For those who are in the military, there are several perks that come along with the honor of serving for your own country. Every now and again, you’ll have to travel home or to particular assignments and for this you’ll often need a car rental service. Using military discounts can make the process of hiring a rental that much cheaper and can make it so much more affordable for you to get home to see your loved ones and your friends. There are several companies that offer military car rental discounts. Below you’ll find a little information about companies that offer discounts and type of discounts that they may offer.
The type of discount and the amount of discount you may receive as a military member can vary between one company and the next. You may also find that discounts vary depending on whether you are using the car for business or for recreational purposes. If you need to take part in an ‘official business trip’ and require a car rental, you are able to qualify for discounts with the following companies: Dollar Car Rental, Hertz, Avis and Alamo. Dollar Car Rental can offer military members competitive rates, free collision damage/loss damage waiver (LDW) insurance, unlimited mileage, free car upgrades, frequent flier miles and complimentary Express Dollar Rental membership. Hertz are another popular car rental company that offers military car rental discounts.
With Hertz you receive no additional charges if you’re using two drivers or more, unlimited mileage, upgrades, LDW insurance as well as complimentary Hertz #1 Gold membership. Avis offers military members free LDW and collision insurance, no charges for underage drivers, no charges for additional drivers, unlimited mileage and competitive rates. The Alamo rental company are another company that don’t charge additional driver fees, offer collision insurance and other frequent traveler benefits. However they do require that active military members hiring the car are over the age of 18. If you’re traveling for recreational reasons, e.g. going home to see family or taking a vacation, there are several car hire companies that still offer military car rental discounts.
Alamo still offer frequent traveler benefits and a wide range of rental locations to choose from. The great thing about Alamo car hire services is that they also offer discounts for dependents e.g. children, parents, as long as you provide proof. Bear in mind that the minimum age for ‘off duty rental’ is 21 and if you’re over 25 you may recieve an even larger discount.
Dollar Car Rental and Hertz also offer discounts for off-duty active members of the military and retired members. Dollar Car Rental provide a 5% discount off rates, unlimited mileage, frequent flier miles as well as membership to the Express Rental program. Hertz also offer discounted rates and complimentary membership but don’t offer as much as other rental companies. Several other car companies e.g. National Car Rental, Budget car rental hire and Thrifty also offer discounts and benefits to active/off duty and veteran members. Make sure you run a comparison check to determine which company would best fit your needs!