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Hertz is an American car rental agency and is also one of the leading car rental agencies in the world. Formally known as the Hertz Corporation, Hertz is a subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings Inc. and is the second largest car rental agency in the US. Hertz has branches in cities such as San Francisco and New York; as well as in countries such as Australia, France and the UK.
Hertz: A Short History
- Founded: 1918
- Headquarters: Estero, Florida, USA
- Number of agencies: 9,700 (corporate and franchise)
- Number of countries: 150
- Main branch locations: Airports, train stations, city centers
Hertz was founded in 1918 by Walter L. Jacobs with a small fleet of Ford cars. Originally called Rent-a-Car Inc., the company was bought by John D. Hertz in 1923 and renamed it Hertz Drive-Ur-Self System. 1938 saw expansion into the Canadian market, followed by France in 1950 and South America in 1961. By the mid 1950s, Hertz had a fleet of over 28,000 vehicles - including around 15,500 trucks. Hertz expanded throughout the twentieth century and in 2012, Hertz Global Holdings bought the Dollar-Thrifty Automotive Group. This resulted in Hertz Global Holdings having a combined 10,400 locations in around 150 countries. Today, Hertz is one of North America’s largest car rental agencies, and is the second largest car rental agency in the US.
How to rent a car with Hertz?
With so many locations to choose from, renting a car from Hertz allows travelers plenty of choice. To find the best car rental deals with Hertz, simply use our fast and free travel search engine to compare the best prices for your trip.
What kind of car can I rent from Hertz?
The Hertz fleet is made up of thousands of rental vehicles, including a wide range of car makes and types. Choose from family cars, luxury cars, fuel efficient cars and more. Car makes offered by Hertz include Nissan, Ford, Bentley, Jaguar, Ferrari and Volvo.
Can I drive abroad with a rental car?
If you’re planning to rent a car with Hertz and drive abroad, be sure to check the rental restrictions for the country in which you are picking up your rental vehicle. Driving between the USA and Canada, for example, is often permitted however drivers will need to present a copy of their rental agreement at the border.
How much is the deposit to rent a car with Hertz?
When renting a car with Hertz, a deposit will be required on collection of the rental vehicle. This will be blocked off the driver’s credit card and varies depending on the vehicle and rental location, however is generally calculated having taken the total cost of the rental into account.
How can I cancel my car rental booking with Hertz?
The terms of cancellation with Hertz will depend on the method of booking. For bookings made directly with Hertz, travelers must abide by Hertz’s own cancellation policy and should cancel the booking with Hertz. For bookings made with a travel agent or booking agent, their cancellation policy will apply and cancellations should be made with the rental agency with whom the rental was purchased.
What type of documentation do I need to rent a car with Hertz?
Renting a car with Hertz? Upon collection of the rental vehicle, drivers will need to present documentation including a valid driver’s license and a credit card in the driver’s name. When renting abroad, an additional form of identification may also be required. Hertz may require the driver to be at least 25 years old to rent a car, although this can vary from country to country.