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Muddy Branch Square (GA1)

Address:

870 Muddy Branch Rd,
Gaithersburg, MD, Maryland, 20878, U S A

Phone:

(1) 240-683-8954

Location Type:

Corporate

Hours of Operation:

Sun 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Sat 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Holiday Hours:

2024
MEMORIAL DAY   May  27  closed
INDEPENDENCE DY   July  4  closed
LABOR DAY   September  2  closed
THANKSGIVING DY   November  28  closed
THANKSGVNG HLDY   November  29  08:00AM - 01:00PM
CHRISTMAS EVE   December  24  08:00AM - 01:00PM
CHRISTMAS DAY   December  25  closed
NEW YEARS EVE   December  31  08:00AM - 01:00PM

2025
NEW YEARS DAY   January  1  closed

Location Information
Preferred Service
Proceed to the Avis rental counter. Show your drivers license and identify yourself as a Preferred Renter to the Avis rental agent in order to receive your preprinted rental document and keys.
General Directions
COUNTER: Avis is lcoated at Muddy Branch Square. I-270 to Exit 9B/Sam Eig Hwy (I-370). Take Diamondback Drive to Muddy Branch Rd. We are located near Subway.
VEHICLES: On-site, parked outside the office.
RETURNS: Same as pick-up.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Not available. Rental vehicle must be returned during office hours.

Terms & Conditions

Credit Card Policies

What payment cards do you accept?
We accept: American Express (excluding American Express Travellers Cheque cards), Diners cards, Discover cards, Visa credit cards, MasterCard credit cards, Avis-issued charge cards.

We do not 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.

We do not accept Digital Payment Cards.

Can I pay by cash?

No, payment by cash for rental charges or deposit is not accepted.

In some locations we do accept cash but we will need to carry out additional identity, security, driving license and credit checks and will need to see proof of address.

What happens if I am late in making payment?

If you are late in paying us, interest will be calculated at 4% per year above the base lending rate of Citibank from time to time.


Debit Card Policies

Visa Debit Cards and MasterCard 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 Spanish 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 one year. If a licence does not show the driver has held it for the minimum period, then they must provide evidence, such as:
       Previous driving licences
       Or a letter from their driving licence authority stating that they have held it for this minimum period.
I have unspent convictions on my licence, can I drive?
If any driver has any unspent driving convictions for:
       careless, reckless or dangerous driving,
       driving or attempting to drive whilst under the influence of drink or drugs,
       using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks
       theft or unauthorised taking of a vehicle
       been disqualified - or
if they have two or more unspent convictions for offences not listed above unfortunately, they will not be able to drive our vehicles.

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 Spanish 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 one year. If a licence does not show the driver has held it for the minimum period, then they must provide evidence, such as:
       Previous driving licences
       Or a letter from their driving licence authority stating that they have held it for this minimum period.
I have unspent convictions on my licence, can I drive?
If any driver has any unspent driving convictions for:
       careless, reckless or dangerous driving,
       driving or attempting to drive whilst under the influence of drink or drugs,
       using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks
       theft or unauthorised taking of a vehicle
       been disqualified - or
if they have two or more unspent convictions for offences not listed above unfortunately, they will not be able to drive our vehicles.

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 licence for at least  one  year at the start of your rental.  A higher minimum age limit may apply to certain vehicles. 

I'm 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 this will depend on where you're picking the vehicle up from but you can expect it to be between 20.96 Euro and 25.00 Euro, per day, for each driver.
If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you'll only be charged for a maximum of 10  days and get cover for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.

Are there any maximum age restrictions?
No, in Spain, so long as you hold a full, valid driving licence for at least one year.

I'm over 70, do I need to provide extra information or pay a senior driver surcharge?
No, in Spain, so long as you hold a full, valid driving licence for at least one ear. Outside Spain, drivers over a centain age must provide additional documents.


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 do not return the vehicle with a full tank and you can not show us a receipt for fuel we will charge you.

Fuel Options

I plan to travel more than 120 kilometres, 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 manufacturers stated fuel tank capacity for your vehicle plus our costs of refuelling the vehicle for you. Then you just return the vehicle with whatevers left in the tank (even if its virtually empty) so long as the engine still runs.

How do I calculate the cost of Fuel Up Front?
Depending on where you are renting, we charge the average fuel price at the start of your rental period as stated on this EU fuel index http://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/statistics/weekly-oil-bulletin. However, you do not get a refund for any fuel you do not 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 kilometres, 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 do not have time to fill up the tank, or can not show us a receipt, we will apply EZ Fuel to cover our costs of refuelling the vehicle for you.

How much is EZ Fuel?
Depending on where you are renting, you pay of fixed fee of between 16.94 Euro and 18.00 Euro.  

