Fines and Damage

We offer theft protection with all our hire vehicles to assist in the event of all or part of your hire vehicle being stolen. The amount you pay depends on the vehicle you hire and where you hire it from. We offer a number of coverage packages to reduce your liability however, stay vigilant as you will not be covered should you leave your hire vehicle with the keys in it. Your booking quote and rental agreement will identify your liability level and our local representatives will also be happy to discuss your available upgraded coverage options when you collect your vehicle. 
 

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We do not provide the toll authorities with card details or private information of our customers. Instead, we make it more convenient by charging your card directly based on the information provided by the toll authorities. If you have any questions about the tolls themselves, or wish to dispute the charges, your questions are best directed to the toll authority.
 

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Your e-toll receipts for North American rentals can be downloaded directly from www.e-tolls.com. All that is required to access the receipt online is the surname of the main driver and your rental agreement number (format U123456789) or partial card number (first six digits and last four digits). If you regularly use the electronic tolls service, it may be beneficial to complete the ‘Auto-Receipt Sign up’ option which is also available via www.e-tolls.com to ensure all receipts are sent to you as standard.

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It is standard that the charge for tolls arrives a few weeks following the end of your rental, as we must wait for the charge details to be provided by the toll authorities. The charge is usually taken in one payment but multiple charges/receipts are also possible based upon the location and duration of the rental.
 

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When a traffic offence occurs, we are notified by the relevant authorities as the registered owner of the vehicle in order to identify the driver of the vehicle. Whenever possible, liability is transferred to the driver of the vehicle at the time of the offence and the authorities re-issue the Penalty/Parking Charge Notice to the driver. We charge an administration fee to cover our costs involved in this process. Following a liability transfer, the authorities contact the driver directly by post with the re-issued fine. Rest assured, the dates of fine payment are updated so that the driver is not affected by the time taken to transfer liability. In some circumstances, liability cannot be transferred and the fine is paid on your behalf by us. The lowest possible fine amount is paid and is charged directly to the customer. Please note, to dispute an offence, the authorities must be contacted directly. Details of the dispute process and all contact details for the authority will be detailed on the re-issued penalty charge notice that you will receive.
 

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Many city centers in Italy are defined ""Restricted Traffic Zones"". These areas are not accessible to vehicles on certain days or times as prescribed by the relevant traffic authority. Even when driving a rental car it is necessary to respect these restrictions to avoid incurring an administrative penalty.
Some of our stations are near central areas and ""limited traffic areas"" and it is therefore necessary to pay careful attention not to enter the ZTL. Our Florence Via Borgognissanti station, for example, is located near one of these areas. Customers are therefore informed of its presence and of the possibility of returning the vehicle avoiding entry into the ZTL.
If you are not sure whether or not the station is close to a ZTL or which route to take to return the vehicle, do not hesitate to ask.
 

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Yes, if the vehicle has been involved in an accident or has sustained damage you must report the accident to the police immediately and to us within 48 hours, even if no third party was involved.

 

We understand this is a common concern. When you collect your hire car, we will check it and mark any existing damage on your rental agreement or vehicle condition report. You then sign this to confirm you are satisfied. Rest assured, we will never charge you for any damage that already existed. You will not be charged for any small scuffs and dents you pick up during your journey, as we understand this is normal wear and tear for any vehicle. These are: 
Panel – abrasions or surface scratches less than 25mm (1inch) Panel – dents less than 25mm (1inch) Panel – paint stone chips (no dent) less than 3mm. Glass chips less than 3mm. Wheels/scratches less than 25mm Interior/seat tears/burns less than 3mm, carpet tears/burns less than 10mm If further damage was caused to the hire car during your rental, you will be charged in line with industry standards using estimating tools such as Audatex. In the case of any damage, we will charge the total repair costs up to the excess amount, which was agreed at the time of your rental contract unless there was a breach of our terms and conditions. 

Find out more about your protection options and reducing the amount you pay if your hire car is damaged. 
 

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