Thrifty US Rental Terms for travel between 15-Jul-2015 and 31-Dec-2019
Full payment is required at time of booking confirmation. Accepted credit cards are Visa and MasterCard.
In the event of a booking cancellation your stated deposit amount is non refundable.
One Way Fee
Rentals collecting from SFO SFD SJC OAK and returning to LAX SAN LAS ONT SNA PSP BUR LGB will incur a one way fee of $450.00 payable locally and subject to taxes and fees.
Dollar Thrifty Late Return / Rental Deviation information
A Late return or ‘rental deviation’ fee is incurred if a customer returns the vehicle after the scheduled drop-off time. The customer will be charged the local daily rate, plus a $16 daily fee (5 day maximum) if they are more than 12 hours late to return the vehicle.
If customers are expecting a late return during their rental period they are encouraged to contact number provided on the customers Rental Agreement if they have a change in their return date. The agents will be able to adjust the rental agreement and inform the client of any rate changes and applicable fees, which will be at the local daily rate.
Thrifty new Fuel Service ‘Express Fuel TM’– Effective 15th July 2015
This will initially be introduced at Nashville, Reno/Tahoe, Charlotte, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Oklahoma City with a future roll out to all locations.
This is a convenient option for short trips of 75 miles or less which will have a flat fuel fee. Customers who drive 75 miles or less and do not self refuel can simply return the vehicle and we will fuel for a fee of $13.99 plus taxes and fees. If a customer chooses to refuel and provides a fuel receipt they will not be charged.
If there is a tour rental that has fuel included in the rate package (i.e. Platinum or Platinum GPS rate products) then the flat fee will NOT apply. If the tour rental does NOT have “inclusive” fuel the flat fee will apply if the customer drives 75 miles or less.
‘Express Fuel TM’ provides a simple convenient option for low mileage rentals
Customers who accept the fuel purchase option at the counter and then drive short distances will not have to pay for the full tank as the flat fee will be applied.
Terms of booking on this website
The rates on this website are often heavily discounted. This is due to our negotiated rates and bulk buying power. On very rare occasions, a rate may be displayed incorrectly due to our, or a vehicle supplier's error. In such a case, if you book with us at a quoted rate that is incorrect, we will notify you of any price change and give you the option to proceed or cancel. We make every effort to keep information on our site up to date, but we cannot guarantee this website is free of errors or omissions and retain the right to update or change the information published at any time.
To the extent permitted by law we/the owners of this website will not be liable to you or to any third party (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to any accident, injury, delay or loss of enjoyment) arising out of your reliance upon information contained on this website, including but not limited to your use (or inability to use) any products or services described or procured through this website.
When you pick up your vehicle, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the supplier of the vehicle. Your rental and use of the vehicle will be governed by the terms of the rental agreement and any other documentation or information provided to you by the supplier at the time you pick up your vehicle. The rental agreement is between you and the supplier and we will not be liable to you or to any third party in relation to the terms of the supplier's rental agreement or any other documentation provided to you by the supplier at the time of pick up.
While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure we are representing only reputable suppliers, we make no warranty about the fitness or suitability of any third party (supplier) product or service and will not accept responsibility for the quality or fitness of any vehicle. We welcome feedback from our customers on their experience with our suppliers. We may, at our discretion, provide you with reasonable assistance in resolving any dispute you may have with a supplier.
Our total liability to you in relation to your use of this website and the information contained on this website will not exceed the dollar amount of the deposit we have received from you in relation to your booking/rental. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Your use of this website is governed by the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.
To make a booking you must complete our booking form which is easy to follow and secured with the latest encryption technology. Once we receive your form, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by emailing you a confirmation voucher and invoice.
If you are booking via phone, please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the vehicle you wish to rent first. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.
In booking on this website you acknowledge that we disclose your information to your selected Supplier in order to provide the requested rental services.
Vehicle capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.
In the event of cancellation, any prepaid amounts paid at the time of booking are non-refundable.
If you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.
This website is owned and operated by Online Republic Ltd. Our financial centre and marketing office is based at Level 4 Excelsior House, 6 Commerce St , Auckland, New Zealand. In Australia, we are based at Suite 3.01, 11 Queens Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004. Thank you for booking with us.
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