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    National Car Rental: A Preferred Auto Europe Partner

    National Car Rental LogoNational Car Rental was founded by 24 independent rental agents in 1947. Since then, the company has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National is owned by Enterprise Holdings, which also owns Enterprise Rent A Car and Alamo Rent A Car. The company headquarters is based in Clayton, Missouri. Enterprise Holdings brands are synonymous with customer service excellence and have been the subject of numerous articles and other publications, including the Harvard Business Review.

    Auto Europe has been helping American travelers rent vehicles while traveling abroad since 1954. It is extremely important to us to work with suppliers who provide our clients with the highest level of customer service, along with the safest and most reliable fleet selections available. We have established a great relationship with National and are confident that you will be taken care of throughout your trip.

    In need of more information on your Auto Europe booking with National? We encourage our clients to contact our team of knowledgeable reservation specialists at any time, toll-free and 24/7.

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    How to Prepare For Your Upcoming Auto Rental From National

    While preparing for your upcoming trip, there are a few things to keep in mind in regards to picking-up your rental car. When you arrive at the pick-up counter, you should be prepared to present the following for your National rental car booked with Auto Europe:

    • Credit Card in the Name of the Primary Driver
    • Valid US Drivers License
    • International Driver's Permit (IDP) - Legally Required in Select Countries and Generally Recommended While Traveling Abroad
    • Your Auto Europe Rental Voucher - Highly Recommend but Not Required

    National Car Rental Policies

    National Rent a Car has several rental policies that travelers should be aware of, before they embark on their next adventure. Although policies will slightly vary depending on the respective pick-up location of your reservation, below are a number of the most common rental policies that you may encounter during your travels.

    National Payment Policy

    When paying for your National rental car, the industry standard and widely accepted method of payment is by credit card. National accepts credit card payments from major providers, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express, and in order to pick-up your rental, the credit card must be in the name of the primary driver on the reservation booking. While payment methods such as cash and debit are recognized within the industry, National does not accept these modes of payment in most situations. For a convenient, hassle-free rental experience, we recommend you pick-up your National Rent a Car reservation from Auto Europe with a credit card.

    National Car Rental Rate DetailsNational Car Rental Age Policy

    Similar to other leading suppliers in the rental car industry, National's rental age policies can vary greatly depending on the location of your reservation and the category of your rental vehicle. National's minimum required ages to rent a vehicle are typically in accordance with the laws of the country you are picking-up in and will often range from 18-25 years of age. However, if you are renting specialty or premium rental, the minimum age can increase to 25-30 years of age. Additionally, when permitted, drivers under the age of 25 are considered "young drivers" and will often be subjected to a Young Driver's Surcharge that is applied locally and charged daily based on the duration of your rental. Lastly, in some countries such as Greece, travelers may encounter maximum driving ages. So, we high encourage that you read the information found with the "Rate Details" of your vehicle, prior to completing your rental booking.

    National Fuel Policy

    All National Rental Cars are subjected to the industry standard fuel policy of picking-up and returning your rental with a full-tank of fuel. In the event that you do not return your rental car with a full-tank of fuel, your respective local National branch will determine a re-fueling fee that is paid locally. Re-fueling fees will often subject travelers to an increased cost per gallon for the remaining fuel, so it is recommended and cost effective to return your rental vehicle with a full tank of fuel.

    Available Add-Ons for Your National Rental Car

    During the car rental booking process, you will have the option to purchase a variety of add-ons to further enhance your rental experience during your travels. From child seats to additional drivers, Auto Europe allows travelers to conveniently reserve exactly what they need for their upcoming adventure. Enjoy Auto Europe's unmatched savings and consider reserving one of our add-on options for your National rental car today.

    Prices included below are estimates based on a few select itineraries, rates will vary based on pick-up location. Please review the Terms & Conditions of your rental to get actual pricing for your itinerary.

