Advantage Rent A Car FAQs

How do I use an Promo Code to Rent a Car?

Search the list of current Promo Codes and find one that applies to your rental. Click on the text for that Promo Code. Read over the details of the Promo Code to ensure that your rental will apply. If so, click on the Make A Reservation button and begin completing your itinerary. The coupon code for the Promo Code you have chosen will be automatically filled into the correct field on Step 4 of the Make a Reservation process. Once you click the Confirm Now button to complete the reservation process, the terms of the Promo Code will be validated against your reservation. If the Promo Code passes all validations, you will be given a confirmation number with your Promo Code already applied. Otherwise, you will be notified that your coupon did not pass the validation. Search for a rental car now.

I am a travel agent wanting to make a reservation or request my commission, what should I do?

To learn about the commissions offered to Travel Agents by Advantage Rent A Car, please visit the Travel Agent Web Page.

Can I remove the seat from a minivan and leave it in your possession?

Removal of the seats of a van is only permitted for a medical need. If you or someone in your party has such a need, please contact us for a request. Otherwise, removal of the seats is not permitted. Search for a rental car now.

What do I do in case of a car accident?

First, make sure that everyone involved is okay. If someone is injured, immediately dial 911 for help. Second, contact the local authority in order to fill out the necessary accident report. Third, call the rental location to inform them of the accident. The trained staff at the Advantage Rent A Car location will give you further instructions.

Do you sell the vehicles that you no longer use?

Yes, we do sell some of the vehicles that we no longer use. If you are interested in one of the cars from our fleet, or you are curious as to whether we have a specific car available, please fill out the contact form below. You can find great deals on late model vehicles with low mileage.

Who is the primary renter?

The primary renter’s name will be listed first and will provide the payment information, whether it is credit card, check debit card or cash. The primary renter is solely responsible for the vehicle that is rented. Search for a rental car now.

Do you offer additional accessories, such as handicap controls, etc?

Yes, we do. Please call ahead for availability.

What is the minimum age that you rent to?

Advantage Rent A Car rents to qualified drivers 21 years old and older. If you are under 25 year old an additional fee may be imposed. See our Policies and Procedures section for more information. Search for a rental car now.

What are my rental vehicle responsibilities?

Damage to a Rental Car:A person who rents a car from Advantage Rent A Car is responsible for the safe return of the rental vehicle in the same condition in which it was rented, except for normal wear and tear. Unless prohibited by state law, a renter may be held responsible for all damages to the rental vehicle, including loss of use, should the vehicle be damaged in an incident. This is the case regardless of fault. Whether or not you caused the accident, you may be asked to pay for the damage up to and including the total cost of replacing the vehicle in case of a total wreck or loss. The renter is responsible for checking the vehicle before departure from the rental facility and upon return to the rental facility. In the event that a rental vehicle has been involved in an incident, be sure that any estimated damage to the rental vehicle has been recorded properly before leaving the rental facility.
Rental Car Gasoline:A person who rents a vehicle from Advantage Rent A Car is responsible for returning the rental vehicle with the same amount of gasoline as was in the vehicle upon departure from the rental facility. The renter is responsible for checking the vehicle before departure from the rental facility and upon return to the rental facility. If the renter fails to return the vehicle with the proper level of fuel, a refueling charge needed to return the vehicle to its proper level will be charged to the renter in addition to the estimated rental charges.

What credit cards do you accept?

American Express, Carte Blanche, Diner’s Club International, Discover, MasterCard, Optima, and Visa are accepted. Search for a rental car now.

What if I made a reservation and want to upgrade once I get to the location?

When arriving at the rental location, ask the Advantage Rent A Car representative at the rental counter about the availability of an upgrade. If an upgrade is available, Advantage Rent A Car representatives who are trained to help you find the rental vehicle which will best fit your needs.

I don’t know what car rental to reserve? Can you help me choose?

Yes, our trained staff can help put you into the correct vehicle. Please call 1-800-777-5500 for more information. Search for a rental car now.

What should I do if I lost something in the vehicle?

Advantage Rent A Car is not responsible for anything left in the rental vehicles. However, if an item is found in a rental vehicle, it will be turned into lost and found at the rental locations. Please call the location from which you rented for more information.

How do I add an additional driver to my rental? Is there a fee?

You can request an additional driver be added to your rental at the time of pickup with your rental agent. The additional driver must be present and qualify in the same manner as the primary driver. Additional driver charges may vary upon location. The fee may not be waived unless the renter is disabled and accompanied by an authorized driver.

Is a deposit required when I rent a car with Advantage?

All renters are subject to a $200 deposit/authorization regardless of payment method. The deposit will be placed on the same card that is used to pay for the rental.

What do I do if my vehicle is not functioning properly?

First, call the location from which the vehicle was rented. Phone numbers can be found on the Locations web page. The staff at the rental location will be able to instruct you as to what to do. If you are unable to contact the rental location, you may call the Advantage Rent A Car reservation center at 1-800-777-5500.

Do you have a Frequent Renter Program?

To find the frequent renter program that is best for you, please go to the Awards section of our website. Please be sure to read all of the information to determine which program is best suited for your needs. Search for a rental car now.

How do I contact Customer Service?

The Customer Care department at Advantage Rent A Car can be reached in the following fashions:
Email – Phone – 1-800-777-5500
Please be sure to include as much information as possible when contacting the Customer Care department.

What are specialty vehicles?

The following classes of vehicles are considered specialty vehicles by Advantage Rent A Car: Convertible SUV Premium Car For these vehicles, stricter policies and procedures apply. Consult the posted Policies for the state in which you would like a reservation in order to view these restrictions. Search for a rental car now.

How do I view / edit / cancel my existing Advantage Rent A Car Reservation?

Search for your Advantage Rent A Car Reservation using your confirmation number, last name and email address. It may be possible that if you made your reservation elsewhere, you will have to visit the original source of your reservation to make changes or to cancel. If you cannot remember your confirmation number, please call our Rental Car Reservations Toll Free Line at 1-800-777-5500.

How do I find the price of a rental car for my upcoming booked trip?

Visit our Car Rental Reservations page, enter your itinerary information including your pickup and return location and dates and times. Press Search and the pricing, including all required taxes and fees, will be shown for the various car classes that are available for your search.

How do you classify a local renter?

Customers wishing to rent who reside within a 65 mile radius of the Advantage location where the rental transaction is to be opened, are subject to the Local Renter Policy.
Local renters (within 65 mile radius) must present a return flight segment of a round trip airline ticket or electronic ticket for a flight leaving from within the renting state.
Local renters (within 65 mile radius) without a return airline ticket who wish to rent a car will be required to show: written proof of a current automobile liability insurance policy in the renter’s 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.

Do you offer unlimited mileage?

Unlimited mileage is offered to renters provided the vehicle does not travel outside of the Geographical Limitations set in the Policies of the location. Search for a rental car now.