United States Important Information

Prices given on this website are not applicable to residents of the USA or Canada or holders of USA or Canadian driving licenses. By making a reservation on this site you confirm that you reside outside the USA or Canada and are not a holder of a USA or Canadian driving license and accept that your reservation may be rejected at the time of pick-up if a USA or Canadian driving license is presented.

Prepay Terms & Conditions

Contracting Parties
These Terms and Conditions form the contract for the prepaid booking of a vehicle with Alamo (the 'booking contract'). The contracting parties to the booking contract are Alamo Rent-A-Car UK ('us' or 'we') and 'you' the customer that has made the prepaid booking. Alamo Rent-A-Car UK Limited is a limited liability company established under the laws of England with a registered office at Enterprise House, Vicarage Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 9FB with a company registry number of 2946689 and a VAT number of GB 641634450. We provide a reservation system for all of our affiliates and their franchisees and licensees that operate under the Alamo brands (collectively referred to in these Terms and Conditions as "Alamo"). You may contact us at: 600 Corporate Park Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA or by email atnicadmin@enterprise.com or phone 0800 111 4312

The details of your prepaid booking are as set out in the email confirmation sent to the email address you provided at the time of booking.

Cancellation and Cancellation Charges
You do not have a right of withdrawal from the booking under EU law; however, you may cancel your booking at any time for any reason by following the instructions on our website. You will receive a full refund of the total amount of the booking if you cancel your booking 3 days or more before your specified pick up time.

If you cancel your booking less than 3 days but at least 24 hours before your specified pick up time, we will refund the total amount of the booking minus the lesser of: i) the total amount of the booking; and ii) £25 for UK residents. If you cancel your booking less than 24 hours before your specified pick up time, you will not be entitled to a refund of your booking.

The refund due to you will be made to the credit card you used to make your booking.

We reserve the right to cancel a booking at any time upon notice but only for good cause, such as an event of Force Majeure affecting availability of vehicles; a breach of a rental contract by you including a failure to pay any balance due for rentals; harassment or other abusive behaviour towards employees or customers of Alamo, it affiliates, licensees, and franchisees; or your fraudulent activity. For this purpose, Force Majeure is defined as storms or weather conditions, earthquakes, floods, or other acts of God, war and armed conflicts, transportation strikes or other events or conditions beyond the control of Alamo which results in a shortage of vehicles at the rental branch specified in the booking. In the event of such cancellation, we will refund the total amount of the booking.

When booking your vehicle please ensure the dates and times entered are correct. If your circumstances change and you require the vehicle on different dates/times, please modify your booking by following the instructions on our website.

You may modify your reservation online at any time up until 12 hours before your specified pick up time. We do not charge a modification fee but the new booking will be at prevailing market rates. Within the last 12 hours before pick up, you may not modify your booking.

No-shows - late and early arrivals
For non-airport bookings - A vehicle will be held for 2 hours after the specified pick up time. After this time we cannot guarantee that a vehicle will be available upon your arrival.

For airport bookings - If you have included a flight number with your booking, a vehicle will be held until the flight has landed and cleared. If a flight delay results in your arrival after the branch closing time, a staff member will wait for the flight to land and clear. If the delay is in excess of 1 hour after the branch closing time, an out of hours?? fee may apply. If you have not included a flight number with your booking, we will hold a vehicle for a period of up to 2 hours after your specified pick up time or until branch closing time, whichever is earlier.

If you arrive at the rental branch 1 day or more before the date shown on the booking, we may not have a selected vehicle available. The rental branch will honour your booking subject to the availability of the selected vehicle.

If you fail to collect a vehicle on the specified pick-up date or if a vehicle was unavailable due to your late arrival as provided above, you will not receive a refund of your booking.

Unused Rental Days
Any unused rental days or options on prepaid bookings are non-refundable.

Rental Contract
The booking contract is a contract to ensure that the selected vehicle class is available to you for rental at the time and location specified in your booking subject to these Terms and Conditions. It is not a contract for vehicle rental services. The rental contract between Alamo and you for the use of the vehicle during the rental period will be exclusively entered into at the time you pick up the vehicle at the relevant branch location and will be entered into by the relevant local Alamo entity, affiliate or franchisee, will be subject to local standard terms and conditions in effect at the time and place of the rental, and will be subject to the law of the place of rental.

