You may not realise it but the Alicante car hire terms and conditions will affect the final price you pay for your hire car. When you search for your Alicante Car Rental if you are anything like me then you search mainly for the most competitive quotes. More than likely the cheapest quote will catch your eye and you are therefore likely to book with the car hire Company that has come up with the lowest quote.
But hold on! There are differences in the car rental companies and their terms and conditions. And these will impact the final price you pay. But who in their right mind has the time to search through the terms and conditions for every individual company and then compare them?
Well, luckily for you, you don't have to! I have produced a summary of the main Alicante car rental terms and conditions for you and these are outlined below! So now, you don't have to spend days searching each website for the Alicante car rental terms and conditions. Instead you can scroll down the page and all the information you can want is right there!
Firstly I have broken down the areas of the Alicante car rental terms into 6 areas;
Secondly, I have looked at the Car Rental companies that are based at Alicante Airport only. I have summarised the main points of the car rental contract in such a way that you can compare the companies against each other.
You will notice that some of the data is missing. This is because the car hire company does not refer to it anywhere on its website. Full information will be completed in due course. The data below was completed in July 2008.
We have not covered Insurance on this page. Further details regarding Alicante Car Rental Insurance can be found here.
The information covered under the Insurance explained and compared page covers the basics of Alicante car rental insurance. Understanding car rental insurance and what you are already covered for under your travel insurance can save you a lot of money!
The following is a quick overview of the Basics of the car rental contract. The quote you receive will normally include VAT and tax.
The following information is correct with effect from July 2008.
|Company Name||Airport Surcharge||Age||Additional Driver||Length held driving licence||Out of hours service|
|www.atesa.es||22.50€ + tax for 1st rental day plus 2.10€ + tax each additional day||21, 23 or 25 years depending on the car group||5.75€ per day. Max 3 drivers||2 years minimum||43.50€, 24€ or 16€ depending on circumstances|
|www.aurigacrown.com||No data||21 years||2€ per day. Max of 2 drivers||2 years minimum||Yes. No surcharge|
|www.avis.co.uk||Included in the rates||23 or 25 years depending the on car group. 11.99€/day if under 25 years||6.25€||1 year minimum||Additional Charge will be confirmed at pick-up. Approx 46.62€|
|www.centauro.net||No data||21 years||1st driver Free. Additional drivers 9€ per week per driver||1 year minimum||20€ between 00:01 and 07:00|
|www.europcar.com||Included in the rates||21, 25 or 30 years depending on car group. 6.96€ per day if under 25||4.40€ per day||1 year minimum||42.34€|
|www.europa-rentacar.es||Included in the rates||21 years||2€ per day. Max 2 drivers||2 years minimum||Yes|
|www.hertz.co.uk||Included in the rates||23, 25, 28 or 30 years depending on the car group. 23 years old has a young driver surcharge of 15 eur (excl tax). Premium cars 28 / 30 years old||7.25€ per day excl tax||1 year minimum||Can't book on the internet. Additional fee 40.80€ excl tax|
|www.recordrentacar.com||00:00-00:07h charge of 30€||21 years. Except catergories E,Q and Q1 - must be 25 years old||Second driver is free of charge. 17€ for every additional driver||1 year minimum except E,Q and Q1 3 years minimum||00:00-00:07h charge of 30€|
|www.solmar.es||Included in the rates||23 years||1.20€ per day. 4 drivers allowed||3 years minimum||Yes 12€|
|www.victoriacars.com||Included in the rates||24 years||Up to 2 free of charge||2 years minimum||During 00:01 to 00:07 h may incur additional fee|
Below is the cost to hire accessories. It is worth remembering that when the car hire companies quote for accessories, it is usually without tax (16%).