What are my options if I do not return the vehicle full and have not bought Fuel up Front?
Pay on Return will apply if you have driven more than 120 kilometres and:

  • Do not buy Fuel Up Front
  • Do not 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 manufacturers stated fuel tank capacity.
We charge between 1.5 and three times the average fuel price at the end of the rental period for Spain as stated on this EU fuel index: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/statistics/weekly-oil-bulletin plus a refuelling charge of between 27.59 Euro and 41.00 Euro. The price per litre 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 customers 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 24.41
If you return the electric vehicle with 10% or less battery charge EUR 43.36


One Way Rentals

Can I pick up the vehicle from one rental location and return it to another?
Yes, some rental locations let you collect the vehicle and any optional extras from one rental location and return them to another.


How much is the One-Way fee?
The price depends on the rental location. If you want to pick up the vehicle and return it to a different location in the same country, you can expect it to be between 49.00 Euro and 800.00 Euro. If you want to pick up the vehicle in one country and drop it off in another country, you can expect it to be between 350.00 Euro and 4733.00 Euro.

 
How do I get a One-Way rental?
You can request a one-way rental when you book or you can ask for it when you get to the rental location.
If you asked for a one-way rental when you booked, the fee will be included in your rental price.

 
How much will it cost if I did not request a One-Way rental but return the vehicle to a different location?
You will be charged a one-way fee at the pay at location prices available on the day you return the vehicle.


Rental Options

The prices we give you for optional extras when you book will generally be the price you will pay. Exchange rates or other reasons beyond our control may alter prices.

Customers with disabilities

I have a disability, do you offer adapted vehicles?
No, regrettably, we do not currently offer specially adapted vehicles at this time.
I have a disability, do you offer hand controls?
No, regrettably, we do not currently offer hand controls or panoramic mirrors at this time.

Popular optional extras to rent

I have small children, do you offer child seats?
Yes, we offer baby, infant, child and boosters seats. A baby seat is typically suitable for a child from birth to 12 months old and weighing no more than 13 kilos. An infant seat is typically suitable for a child aged 9 months to 4 years old and weighing between 9 and 18 kilos. A child seat is typically suitable for a child aged 4 to 11 years old and weighing between 15 and 36 kilos. A booster seat is typically suitable for a child aged 8 to 11 years old and weighing between 20 and 45 kilos.
In some rental locations, we may arrange for a third party to fit the seat for you. But remember, it is always your responsibility to check the seat is fitted correctly before you drive away.
Please note: In Spain, all children must normally use a child car seat until they are 12 years old or 135 cm tall.

How much are your child seats?
The fee for renting a seat will depend on where you are renting, but you can expect it to cost between 12.00 Euro and 25.00 Euro a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you will only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get to use the seat for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.
If the seat is damaged, lost or stolen, you will have to pay for a replacement. This is likely to cost between 200.00 Euro and 250.00 Euro on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you.

 I am not familiar with the area; can I rent a GPS (satellite navigation system)?
Yes, Travel Companion Tablet - This provides a GPS service as well as other useful features you may need when travelling. - The fee for hiring Travel Companion Tablet to be between EUR 14.99 and 20.00 Euro a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 14 days, you'll only be charged for a maximum of 14 days and get to use the device for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.
If the Travel Companion Tablet is damaged, lost or stolen, you'll have to pay for a replacement. This is likely to cost from EUR 180.00 on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you. If any Travel Companion Tablet accessories are damaged, lost or stolen, you'll have to pay for a replacement. This is likely to cost from EUR 5.00 and EUR 150.00 on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you.
Please note: In some countries, it is against the law to use a GPS that tells you where speed cameras are. It is illegal in Spain. If you rent a GPS from us, it won’t give you speed camera information.

Do you offer an audio tour guide service on your GPS?
No, unfortunately we do not offer an audio tour guide service at this time.
 

I want to be able to access the internet anywhere I go, do you offer a solution?
Yes, Travel Companion Tablet. This provides unlimited data per day, as well as other useful features you may need when travelling. The fee for hiring Travel Companion Tablet to be between 14.99 Euro and 20.00 Euro a day.
If you rent the vehicle for more than 14 days, you'll only be charged for a maximum of 14 days and get to use the device for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.
How much does Mobile Wi-Fi cost?
Yes, Travel Companion Tablet - This provides unlimited data per day, as well as other useful features you may need when travelling. The fee for hiring Travel Companion Tablet is EUR 14.99 a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 14 days, you'll only be charged for a maximum of 14 days and get to use the device for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.
Please note: In many countries, including Spain, it is illegal to drive while using a handheld mobile phone, tablet or other communications device. It is your responsibility to drive safely and according to the laws of the country you're driving in.
If the Travel Companion Tablet is damaged, lost or stolen, you'll have to pay for a replacement. This is likely to cost from EUR 180.00 on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you. If any Travel Companion Tablet accessories are damaged, lost or stolen, you'll have to pay for a replacement. This is likely to cost from EUR 5.00 and EUR 150.00 on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you.

