SmartFares.com typically offers much cheaper rates than you can acquire from car rental companies directly on your own. We are a 1 stop shop, there is no need to go to each individual site to get a quote. We consolidate all that for you. We also encourage you to compare us with the major online travel sites that offer car rentals.
Yes, as long as your type of vehicle is available for your new dates and times. Your daily rate could also change. You are welcome to email us at CustomerService@smartfares.com for help
Most vendors do not have a fee for cancellations.
The car rental company will require a valid driver's license and a major credit card in your own name with enough available funds to cover at least the cost of the rental. Some vendors may require an additional deposit depending on the location and vendor. A debit card may be acceptable at some locations. However, we greatly recommend using a credit card instead of a debit card whenever renting any kind of vehicle. Using a debit card could tie up a lot of your daily limited credit thereby leaving you with little or no extra money on which to charge other items on your debit card.
Payment is due directly with the car rental company when you pick up or return the vehicle. If you choose to purchase insurance through us we will charge your card for the insurance when you complete your online reservation and will ask for a valid form of payment at that time from you
Every car vendor we service accepts credit cards as a payment. What about debit cards (cards that debit from your checking account) Debit card acceptance depends on the car vendor, exact location, your age and whether you have proof of a round trip ticket. If you do not already have a reservation, you must provide us with all the details (car vendor, car type, pick up location, if over 25 years old, and whether you are a local renter or not) and we can help. After you make a reservation, you will be given the toll-free number for the vendor and if you prefer, you can contact the car rental company directly. We will accept your debit card for payment of Collision Damage Waiver Insurance.
Smartfares.com always shows you the total rate which includes the total of all known rates, taxes, fees, surcharges and applicable drop off charges that you must pay either by law or by local policy for the length of a particular vehicle rental. However, this price does not include optional services such as insurance waivers, underage fees, special equipment, mileage charges, or gasoline, etc. It also does not include extra day or hourly charges that can result from a late return of the rental car. This price is provided so you can better estimate the total price you may pay to the rental car company for your car. Nevertheless is not a guarantee of your total charges.
Yes, some countries may have taxes which apply to your rental. Please consult the rental company when picking up your car.
Yes, you can request child seats, GPS, ski racks, CD players, etc. by emailing us or calling the vendor directly. Not all vendors or locations will have the requested items so please check before you arrive at the counter. We will eventually add a feature so that these special amenities can be requested directly on our site.
The make/model of the car you will be given depends upon availability at the time of your arrival to pick up the vehicle. The vendor cannot guarantee the make or model you will receive.
Most of our rates do come with unlimited mileage/kilometrage. Please check under the "mileage/kilometrage" column to determine if you car comes with unlimited mileage. If you live locally, there may be exceptions.
The rates given are for 25 years and older. However, most vendors will allow you to rent if you are between the ages of 21-24 for a surcharge. There are a few locations which will allow you to rent if you are at least 18 years old.
Of course! You can make a reservation in most any city in anywhere in the world, providing of course you have a valid driver’s license that is internationally accepted and meet all the local requirements of rental car company and government.
Yes, you need at least 1 hour’s notice.
Yes, as long as that person has a valid driver’s license and meets all the requirements needed to rent a car.
Many companies do NOT allow their vehicles driven into Mexico. However, a few do allow it and there could be additional charges. The best way to know for sure is to either call the vendor or check with them upon picking up your rental. As for Canada, many companies do allow their vehicles into Canada. Again, to be sure contact the vendor or check upon picking up your vehicle.
Normally, yes but it needs to be done at the moment of picking up your vehicle. There may be additional fees which will be disclosed to you at the counter. We regrettably cannot do this for you ahead of time.
Yes, absolutely. However, please be aware that car rental companies sometimes will have a "drop-off" charge for returning the car at a different airport than where you picked it up. This fee can range anywhere from $50-$500 or more, depending on the distance between the 2 airports. This charge is in addition to the rental charge.