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Monaco Downtown (OAC)

Address:

9 Ave dOstende,
Monte-Carlo, Monaco, 98000, France

Phone:

(377) 93 30 17 53

Hours of Operation:

Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Holiday Hours:

2024
EASTER MONDAY   April  1  09:00AM - 12:00PM
GRAND PRIX   April  27  closed
LABOUR DAY   May  1  09:00AM - 12:00PM
LIBERATION DAY   May  8  09:00AM - 05:00PM
ASCENSION DAY   May  9  09:00AM - 12:00PM
GRAND PRIX   May  10 - May  11  closed
WHIT MONDAY   May  20  09:00AM - 12:00PM
GRAND PRIX   May  23 - May  25  closed
GOD DAY   May  30  09:00AM - 12:00PM
NATIONAL DAY   July  14  closed

Location Information
General Directions
Drop off in Ostende parking beside the Avis station.
KEYBOX at the Avis station.
After-hours Returns
After-hours returns are not allowed. Rental vehicle must be returned during office hours.
NOTE: Some locations may have a key drop available. If the customer chooses to leave the vehicle, the customer is responsible for the vehicle & all charges (including any damages the vehicle may have incurred during after hours) until the contract can be closed on the following business day.
If the location does not have a key drop box, the location does not permit vehicles to be left after closing hours. The customer should never lock the keys inside the car. The customer will be charged a fee for a locksmith to unlock the vehicle.

