeverLost navigation units.
The person named on the reservation booking must be the main driver and have had a full driving license for a minimum of 1 year, be present at time of rental and payer of any rental charges.
Additional drivers are possible at a charge per day, irrespective of the number of drivers up to a maximum of the number of passengers in the vehicle.
Exceptions to this fee are all contract rates, all vehicle replacement rates.
All additional drivers must present a valid driving licence (held for a minimum of 1 year) and an additional form of identification.
Child seat - GBP TBC per day
Booster seat - GBP TBC per day
GPS - GBP TBC per day
Driving Abroad Fee
All vehicles are automatically covered with European Motoring Assistance. However if you wish to take a UK registered vehicle abroad**, you are required by law to present form VE103B and an authorisation from Hertz. A Driving Abroad Fee applies. This fee includes AA continental cover and can only be purchased at time of pick-up. The fee applies even if you have a continental cover which covers hire vehicles.
Number of days
Standard cover (including taxes)
1 - 2 days
£60.00 per rental
3 - 5 days
£72.00 per rental
6 - 7 days
£96.00 per rental
8 - 13 days
£126.00 per rental
14 - 20 days
£156.00 per rental
Over 21 days
£156.00 + £42.00 per week*
* The weekly amount is charged per week started
Requirements for corporate account customers may vary. Please contact the appropriate department.
** Hertz UK registered vehicles may be taken to: Channel Island, Isle of Man, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and offshore islands of the above.
Additional equipment may be required for vehicles being taken out of the UK mainland to meet the legal requirements of the country visited. You are responsible for purchasing this additional equipment.
Should these restrictions be ignored, all insurance (third party liability, CDW, TP, PI), if accepted, shall be deemed, null and void. The driver will be held fully responsible in case of damage to or loss of the vehicle and will bear all consequences, including the cost of repatriation of the damaged vehicle.
Please refer to "Environmental zones" in the German Rental Qualifications & Requirements if you intend to drive to or drop the vehicle in Germany.
For further information please refer to "Ferry Restrictions", "Driving Restrictions " and "One-Way Rentals“ in Rental Qualifications & Requirements. www.hertz.co.uk/rentacar/reservation/reviewmodifycancel/templates/rentalTerms.jsp
Other Fees and Taxes
All rates are inclusive of VAT.
For corporate customers with individual agreements alternative prices and regulations can apply.
Please be aware that there may be charges for "out of hours" pick up and drop offs.