    Car Rental Insurance Options
    • Basic Insurance: Included with all Auto Europe rentals, VAT included, liability insurance and fire insurance.
    • Inclusive Rate w/ Deductible: All of the Basic Plan plus CDW insurance with a deductible, theft protection with a deductible, and roadside assistance.
    • No Deductible, Extended Coverage: All of the Basic Plan plus CDW including damage to wheels, glass, underside, roof with a zero deductible, theft protection with a zero deductible, and roadside assistance.
    Additional Driver On Avg $5-$10/day* or no additional cost in some cases
    Infant/Booster/Child Seats
    • Infant Seat: Avg $10-$15/day*
    • Booster Seat: Avg $10-$15/day*
    • Child Seat: Avg $10-$15/day*
    Snow Tires/Chains Available seasonally in certain countries.
    *Typically, total number of days charged will have a cap no matter how long your rental reservation.

    Booking a Rental Car with National - FAQ

    Is it possible to book a one-way rental from National with Auto Europe?

    Regardless if you are thinking about a one-way car rental inside of a single city or throughout a country, Auto Europe has fantastic rates on one-way rentals with National. Plan the ideal vacation simply by checking out numerous drop-off sites and assessing rates in our booking engine. Ask for a quote or book to ensure your rate!

    How much does it cost to rent a National rental car?

    Similar to airline tickets, rental car rates are frequently morphing due to components including market demand and the timing of your booking. With more than 60 years of practical experience inside the car rental industry, Auto Europe is able to provide our clients with great rates from National - in spite of this constantly transforming market. To make sure our clients find fantastic rates through National, we offer a price match guarantee - so, in the event the rate of your car rental lowers ahead of pick-up, we will honor this reduced rate.

    Can I rent a car from National with unlimited mileage?

    Unrestricted mileage rentals are available from National and are offered at several major getaway destinations worldwide. Motorists should be aware that car rental categories like luxury vehicles and SUVs may be subject to particular mileage restrictions, dependent upon your respective pick-up location and local National rental office.

    "Bypass the Counter"

    The ability for customers on time sensitive schedules to quickly choose their own vehicles is something that sets National apart from competitors. The company was the first in the industry to launch a comprehensive frequent-renter program, called The Emerald Club. This program allows members the ability to bypass rental counters and move right to the lot and be able to select a car of their choosing, as long as they reserve a midsize car.

    National Car Rental offers customers a large selection of rental cars including; full-size, economy class, convertibles, SUVs, minivans, pickup trucks, cargo vans and 15 passenger vans. The company also provides a range of mobility devices for customers with disabilities. Hand controls, spinner knobs and pedal extenders are available at no additional charge. National and Alamo are operating one of the largest fuel-efficient car fleets in the world. Together the companies offer more than 440,000 vehicles that achieve EPA highway mileage of 28 mpg or better.

    Members of the military who are traveling on leisure are offered discounted rates; frequent traveler benefits with National's major airline partners and military family members with dependent identification are also eligible for leisure rates.

    National and Alamo are involved with community outreach and place high emphasis on social responsibility. The company maintains national and local partnerships with leading charitable, civic, minority and women's organizations in order to be as inclusive and welcoming for employees, customers and suppliers. In 1982, company founder Jack C. Taylor created a charitable foundation that allows National and Alamo to give back to the communities which they are part of. Since its creation, the foundation has donated more than $100 million to numerous non-profit organizations in local communities worldwide.

    Contact Auto Europe - National Rent a CarLet Auto Europe Help You Book a Rental with National!

    One of the best ways to explore any destination is by rental car. Whether you are traveling on business or are planning a relaxing vacation, Auto Europe can help you get around any city with ease. Are you in the process of planning a trip to Cancun? We'll have you relaxing in a beach front cabana in no time! All you have to do is call us toll-free at 1-888-223-5555 and make your reservation, then pickup your National rental car at one of the many convenient pickup locations in the city and begin exploring!