Cheap-Car-Rental Terms and Conditions

Cancellation/Amendment Charges
Our rates do NOT allow changes. The car rental company will not refund any unused portion of the rental.  Should you wish to extend your rental you will need to contact the car rental company using the phone number on the rental agreement. It will be cheaper to return your car by the contracted date to a nearby office and book another rental through our website as it will considerably cheaper than extending your current rental with the local office.

If you need to  amend your booking before the rental has started. the booking will need to be cancelled and a new booking made. Cancellation charges may be levied on short notice cancellations and the rates in force at the time of rebooking will be charged. If you need any assistance please email  To make the cancellation you can go to our cancellation page.

Flight Information
If you are collecting your car at the airport, it is imperative that is given your correct outbound flight number and where the flight is coming from. If this is not known to you at the time of your booking your car, please ensure that you inform us at least 7 days prior to departure. If we are not provided with the correct flight information in good time, no responsibility can be accepted or compensation allowed for a failed rental.

When the rental agreement is completed you will need to pay a security deposit using a valid major credit card, which must have the name of the lead driver embossed on it 

Delivery and Collection

The location of the collection office is given on the booking voucher and will include the office telephone number. Prior to taking the vehicle the renter will be required to sign a rental agreement accepting the rental car providers terms and conditions

Personal Accident Insurance
Renter will be offered this optional insurance when collecting the vehicle but it will be an additional cost payable direct to the car rental company. You may be covered by your holiday insurance (check before you travel). DO NOT sign the rental agreement accepting this if it is not required as it can not be refunded later.

USA rentals include full insurance and assistance with mechanical problems.  When collecting your car you will be offered Roadsafe which is an additional cover to cover renters errors such as losing keys, letting the battery go flat, tow charges Full details can be given at the rental location when collecting your car. The cost of this is not covered by your voucher, it is an additional cost payable to the car rental company direct. DO NOT sign the rental agreement accepting this if it is not required as a refund is not possible later.

Items NOT included in the car rental contract.
In line with all suppliers, the following items are not included in our inclusive prices and you would need to cover these costs yourself.

  • Fuel (initial tank of fuel included in inclusive plus option)
  • Flat Battery eg if you leave your lights on. (Covered if faulty battery) 
  • Damage caused by putting the wrong fuel type in the car (e.g. putting diesel in a petrol car) 
  • Broken windows or windscreen
  • Tyre replacement e.g. if damaged by hitting the curb. (Covered if worn) 
  • Key replacement if you lose or damage the key
  • Roadside assistance if you lock yourself out of the car 
  • Damage to underside of vehicle if you are found to be driving 'off-road' which is not permitted 
  • Damage to the roof of the car if you place goods on the roof or drive under a low barrier etc.
  • Damage to the interior (caused by spilling drinks, cigarette burns in seats etc)
  • Any other damage caused by negligence.
  • GPS/SatNav
  • Young driver fees (under 25)
  • Extra driver except in California or if inclusive plus option taken
  • One way drop off fees
  • Fuel, Tolls, Traffic Violations, willful damage

Special Requests
The rental of a child seat /ski racks/ snow tyres / snow chains /GPS must be requested at time of booking.    No guarantee can be made regarding special request availability .All associated costs are payable to the rental company when the vehicle is collected.

Local Charges
The costs and conditions of all incidental items payable locally are subject to local tax.

When you make a booking with a confirmation screen will give you the details of the booking including our booking reference. An email will then be sent with the same details. A Pre-Paid voucher will be sent within 48 hours of the booking being paid. This must be produced at the time of collection of the vehicle. The rental company will not accept your rental unless this is produced. cannot offer a refund for non-production of the pre-paid voucher.

Renter suitability
The rental company reserves the right to refuse a rental to drivers with certain types of endorsements. No refunds will be given for rentals aborted due to non-production of any driving licence or non- disclosed endorsements. Faxed or photocopied licences are not acceptable. No refunds are given if renter does not produce a credit card embossed with the drivers name or with insufficient funds to pay the security deposit.

Vehicle Type/Suitability cannot guarantee a particular model or make of vehicle The example vehicle shown is for guidance only and the rental companies reserve the right to substitute it with another similar vehicle. If for any reason whatsoever, you are not happy with the condition of your vehicle, please inform the local car hire company immediately and in writing. cannot accept any liability where this procedure is not followed.