Terms & Conditions

Prepay Terms

  • Retain your reservation confirmation number as it is necessary for modification, cancellation or no-show refund requests. Changes to your prepay reservation must be made either on Avis.com, Avis.com.au or Avis.co.nz or at the rental counter. At time of change, current rates, taxes and fees apply.
  • Your credit or debit card will be charged upon reservation confirmation. Method of prepayment toward your rental may not be changed after confirmation.
  • Debit cards are not accepted at some Avis locations and are not a recommended form of prepayment.
  • While a debit or prepaid charge card is an acceptable form of rental prepayment online, they may not be accepted for the credit hold required when you pick up your vehicle.
  • Please review the terms and conditions on our confirmation page regarding credit or debit card acceptance at the location. To release the vehicle to you at time of pick-up, all rental terms and conditions must be met, regardless of your original prepayment.
  • Prepaid debit and gift cards are not acceptable methods of credit identification to pick up a vehicle at any location. One of the above mentioned cards must be presented. Prepaid debit and gift cards are accepted at time of return only.
  • In the U.S., debit or check cards may be used at the end of the rental for payment of rental charges.
  • The same credit or debit card used to complete an online Pay Now reservation must be presented at the rental pick-up counter as a form of identification. At airport locations, proof of a return airline ticket is also required when using a debit card.
  • Generally, at the time of rental, we'll require a credit card hold of total estimated charges.  However, many rentals may require an authorization hold of the estimated rental charges plus $200 USD.  If you have prepaid with a debit card, the hold will be $250 USD. A prepaid charge card is not accepted for this required hold and in case of reservation with non US currency, a credit card with same currency of reservation with equivalent USD amount would be required.
  • The card presented at pickup will be the card of record for the rental.
  • If you use a debit card at a location that accepts them, we will perform a credit check to ensure worthiness before releasing the vehicle and you must also present a second form of current identification.
  • Prepaid reservations are only offered at participating locations.
  • Upon paying your rental with a debit card, Avis will generally request an authorization hold against your account for the estimated charges of the rental but reserves the right in its sole, discretion, to request extra value based on certain factors as we deem appropriate. Many rentals may require an authorization hold of the estimated rental charges plus $200 USD.  Rentals of 4 days or more may require an authorization hold of the estimated rental charges plus $300 USD. If you have prepaid with a debit card, the hold will be $250 USD. Some exceptions may apply. THESE FUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR USE.
  • If you selected Fuel Service Option, fuel price isn't included in your reservation total, but prevailing market rate will be added when you return your vehicle.
  • Avis accepts most major credit cards as credit identification at the time of rental. Accepted credit cards: Avis Charge Card, American Express, AT&T Capital, Diner's Club Intl, Discover, China Union Pay, JCB, MasterCard, and Visa. Some locations may not accept each of the referenced cards.
  • Coupons may be applied to prepay rentals. Vouchers or Avis rental certificates cannot be used in conjunction with a prepay reservation.
  • Gift Cards (Avis or any other) are not allowed on prepay reservations.
  • Most U.S. locations also accept bank debit cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo as credit identification at the time of rental if you are at least 25 years of age. In most cases, U.S. locations will perform a credit check for debit card renters to determine credit worthiness at the time of rental. The renter must meet Avis' minimum criteria in order to rent.
  • When the rental is over, we will process the reversal but the bank may take time to post it back to the account - unless you already paid toward your rental, in which case the hold will be $250 USD. While this hold is in place, the funds will not be available for your use.
  • Avis is not responsible for any returned checks or overdraft fees based on this policy.
  • Your quoted rental rate is based on the exact parameters (locations, dates, etc.) of your particular rental - changing your confirmed reservation parameters could result in a different rate.
  • There is no fee for making the following changes: vehicle type, options (GPS, protections, etc.), rental period dates/times, adding other drivers, switching between participating prepay pick-up locations within the same country. To change to a non-participating location or one outside of the original pick-up country, you must cancel your original reservation (with applicable cancellation fee) and re-book at then current rates.
  • Non-permissible changes include: method of prepayment; name on reservation; changing your pick-up to a non-participating prepay location or one outside of the original pick-up country. If you still wish to make these changes, you must cancel your original prepay reservation with applicable cancellation fee and re-book at then current rates.
  • At time of rental pick-up, location rental qualification rules apply. The name on all rental credentials (license and credit or debit card) must match the name on the reservation. If the names do not match, it is deemed a non-permissible change to your prepay reservation and must follow procedures to cancel and re-book at then current rates (with applicable cancellation or no-show fees).
  • At the time of pick up, driver must present a valid driver's license and credit card (or debit card at participating locations) in the driver's name. A prepaid charge card is not an acceptable credential. All drivers must have a safe driving record.
  • At time of pick up, driver must present a valid, drivers license and credit or debit card in the driver's name. If the drivers license is not U.S.-issued, you must present your drivers license and either a passport or a Canadian enhanced license in the driver's name.
  • At the time of rental, the renter or authorized driver may be subject to an electronic DMV check from the issuing state of the driver's license, or may be asked to sign a declaration attesting to specific criteria.
  • Positive identification in addition to your driver's license may be required.
  • Your total rental rate is calculated based on the information provided at time of reservation.
  • Vehicles are rented on a daily (24-hour) basis. There is a 29-minute grace period for returns. After 30 minutes late, a 3/4-day late charge + $.01 + taxes apply. After 90 minutes late, full-day late charges + taxes apply. There is no grace period for rental fees, surcharges and optional equipment or protections charges, so full-day late charges will apply for these items.
  • Extensions or late returns result in additional charges.
  • Rather than requiring customers to be 25 to rent, Avis now rents to customers between the ages of 21-24 with a valid credit card and driver's license. At time of rental, we will automatically apply an additional underage surcharge for these drivers.
  • Additionally, the following restrictions also will apply for renters between the ages of 21-24: Renters of luxury cars, mini-vans, 12-passenger vans, specialty cars, full-size SUVs and premium SUVs will not be permitted.
  • In New York State, the minimum age to rent is 18 with a $84-per-day USD surcharge for renters age 18-20 and a $35-per-day USD underage surcharge for renters age 21-24. In Michigan, the minimum age is 18 with a $41-per-day USD surcharge for customers between the ages of 18-20 and $28-per-day USD surcharge for customers between the ages of 21-24.
  • In most states, the charge for additional drivers is $13-per-day USD per additional driver, with a maximum charge of $65-per-rental USD per driver. The additional driver fee in Nevada is $11.00-per-day USD per additional driver. The additional driver fee in New York is $3-per-day USD per additional driver.
  • The following are exempt from additional driver charges: renter's employer or regular fellow employee when on company business; renter's spouse or domestic partner; disabled renters who have completed the non-licensed renter form. In California, a child, sibling, or grandparent of the renter is also exempt from the additional driver charge.  
  • The collection, use and retention of your information, including your personally identifiable information, provided to us in connection with payment for our services and products, or participation in our programs, whether directly by you or on your behalf through a payment service, is subject to our Privacy Notice.

