Add. driver in California - free?

 
Old Aug 28, 11, 8:40 am
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Add. driver in California - free?

Just rented a Mustang Conv. at LAX at Cartrawler.com for Oct. The reservation terms state that an add. driver is 10$/day - however for my last car rental (AVIS) add. driver was free in California. Does Dollar have the same policy?

The add. driver will be my wife. I know AVIS allows a spouse to be added witout costs. Same Dollar policy?

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Old Sep 2, 11, 7:24 am
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Originally Posted by SK AAR View Post
Just rented a Mustang Conv. at LAX at Cartrawler.com for Oct. The reservation terms state that an add. driver is 10$/day - however for my last car rental (AVIS) add. driver was free in California. Does Dollar have the same policy?

The add. driver will be my wife. I know AVIS allows a spouse to be added witout costs. Same Dollar policy?

Thx
Some Dollar locations do charge for all drivers, including spouses.

However, the T&C at Dollar.com for a test booking at LAX show the following:

Additional Authorized Drivers: Additional drivers must qualify with a valid driver's license in their own name. There is no charge for additional drivers age 25 and older.
ETA: I found this verbiage on an Alamo reservation in Fairbanks, Alaska, of all places (probably standard boilerplate Alamo verbiage for all locations:

NOTE - STATE LAW IN CALIFORNIA, ILLINOIS,
MISSOURI, . NEVADA, OREGON, AND WISCONSIN ALLOW THE
SPOUSE . TO BE AN AUTOMATIC AUTHORIZED DRIVER AS LONG
. AS RENTER QUALIFICATIONS ARE MET
So it sounds like even without that Dollar policy I quoted above, your spouse would be automatically included per state law.

On the other hand, outside of those named states, Alamo's policy is reported to be this:

** ADDITIONAL DRIVER FEE **
. ANY ADDITIONAL DRIVER *INCLUDING A SPOUSE OR DOMESTIC
PARTNER* WILL PAY A DAILY FEE APPROXIMATELY 10.00 USD PER
DAY UNLESS THE PRIMARY RENTER IS A MEMBER OF ALAMO INSIDERS
OR HAS A CORPORATE AGREEMENT.

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Old Sep 12, 11, 10:29 am
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Thx for yr reply.

In the meantime I have received email confirm. fra Dollar that there is no charge for add. driver > 25 in California
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