I am intending to drive along toll roads; do you offer a device to make this quicker and easier for me?
No, unfortunately we do not offer any electronic toll charging devices at this time.

Winter equipment to rent

I am concerned about the road conditions, do you offer all-weather tyres?
Yes, if the rental location you are hiring from is in an area where its illegal to drive without all-weather tyres at certain times of year, the vehicle will automatically be supplied with them and the fee will be included in your rental fee or contract.
We can also supply all-weather tyres for a fee. This will depend on where you are renting, but you can expect it to be between 12.00 Euro and 14.00 Euro a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you will only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get to use the all-weather tyres for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.
If any all-weather tyre is damaged, lost or stolen, you will have to pay for a replacement pair. You can expect this to range from around 250.00 Euro to 400.00 Euro on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you.
Please give us at least 1 day’s notice if your rental does not automatically include all-weather tyres and you want to hire them.

I am going skiing, do you offer snow chains?
Yes, if the rental location you are hiring from is in an area where its illegal to drive without Snow Chains or all-weather tyres at certain times of year, the vehicle will automatically be supplied with snow chains and the fee will be included in your rental fee. You can ask not to have these but we recommend that you take either snow chains or all-weather tyres at these locations.
Snow chains are also available in some other rental locations. The fee for snow chains depends on where you are renting but you can expect it to be between 12.10 Euro and 15.00 Euro a day. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you will only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get to use the snow chains for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.
If any snow chain is damaged, lost or stolen, you will have to pay for a replacement pair. This is likely to cost between 150.00 Euro and 200.00 Euro on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you.
We can not fit snow chains for you, and we can not arrange for them to be fitted.
Not sure if you need snow chains? Please ask a member of our team.

I am have brought my own skis with me, do you rent ski racks?
Yes, some rental locations offer ski racks. You can expect to pay between 12.10 Euro and 15.00 Euro a day to rent a Ski Rack from us. If you rent the vehicle for more than 10 days, you will only be charged for a maximum of 10 days and get to use the ski rack for the duration of your rental, up to 28 days.
Ski racks can not be fitted to all our vehicles, so you may need to upgrade if you need one. This may increase the price of the vehicle and any excess you have to pay.
If the ski rack is damaged, lost or stolen, you will have to pay for a replacement. This is likely to cost between 150.00 Euro and 300.00 Euro on top of the hire fee. If you can show the damage or loss was not in any way your fault or due to your negligence, we will refund this cost to you.
Please give us at least 1 days notice if you want to hire a ski rack.

I have left my hands-free kit behind, do you rent them?

No, unfortunately we do not offer hands-free kits at this time.

I am moving items, do you rent blankets?
No, unfortunately we do not offer blankets at this time.

I am moving items, do you rent trolleys?
No, unfortunately we do not offer trolleys at this time.
 

Optional extras available to buy

I have left my USB charger behind, do you sell them?
No, unfortunately we do not sell USB chargers at this time.

I have left my mobile charger behind, do you sell them?
No, unfortunately we do not sell mobile chargers at this time.

I want to charge my device in the car, do you sell car chargers?
No, unfortunately we do not sell car chargers at this time.

I have left my iPhone 5 cable behind, do you sell them?
No, unfortunately we do not sell iPhone 5 cables at this time.


Travel Into Other Countries

What countries am I allowed to take the vehicle to? Unless we agree otherwise, you are only allowed to use the vehicle in:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Italy
  • France
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Holland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Spain
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Gibraltar

on the condition of paying the cross border fee set out below when you cross the borders of Portugal (as defined above) into one or more of the permitted countries, your rental will be subject to a cross border fee of EUR 22.79. The cross-border fee will apply only once for the duration of your rental, no matter how many times you cross borders between permitted countries. Please refer to the section 'Where Can You Drive?' in the Rental Conditions for details on costs associated with failure to declare that you are driving the vehicle outside the country of rental.

Any country not listed as a permitted country is an unpermitted country. 
Rentals that start in Portugal (as defined above) cannot be taken into an unpermitted country unless we expressly agree otherwise beforehand. 
If it has come to our knowledge, at any time, that your rental vehicle has been taken into an unpermitted country without our prior agreement, we may, at our discretion, apply a fee and void your selected optional extras where there is a claim (such as roadside assistance) that takes place in an unpermitted country. 

Please note that if you are permitted to take the vehicle outside of Portugal (as defined above), it is your responsibility to make sure you comply with legal requirements applicable in the relevant country/countries you travel in. 
Vehicles are not authorized to travel to any island in the mentioned countries. The transport of vehicles to the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla from any point in the territory is not authorized. 
It is not allowed to use the vehicle transporting on boat, train or plane (unless the company authorizes it).

Can I buy a product to allow me to drive in other countries?
No, regrettably, we do not offer any products which enable you to drive in other countries.