Cancellation Policy

  • Changes to a reservation must be done at Avis.com, Avis.com.au, or Avis.co.nz using the "Modify/Cancel" option.  Any changes to the reservation may impact the rental charges.  If a prepaid reservation is cancelled more than 24 hours before the pickup time, a $50.00 USD or equivalent foreign currency used for the reservation, will be assessed a cancellation fee.
  • If you return the vehicle before the original return date (early return), you will not be refunded any portion of the payment.
  • All refund requests must be submitted within six months of the scheduled rental pick up date. No refunds will be granted after this six month window.
  • Underpayments will be handled at the counter at time of rental return. Unfortunately, we can't promise that your prepaid daily vehicle rate will apply if you change vehicle types, lengthen or shorten your rental period or change your pick up location.
  • Upon returning the vehicle, Avis will process a release of the unused portion of the hold subject to your bank's procedure. This hold may take up to two weeks to be released by your bank.
  • If you have already paid toward your rental with a credit or debit card, we will reverse any hold when the rental is over. The bank, however, may take time to post it back to your account. While this hold is in place, the funds will not be available for your use.

Optional Coverages

Damage

What products reduce the amount I have to pay if the vehicle is damaged during the rental?
If you have Damage Waiver (CDW) and the vehicle, keys, any accessories or any vehicle documents are damaged, the amount you have to pay for the damage will be reduced to than the excess stated on your rental agreement for each clearly separate incident of damage meaning you'll pay for the lower amount between the cost of repair or replacement and the excess for each clearly separate incident of damage, plus a damage processing fee and an on the ground vehicle idle time fee, invoiced as stated in our tariff conditions. If you can show the damage was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund these costs to you. If you can show the damage was less than we said, we will refund you the difference.
How much is the excess?
This is stated on your rental agreement, and also in your booking confirmation email, for each clearly separate incident of damage. You can reduce the excess even further by buying an excess reduction product.
Please note that if you damage the vehicle on more than one occasion, you must, to the extent the law will allow, pay the excess stated on the rental agreement for each clearly separate incident of damage.
How do I get Damage Waiver (CDW)?
In most cases, Damage Waiver is provided with the vehicle as standard. If it's included, it will be stated on your rental agreement and in your booking confirmation email. If it isn't included, the price depends on the vehicle you're renting and the place you're renting it from. But you can expect it to cost between 11.04 Euro and 24.08 Euro a day.
Is there an excess reduction product available to reduce my excess further?
Yes, (Super Cover) is an excess reduction product which reduces your excess to zero except for vans. This also cancels the damage administration fee and the on the ground vehicle idle time fee. Please see our tariff conditions.
Will I need to pay if the windscreen or any other window is damaged?
Yes.  However, Windscreen Protection (LI) reduces the amount you have to pay if the windscreen or any other window is damaged to zero.  
 How do I get Windscreen Protection?
If you've bought Windscreen Protection, it will be stated on your rental agreement. The price depends on the vehicle you're renting and the place you're renting it from. But you can expect it to cost between 1 Euro and 3.01 Euro a day.
What happens if I damage any optional extras I rent from you?
If any optional extras are damaged, you have to pay for the cost of replacement, or their estimated repair costs in addition to the rental fee.

