Ace Rent-a-Car

Ace Rent a Car are a US-based car rental company with its company origins tracing back to Indiana in 1966. In 1986 they became Ace Rent a Car and continued adding offices, mostly at airports across the USA. Today they have partnerships covering over 350 locations around the world.

These days Ace position themselves in the market based on great value for money and a renewed drive on high customer satisfaction scores.

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How to rent a car with Ace Rent A Car including Unlimited Mileage

How to rent a car with Ace Rent A Car including Unlimited Mileage

We offer both limited and unlimited mileage rental.

Limited mileage rentals are often less expensive than unlimited. For limited mileage rentals, the mileage limit will always be clearly displayed. If you choose a rental including limited mileage, you'll be charged a per mile additional fee if you go above the daily allowance. The total mileage allowance for the rental is calculated as (the number of hire days multiplied by the daily mileage allowance). You don't have to remain within the daily allowance on every day, as long as the total miles used throughout the rental doesn't exceed the number of days multiplied by the daily allowance.

When you choose a limited mileage car hire, it's receommended to check the costs for excess mileage. You'll find these in our T&Cs section. You can also use the filters on our website to display hire cars including unlimited mileage which will save money if you're planning a longer trip

Renting a Car With Ace Rent A Car including Free Cancellation

All the car rentals we offer include a free cancellation policy. Free Cancellation means that you can cancel the booking and receive a refund at any point up until 48 hours before picking up the vehicle.

If you've purchased our Essential Cover product to insure the car rental excess, you can cancel this and receive a full refund anytime up until the booking collection time.

We process all refunds in less than 24 hours. If you cancel your booking, this means that the money will be back in your bank account in 7 days.

Renting a Car With Ace Rent A Car including Free Cancellation

Hiring a car with Ace Rent A Car without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

Hiring a car with Ace Rent A Car without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

The insurance excess is the amount you would be required to pay if the vehicle is written off, severely damaged or stolen. The excess amount on hire cars can be very high. It's normally between £1,000 to £2,100, depending on the car, the country and the deal. If you return the car damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you will be required to pay some or all of the excess.

When you pick up the rental car, the excess is held on your card as a 'pre-auth' transaction. This means that the money is not charged to your credit card as a normal payment, it's held as a pending transaction until you drop off the vehicle. You won't usually pay currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised transactions. As long as the vehicle is returned in the same condition as when you collected it, this excess amount will be fully refunded to your card without anything additional to pay.

If you're paying by debit card, the insurance excess amount will be taken from your bank account and refunded when the vehicle is returned. If you intend to use a debit card on collection, as the excess can be very high, it's recommended to buy Premium Cover when you book or to buy top up cover at the collection desk.

If you'd like to hire a car with a £0 or reduced insurance excess review our Premium Cover options.

Ace Rent A Car Car Hire without a credit card

You can pay for your car hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare car hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

Ace Rent A Car Car Hire without a credit card

How to Hire with Ace Rent A Car with a Low Security Deposit

How to Hire with Ace Rent A Car with a Low Security Deposit

At the collection desk, you'll usually be asked to leave a security deposit on a debit card or credit card. Security deposits can vary significantly subject to the size of the vehicle and the excess . Car hire Security deposits can be anywhere between £100 and £2,300.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. When you book a rental with Premium Cover included, you're often able to reduce the deposit to cover only fuel (usually less than £100), which is refunded when the vehicle is returned with a full tank.

How to find Ace Rent A Car Car Hire with a Free Additional Driver

Look out for offers on our website which include a free additional driver bundled into the price. Use the filters on the search results page to find bundled deals. It's also possible to add an extra driver on the extras page before you enter your driver details.

How to find Ace Rent A Car Car Hire including a Free Additional Driver

Ace Rent A Car Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

Ace Rent A Car Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

If you plan to pick up your vehicle and drive it across the border , be sure to check the terms and conditions. Almost all car hire brands insist that you let them know when you collect the car; and will charge additional fees to top up the insurance. If you do not let them know, you might find that your rental will not be insured if you take the rental into a different country.

You'll find the information relating to cross border policies by checking the Rental terms and checking the Cross Border Rules section.

If you're struggling to find the cross border terms and conditions for your car hire get in touch with our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Hiring a Car with Ace Rent A Car including Child Seats

You're allowed to take along your own child seats for your vehicle rental, as long as they meet the legal safety requirements for use in your car hire location.

You'll also be offered the opportunity to add them to your car rental when making a booking on the website. Child seats and booster seats are paid for in local currency when picking up the rental.

