Under 25 Car Rentals
a car can be a frustrating experience for those under the age of 25
years. If you made it to this page, you probably already know that most
rental car companies do not rent to young drivers -- especially those
That said, be aware that New York and Michigan state laws require rental companies to rent to drivers 18 and up. And if you are located elsewhere, don't panic. Other states allow rental car companies the discretion to set their own minimum age requirement, which is typically, but not always 25.
So yes, some rental car companies will rent to those under 25 but you can expect to pay a daily surcharge. Also be aware that drivers under age 25 may not be eligible to rent higher-value vehicles such as luxury cars, SUVs or vans. You may be also required to present a major credit card, even if the rental location normally accepts debit cards or cash deposits. Underage rental policies vary greatly by state, company and even local location, so be sure to do your homework.
One Choice for Underage Renters
E-Z Rent a Car is the only national rent a car company offering college age car rentals to drivers ages 18 to 21. (Exception: Underage Drivers are not permitted to rent luxury cars.) Thanks to the company's flexible rental policies, EZ Rent-a-Car has grown its business from a small agency with only 9 cars to a nationwide company serving a variety of major metropolitan areas. It's no surprise that this company is a college student favorite for spring break car rentals in Florida.
Note: Students are eligible for a 5% discount when they present a valid student I.D.