Are there any times when the excess would not apply?
Yes, the amount you pay will not be reduced if damage was caused by or as a result of:

  • Water or fire damage that was not your fault.
  • Driving the vehicle without due care and attention
  • Driving or using the vehicle in breach of your contract

What do I have to pay if I don't have Damage Waiver?
If the vehicle, keys, any accessories or any vehicle documents are damaged during your rental, unless you can prove the damage was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, you'll have to pay:

  • Either the cost of replacement, or the estimated repair costs whichever is cheaper
  • Plus our loss of use, including an on the ground vehicle idle time fee
  • Plus an administration fee

Where can I find information of damage charges I've paid?
If we find damage, we'll charge the amount you have to pay to your card. Unless you've asked us to send you a receipt by post or email, you'll be able to find details of this payment
here.

Theft

What products reduce the amount I have to pay if the vehicle is lost or stolen during the rental?
If you have Theft Protection waiver (TP) and the vehicle is stolen, the amount you have to pay will be reduced to no more than the excess stated on your rental agreement, plus the processing fee charged as per our tariff conditions. If you can show the damage was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund these costs to you. If you can show the damage was less than we said, we will refund you the difference. If you can show the loss or theft was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund these costs to you. 
How much is the excess?
Depending on car group rented, customer is liable for an amount ranging between 10,000.00 Euro and 44,000.00 Euro if Theft Protection (TP) is not taken.  Purchase of TP reduces liability to an amount between  800.00 Euro and 1600.00 Euro depending on car group rented for theft of the Avis vehicle.You can reduce the excess even further by buying an excess reduction product.
How do I get Theft Protection waiver?
In most cases, Theft Protection waiver is provided with the vehicle as standard. If it is included, it will be stated on your rental agreement and in your booking confirmation email. If it isn't included, the price depends on the vehicle you're renting and the place you're renting it from. But you can expect it to cost between 5.02 Euro and 9.03 Euro a day.
 Is there an excess reduction product available to reduce my excess further?
Yes, Super Cover is an excess reduction product which reduces your excess to zero. The price depends on the vehicle and location but you can expect it to cost between 12.04 Euro and 24.05 Euro. To get the SCDW you also need to have Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver (TP) . SCDW is between 12.04 Euro and 24.05 Euro a day.

What happens if I lose any optional extras I rent from you or if they are stolen?
If any optional extras are lost or stolen, you have to pay for the cost of replacement in addition to the rental fee.

Are there any times when the excess would not apply?
Yes, the amount you pay will not be reduced if the loss or theft was caused by or as a result of:

  • Keys being left in the vehicle
  • Keys being lost or stolen
  • Using the vehicle in breach of the contract

What do I have to pay if I don't have Theft Protection?
If the vehicle, keys, any accessories or any vehicle documents are lost or stolen during your rental, you'll have to pay:

  • The cost of replacement
  • Plus our loss of use

If you can show theft was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund these costs to you.
Where can I find information of theft charges I've paid?
If a loss or theft has occurred, unless you can prove the theft was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we'll charge the amount you have to pay to your card. Unless you've asked us to send you a receipt by post or email, you'll be able to find details of this payment
here

Damage to people and their property

What do I have to pay if I injure someone whilst driving?
Third Party Liability (TPL) cover is provided with the vehicle as standard. This means that if you have an accident in our vehicle and you injure someone, including any of your passengers, or you damage anything which belongs to them, you will not have to pay any of their costs. Third Party Liability cover does not cover any death or injury suffered by the driver of our vehicle or any damage to personal items in our vehicle.
Are there any times when third party liability cover would not apply?
If the law requires us to provide you with third party liability cover, the minimum cover required by law will still apply but we, or our insurer, may seek to recover our costs from you if the accident was caused by:

  • By you breaking the contract (for example allowing someone we had not approved drive the vehicle of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other unlawful substance),
  • By you breaking the law
  • As a result of your negligence or recklessness.


