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Rideshare Program - Hertz

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Hertz and Uber FAQs

What are the benefits of renting a car with Hertz to drive for Uber?

  • No long-term contract.
  • Liability protection1 and standard maintenance are included.
  • Unlimited miles for driving with Uber and personal use.
  • Vehicle damage protection2 included.
  • 24-hour, 365 days a year roadside assistance.

What is the rental rate with Hertz and Uber?
The weekly rental base rate with Hertz is $214 per week for midsized sedans, Toyota Corolla or similar. This excludes taxes, fees, gas, and other additional charges. A $200 refundable security deposit will also be collected by Hertz when you pick up the car. Rate only applies for rentals at approved Hertz locations and cannot be combined with any other discount or offer.

Is there a minimum and maximum rental period?
A seven-day reservation is required. You will be eligible to extend your rental up to three times, every seven days. Every 28 days, the vehicle needs to be returned to the Hertz rental branch from which the vehicle was originally rented to open a new 28-day contract.

How do I sign up to drive with Hertz and Uber?
Create your account with Uber and indicate that you need a car, or visit the "Vehicles" section of your Partner Dashboard and under Hertz, choose "Rent a Vehicle." You'll then have the option to select a vehicle offer and set up a pickup appointment at a Hertz location near you.

How do I qualify to rent under the Hertz Uber driver partner program?
Apply to drive at uber.com/signup/drive. Once approved, you must meet these requirements:

  • Your account must be in good standing with Hertz
  • 21 years or older
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have a valid credit card or debit card3

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Hertz and Lyft FAQs

What are the benefits of renting a car with Hertz to drive for Lyft?

  • No long-term contract.
  • Liability protection4 and standard maintenance are included.
  • Unlimited miles for driving with Lyft and personal use.
  • Vehicle damage protection5 included.
  • 24-hour, 365 days a year roadside assistance.
What is the rental rate with Hertz and Lyft?
The Hertz weekly rental base rate for Lyft Express Drive is $219 per week, but drivers are eligible to pay less with Rental Rewards. This reduces the amount you pay based on the number of rides given. The base rate excludes taxes, fees, gas, and other additional charges. You’ll also be prompted for a refundable security deposit.

Is there a minimum and maximum rental period?
There's no long-term commitment with Lyft Express Drive. Keep your rental for up to 28 days, 56 days in select markets, and return any time after your first seven days.

How do I sign up to drive with Hertz and Lyft Express Drive?
Start an application online or download the Lyft Driver app and follow the prompts.

How do I qualify to rent under the Hertz and Lyft Express Drive program?
Apply to drive at lyft.com/expressdrive. Once approved, you must meet these requirements:
  • Your account must be in good standing with Hertz
  • 21 years or older
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have a valid credit card or debit card3

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 Rideshare Program - Hertz

General Hertz Rideshare FAQs

What do I need to bring to rent the vehicle?
You need to bring a valid driver’s license and valid credit card or debit card.**

Can I rent only for a day?
The minimum rental duration is 7 days, but you can extend your rental up to 28 or 56 days depending on the partner and rental market.

Do I need to book in advance?
No, there is no advance reservation booking requirement.

How old do I have to be to rent under the rideshare programs?
You must be 21 years or older to qualify to rent under the Hertz Uber and Lyft partner programs.

Do I earn Hertz award points under this program?
No, you are not eligible to earn award points.

Do I need to get a vehicle inspection?
No, Hertz vehicles are already inspected and approved for use.

Can I sign on other authorized operators to drive the Hertz vehicle?
No, you are the only one authorized to drive the vehicle under the rideshare partner program.

Can I use my debit card or bank card to reserve a Hertz car?
At many Hertz locations, debit cards issued under a VISA or MasterCard logo which draw funds directly from the cardholder’s account may be used to qualify for rental.However, prepaid or stored value cards which have a VISA or MasterCard logo are not accepted to qualify for rental. When a debit card is accepted as form of payment, at the start of the rental, two (2) forms of identification must be presented. Debit cards must have available funds for the estimated amount of the rental charges and any additional charges that may be incurred. Both debit cards and prepaid or stored value cards issued under a VISA or MasterCard logo may be used as a form of payment when you return the vehicle.

