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November 28, 2023

Adding Extra Drivers to Your Rental Car Booking: Costs and Guidelines

Are you planning a road trip with friends or family and wondering if you can add extra drivers to your rental car booking? We've got you covered! Here's everything you need to know about adding extra drivers to your rental car booking, including costs and the necessary documents.

Adding Extra Drivers to Your Rental Car Booking: Costs and Guidelines

How to Add an Extra Driver

Adding an extra driver is a breeze. When you're making your car rental reservation, simply indicate that you'd like to include an extra driver during the booking process. In case you forgot to mention this on the booking form, don't worry - you can also add extra drivers at the rental desk when you pick up the car.

Costs and Fees

The cost of adding an additional driver can be found in the rental conditions before you finalize your booking and may differ per offer and rental agency. The costs for an additional driver are first to be paid upon pick up at the rental desk. Keep in mind that the displayed costs typically do not include any local taxes that may be charged at the rental location.

Requirements for Extra Drivers

Before adding an extra driver, make sure they meet the following requirements:

  • They must be of the minimum age required by the rental company.

  • They must possess a valid driver's license with a minimum of validity of 12 months unless stated otherwise in the rental conditions.

  • If necessary, they must have an international driving license, in addition to their national driving license.

  • They should have a valid ID or passport.

  • The extra driver must be present at the time of car pick-up.

Registering an Extra Driver

To register an additional driver, you can do it directly with the car rental company when you pick up your rental car. The additional driver will then be included in the rental contract. If you're already on the road and need to add a driver, contact your rental company to see if this can be arranged.

Insurance Coverage

All drivers that are registered in the rental agreement are also automatically covered under the car rental insurance if you have booked this insurance through HAPPYCAR.

Multiple Additional Drivers

Yes, you can add multiple drivers to your car rental booking. However, it's a good idea to check with the rental company to confirm the exact number of drivers that can be included, as there may be limits in some cases. Normally this information can also be found in the rental conditions.

Pick-Up and Return

An additional driver can handle the car's return independently. But when it comes to picking up the car, the main driver must be present.

Young Drivers

Even drivers under the age of 25 can be registered as additional drivers. However, keep in mind that there might be a young driver surcharge. Each rental company has its own rules regarding age and pricing. Make sure to check the rental conditions to verify if there will be any surcharge for young drivers.

Now that you have all the information you need, you can confidently plan your road trip with additional drivers, making your journey even more enjoyable!

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