Car Rentals & Chauffeurs

Are there any age restrictions for additional drivers?

Yes, rental companies may have age restrictions for additional drivers, similar to the age requirements for the primary renter. The specific age restrictions can vary depending on the rental company and location. Here are some common age-related guidelines to consider:

Minimum Age Requirement: Rental companies typically require additional drivers to meet a minimum age requirement. The minimum age can vary, but it’s often around 21 years old. However, in some cases, rental companies may require drivers to be at least 25 years old to be eligible as an additional driver.

Young Driver Surcharge: If the additional driver is under a certain age (e.g., 25), the rental company may impose a young driver surcharge. This surcharge is an additional fee that is added to the rental cost to cover the perceived risk associated with younger drivers. The amount of the surcharge varies among rental companies.

Driver’s License: Like the primary renter, additional drivers must have a valid driver’s license. The rental company will typically require the additional driver to present their driver’s license at the time of rental or be listed as an authorized driver on the rental agreement.

Driving Record: Rental companies may also consider the driving record of additional drivers. They may require additional information, such as a clean driving record, with no major violations or recent accidents. Some rental companies may perform a driving record check before allowing an additional driver.

It’s important to note that the age restrictions and surcharges for additional drivers can vary among rental companies and locations. It’s advisable to check with the specific rental company you plan to use for their age requirements and any associated fees or surcharges for additional drivers.

When making a reservation, inform the rental company if you plan to add an additional driver and provide their information in advance. This allows the rental company to verify eligibility and include the additional driver on the rental agreement.

Please keep in mind that the above information provides a general overview, and rental policies may differ among rental companies and locations. Always consult the rental company directly or review their website for accurate and up-to-date information regarding age restrictions for additional drivers.

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