What products cover the driver of the vehicle?
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) covers the driver of the vehicle persondriver of the vehicle in the event of an accident, and in addition the luggage and personal belongings of the driver of the vehicle in the event of damage, theft or loss. PAI provides the following benefits:

  • A maximum of 100,000 Euro in the event of death, loss of limbs or or eyes or permant total disability.
  • A maximum of 25,000  Euro towards emergency medical expenses related directly to the accident, with an excess of 70 Euro per claim
  • Luggage and personal belongings up to 2000 Euro per vehicle - excluding any items you rented through us, (again, there are conditions, within the limit of 250 Euro per item and with an excess of 75 Euro per vehicle), provided that such luggage and personal belongings were in the luggage compartment, in the roof box or in the glove box of the vehicle. In addition, in case of theft, a statement of theft should be reported to the police within 48 hours. Such statement of theft shall necessarily contain the exhaustive list of stolen items which would be considered to determine any possible compensation

Who provides Personal Accident Insurance?
Personal Accident Insurance is underwritten by AIG Europe Limited. You will need to agree to their terms and conditions. Our agent, SCA retains 20% of the price you pay after insurance premium tax has been deducted, as commission.
How do I get Personal Accident Insurance?
If you've bought Personal Accident Insurance, it will be stated on your rental agreement. 

Can I increase my cover and reduce my excess?
Yes, you can purchase our Super Personal Accident Insurance (SPAI) insurance which increases your cover, reduces your excess to Euro 50 per claim, and provides the following enhanced benefits:

  • A maximum of 200,000 Euro in the event of death, loss of limbs or eyes or permanent total disability.
  • A maximum of 50,000  Euro towards emergency medical expenses related directly to the accident, with an excess of 70 Euro per claim
  • Luggage and personal belongings up to 6,000 Euro per vehicle - excluding any items you rented through us (again, there are conditions, within the limit of 350 Euro per item), provided that such luggage and personal belongings were in the luggage compartment, in the roof box or in the glove box of the vehicle. In addition, in case of theft, a statement of theft should be reported to the police within 48 hours. Such statement of theft shall necessarily contain the exhaustive list of stolen items which would be considered to determine any possible compensation.
  • Expenses for replacing locks up to 750 Euro
  • Additional travel expenses up to 750 Euro.

Is Super Personal Accident Insurance available when renting any vehicles?
Yes, you can buy Super Personal Accident Insurance not matter what vehicle you rent.
How do I get Super Personal Accident Insurance?
If you've bought Super Personal Accident Insurance, it will be stated on your rental agreement. 


What will you pay if I don't have Personal Accident Insurance?
If the driver of the vehicle is involved in an accident and is injured or dies, no compensation will be possible through us. If any personal items in the vehicle are damaged, lost or stolen, their repair or replacement will not be borne by us.
For information, passengers are considered third parties and would benefit from the third party liability cover provided with the vehicle as standard.

Protection packages

I want to buy more than one protection product, can I get a protection package?
Yes, we offer a variety of protection packages:

  • Pack Super Protection (PSP) includes Super Cover, Super Personal Accident, Roadside Assistance Plus, and Windscreen Protection.

The price depends on the vehicle and location but you can expect it to costs between 25.14 Euro and 167.66 Euro a day.

Third party protection products

I have bought a protection product from an external provider, can I use it?
If you decide to buy cover from someone else, you will have to pay our full costs Find out more: see "What will you pay if I don't have"  within this section of this document then you'll need to make a claim with the external provider to get your money back.  It is your responsibility to ensure you understand the terms of any cover you buy from an external provider and for any claim you make.  We are unable to help you with your claim.

 

Credit Card Policies

What payment cards do you accept?

We accept:American Express (excluding American Express Traveller's Cheque cards), Diners cards, Visa credit cards, Visa debit cards, MasterCard credit cards, MasterCard debit cards, Avis-issued charge cards.

We do not accept Digital Payment Cards.

We don't accept Maestro cards, Cirrus cards, JCB cards, any pre-paid cards even if they carry the Visa or MasterCard logo or any other cards not listed above.


Debit Card Policies

Debit cards are accepted.


