Hertz opened in Chicago in 1918 under the name of Rent-a-Car Inc. The tiny company initially had only a handful of cars, all Fords, available. Over a century on, Hertz is one of the best-known rental car companies there has ever been, with a logo that is recognized all over the world. Hertz and its franchises have 9,700 locations in 150 countries, across every continent except Antarctica. Its trustworthy name and vast range of locations make Hertz a great choice for a vacation car rental. And if you reserve your Hertz rental car in advance through Orbitz, you can pick it up as soon as you arrive. You may also get a better deal than if you rent on the day, and have a larger selection of vehicles to choose from.
One of the best things about renting a car from Hertz is how straightforward it is. All the same, there are a few simple questions you’ll want answers to before you start.
While this will depend on the country or state you are in, the standard minimum age for car rental is 21, with a surcharge for renters under 25.
You may not be able to choose from the full range of Hertz rental cars if you are under 25.
Hertz branches in certain countries may have upper age limits or surcharges for older drivers – but not in the US.
Hertz offers both car rental and van rental. Your location will determine the range of cars available, but you can usually choose from spacious family cars such as the Hyundai Santa Fe, energy-efficient cars such as the Toyota Prius, and showy sports cars such as the Porsche 911.
As with any car rental company, you’ll need a current driver’s license as well as a credit card. If you don’t have a credit card, check ahead if it is possible to pay with a debit card, and if additional documentation will be needed.
When you’re abroad, you’ll need a passport for Hertz car rental. In some countries you will need an international driving permit.
Do you need to know more about Hertz car rentals? No problem – just speak to the Orbitz team, contactable through the Orbitz customer service portal.
To speak to the staff at Hertz, take a look at the Contact Us page on the official Hertz site for the US. You can get in touch via a contact form, speak to staff in a live chat, or find phone numbers for the different departments of Hertz.
If you are US-based, speak to the Hertz US future reservations team on 800-654-313.
The Hertz.com assistance team is available to US callers on 877-826-8782.