Tampa, Florida
Advantage Rent A Car

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Serving TPA -
Tampa Intl Airport (TPA) FL
Contact Information
5012 W LAUREL STREET
TAMPA, FL 33607
(813) 288-0475





Hours
Monday: 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday: 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday: 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday: 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday: 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday: 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday: 06:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Location Specific Information

ADDITIONAL DRIVERS
Additional authorized operators can be added at the time of rental or at any Advantage rental location. The primary renter and each Additional Authorized Operator must be present to sign the rental agreement and must meet normal rental qualifications, such as showing a valid driver license, and meeting all age requirements.

Additional Driver Fees: USD $12.00 per day for each Additional Authorized Operator
AGE
Renters and additional drivers must be at least 21 years of age with valid driver license and major credit card issued in their own name. For renters who are 21-24 years old an age differential charge of 25 USD/day will apply.
BUSINESS HOURS
HOURS OF OPERATION
SUN-SAT 7:30AM-Midnight |b|Extended Hours starting October 5th|b| Rentals -6:30-1am (currently 7:30-midnight)|b|Returns- 5am-1am (currently 6am-midnight)
CANCELLATION
Where a Credit Card is required to Guarantee a reservation, you must cancel more than 24 hours in advance or you will be charged a minimum of one day rental charges plus taxes and appropriate fees.
DRIVERS LICENSE
An acceptable valid driver license issued from your country of residence must be presented at the time of rental. The driver license must be valid for the entire rental period. If the driver license is in a language other than English, an international driver permit is recommended. In all cases, a valid driver license issued from your home country must be provided, whether or not you possess an international driver permit. You will not be allowed to rent an Advantage vehicle with only an international driver permit.
EQUIPMENT
Child Seats Infant (CSI) - Infant seats are available for back seat use only. The cost is 11.99 USD/day with a 70 USD maximum. The infant seats are for infants from 5-20 pounds up to 26 inches long. The renter will be provided with the manufacturers installation instructions at the counter so he/she can correctly install the seat.

Child Seat Toddler (CST) - Toddler seats are available for back seat use only. The cost is 11.99 USD/day, maximum 70 USD. Toddler seats are for children weighing from 20-40 pounds up to 40 inches tall. The renter will be provided with the manufacturers installation instructions at the counter so he/she can correctly install the seat.

Child Seat Booster (BST) - Booster seats are available for back seat use only. The cost is 11.99 USD/day, maximum 70 USD. The booster seats are for children weighing from 40-100 pounds, from 35-54 inches tall.

Hand Control Right (HCR) /Hand Control Left (HCL) - A device that attaches to the brake and gas pedal is available for handicapped drivers. This allows a person to drive the vehicle without using legs. It is available at no additional cost. Equipment must be reserved with 5 days advance notice. If advance notice is not given, equipment may be unavailable. Renters must bring their own parking permit as Advantage does not provide handicapped ID cards or car stickers. Although Advantage is able to provide hand controls on a wide variety of our rental cars, they cannot be installed on every make or model or class of car. Advantage makes every effort to provide our physically disabled customers with the vehicle of their choice, however we cannot confirm a particular make or model.

Navigational System (NAV) - Portable GPS systems are available. Replacement cost for lost units will be 200 USD.
GAS
Advantage has three refueling options available to meet your needs. 1) FUEL NOW - you may purchase a tank of gas from Advantage at the time of rental and return the vehicle with as little gas as you like. Please be aware that we are unable to issue a refund for unused fuel. However, this method eliminates the need for you to refuel the tank prior to returning. 2) FUEL LATER - You can let us refuel for you. You pay for the fuel required to replace the fuel you used and for the service and convenience of refueling the tank. 3) SELF SERVE -You refuel the tank yourself immediately prior to returning the vehicle. Pricing for each option varies and is available at the rental counter.
LOCAL RENTERS
Customers wishing to rent who reside within 65 mile radius of location where rental transaction is to be opened must present a return flight segment of a round trip airline ticket or electronic ticket for a flight leaving from within the renting state.

Customers who reside within the 65 mile radius without a return airline ticket and wish to rent a car will be required to show: written proof of a current automobile liability insurance policy in renters name covering injury to third persons or property.

If the Advantage agent is unable to verify proof of insurance the rental transaction will be declined. Renters traveling on official government business, on military leave, or with an approved CID number are exempt from the local renter policy.
ONE-WAY
This location allows one way rentals. Additional drop fees will apply and will vary per drop location.
OPTIONAL PROTECTION PRODUCTS
Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) is available for an additional daily charge for each rental day. SLI is a secondary insurance product that picks up where primary liability (state statutory limits) leaves off. When combined with primary liability coverage, SLI provides the renter and any authorized driver up to $1,000,000 of liability protection for third party claims due to bodily injury or property damage. In order for SLI to pay on a claim, however, the state statutory limits must first at least be satisfied. The policy will respond only after all other available insurance has been exhausted.

Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) coverage is available in combination with Personal Effects Coverage (PEC) for an additional daily charge for each rental day. PAI coverage: Benefit Schedule Renter/Each Passenger Accidental Death USD 250,000.00 / USD 100,000.00, Accidental Medical Expenses (reimbursed) not to exceed USD 2,500.00, Ambulance Expenses not to exceed USD 500.00. Total benefits for any one accident are limited to USD 458,000.00 and are payable in addition to any other coverage for which you, authorized drivers or your passengers are eligible. However, your benefits provided by other coverage may be affected by the PAI benefits. If this coverage is accepted, the benefits for you apply to all accidental injuries during your rental period, regardless of whether you are actually in the car. Your passengers are also covered, but only for incidents occurring while they occupy the Advantage rental car.

Personal Effects Coverage (PEC), offered in combination with PAI, is an option that insures against risk of theft or damage to help protect your personal belongings while renting from Advantage. The maximum coverage per person is USD 750.00 with the maximum total benefit for any one occurrence, regardless of the number of persons, being USD 2,000.00. There is no deductible for PEC.

Please note that PAI and PEC are not available separately and must be taken in combination.

Some exclusions and coverage conditions will apply. Please see counter agent and brochure for terms and conditions of the above products.

Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) is available for purchase at the time of rental. In most states, in the event of any other loss or damage to the car, regardless of fault, your financial responsibility extends to the full value of the car at the time of rental, less its salvage value, plus expenses for towing, storage impound fees, an administrative fee and a reasonable charge for loss of use. If your responsibility differs in the state in which you rent, it will be stated in Paragraph 4 of the Rental Agreement.

Your responsibility for theft of the car shall not exceed the reasonable costs incurred by Advantage for loss due to theft up to its fair market value, if it is established that you or any authorized operator failed to exercise reasonable care or aided or abetted in the theft.
PAYMENT
Advantage accepts the following form of payments: most major credit/charge cards, and most debit cards. Cash is an acceptable form of payment at time of return at most locations, not at time of rental. Acceptable charge cards include American Express / MasterCard /Discover / Visa / BankAmericard / Optima Amex. Credit cards must have the available credit for the estimated amount of rental charges plus up to $200 in order to secure the rental. Debit/check cards must have the available funds of the estimated amount of rental charges plus up to $350 in order to secure the rental. Eligible debit cards must have Visa, MasterCard or Discover logo. Stored value/prepaid/gift cards are not acceptable to qualify for rental however these cards may be used for payment at return.

Please note that at the time of rental you will need to present 1) a current driver license and 2) a valid credit or charge card in the renters name. Use of a debit card to rent a vehicle is subject to review of your credit history at the time of your rental. (Note: A confirmation of your reservation does not mean that your debit/check card is acceptable to Advantage).

Debit cards should not be used to pay for Pay Now reservations.

NOTE: Refunds of your deposit or any other funds owed to you are posted by Advantage upon close of your contract when you return the vehicle. However, depending on your financial institution, can take up to 21 days to process.
PREPAID RESERVATIONS
Advantage Rent A Car offers a Pay Now option for your rental. Pay Now allows you to receive a discounted price when you pay for the rental at the time of reservation. Pay Now reservations cannot be modified. If you cancel a Pay Now reservation prior to 24 hours before the pick-up time, you will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. If a Pay Now reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours prior to the pick-up time, you forfeit the entire amount of the reservation.

Special consideration should be given when using a debit card to pay for Pay Now reservations as it can take up to 21 business days for your financial institution to process refunds. Debit card use also requires a credit check and can result in a denial of the rental.

As of June 24, 2013, Advantage is pleased to announce that we are now accepting Pay Now reservations made by a third party (Payer) on behalf of a renter (Renter). These rentals are subject to special policies included in the Pay Now Terms and Conditions.
SHUTTLE
Upon arrival proceed to the ground transportation pickup area. Advantage buses routinely circle the airport and will bring you to our rental office.
TRAVELING TO CANADA
Advantage vehicles may be driven into Canada. They do not require presentation of liability protection letters, certificates or stickers at customs. A passport is now required to enter Canada. Canadian customs and excise regulations prohibit Canadian residents from driving United States rental vehicles in Canada and returning to the United States.
TRAVELING TO MEXICO
Advantage vehicles may not be driven into Mexico.