General Conditions for car rental in United Kingdom

Importante

At time of rental, when picking-up a car, AVIS customers may choose to accept or to decline optional coverage or insurance by checking into the corresponding box (accept or reject). Once the contract is signed and coverage/insurance is accepted, it will not be refundable.

• Currency:
Pound Sterling (GBP)
• Tax:
20%
• Minimum age:
25 years.
23 years on car groups A, B, C, E, I and M, as long as the renter held the driver's license for a minimum of 3 years. If renter is under 25 years of age, a Young Driver Fee of GBP 32.50 (GBP 37.70 on premium locations) per day will apply.

Values subject to change without prior notice.
• Driver’s License/Passport:
At the moment the Rental Agreement is opened, a valid Driver´s License and the driver´s passport must be presented. The License should have been issued at the country of origin. In those cases where an International Driver´s License is presented, it must be presented with the Driver´s License of the country of origin of the driver and the driver´s passport. International Driving Licence together with the Driving License of the country of origin.
• Driver’s License Requirements:
The renter and the additional drivers must present an International Driving Permit and the Driver’s License of the country of origin (which must have been held for a minimum of three years) together with the ID or valid passport. If the date of issuance on the driver's license shows less than three years, a copy of the driving history must be presented to show the license has been held for at least three years.
An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a translation of the customer's Driver's License only, and it alone is not accepted for the rental of a vehicle.

It is a legal requirement for any non-U.K. citizen to obtain a U.K. driver's license if they will be driving in the U.K. for a period exceeding 3 months; after this period, an international driver's license is not acceptable.
• Credit Card:
An International credit card accepted by AVIS will be required at the time you collect your vehicle (2 credit cards required for certain car groups); said credit card will be blocked to be used as a guarantee and to cover any extra charge not included in the Voucher, such as, gas, insurance deductible, etc.
• Debit Cards:
Debit cards are not accepted.

Insurances and Coverages

• Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
Though OPTIONAL, this coverage for damage to the vehicle is included in the rates posted on this website. In the case of damages to the vehicle, the customer is liable for the full amount of the Avis vehicle if Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is not taken. If CDW is purchased, the renter's responsibility (deductible or liability) is reduced to an amount ranging between GBP 1,000.00 and GBP 1,500.00 according to the car group rented, in the case of an accident or damage to the car.

• Theft Protection (TP)
This coverage for theft of the vehicle is included in the rates posted on this website. For the rates that do not include this coverage, in the case of theft of the vehicle, the customer is liable for the full amount of the Avis vehicle if Theft Protection (TP) is not taken. If TP is purchased, the renter's responsibility (deductible or liability) is reduced to an amount ranging between GBP 1,000.00 and GBP 1,500.00 according to the rented car group, in the case of theft of the Avis vehicle or its parts.

• Super CDW - TP
The client has the possibility of eliminating the deductible of the CDW - TP coverages, by purchasing Super CDW - TP at the time of the opening of the contract.
Some rates include this coverage.
Please ask for further information at the Avis rental location at time of pick-up.

• PAI - Personal Accident Insurance
Avis PAI covers medical assistance and expenses in case of illness and/or accident. Buying this insurance, the driver and occupants of an Avis car will be insured against body injuries if they occur while they are inside the rented Avis vehicle. The coverage will be valid until the date of return indicated on the rental agreement or any extension approved by Avis. Some rates include this insurance.

• Windscreen Protection Product (WPP)
Optional. Purchase reduces the renter's liability in the case of damages to the windshield. Please ask for further information at the Avis rental location at time of pick-up.

Additional Charges

• Additional Driver: GBP 11.20 plus Tax (GBP 12.99 plus Tax on premium locations) per driver per day, up to a maximum ten day charge plus Tax per driver. Some rates include an additional driver in their cost.
One Way Rentals
Avis allows renters to return the car in a different Avis location from where it was picked-up, always within United Kingdom. An additional fee may apply (domestic one-way). Please verify at time of booking.

Returning the car in a different country to the one where the rental was initiated is known as international drop-off. An international drop-off always generates a charge that varies according to the countries. The cost will be informed when making the reservation.

Travel into other countries

Avis cars are permitted to travel outside of the United Kingdom, under certain conditions and restrictions.
In order to take a car outside the United Kingdom it is necessary to inform the AVIS location two (2) working days before, informing the following:
1 - Number of people travelling in the vehicle
2 - Names of all drivers
3 - Countries to be visited

It will be necessary the purchase of a special package which will include all the necessary documentation to enter Continental Europe with the AVIS car. Cash payment is not accepted for rentals going outside the United Kingdom.

Restrictions: 
A vehicle rented in the United Kingdom can not be driven to Eastern Europe.
Mercedes Benz cars are not allowed outside United Kingdom.

Travel into France
Any car entering France must have two breathalyzer kits. Driver not having them in the car will be liable to a fine. The kits can be purchased at petrol stations. It is advisable to buy them before crossing the border with France.

Travel into Switzerland 
All vehicles driving on Swiss highways must purchase a special tax sticker (Swiss Hwy. Sticker). Cost is SFR 40.00 and is available for purchase at the border crossings. Customer is subject to a fine of SFR 100.00 if caught without the sticker.

Travel into Austria 
All vehicles driving in Austria must have a Toll Sticker that can be purchased at the border. The Toll Sticker is available for specified length of use, with a minimum one-day purchase. Fines for neglecting to purchase the Toll sticker start at: EUR 200.


IMPORTANT: Customers should take into consideration the difficulties of getting used to driving in a different lane in the United Kingdom, since this country's vehicles have the steering wheel on the right.

Last Update: 06/27/2017