Thrifty Car Hire

The Thrifty brand is another well-established name in the rental car industry. In many countries the brand is part of and operated by Hertz which means you benefit from high levels of customer service, convenient locations and modern, well-maintained vehicles.

As Thrifty's vehicles are usually a little cheaper than the premium brands, they are a favourite amongst leisure customers who want a safe choice and good value for money and don't require premium or luxury vehicles.

How to Hire with Thrifty with a Low Security Deposit

How to Hire with Thrifty with a Low Security Deposit

When you collect the car, you'll usually be required to leave a security deposit on a credit card or debit card. Deposits can vary significantly subject to the make and model of the vehicle and the excess amount. Car hire Security deposits can be anywhere 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. When you decide to reserve a rental with Premium Cover included, you can reduce the deposit to cover only the cost of a full tank of fuel (often less than £100), this is fully refunded to your card when the car is dropped off with a full tank.

How to rent a car with Thrifty including Unlimited Mileage

Our website offers both limited and unlimited mileage rental.

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

When you choose a limited mileage car hire, it's receommended to check the costs for excess mileage. You can find these in our term and conditions section. It's also possible to use the search filters on our website to find car hire including unlimited mileage which will save you money if you're planning a longer journey

How to rent a car with Thrifty including Unlimited Mileage

How to find Thrifty Car Hire including a Free Additional Driver

How to find Thrifty Car Hire with a Free Additional Driver

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

Thrifty Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

If you plan to collect your vehicle and take it over the border into a different country, we strongly recommend to review the terms and conditions. Many car hire providers insist that you let them know when you collect the car; and usually charge extra 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 clicking Rental terms and viewing the Cross Border Rules section.

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

Thrifty Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included

Hiring a Car with Thrifty including Child Seats

Hiring a Car with Thrifty including Child Seats

You're allowed to use your own child seats for your rental, provided that they meet all of the legal safety requirements for use in your car hire location.

You'll be offered the option to add them to your rental when you make a booking on the website. Child seats are paid in local currency when you collect the rental. Although it's highly unusual for them to be unavailable, their availability is not guaranteed by most car rental companies

Hiring a car with Thrifty without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

The insurance excess is the total amount you'd be required to pay if the car is severely damaged, written off or stolen. The excess on rental cars can be expensive. It's normally between £850 to £2,100. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you'll be required to pay some or all of the excess.

On collection of the hire car, the excess is held on your credit card as a 'pre-auth' transaction. Pre Auth means that the money isn't taken from your credit card as a normal transaction, it's held as a pending transaction until you return the vehicle. You won't normally have to pay foreign currency fees on credit cards for pre authorised transactions. As long as the rental car is returned in the same condition as when you collected it, the excess amount is fully refunded to your card without anything additional to pay.

If you're paying by debit card, the excess is taken from your bank account and refunded when the vehicle is dropped off. If you plan to use debit card on collection, as the excess can be high, we recommend to either buy Premium Cover when you book or to pay for top up cover at the collection desk.

To view rental options with a £0 or reduced insurance excess review our Premium Cover options.

Hiring a car with Thrifty without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card

Renting a Car With Thrifty including Free Cancellation

Renting a Car With Thrifty including Free Cancellation

All of the hire cars we offer include a free cancellation policy. Free Cancellation means that you can cancel your rental with a refund at any point up 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 refund anytime up until the booking start time( as printed on your rental confirmation email).

We process all refunds in less than 24 hours. If you have to cancel your rental, the refund will be in your account in 7 days.

Thrifty 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.

Thrifty Car Hire without a credit card

Hiring a car with Thrifty including One Way Fees

Hiring a car with Thrifty including One Way Fees

Most of the car hire brands we include allow you to collect your car in one location and return the vehicle at a different location. If you've selected a different drop off location for the rental, the prices on the website include any extra fees for this. You will also find a full breakdown of all additional fees on the payment page.

Thrifty car hire prices at Malaga

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Malaga for a 35 year old lead driver

Thrifty Small cars available at Malaga

A6 FIAT 500 AUT.

4-seat MiniElite
or similar

A6 FIAT 500 AUT.
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 0
Small bags: 2
Number of doors: 2
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1022
Damage excess: £1022
Theft excess: £1022
More info
Thrifty

£148.35

SEAT IBIZA

5-seat Economy
or similar

SEAT IBIZA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1050
Damage excess: £1050
Theft excess: £1050
More info
Thrifty

£156.28

FIAT 500

4-seat Mini
or similar

FIAT 500
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1021
Damage excess: £1021
Theft excess: £1021
More info
Thrifty

£134.82

Thrifty Medium cars available at Malaga

SEAT LEON

5-seat Compact
or similar

SEAT LEON
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1107
Damage excess: £1107
Theft excess: £1107
More info
Thrifty

£180.77

OPEL MOKKA

5-seat Compact
or similar

OPEL MOKKA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1192
Damage excess: £1192
Theft excess: £1192
More info
Thrifty

£314.75

Thrifty Large cars available at Malaga

OPEL ZAFIRA

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

OPEL ZAFIRA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1192
Damage excess: £1192
Theft excess: £1192
More info
Thrifty

£188.87

D1 OPEL ZAFIRA AUT.

