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Local / Optional Charges - Florida and US Car Hire FAQ

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Unless you take our Young Driver's Package with Alamo, drivers under the age of 25 will be required to pay a surcharge of $20 - $25 per day, payable on collection of the vehicle.

* See details of our Young Drivers Package with Alamo to save money if you have a driver age 21-24

The daily rate for a child seat (booster or full baby seat) is approx $7 - $10 per day. This is payable on collection of the car. You will be expected the fit the seat yourself. Due to this cost we always recommend you take your own child seat with you as most airlines do allow them on the plane in the cargo hold with your main baggage.

The cost of fuel can vary depending on the size of car, and the current national average cost of fuel on the day. Dollar charge quite a lot more for the tank of fuel compared to if you were to fill up at a gas station yourself (likely to be around double the pump price).

The number of gallons charged is based on the manufacturers stated tank size. As a general rule, we recommend you book the Gold option if you are to be renting for less than 2 weeks in a larger vehicle, even if you do not need the additional drivers. Although the Gold option is a higher up-front cost than the Silver, you will normally save overall by not having to pay the rental company for the tank of fuel.


Note, for collections from 1st April 2012, Alamo Silver option allows you to return the car with a full tank to avoid the refueling charge.

With Dollar, in regions where snow can be expected, snow chains can be requested. Make a note in the comments section of the order form requesting these. A local charge of approx $35 is payable on collection of your car.
You can request ski racks for cars from many locations near ski resorts. These are payable locally on collection of the car at approximately $5 - $6 per day. To request ski-rack rental, just add a note in the comments section when placing your order.

When you collect your car, you will sign a rental agreement. There is a clear section showing any charges due. Before you sign, you must ensure that you are not signing for any items you have not agreed to. With Dollar, once you sign and agree to this, there is no way to refund any charges. Alamo allow you 24 hours after signing to go back to the depot to remove / cancel and extras you might have agreed to.

Typical local charges are for options such as Enhanced Road Side assistance, Personal Insurance, GPS Sat Nav, Child Seats, Upgrade if you request this on collection. None of these are compulsary, and if you see any of these items on the rental agreement, DO NOT SIGN unless you specifically want the option.