Guide to Frequently Used Car Rental Terms
The car rental industry can be difficult to navigate with so many different terms to describe vehicles, insurance and the rental process. If you are unsure of anything in your car rental terms and conditions, have a look at VroomVroomVroom's guide to car rental terminology.
Abbreviation of air-conditioning.
This refers to any drivers that will be added to the rental agreement in addition to the lead driver.
An additional daily fee that customers may need to pay if they rent a car from an airport.
This refers to the amount a customer will be liable to pay for any damage caused to the vehicle.
If you are returning a car after hours, you may have to return the keys to a drop box.
Refers to a smaller vehicle.
Refers to an optional navigation device you can request with your booking.
This means the rate is inclusive of taxes.
International Driving Permit
Is required in the UK if the customer has a foreign driving licence.
Is hydraulic/electric assisted steering applied to the vehicle
A rental car that is being dropped at a different location from where it was picked up.
Refers to the contract between the customer and the car rental company.
Refers to a "Sports Utility Vehicle", generally a larger car.
Refers to whether a car is manual or automatic.