Rental Contracts

Understanding your rental contract before you leave on holiday.

The standard Alamo Rent A Car Rental Agreement is displayed below so that you may familiarise yourself with the contract before you arrive at the Alamo rental location in North America. Below is an example of a rental agreement that you will receive when renting at Alamo in the United States and Canada. Please note that other countries rental agreements may look slightly different.

Alamo Rental Agreements are automatically printed for your signature in English. However, if requested by you, Alamo can print them in French, Spanish, Italian or German at airport-serving locations.

1. Rental Agreement No.

Designated by the Rental Agreement number, the rental agreement must be completed at the rental pick up location and should be carried with you in case you are required to prove you are legally in posession of the vehicle. 

2. Car Serial Number

Designates the vehicle rented on the rental contract.

3. Rental Date, Time, Alamo Office

Shows the date, time, and Alamo rental station to return the vehicle in which the vehicle was rented.

4. Return Date, Time, City

Shows the requested date, time, and Alamo rental station to return the vehicle without incurring any additional charges. 

5. Allowable Drivers

Lists the drivers who are authorized to drive the vehicle. Extra drivers may be added at the time of rental. Additional charges may apply for additional drivers or underage drivers. 

6. Additional Options/Other Information

Lists the additional options that may have been selected, such as, an upgrade of car, personal protection options, fuel options, etc. 

7. Charges

Lists the itemization of charges associated with the rental. Charges include the base rate of the vehicle, airport fees, state taxes, surcharges, other governmentally imposed fees, and additional options. A total line shows the balance due. This may be paid by credit card (American Express, Diners Club, VISA, MasterCard, EuroCard, traveler's chaques or cash, United States/Canadian dollars. If you use a credit card, the balance due will be charged at the time the vehicle is picked up. Your signature on the Rental Agreement is also allows Alamo Rent A Car to charge your card with any possible extras at the end of the rental, such as late return of the vehicle.

If at the end of the rental you would like to pay the balance due in cash, Alamo will process a credit of the original charges to your credit card. This credit may appear on a later credit card statement.

The lead name on the confirmed reservation (the primary renter) must be the person whose credit card is used to pay the charges. If the credit card of another person with a valid drivers license is used, that person will become the primary renter and the original name on the reservation will become an additional driver. Additional charges may be applied for an additional driver.

8. Rental Signatures

Confirms the terms of the rental agreement by all persons listed on the rental agreement.