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    THRIFTY CAR RENTAL

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    Thrifty Car Rental: Great Deals With Auto Europe

    Rent a Car with ThriftyThrifty Car Rental is one of the most widely recognized brands in the rental car industry and caters to cost-conscious business and leisure travelers. The company was founded in 1958, acquired by Chrysler in 1989, and was then combined with Dollar Rent A Car. Today the businesses are known as the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group and are owned by Hertz Global Holdings. Along with its corporately owned locations and those of its franchise owners, Thrifty Car Rental has more than 1,028 locations in 68 countries.

    Auto Europe has been helping Americans rent vehicles in destinations around the world for nearly 60 years. Working with suppliers that provide our clients with quality products and the highest level of customer service for the most reasonable prices are incredibly important to us. Over the years we have come to foster great working relationships within the car rental industry and have built rapport with Hertz Global Holdings. We are confident that you will be pleased with your rental experience when you work with Thrifty! Review our car rental FAQs for more information regarding booking a rental car with Auto Europe.

    Questions or concerns about your rental car booking with Thrifty? Allow Auto Europe to take the stress out of your car rental experience and give our team of reservation specialists a call, toll-free and 24/7!

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    Picking-Up Your Rental Car From Thrifty - How to Prepare

    To prepare for your upcoming rental reservation from Thrifty with Auto Europe, travelers should arrive at the pick-up counter with the following items:

    • 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

    Thrifty Car Rental Policies

    Similar to Auto Europe others car rental partners, Thrifty has a number of rental policies that are important to keep in mind when planning your next trip. Specific car rental policies will vary depending on the location and category of your rental vehicle but below, we will review a collection of common policies that you may encounter during your car rental experience.

    Thrifty Payment Policy

    In the car rental industry, there are three widely acknowledged methods of payment - credit, debit and cash. However, in the majority of travel destinations, Thrifty only accepts credit card payments. Payment by credit card is the industry standard and travelers will have no trouble picking-up their Thrifty rental car booked with Auto Europe when using credit cards from well-respected companies, such as MasterCard, American Express, and Visa. Depending on your pick-up location and the policies of your local Thrifty branch, payment by debit card is allowed in specific circumstances but cash payments are not accepted for any Thrifty rentals. For further information on Thrifty's payment policies, give Auto Europe a call today to speak with one of our knowledge reservation specialists.

    Thrifty Car Rental Age Policy

    Thrifty Car Rental Rate DetailsAs a major rental car supplier operating out of several destinations worldwide, travelers will find that Thrifty's age policies vary depending on the pick-up location and category of your rental. Although each respective policy is location specific, in general, the minimum driving age for Thrifty rental reservations will typically vary from 18-25 years of age. Drivers under the age of 25 are considered "young drivers" and will commonly be subjected to a Young Driver's Surcharge that is a locally paid, daily fee that can range from $15-$25 or come in the form of a weekly/monthly rate. Additionally, travelers planning on booking a premium or specialty rental vehicle, such as luxury sedan, SUV, passenger van or motorhome, may encounter elevated minimum driving ages ranging from 25-30 years of age. More detailed and specific information relating to your future rental vehicle can be found within the "Rate Details" section of your reservation and don't hesitate to visit our guide to driving age requirements in specific countries.

    Thrifty Fuel Policy

    When renting a car with Thrifty, travelers will encounter one of two fueling policies. The first policy is the industry standard of picking-up and returning your rental with a full-tank of gas, with an accompanying refueling charge/fee in the event that you do not return your vehicle with a full tank. With Thrifty's secondary fueling policy, that is less common across their locations, travelers will locally pay a fuel charge at the time of pick-up. If you return your rental with a full tank of gas, this fuel charge is fully refunded, however, if your rental vehicle is returned without a full tank, the fuel charge is not refunded and serves as a re-fueling fee. To make your rental experience as convenient as possible, we recommend that you return your rental vehicle with a full tank of fuel - as refueling fees can become expensive and an overall hassle.