Mechanical difficulties/Accidents
In the event of any mechanical difficulties or accident involving your rental vehicle, it is imperative that details are reported to the local car hire company straight away. You should also notify the local police in the case of accidents and a signed police report obtained. You should also obtain full details of any third parties involved. Authority to repair or replace a vehicle must be obtained from the local car hire company supplying your vehicle and whose name and address appears on your voucher and rental agreement. You should retain copies of all rental documentation in the event that an insurance company becomes involved. Compensation cannot be considered when this procedure is not followed correctly.

Insurance Exclusions and Excess
In common with most car rental companies the insurance cover offered by many of our suppliers does not cover tyres, windscreens, the roof, the underside and interior of the car and towing charges. You may sometimes therefore be liable for damage to these items. Contents of the car are covered by clients normal travel insurance policies. No insurance excess is payable except for willful damage or damage to the car as outlined above. This excludes the states of New York and Alaska where an excess applies for each and every claim and (this was $100 & $500 respectively) but current amounts should be obtained from the rental company direct.

Provision of Vehicles
Please be aware car hire suppliers can refuse to provide a vehicle to any customer who is, in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such cases, your contract with us becomes void and we will have no further liability to you.

General Conditions
All bookings are confirmed when full payment is received and are subject to terms and conditions. In addition the car suppliers terms and conditions apply. No other terms, conditions and warranties, expressed or implied by law, custom and course of dealing shall form part of any contract between and clients except for those terms implied by law whose application is mandatory.

Traffic violations
The client is responsible for all fines, parking and driving violations, toll roads, airport access fees etc.

We are not deemed to have accepted a reservation until we have confirmed with our suppliers that a vehicle is available for you and emailed your rental voucher to you. The primary method of communication between Cheap-Car-Rental and you will be email. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email system is capable of receiving and printing email communications from Cheap-Car-Rental in both HTML and plain text formats and that such communications are not rejected by your system or by your internet service provider as "spam". Cheap-Car-Rental will accept no liability whatsoever for losses or failures of any sort that result from you not receiving an email sent by us and our email logs shall be undisputable evidence of the fact that an email was sent.

Period Of Rental 
All hires are calculated and sold in periods of 24 hours. In some countries there is a 3 day minimum period. After the car has been collected, it may be possible to extend at these rates by contacting Cheap-Car-Rental by e-mail or telephone and making further payment as required. If extension is made directly with the local car hire company, the rate may be considerably higher. Missed return deadlines without pre-authorised extension will be charged locally. Please note that no refunds will be made for vehicles returned early.

Booking Conditions
The client acknowledges that in making a booking with it does so only on the basis of the material contained in this statement. All other statements or representations made by, its employees, or agents are of no effect unless confirmed by to the client in writing. act as a broker for the hire companies and a contract will be taken with the car hire company supplying the car. Clients will then be subject to the terms and conditions of that contract and the laws of the country where the rental has taken place. accepts no responsibility for and shall not be liable in respect of any loss, damage, alterations, delays or changes arising from civil strife, industrial dispute, including air traffic control disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions, unavoidable technical problems with transport, closure or congestion of airports or ports, cancellation of scheduled airlines and financial failure of airlines. and the car hire supplier reserves the right to levy any government increase in tax or change in law, which results in additional cost after the confirmation in the reservation.'s liability to the client for any loss, damage, injury or accident what so ever, whether arising out of negligence, breach of contract, or any other cause shall not exceed twice the invoiced price of rental of the vehicle concerned provided that nothing in this clause shall limit Cheap-Car-Rental.coms liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence. will not be held responsible for anyone driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, causing willful damage, off road driving or driving without due care and attention. The client will indemnify against this in respect of such claims

In the unlikely event of a problem or complaint upon your return please send an email to We can only deal with your complaint if we are notified within 8 weeks of return of your car and you have the relevant paperwork. It is important, therefore, that you keep your copy of the rental agreement.

Check also information on Alamo rentals or information on Dollar rentals   note Dollar's info comes as pdf download. home page