Minimum Age Requirements
To complete the booking process, you must provide your age to verify compliance with any minimum age requirements. Your booking will include any extra charges related to age restrictions for the rental location in your booking

Cross Border Policy
If you intend to drive the rental vehicle cross border to other countries, please contact the rental location before making your booking to verify any cross border restrictions. You can find the contact details for your rental location on the website.

License and Document Requirements
All drivers must have a valid driver licence in effect at least one year (or more according to the renting country and the car category) prior to the rental start date and present it at the rental counter at the commencement of the rental. A valid major credit card must also be presented at time of rental

Limitation of Liability
We, Alamo, and our respective officers, directors, employees and agents of each such entity are not liable for any delay in providing or failure to provide a vehicle if the delay or failure resulted from an event of Force Majeure as defined above and are not liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses resulting from the booking and prepayment, our breach of these Terms and Conditions, or our negligence unless such damages were foreseeable as an obvious consequence of our breach or were contemplated by you and us at the time we entered into the booking contract.

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or for breach of any implied warranties that cannot be excluded by law.

Entire Agreement
These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between us and you in respect of the prepaid booking of a vehicle. You acknowledge that by entering into this booking contract you are not relying on and that you will have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance, or warranty that is not set out in these Terms and Conditions.

We may assign our rights and obligations under a booking contract to another organization but this will not affect your rights under these Terms and Conditions. You may not transfer your rights or your obligations under these Terms and Conditions. The booking contract is between us and you. No other person shall have any rights to enforce its terms.

If we fail to insist that you perform any of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions or if we do not enforce our rights against you or if we delay in doing so, that will not mean that we have waived our rights against you and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations. If we do waive a default by you we shall only do so in writing.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction in respect of any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions and/or any booking contract. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland or Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in your home jurisdiction.

We will not file a copy of the booking contract between us. You should save or print a copy of these Terms and Conditions for your records. You will receive an email confirmation of your booking.

Key Facts About Your Rental

This is a summary of the key facts you should know when hiring a vehicle, which will help you understand what will be included in your rental agreement.

The rental agreement will be entered into at the time and place of vehicle hire between you and our affiliate or franchisee of the Alamo Rent A Car/National Car Rental brand that operates the branch location (referred to as “the Rental Company”). You should always read your rental agreement in full before signing it. You can view the rental agreement in your renting country at the time of your rental pickup.

Unless you purchase a waiver or protection product or one is included in your reservation as specified above, you are responsible to the Rental Company for theft or any damage to the vehicle during the full period of your vehicle hire. This is true even if the accident was not your fault. You are liable for loss of revenue if the vehicle cannot be rented because it is damaged or stolen, a reasonable claims administration fee, diminishment of value, and for any towing, storage or impound fees of the vehicle. Unless third-party liability protection is included in your rental as provided below or is purchased by you, you are also responsible for injury or damages to third parties.

Please note your liability for damage extends until the vehicle is checked in by the Rental Company. Unless otherwise provided in the rental agreement, if you return the vehicle after the Rental Companies business hours, you will remain responsible for any damage or loss in accordance with the rental agreement until the Rental Company reopens and conducts the post-rental inspection.

Protection Products

Your rental agreement will include the following protection products: 

Collision Damage Waiver 
All inclusive rates include CDW, which contractually waives or limits the renter’s liability for damage to or loss of the vehicle to zero

Extended Protection / Liability Cover
All inclusive rates provide the renter and authorized drivers up to an aggregate, single limit of $1,000,000 for claims that may by made by others against the renter and authorized drivers for bodily injury, death and/or property damage arising out of the use or operation of our rental vehicle. 

Also included is an Uninsured Motorist (UM) benefit up to an aggregate, single limit of $100,000. UM provides benefits to the renter and any family member related by blood, marriage, or adoption, who, while physically occupying Alamo’s rental vehicle when it is being driven by the renter or an authorized driver, suffers bodily injury or death caused by negligent uninsured motorist, negligent underinsured motorists, or a negligent hit-and-run driver.

You have the following optional protection products available for an additional charge: 

Roadside Assistance 
Roadside assistance protection (RAP) is not insurance. The purchase of rap is optional and not required in order to rent a vehicle. If you purchase RAP, you will be provided with 24/7 roadside assistance. 

Equipment Products

This rental does not include equipment products. 