    Thrifty Toll Policy

    In the United States and Canada, Thrifty offers travelers with their PlatePass program - which is a pre-paid service that allows travelers to pass through tolls with ease and convenience, for a low daily rate. In Australia, Thrifty offers a similar service where travelers are simply charged $3-$5 per day by the RMS (Roads and Maritime Services) on days where they pass through tolling points. Without these pre-paid style services, tolls can become expensive and inconvenient during your travel. So, we recommend that you opt-in to these pre-paid programs or come prepared with local currency.


    Add-Ons Available for Your Rental Car When Booking with Thrifty

    As you progress through the car rental booking process, you will find that Thrifty offers travelers with a selection of additional accessories to help enhance your rental experience. Whether you are in need of seating for a child, GPS's, the option for additional drivers, etc., Auto Europe gives travelers the choice to either reserve their add-ons in advance or simply purchase at the time of pick-up from your respective local Thrifty branch. Take advantage of our unique savings when booking with Auto Europe and look into our available add-on options 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.
    GPS Rentals GPS systems booked with Thrifty can cost as much as $10 - $15 USD/day* and are occasionally offered with maximum monthly rates (for long-term rentals) when purchased locally. Auto Europe offers GPS rentals for as little as a $1/day and are even conveniently shipped to our clients before they depart for their upcoming trip. Enjoy unmatched savings and service when you book an affordable GPS with Auto Europe!
    Additional Driver On Avg $5-$8/day* or no additional cost in some cases
    Infant/Booster/Child Seats
    • Infant Seat: Avg $10/day*
    • Booster Seat: Avg $10/day*
    • Child Seat: Avg $5-$10/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.

    Commonly Asked Questions About Reserving a Rental Car From Thrifty

    Can I book a one-way rental with a Thrifty rental car?

    One-way auto rentals with Thrifty aren't just possible but Auto Europe actually provides our clients with terrific rates on one-way rentals with Thrifty across the globe. In order to compare rates among multiple pick-up locations, make use of our booking engine. Inquire about a cost-free quote from the booking engine or book to lock down one of our excellent rates.

    Can I reserve a Thrifty rental car with automatic transmission?

    Thrifty permits Auto Europe to guarantee car rentals with automatic transmission. When you use our booking engine, if you don't see the automatic transmission option for a Thrifty rental car, feel open to reach our friendly reservation specialists at any time at 888-223-5555.

    Can I cancel my Thrifty rental car reservation booked with Auto Europe?

    Auto Europe does offer cancellations on rental car reservations, including bookings with Thrifty. Auto Europe even offers cost-free cancellations, when the cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the pick-up time.


    Renting a Car with Thrifty: "Now That's Thrifty Thinking"

    Thrifty Car Rental is a values-oriented company that has a large presence in the airport rental car market, as well as in the local rental market. Many of Thrifty's major competitors focus primarily on the airport market, which is a huge advantage for Thrifty because it allows them to easily target the local market. Another way the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group works towards setting themselves apart in the industry is by partnering with a diverse range of suppliers. This is not something that is uncommon among rental companies, but by doing this, the company aims to create a level playing field for all qualified suppliers, as well as promoting a centralized culture that embraces diversity in the workplace, thus setting the standard for competitors.

    Even though Thrifty and Dollar Rent a Car operate independently and maintain individual approaches to business, both companies are very involved with supporting worthy causes within their communities. Contributing to community programs and services that enhance the quality of life in the neighborhoods where their employees live and work is important to the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group as a whole. Every year annual contributions are made to health and human services organizations such as: Big Brothers Big Sisters, YMCA and YWCA, Life Senior Services, Jr. Achievement and Habitat for Humanity.

    Contact Auto Europe - Thrifty Car RentalLet Auto Europe Help You Book a Rental Car with Thrifty!

    Thrifty offers customers an array of vehicles at discounted rates. From convertibles to compact cars, minivans to pickup trucks; Thrifty will be able to accommodate you no matter your travel needs. Maybe you're looking to explore the Australian outback? Why not let Auto Europe help you book a rugged SUV with Thrifty? By renting a vehicle while on vacation in Australia, you will be able to see kangaroos and wallabies frolicking in their natural habitat on your own time. Never feel the time crunch of guided tours again; give yourself the ability to do the things that you want to do and experience the things that you feel are important. Call us toll-free at 1-888-223-5555 to make your reservation and then pick up your rental at one of Thrifty's convenient Australian locations and start your adventure!

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