|Company Name||Baby seat||Child seat||Booster Seat||Luggage rack||Ski Packs||Snow chains||GPS|
|www.atesa.es||5.75€ per day||5.75€ per day||5.75€ per day||47.50€ per rental||47.50€ per rental||47.50€ per rental||6.00€ per day plus tax. Additional charges apply for 1 way rental|
|www.aurigacrown.com||2.5€ per day||2.5€ per day||2.5€ euros per day||No data||No data||No data||No data|
|www.avis.co.uk||6.18€ per day per day||6.18€ per day||6.18€ per day||No data||62.79€ per rental||62.79€ per rental||10€ per day|
|www.centauro.net||2.5€ per day||2.5€ per day||2.5€ per day||No data||37.25€ per day||No data||No data|
|www.europcar.com||4.82€ per day||4.82€ per day||4.82€ per day||No data||37.25€ per rental||37.25€ per rental||9.90€ per day|
|www.europa-rentacar.es||2.50€ per day||2.50€ per day||2.50€ per day||Not available||No data||No data||No data|
|www.hertz.co.uk||7.00€ per day (excl tax)||7.00€ per day (excl tax)||4.00€ per day (excl tax)||Not available||Not available at Alicante||Not available at Alicante||14€ per day|
|www.recordrentacar.com||2.5€ per day||2.5€ per day||2.5€ per day||No data||No data||No data||No data|
|www.solmar.es||2.5€ per day||2.5€ per day||2.5€ per day||No data||No data||No data||No data|
|www.victoriacars.com||2€ per day||2€ per day||2€ per day||Not available||No data||15€ per rental||4€ per day|
Some companies provide you with a full tank of fuel and you are expected to return the car with a full tank. If you don't return the car with a full tank you will be charged for an administration fee and then the cost of a full tank (more expensive than using the local petrol station).
Or, the car hire company will provide you with a full tank, you then pay the car rental company for this petrol at the point of collecting the car. You are then expected to return the car with an empty tank. If you return the car and the tank isn't empty, you will not receive a refund.
The final option is that you will be given a car with some petrol already in the tank and you are expected to return the car with the same amount of petrol.
So which companies are which?
|Company Name||Provide with a full tank and return with a full tank||Pre-pay full tank and return empty||Return the car with the same amount of petrol as when collected|
Some of the Alicante Car Hire Companies will provide you with breakdown cover but not all of them will provide the same level of assistance. The information below shows that the assistance provided ranges from 24 hour roadside assistance, to sort it yourself and then give the car hire company the receipts!
|Company Name||24 hour roadside assistance||Keep receipts||Lost keys|
|www.atesa.es||Yes provided with a number||No||No data|
|www.aurigacrown.com||Yes||No data||120 euros plus transport costs|
|www.avis.co.uk||No data||No data||61.80 euros plus tax|
|www.centauro.net||Yes||No data||No data|
|www.europcar.com||Only if you take out their insurance excess||Yes and present them to the office for refund (if no insurance excess cover)||No data|
|www.europa-rentacar.es||Yes telephone number is provided||No data||Replacement keys between 60 and 100 euros|
|www.hertz.co.uk||No data||No data||Not covered and will be a cost to replace|
|www.recordrentacar.com||No data||No data||Up to 120 euros to replace|
|www.solmar.es||Call the car hire company||No data||No data|
|www.victoriacars.com||Yes||No data||Yes but no details provided|
Remember that there are a large number of items that are not covered on the Car Hire Insurance and wouldn't be covered by the breakdown. These are:
|Company Name||Cancel outside 48 hours||Cancel outside 24 hours||Cancel within 24 hours||Return car early||Return car late|
|www.atesa.es||No data||No data||No data||No data||59 mins free then charged another 24 hours after this time|
|www.aurigacrown.com||No Charge||No Charge||No Charge||Refund on days not used||No data|
|www.avis.co.uk||£20||£20||No refund||No refund||No data|
|www.centauro.net||No data||No data||No data||No data||No data|
|www.europcar.com||No data||No data||No data||No data||30 mins grace period then charged for a new day|
|www.europa-rentacar.es||No data||No data||No data||No data||20 euros per day plus the daily rental rate|
|www.hertz.co.uk||Full refund minus £30||Full refund minus £30||Full refund minus £30||No refund on unused days||29 minutes grace period|
|www.recordrentacar.com||No charge||No charge||Possibly a small fee||No data||No data|
|www.solmar.es||No data||No data||No data||No data||No data|
|www.victoriacars.com||No Charge||Charge, but not stated||Charge, but not stated||No data||No data|
The Alicante car rental companies usually take payment by credit card. There are a few who also accept debit cards.
Most of the car hire companies do not accept cash payment.
The credit card / debit card holder must be the main driver and must be present at the point of payment / collecting the car. Always remember that if you book your car hire online that you will need to present the credit / debit card that was used to book the car.
Remember, these Alicante car rental terms are correct as of July 2008. I would suggest that if there are particular terms you are interested in that you do double check these when you are making your booking.
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