You have the following optional equipment products available for an additional charge: 

Child seats
A fee of $9.99 per day, per infant seat will be charged. Infant seats should be requested at time of reservation. In the event the infant seat is not returned at the end of the rental, a fee will be assessed to the renter.

State laws may require the use of seatbelts and child restraint seats. Seatbelts and child restraint seats can save lives. We urge you to use them. To avoid serious injury or even death, use child restraint seats only in the back seat of the vehicle. Older children who do not use child restraint seats should ride properly buckled-up in the back seat. Infant seats should be requested at time of reservation. 

Ski Racks
Ski Racks, if required, must be requested at time of reservation and cost $7.50 per day.

Minimum Rental Requirements

Your rental will be subject to the following minimum requirements: 

Age requirements

Age: 21-24 years old
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Provinces and States Except New York and Michigan
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Age: 18-20 years old
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New York State
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Age: 21-24 years old
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New York State
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Age: 18-20 years old
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Age: 21-24 years old
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Forms of Payment

Credit Cards – Alamo accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, and Discover credit cards.

Cash Rentals – All cash rentals must meet Alamo’s current standard cash qualification requirements.When making a reservation for a cash rental, Client should contact Alamo for information on Alamo’s current cash qualification requirements, which does include presenting a valid passport and roundtrip airline ticket at time of rental. Cash Qualifications may vary by location and are subject to change. Some locations may require a credit card at the beginning of the rental and the customer can pay cash upon return.

Cash customers are required to leave a deposit as follows:

• If vouchered: $25/daily and $100/weeky in addition to any charges not covered by the voucher.

• If not vouchered: $50/daily and $200/weekly in addition to any charges not covered by the voucher.

Please note that any unused rental days on prepaid reservations are non-refundable.

If a prepaid customer returns a vehicle prior to the end of the reserved period, no credit will be given for the unused portion of the vouchered rental period.

Renter Requirement

Full and Valid Driver’s Licence from country of origin, Passport and credit card in renters name.

Additional Rental Policies

Your rental will be subject to the following additional rental policies:

After Hours Service
Varies by location, please check if required

Cross Boarder Policy
Vehicles can be driven in any state in the United States, but must be returned to the location from which they were rented or drop-off charges may apply. Vehicles may not be driven into Mexico. Vehicles rented in Alaska must be returned to Alaska. Vehicles can be driven into Canada but must be returned to the United States. Canadian residents renting vehicles in the United States may not drive vehicles into Canada. Driving on unpaved roads voids Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) coverage.

Mileage Policy
Unlimited Mileage Included

Fuel Policy
You will be required to return the vehicle with the same amount of fuel provided, pre purchased fuel options maybe available. Please ask on arrival if required 

The fuel level of the vehicle at time of rental will be full. Unless fuel is included in the Rate Product*, Renter may return the vehicle with a full tank of fuel or pre-pay for a full tank of fuel at the time of rental at the rate provided at the renting location. If the Renter selects the pre-paid fuel option, no refunds will be given for unused fuel. If the Renter does not return the vehicle with a full tank of fuel or select the pre-paid fuel option, the Renter will be charged to return the fuel tank to full at a rate provided at the location to which the vehicle is returned.

Additional Driver
An additional fee of up to $9.99 per day, variable by location, per additional driver will be charged, except where already included in the rate or the state law provides otherwise. Additional drivers may be required to present a valid license and credit card in their name at the time of rental, (In Manhattan locations, additional driver must present a valid credit card and valid license in their name). 

Additional Charges & Liabilities

You will be responsible for the following additional charges or liabilities if incurred:

Additional rental charges for changes you make to the booked rental vehicle, rental period or optional products

Damages, theft or third-party liabilities not covered by a protection product

Any fines or penalty charges relating to the operation of the vehicle during your rental period, such as parking or speeding fines, plus reasonable administration charges

Rental charges for late returns

Any legal fees incurred collecting any payments due under the terms of the rental agreement

A reasonable collection fee if a vehicle is not returned to the original rental office

The cost of cleaning the vehicle if you return the vehicle in a dirty condition

When you complete the rental agreement you will be required to present a valid credit or debit card as security for any charges incurred during your rental. Your signature on the rental agreement will pre-authorise the Rental Company to charge the card for future payments that become due. The Rental Company may also hold a deposit against these future liabilities. In the country of your rental the deposit amount varies.

Your rental is subject to local traffic laws.