Drivers License

Do I need to bring my driving licence with me?
Yes.  All drivers must bring all parts of their valid driving licence with them.  They must bring both their driving licence and either an international driving licence or an official English translation, by a notary, of their driving licence if:

  • a driving licence was issued in Europe and you are renting in a country outside Europe
  • Or a driving licence was issued in a non-European country, and you are renting outside that country
  • Or a driving licence was issued in a non-Roman alphabet like Arabic, Greek, Russian, Hebrew or Japanese.

We do not accept digital driving licenses.

Is there a minimum length I must have held my licence for?
Yes.  All drivers must have held their licences for at least 1 year.  If a licence does not show the driver has held it for the minimum period, then they must provide evidence, such as one of the following:

  • Previous driving licences
  • Or a letter from their driving licence authority stating that they have held it for this minimum period.

Public Liability and Property Damage

Public liability insurance is in accordance with the insurance laws of the country.  Customer may inquire at the time of rental for additional information of the benefits, conditions and acceptance.

Note: Some credit cards provide insurance coverage, with certain limitations, as a benefit of using the card to rent vehicles.  The customer is advised to contact the card issuer before the rental.  Any waiver must be discussed directly with the location upon arrival.


Additional Information

Delivery and collection to and from railway stations in France is available for a fee of EUR 14.90. Please contact reservation center for details.


Age Requirements

How old do I need to be to drive a rental vehicle?

To drive our vehicles, you and all of your drivers need to be at least 21 years old and have held a full, valid driving license for at least 1 year at the start of your rental. For the rental of a selection of vehicles, if you have a Mou'v card, you and all of your drivers need to be at least 19 years old and have held a full, valid driving license for at least 1 year at the start of your rental. 

I am under 25 do I need to pay a young driver surcharge?

If you or any of your drivers are under 25 when you pick up the vehicle, you will each have to pay  a young driver surcharge. The cost for is 32,60 EUR per day, for each driver.
If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you will only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 30 days.

Are there any maximum age restrictions?

No, so long as you hold a full, valid driving license for at least 1 year.


Estimated Totals

Approximate total includes base rate, taxes, and surcharges. Items such as coupon discounts, registration fee, child safety seats and gas are NOT included in the estimated total. Optional coverages and one-way fees are subject to tax in certain locations. This tax is not reflected in the Estimated Total.

Estimated total is subject to change based upon exchange rates at the time of rental.


Fuel Policy

Should I bring the vehicle back with a full tank of fuel?
Yes. The vehicle will normally be supplied with a full tank of fuel. You must return it to us with the same amount of fuel it had in it when you picked it up usually a full tank as shown on the factory-installed fuel gauge.  We recommend you fill up as close to the return location as you can on the return date, and keep the receipt to show us. If you don't return the vehicle with a full tank and you can't show us a receipt for fuel we will charge you.
Fuel Options

I plan to travel more than 120kilometres, and want peace of mind, do you have a fuel option for me?
Yes, with Fuel Up Front you pay for a full tank of fuel, based on the manufacturer's stated fuel tank capacity for your vehicle plus our costs of refueling the vehicle for you. Then you just return the vehicle with whatever's left in the tank (even if it's virtually empty) so long as the engine still runs.
How do I calculate the cost of Fuel Up Front?
Depending on where you’re renting, this cost could be up to 0.05 EUR per liter lower than the average fuel price at the start of your rental period as stated on this
EU fuel index:. However, you don't get a refund for any fuel you don't use.
Can I get Fuel up Front at any time?
No, if you want to take advantage of Fuel Up Front, you must ask for it during the booking process or when you pick up the vehicle.
I plan to travel less than 120 kilometers, do I still need to fill up?
Yes, often the fuel gauges stills look "full" so we ask you to fill up the tank near to the return location and show us a copy of the receipt.  If you don't have time to fill up the tank, or can't show us a receipt, we will apply EZ Fuel to cover our costs of refueling the vehicle for you.  
How much is EZ Fuel?
Depending on where you're renting, you pay of fixed fee of between 14.50 EUR and 17.00 EUR.  

