Dollar and Thrifty Lower Minimum Age for Car Rentals

By Anna Breuer on 17 August 2018
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Hertz announced that two of its units, Dollar Rent A Car and Thrifty Car Rental, were lowering the minimum age for customers to rent a car to 20 in the United States and Canada.

“Lowering the minimum age requirement at our Dollar and Thrifty locations will give more customers the opportunity to rent a vehicle while creating a new generation of customers who appreciate Dollar and Thrifty values,” said Paul Stone, Hertz’ chief retail operations officer.

The move will not change customers in Michigan, New York, and the province of Quebec where the minimum age to rent a vehicle will is 18 as required by law.

Thrifty Car Rental was founded in 1958. It was acquired by Chrysler in 1989. Dollar Rent A Car was founded as Dollar A Day Rent A Car in 1965 and acquired by Chrysler in 1990. Chrysler merged the two entities together and spun it off as a publicly traded company in 1997. Hertz acquired Dollar Thrifty in 2012

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