General requirements & Drivers Qualifications
Q: What are the general requirements to hire a car?
A: All drivers must hold a valid driving license for at least 1 year.
For groups A,B,C and for credit card holders, the minimum age is 21 years of age. If you do not hold a credit card in your own name then you must be over 25 years of age to rent a Hertz vehicle.
For larger groups the minimum age is strictly 25 years old.
Q: Can anyone else other than myself drive the car?
A: Only drivers mentioned in the rental agreement are allowed to drive a Hertz vehicle. (see also “Do Hertz allow Additional Drivers?”)
Q: Does Hertz allow Additional Drivers?
A: Yes, you may add an additional driver onto your rental agreement. This must be done at the time of rental. The additional driver must present a valid driving licence at time of rent. You can also add an additional driver onto your rental agreement during your rental. To do this the driver and the additional driver can visit any Hertz Rental location. The additional driver must present a valid driving licence and must comply with age restrictions.
Q: How much does it cost to add an additional driver?
A: The daily cost is €5 per day plus VAT.
Q: What deposits must be paid?
A: At the time of rental an authorisation is obtained on your credit card based on the estimated rental charges plus a guarantee fee. This deposit will vary according to the location, make and model of the vehicle. There must be sufficient credit on your credit card to cover all charges.
Where payment is by cash, a deposit based on the estimated cost of rental including additional charges (insurances, surcharges, special equipment etc.) plus the amount of the non waivable excess for the vehicle rented will be applied to the rental - subject to a minimum amount, variable by location.