Ace Rent-a-Car Car Hire

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

The excess is the amount you'd be liable to pay if the car is severely damaged, written off or stolen. The excess on hire cars can be high. It's often between £1,000 to £2,000. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you'll have to pay up to the total amount of the excess.

On collection of the car, the insurance excess is held on your credit card as a 'pre authorised' transaction. This means that the money is not taken from your credit card as a normal payment, it's held as a pending transaction until you drop off the car. You don't usually pay currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised transactions. As long as the vehicle is dropped off in the same condition as when you collected it, this excess amount is fully refunded to your card without anything additional to pay.

If you plan to pay by debit card, the insurance excess amount is taken from your account and fully refunded when the vehicle is returned. If you intend to use debit card on collection, as the excess amount is often high, we recommend to either buy Premium Cover when you book or to buy top up insurance at the rental desk.

To view car hire options with a £0 or reduced insurance excess check out our Premium Cover options.

Ace Rent A Car Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

If you plan to collect your vehicle and take it over the border , you should always review the terms and conditions. Most car hire providers insist that you let them know when you collect the car; and will charge additional fees to top up your insurance. If you fail to do so, you might find that the rental car will not be insured if you take the rental into a different country.

You'll find the details of cross border charges and fees by checking the Rental terms and checking the Cross Border Rules section.

If you're struggling to find the cross border terms and conditions 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 can use your own child seats for your car rental, provided that they meet all of the legal safety requirements for use in your car hire location.

You will be offered the option to include them with your rental when making a booking on the website. Child seats and booster seats are paid in the local currency when collecting the rental.

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.

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

When you pick up the car, you will usually be required to leave a security deposit on a credit card or debit card. Deposits vary significantly dependent on the make and model of the vehicle and the insurance excess amount. Car hire Security deposits can vary between £50 and £2,200.

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

Renting a Car With Ace Rent A Car including Free Cancellation

All the hire cars we list on our website include free cancellation. This means that you're able to cancel the booking with a full refund anytime until 48 hours before picking up the car.

When you purchase the Essential Cover product to insure your car rental excess, you're able to cancel this and receive a full refund anytime up until the rental start time( as printed on your rental confirmation email).

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

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

Many of the car rental providers we include allow you to collect the vehicle in one location and return the vehicle at a different location. If you have selected a different drop off location for the rental, the prices on the website already include any additional charges for this. You can also see a full breakdown of the additional charges on the payment page.

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

Our website offers unlimited and limited mileage rental.

Limited mileage rentals are often a cheaper option than unlimited. For limited mileage rentals, the mileage allowance will always be clearly visibile. If you choose a rental with limited mileage, you will be liable to pay an additional fee if you go above the daily mileage allowance. The mileage allowance for the whole rental duration is calculated as (the number of rental days X the daily allowance). You don't have to stay within the daily allowance on every day, as long as the total miles used during the rental does not exceed the number of days X the daily limit.

If you decide to book a limited mileage rental, it's receommended to check the costs for excess mileage. You can find these in our T&Cs section.

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

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

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

All of the rentals on our website include all extra fees including everything that you're required to pay when you collect the car, including (but not limited to) one way fees, additional drivers and young driver fees.

When searching for your rental, information you'll need:

  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

To start your stress free booking process, head over to our homepage and type in your locations and dates then in just a few seconds we'll bring up some of the best deals based on your details.

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Additional driver costs

Car rental contracts is between the hire car company and the person that signs the contract and will be the named driver. This means you have to ask for any other drivers to be added, this usually means an additional cost ( can be up to £10a day ). We often list promotions where extra drivers are free. Beware of being asked if you'd like to add a driver without being informed of the cost.

Car hire excess

For rentals outside of the US and Canada there's usually an insurance excess held on your card* - this is similar to the excess on your own car in the UK. However, the excess on rental cars is very high. It's usually in the region of £1,100 to £2,500. If you decide not to cover the insurance excess amount you could be liable to pay for any damage up to the excess amount. Take a look at our Premium Cover car rental options if you'd prefer not to have a large amount held on your card .

Theft liability insurance (theft protection)

It insures the amount due if the hire car is stolen. Theft liability usually includes an excess , this means you would have to pay the first part of an insurance claim (usually between £700 to £2,000, depending on the deal, the car rental company and the location.

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

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

The rentals on our site always include a fair full to fuel fuel policy.

When you collect you rental you'll be asked to pay a deposit for fuel on a credit card when you pick up the hire car. Ensure that you fill the car up and drop it off full and there's no additional fees for fuel.

You might find full to empty fuel policies on other websites that seem to be offering lower cost deals. Always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals as the admin and refuelling costs associated with full to empty fuel policies make it much more expensive than full to full fuel policies.

CDW (Collision damage waiver)

It provides insurance protection for damage in the same way the insurance cover you have on your own car does. CDW usually includes an excess which you can insure separately (See Excess reimbursement insurance). Our website also list car hire on the site that include CDW with no excess amount

Essential Cover

Buying essential cover ensures you'll be reimbursed for any of the excess you have to pay to the car hire company when you drop off the car.

Excess insurance also usually covers other potential costs, like cleaning, towing, admin fees and misfuelling costs.

Third party liability cover

Third party liability insurance insures in case you cause an accident. If you do, it might injure or kill other people (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 any claim, or treating injuries or financially covering loss of earnings, as well as any legal costs and court fees.

Third party liability is usually subject to an excess, which means you would need to pay the first part of any claim (usually between £750 to £1,500, varying dependent on the car, the country and the deal). If you choose to cover the excess amount, you'll be reimbursed for all of the excess amount you have to pay. Or if you take out Premium Cover, your excess amount can be reduced .

FAQs about Ace Rent A Carcar rental

Which car rental suppliers are available in San Francisco USA?

The following car rental suppliers are available in San Francisco USA: Ace Rent a Car.

For my car hire with Ace Rent A Car, how can I reduce the insurance excess?

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

What should I take with me 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.

Is the car rental 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

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Why choose during the Covid pandemic?

If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle

All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.


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