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

D1 OPEL ZAFIRA AUT.
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1192
Damage excess: £1192
Theft excess: £1192
More info
Thrifty

£215.49

OPEL INSIGNIA

5-seat Standard
or similar

OPEL INSIGNIA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 4
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1311
Damage excess: £1311
Theft excess: £1311
More info
Thrifty

£256.84

SEAT ALHAMBRA

7-seat Fullsize
or similar

SEAT ALHAMBRA
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1370
Damage excess: £1370
Theft excess: £1370
More info
Thrifty

£314.52

H6 RENAULT KADJAR ZEN ENERGY

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

H6 RENAULT KADJAR ZEN ENERGY
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1304
Damage excess: £1304
Theft excess: £1304
More info
Thrifty

£262.05

U6 OPEL MOKKA

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

U6 OPEL MOKKA
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1278
Damage excess: £1278
Theft excess: £1278
More info
Thrifty

£198.99

Thrifty Premium cars available at Malaga

OPEL VIVARO

9-seat Luxury
or similar

OPEL VIVARO
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1550
Damage excess: £1550
Theft excess: £1550
More info
Thrifty

£378.04

Thrifty People Carrier cars available at Malaga

OPEL VIVARO

9-seat Luxury
or similar

OPEL VIVARO
Passengers: 9
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1550
Damage excess: £1550
Theft excess: £1550
More info
Thrifty

£378.04

SEAT ALHAMBRA

7-seat Fullsize
or similar

SEAT ALHAMBRA
Passengers: 7
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1370
Damage excess: £1370
Theft excess: £1370
More info
Thrifty

£314.52

Thrifty SUV cars available at Malaga

H6 RENAULT KADJAR ZEN ENERGY

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

H6 RENAULT KADJAR ZEN ENERGY
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 2
Small bags: 1
Number of doors:
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Unknown
Mileage: Unlimited
Security deposit: £1304
Damage excess: £1304
Theft excess: £1304
More info
Thrifty

£262.05

Making a car rental booking with Thrifty 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.

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.

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.

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

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

To begin your stress free booking process, simply head over to our homepage and type in the required details then in just seconds we'll bring up some great value deals based on your information.

Car rental during the COVID pandemic

As always ensuring safety continues to be our top priority. Prior to the crisis and throughout we offer free cancellation with a full refund on all rentals. During the crisis, we've reduced the amount of time it takes to process refunds, all refunds are processed within 1 business day of receiving the cancellation request - with the funds clearing back to the customer's account in less than one week.

Enhanced hire car hygeine processes

All of our car hire providers have implemented advanced cleaning processes, following the applicable local regulations, throughout the ongoing COVID pandemic. The following is an overview of the addional measures being taken.

Prior to collection of all rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are implementing a multi stage cleaning and increased hygiene procedure, involving thorough cleaning of the steering wheel, door handles, seats etc.

We will continue to provide further information as soon as new information becomes available.

Rental car terms explained

Extra driver charges

Additional driver charges
A car hire agreement is between the car hire company and the person who signs the agreement and will be the named driver. This means you need to ask for other drivers to be added, this usually comes with a cost ( can be up to £11a day ). However, there are occasional special offers where extra drivers are free. Beware of being asked if you'd like to add a driver without being told the price.

Theft liability cover (theft protection)

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

If you choose to insure your excess with us, however, you will be reimbursed for any or all of of the excess amount you have to pay (See essential cover). Or with Premium Cover your excess can be reduced to zero.
Theft liability cover (theft protection)

Third party liability insurance

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

Third party liability is usually subject to an excess, this means you'll have to pay the first part of any claim (normally between £900 to £2,000, depending on the value of the car, the deal and the country). When you cover your excess amount, you will be reimbursed for any or all of the excess you have to pay. Or if you take out Premium Cover, the excess amount is often reduced to zero.

Insurance excess

For rentals outside of the US and Canada there is almost always an insurance excess to pay* - just like on domestic car insurance in the UK. However, the excess on rental cars can be high. It's usually between £1,200 to £2,500. If you decide not to cover the insurance excess amount you will be liable to pay for any damage up to the value of the excess amount. Check out our Premium Cover rental car options if you'd prefer not to have a large amount blocked on your card when you collect the car.
Insurance excess

Damage Liability

Collision damage waiver (CDW)
It covers the car for accident damage in a similar way the insurance cover you usually have on your own vehicle does. It usually includes an excess which you can cover with an additional policy (See Excess reimbursement insurance). We also list car hire that include CDW with no excess amount

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

The rentals on the site include a full to fuel fuel policy.

You'll be asked to pay a small deposit for fuel on a credit card when you pick up the hire car. Ensure that you fill the car up and return it full and there will be nothing further to pay for fuel.

You might see full to empty fuel policies on other sites that seem to be better deals. Always check the small print for full to empty rentals as the refuelling and admin fees associated with full to empty fuel policies always make it more expensive than full to full fuel policies.
Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

Excess Insurance

Excess reimbursement insurance
Purchasing excess cover means you'll be reimbursed for the excess that's held on your credit card by the car rental company .

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

Find answers to common questions about Thrifty car rental

Which car hire brands are available in Malaga Spain?

The following car rental suppliers are available in Malaga Spain: Thrifty.

What's the most economical fuel policy for car hire with Thrifty?

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.

Can I cancel my rental with Thrifty 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.

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals with SUPPLIER are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.

For my car rental with Thrifty, 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

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