Your research is correct in that no major car rental companies are
willing to rent to someone under 21 (or 25) except for some corporate
rental exceptions. Digging further, I was able to locate three auto
rental companies that might serve your needs. Two are in San Diego and
one is in Van Nuys. All three are willing to rent to those 18 and over
but all three also have special requirements and/or surcharges. I hope
that one of these will be able to rent to your daughter.
Wishing you well.
~ czh ~
US Rent-A-Car Affiliate Location -- Fox Rent-A-Car - *San Diego Airport (SAN)
Locations ? San Diego Airport
Minimum Age: 18
Age 18 to 20 - Surcharge of $15.00 applies.However internet rates do
not apply. Call location for rates.
Age 21 to 24 - Surcharge of $15.00 applies.
Renters & all drivers under 25 years of age, are subject to a $15.00
per day surcharge. Renter & drivers under 25 years of age are eligible
to rent Economy, Compact, Mid-Size, Full-Size and Standard Cars, with
pre rental authorization. US Rent-A-Car now offers service to
qualified drivers between 18 and under twenty 21 years of age. Drivers
under the age of twenty-one must contact the rental depot for
pre-approved. Regular published rates plus the underage surcharge
$15.00 per day rates apply. Please contact our main office at
1-800-777-9377 for more details. Convertible, Luxury, SUV and
specialty vehicles require all drivers to be at least twenty-five
years of age and present two valid drivers license, and photo ID, and
two credit cards.
Atwest Rent A Car
Atwest Rent A Car has the following locations:
-- Los Angeles, LAX (Los Angeles, CA)
-- San Diego, SAN (San Diego, CA)
Minimum Age: 18
We rent to drivers 18 and over if qualified. However, under-21 drivers
must provide verifiable proof of insurance before we can reserve a
vehicle for them.
699RentACar Van Nuys, California
South Bay, LAX, West L.A., Santa Monica Location Coming Soon.
Can I rent a car if I'm under 25?
Yes, you can rent a car if you are over 18. These are the conditions;
18 - 21, and 22 - 25, you must show proof of an auto liability policy
and have an additional policy covering comprehensive and collision
damage that will bridge to the rental car and have a major credit card
in your name. Check or debit cards are accepted for underage drivers
only if there is a comprehensive and collision policy in affect that
bridges to the rental car. Another option is to be named as an
additional insured on a some one else's auto liability policy that
will offer the same privilages, to the additional insured, as that of
the policy holder and have comprehensive and collision coverage that
bridges to the rental car, or use a credit card, in lieu of a
comprehensive and collision policy, that will offer car rental damage
protection as a benefit to the card holder. In addition there is a
charge of $10.00 per day through the ages between 18 - 21. Ages 22-25
respectively, the same as the above conditions apply, although you get
a considerable discount of 50% in your underage fee.
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