Hiring a Car with Ace Rent A Car including Child Seats

Hiring a car with Ace Rent A Car including One Way Fees

Hiring a car with Ace Rent A Car including One Way Fees

Most of the vehicle brands we include allow you to collect your vehicle in one location and drop off the car at a different location. If you have chosen a different drop off location for your rental, the prices you'll see on the website will include all additional charges for this. You will also find a breakdown of the additional charges on the payment page.

Making a car rental booking with Ace Rent A Car on our website

We strive to be the best car hire agency around so that you know when you hire with us you're getting the best price, value and service.

When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need includes:

  1. Pickup location & car hire
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The age of the driver

Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be easier, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including prices and payments.

Hiring a car, can be a stressful, surprisingly costly, ordeal which is why our clever car hire matching technology will find you your perfect hire car at your dream price.

All of the deals on our website include all fees including everything that you're required to pay when you collect the car, including (but not limited to) local taxes, extras and senior driver fees.

To begin your stress free booking process, simply head over to our homepage and type in your locations and dates then in just seconds we'll bring up some brilliant deals based on your details.

Rental car terms explained

CDW (Collision damage waiver)

Collision damage waiver (CDW)
It provides insurance protection for damage in the same way the insurance you have on your own car does. CDW usually includes an excess amount which you can cover with an additional policy (See Excess reimbursement insurance). Our website also include rental cars that include CDW with a zero excess

Third party liability insurance

Third party liability insurance insures in case you cause an incident. If you do, it might kill or injure others (such as your passengers, pedestrians or people in other vehicles), or damage their property (their vehicle, house or possessions, for example). As legally they need to be covered, you could be responsible the cost of any damage, or treating injuries or covering loss of earnings, as well as any legal fees and court costs.

Third party liability is usually subject to an excess, this means you would have to pay the first part of any claim (usually between £750 to £1,700, varying dependent on the value of the car, the deal and the country). When you cover your excess , you'll be reimbursed for all of the excess you have to pay. Or if you take out Premium Cover, your excess amount can be reduced to zero.
Third party liability insurance

Additional driver fees

Extra driver costs
A rental contract is between the car hire company and the person that signs the agreement and will be the named driver. This means you need to ask for other drivers to be added, and this usually comes with a cost (which can be up to £10a day ). We often list special offers where extra drivers are free. Always be cautious of being asked if you'd like to add a driver without being told the cost.

Car hire excess

For rentals outside of the US and Canada there is almost always an insurance excess held on your card* - just like on domestic car insurance in the UK. The excess on rental cars is very high. It's usually in the region of £1,000 to £2,500. If you fail to insure the excess you could be liable to pay for any damage up to the excess amount. Take a look at our Premium Cover rental car options if you'd like to avoid having a large amount held on your credit card .
Car Rental excess

Theft liability insurance (theft protection)

Theft liability insurance (theft protection)
It insures the amount due if the rental car is stolen. It usually includes an excess , which means you would have to pay the first part of an insurance claim (normally between £1,000 to £2,000, depending on the deal, the car rental company and the location.

When you insure your excess , however, you'll be refunded for the of the excess you pay (See essential cover). Or with Premium Cover your excess is often reduced to zero.

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

The hire cars on our site include a full to fuel fuel policy.

When you collect you rental you'll be asked to pay a small deposit for fuel on a credit card when you collect the car. Fill the car up and return it full and there will be no additional fees for fuel.

You might find full to empty policies on some other websites that seem to be offering cheaper deals. Always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals as the refuelling and admin costs associated with full to empty fuel policies always make it much more expensive than full to full .
Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

Essential Cover

Excess reimbursement insurance
Buying this policy means you'll be reimbursed for the excess you have to pay to the car rental company .

Excess reimbursement insurance also usually covers other potential costs, such as towing, cleaning or admin fees, or misfuelling fees.

Have any questions about Ace Rent A Car?

What's the most economical fuel policy for car hire with Ace Rent A Car?

All of our rentals with SUPPLIER include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car with a full tank and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.

Is the car hire fully insured?

All of our rentals with SUPPLIER are fully insured with zero excess. You can purchase optional top up cover on our extras page

For my car rental with Ace Rent A Car, how can I reduce the security deposit?

Security deposit amounts vary for each car rental supplier. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

What do I need when I collect the car from Ace Rent A Car?

To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

Can I cancel my rental with Ace Rent A Car if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

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We'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle

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