Hertz has been providing car hire services in Australia for a number of years and has helped millions of visitors and Australian citizens obtain rental vehicles without problems. However, there are some facts that should be considered before renting a vehicle from Hertz. First, you will want to minimize the risk of paying unnecessary surcharges and fees by thoroughly reviewing the terms and conditions of the car hire service for purchasing.
For example, Hertz may charge various fees under certain circumstances, such as a credit card surcharge fee of 1.5 – 5% when a credit card is used as the payment method, or a premier location drop off fee when the vehicle is dropped off at an airport or a location other than the scheduled drop-off location.
Fees are also charged when a customer fails to return the rental vehicle by the scheduled drop-off date and time. These fees usually range from $10-$20 per day, and are charged in addition to the standard rental rate that is applied to the car hire service. Thus, in order to save money and avoid unnecessary charges it is best to drop off the vehicle at the scheduled drop-off location on time. Likewise, if you decide to return the vehicle early you will be charged a return change fee of at least $15, although you would not be required to pay for the remaining rental rate that would have been incurred had you kept the vehicle for the scheduled period of time. To avoid paying for damages unnecessarily it is imperative to ensure that the vehicle is thoroughly inspected before and after pickup and dropoff, as some customers have reported being charged for damages that they allegedly did not cause. By having the vehicle inspected thoroughly and taking detailed photographs you can avoid costly excess damage charges.