What are my options if I don't return the vehicle full and haven't bought Fuel up Front?
Pay on Return will apply if you have driven more than 120 kilometers and:

  • Don't buy Fuel Up Front
  • Don't return the vehicle with a full tank

How do I calculate the cost of Pay on Return?
You pay for fuel based on the factory installed fuel gauge rounded down to the nearest eighth (1/8) of a tank. This is based on the manufacturer's stated fuel tank capacity.
We charge between 1.5 and three times the average fuel price at the end of the rental period for France as stated on this
EU fuel index: plus a service fee between 13 EUR and 15 EUR. The price per liter will be stated on your rental agreement. This charge covers our cost of driving to the nearest petrol station at short notice, and potentially delaying the next customer's rental.

 

Electric Vehicles

How much battery charge should I return an electric vehicle with?

 

You must return the vehicle with at least a 70% battery charge, or the same % battery charge as it had at the time of pick-up.

What am i charged if I fail to return an electric vehicle with the required 70% battery charge, or the same % battery charge as it had at the time of pick-up?

We charge a fixed amount dependent on the battery life showing on the factory-installed battery gauge. This is the Pay on Return rate. the amounts charged are set out below:

Battery Charge Fixed cost (inclusive of VAT)
If you return the electric vehicle with 70% or more battery charge. No Cost
If you return the electric vehicle with between 11%-69% battery charge. EUR 23.39
If you return the electric vehicle with 10% or less battery charge EUR 36.24


ID Requirements

Do I need to bring proof of identification?
Yes, you must bring:
  • the payment card that was used to make your booking, which need to be in the name of the main driver. For some vehicles, two payment cards in your name will be required. One of these must be the payment card used to make your booking.
  • Photo ID featuring a recognisable photo taken in the last 10 years. We will accept your passport or driving licence if it contains a photo, a national identity card or any other form of government issued identification.
  •  
    You shall imperatively ensure that the rental agreement indicates your own and personal postal address.
    You may also need to bring proof of where you live. This could include a recent utility bill or bank statement.
     
 Other requirements
Will I need to give a pre authorisation or pay a security deposit?
Yes, you must give us a pre authorisation on your payment card before we release the vehicle to you. A pre authorisation holds money in your account. 
 
If you wish to pay in cash, we will take a security deposit instead.
 
What do I need to do to give a pre authorisation or security deposit?
You'll need to give us a payment card in your own name that has enough money available on it. 
 
How much is the pre authorisation or security deposit?
The amount of the pre-authorisation taken on pick-up of the rental vehicle is calculated as follows:
(The vehicle rental price* + EUR 200 (or if applicable, the equivalent amount in your local currency) MINUS (Any sum you have already paid when making a "Pay Now" booking)

* The "vehicle rental price" includes the vehicle rental cost and all optional extras you've requested, calculated at the start of the rental based on the intended length of the rental. For the avoidance of any doubt, any "Pay at Location" amount you owe in relation to the vehicle rental (including any optional extras) will be included as part of the pre-authorisation and will be charged to you at the end of the rental (using the card provided for the purposes of the pre-authorisation, unless agreed otherwise).

** If you buy our "Fuel Up Front" product, we will reduce the EUR 200 (or if applicable, the equivalent amount in your local currency) by the amount we charge you for the "Fuel Up Front" product

The EUR 200 (or if applicable, the equivalent amount in your local currency) is included as part of the pre-authorisation in case we have to charge you at the end of the rental for any of the following:
i. costs to refuel the vehicle (where relevant);
ii. additional rental charges in circumstances where you fail to return the vehicle or any optional extras at the end of the agreed rental period (or to the agreed return location);
iii. any additional charges or fines you incur relating to your use of the vehicle (which we have been notified of prior to you returning the vehicle, which will include, for example, charges relating to traffic violations); and/or
iv. costs incurred as a result of exceeding any relevant mileage restrictions.
Where the pre-authorisation we take does not cover the charges you incur, we will request you make a further payment for the additional amounts owed.

