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Coronavirus and your next Car Rental

The coronavirus has affected all of us in the travel industry. It has been painful for both companies and consumers. Here at CarRentalSavers.com we want to help our customers in any way we can and help with any car rental issues you may have.

Update 8/1/20 - Most rental agencies are requiring masks. Please wear a mask when picking up and dropping off your car rental.

Here you will find our cancellation policy for existing reservations, coronavirus related tips for future rentals and useful coronavirus related links.

CarRentalSavers.com Coronavirus Cancellation policy:

All reservations made without providing credit card information can be canceled or modified here - with no cost. We recommend canceling online as call volume may be high. All you need is your trip# and email address.

For prepaid reservations you will have to contact the rental agency directly as we can not cancel those. If you have issues, please contact us for assistance.

Useful Coronavirus links:

Coronavirus Car Rental Tips

If you are renting a car during this time here are our best tips to have a good rental experience:
  • Book a non prepaid reservation. These can be easily canceled or modified at no cost here.
  • Bring disinfectant wipes for your rental car. Although agencies have announced better cleaning it is better to be safe than sorry.
  • Join frequent renter clubs. It speeds tranactions and allows you to avoid human interaction at larger locations.
  • Rent the right size vehicle. Although rental agencies may have excess inventory you don't want to be moving luggage between multiple vehicles.
  • Don't forget your normal rental procedures. Photos at pickup and dropoff and a careful review of receipts before leaving and after returning.
  • Sign up for our newsletter below to get the latest deals as there are multiple new offers everyday.
  • NEW! Some rental locations are being consolidated and reservations are being moved nearby. Make sure your rental contact information is correct.

Rental Agency Statements:

Here are links to statements from the rental agencies regarding the coronavirus. You may notice that some are the same, several agencies come under the same ownership groups. We will add them as they become available.

Advantage Rent A Car Coronavirus Statement

Avis Rent A Car Coronavirus Statement

Budget Rent A Car Coronavirus Statement

Dollar Rent A Car Coronavirus Statement

Fox Rent A Car Coronavirus Statement

Hertz Rent A Car Coronavirus Statement

Payless Rent A Car Coronavirus Policy

Sixt Rent A Car Coronavirus Statement

Thrifty Rent A Car Coronavirus Statement

Car Rental Savers FAQ for coronavirus:

  • Can I cancel my rental if needed? If you did not prepay you can easily cancel your reservation here with no cost.
  • Are rental agencies taking additional precautions? Yes, see agency statements from above - rental agencies are performing additional cleaning measures.
  • Are any rental agencies waiving underage fees due to the coronanvirus? Yes, Currently Hertz are waiving underage fees for ages 20-24 through 12/31/20.
  • Can I rent a one way rental? Yes, check our cheap one way car rentals page for our best one way discounts.
  • Should I prepay for a rental? At this time we would currently advise against it. Some agencies have said they will refund but it is much easier to cancel a non prepaid reservation.
  • Do you recommend wiping down rental cars? Yes, even though agencies say they are doing it extra precautions can not hurt.

    In Conclusion

    We are here to help. Please contact us via our contact or feedback form or via social media if you need assistance with any aspect of car rental. We will do our best to respond within the hour during normal business hours.

    Coronavirus Update - 3/30/20

    Car Rental agencies are considered essential services. Car Rental Locations are still open even in lock down states.

    We have added the policy for Fox Rent A Car.

    Added Payless Rent A Car coronavirus statement.

    Some rental locations are being consolidated or closed. Make sure your contact information is correct on your reservation.

    Coronavirus Update - 5/9/20

    Some useful links added.

    Coronavirus Update - 8/1/20

    Mask warning added. Updated underage waivers.

    Coronavirus Update - 929/20

    Update underage waivers.