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What car rental company rents to 19-year-olds?

teenager driving a rental car

In Australia, there are not many rental car companies who rent to under 21-year-olds unfortunately. Even if you're over 18, but not yet 25, you may still have trouble finding a rental car company. One common question for drivers in this age range is, "What car rental company rents to 19-year-olds?". 

While most major car rental companies require drivers to be at least 25 years old, there are some exceptions. In Australia, Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and Redspot allow renting a car to drivers aged between 21 and 25. For a higher daily fee, these companies will rent to any qualified driver over the age of 21 and with an open license. However, these companies may charge extra fees which will increase your total car hire cost. With any car rental agreement, make sure you understand all fees that will be charged. Check out the Terms and Conditions of each supplier for age surcharge.

Things to consider when renting a car

One thing to keep in mind is that you cannot circumvent the higher fees by arranging the rental in an older driver's name. Regardless of who signs the agreement, all drivers must be registered, and any younger drivers will trigger the additional charges. If an unregistered driver is involved in an accident, they will not be covered and all insurances are null & void, so make sure you always register all potential drivers. 

Another alternative is to consider a local, rather than national, car rental company. A local rental agency in your area may have more favorable rates or policies for younger drivers. If you need help in booking a car hire or would like to get an estimate rental car cost including age surcharge, feel free to contact us. You can also drop us a message via Facebook and Twitter

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