Age Requirements

Rather than requiring customers to be 25 to rent, Avis at this location rents: Economy Cars, Compact Cars, Intermediate Cars, Standard Cars, Full Size Cars, Intermediate SUVs, Passenger Vans, Mini Vans or Standard SUVs only to customers between the ages of 21-24 with a valid credit card and driver's license. At time of rental, we will automatically apply an additional $27-per-day underage surcharge for these drivers. Minimum Age 25 is required for all other vehicles.


DMV Checks

At the time of rental, the renter or authorized driver may be subject to an electronic DMV check from the issuing state of the driver's license, or may be asked to sign a declaration attesting to specific criteria:

  • The renter/authorized driver has a valid license that is not currently suspended, expired, revoked, canceled or surrendered.
  • The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 36 months had 1 or more convictions for reckless driving.
  • The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 36 months had 1 or more convictions for driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), or driving while alcohol impaired (DWAI).
  • The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 36 months failed to report or leave the scene of an accident.
  • The renter/authorized driver has never been in possession of a stolen vehicle or used a vehicle in a crime.
  • The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 24 months had 3 or more convictions for moving violations (including seat belt violations).
  • The renter/authorized driver has not, within the last 36 months had 3 or more accidents

Fuel Policy

Fuel Service Charge. Most rentals come with a full tank of fuel, but that is not always the case.

Where available, if permitted by law, if you drive less than 75 miles, you acknowledge that we will add a flat fee to the rental, the amount of which will be disclosed on the Rental Contract and at the counter prior to rental. You may avoid this charge at time of return by providing a receipt for fuel purchased at which time the flat fee will be reversed from your total rental charges. If this subparagraph (a) does not apply, there are three refueling options:

1) If you do not accept the fuel service option, where available, at the beginning of your rental, and you return the car with less fuel than was in it when you received it, as we determine in our sole discretion, we will charge you a fuel service charge at the applicable rate per-mile or rate per-gallon specified on the Rental Contract or disclosed at the location. The per-mile rate is used if you do not buy fuel during the rental. To calculate this amount, we multiply the number of miles driven, as shown on the car’s odometer (or provided by the vehicle's telematics device), times the per-mile rate shown on the Rental Contract. The per gallon rate is used if you buy fuel during the rental and provide us with a receipt on our request, but the tank is not as full when you return the car as when you received the car (by using the factory installed gauge, rounded down to the nearest 1/8 tank), times the per-gallon rate shown on the Rental Contract.

Although two methods are used for ease of calculation, the per mile and per-gallon rates produce approximately the same result. Some of our cars are equipped with onboard telematics which record the actual amounts of fuel in the gas tank. In the event your car has such a device, you will be charged for the actual amount of gasoline needed to fill the tank based on the reading of this device.

2) If you accept the fuel service option at the beginning of your rental, you will be charged as shown on the Rental Contract for that purchase and you will not pay us a fuel service charge. If you choose this option, you will not incur an additional fuel service charge, but you will not receive any credit for fuel left in the tank at the time of return.  If you accept the partial fuel service option at the beginning of your rental, you will be charged as shown on the Rental Contract for that purchase and you will pay a fuel service charge for any fuel not covered by the partial fuel service option. The per-gallon cost of the fuel service option will always be lower than the fuel service charge. The cost of refueling the car yourself at a local service station may be lower than the fuel service charge or the fuel service option. You acknowledge that the fuel service charge is not a retail sale of fuel.

3) You may avoid a fuel service charge if you return the car with the fuel tank as full as when you received it and, if requested by us, present a receipt for your fuel purchase. If you put fuel into the car, you must use the correct fuel (having the grade of gasoline stated on the car fuel information decal, or on-road diesel). Do not use ethanol fuel even if the car states that it is a flex-fuel vehicle.


Rate Requirements

Renters who have indicated a country of residence outside of the US will be required to present a non US issued drivers license and a non US issued passport OR an international airline ticket at the time of rental to qualify for the rate.


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