What kind of credit check is performed when I use my debit card?
The credit scoring process performed through the services of Equifax are very similar to the type of credit checks that are done when a person applies for credit. This credit check is done at the rental location when you arrive.

I've returned the Hertz vehicle. Why is there still a hold on my credit/debit card?
When the car is returned, a charge for the total amount due is submitted to your credit card or debit card company. Depending on the credit card or debit card company, there may be a delay between the time the charges are received and when the hold is released. The length of time this takes is not determined by Hertz. Since the card issuer is responsible for releasing authorization holds/funds back to their customers' accounts, you must contact the card issuer directly for assistance.

Why was the amount held on my credit/debit card more than the estimated rental costs?
An authorization is required based on the estimated rental charges. In order to cover incidental charges, such as extra hour charges if the vehicle is returned late, we may require an additional authorization for incremental charges that may be incurred. Approval for this additional amount cannot be waived. If authorization for the estimated amount cannot be obtained, the rental will be denied. These funds will not be available for your use.Additional authorizations (holds) will also be obtained if the vehicle is not returned on the date/time noted on the Rental Agreement or if the original terms of the rental change which result in additional charges.

Can I use another person's credit or debit card for payment of my rental?
Charge cards and debit cards must be in the renter's name. The renter's name must be embossed on the front of the card.

Can I use more than one credit or debit card to pay for my rental?
No, you cannot split charges among different cards.

What credit cards does Hertz accept?
Hertz accepts American Express, MasterCard, Carte Blanche, Visa, Diners Club, Discover, Hertz Charge Card, JCB, Optima Amex, and some debit cards. Credit cards and debit/check cards must have available credit or available funds, for the estimated amount of rental charges and any additional charges that may be incurred. Stored value/prepaid/gift cards are not acceptable to qualify for rental, however these cards may be used for payment upon return.


1 While driving off-app, Hertz provides for minimum financial responsibility as required by applicable law, but renter is responsible for all other liability incurred. Uber provides additional coverage for on-app driving. For such Uber coverage in California, click here. For such Uber coverage in all other states, click here. Hertz may not offer any additional protection products, including insurance products. Terms and conditions apply to all protection and insurance products, and coverages may vary depending on local laws.

2The Hertz Loss Damage Waiver applies to damage to the vehicle itself in excess of $1,000 occurring while off-app or while on-app before accepting a request from a passenger. Loss Damage Waiver terms can be found in the rental agreement, rental agreement addendum, and online. During other on-app periods, Uber provides coverage for damage to the vehicle in the maximum amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) per claim, subject to a $1,000 deductible. Terms and conditions apply to all protection and insurance products, and coverages may vary depending on local laws.

3At the time of rental, an authorization hold will be secured on your debit card provided to cover the estimated amount of the rental charges and any additional charges that may be incurred. These funds will not be available for your use. When a debit card is accepted as form of payment, at the start of the rental, two (2) forms of identification must be presented. Prepaid or stored value cards issued under a VISA or MasterCard logo are not accepted to qualify for rental. Both debit cards and prepaid or stored value cards issued under a VISA or MasterCard logo may be used as a form of payment when the vehicle is returned. The credit scoring process performed through the services of Equifax are very similar to the type of credit checks that are done when a person applies for credit. This credit check is done at the rental location when you arrive.

4While driving off-app, Hertz provides for minimum financial responsibility as required by applicable law, but renter is responsible for all other liability incurred. Lyft provides additional coverage for on-app driving. Hertz may not offer any additional protection products, including insurance products. Terms and conditions apply to all protection and insurance products, and coverages may vary depending on local laws.

5The Hertz Loss Damage Waiver applies to damage to the vehicle itself in excess of $1,000 occurring while off-app or while on-app before accepting a request from a passenger. Loss Damage Waiver terms can be found in the rental agreement, rental agreement addendum, and online. During other on-app periods, Lyft provides coverage for damage to the vehicle up to the actual cash value of the vehicle or the cost of repairs (whichever is less), subject to a $1,000 deductible. Terms and conditions apply to all protection and insurance products, and coverages may vary depending on local laws.