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SWITZERLAND CAR RENTAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

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Age Requirements

  • Minimum rental age is 25 years for car groups FA = FDAR, GR = PDAR, HR = LDAR, J4 = IFMR, S = FVMR, SA = FVAR.
  • Minimum rental age is 21 years A = MBMN, B = EDMR, C = CCMR, D = IDMR, E = SDMR, CA = CDAR, DA = IDAR, EA = SDAR, CE = CWMR, DE = IVMR, and EE = SWMR.
  • A young drivers surcharge of CHF 18.50 + VAT for drivers between 21 and 24 years of age
  • There is no upper age limit subject to driving license expiration and license requirements.

License Requirements

All drivers must produce documents at the start of the rental. Drivers must present a full and valid driving license which has valid for at least 1 year.
Customers should also have their passport ready to present with picking up the vehicle.

Additional Drivers

The charge for an additional driver is CHF 11.00 + TAX per driver, per day. A maximum of 3 additional drivers may be added. All additional drivers must meet age and license requirements set out above and rental conditions apply to all drivers.

Cross Border Policy

Vehicles are NOT permitted to be driven into: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Serbia & Montenegro, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Macedonia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey and the Ukraine.

Other countries may be permitted. Customers MUST advise if the car will be driven out of Switzerland at the point of pick up.

Please be advised that the following areas in Germany: Berlin, Cologne and Hannover will require an 'Emissions Sticker' stating the emission of the vehicle intended to enter these areas. Without this sticker, the driver of the vehicle will be fined up to EUR 40.00 even if the car is registered abroad. Should the car not have the 'Emissions Sticker', then this can be purchased at most garages.

Please let us know when reserving if you plan to travel out of Switzerland

One Way Rentals

One way rentals must be requested at time of booking.
Domestic one-ways are free of charge. All vehicles can be used for domestic one-ways.

International one way rentals may be permitted at a surcharge.  International one way rentals are NOT allowed for FVMR, FVAR, PDAR and LDAR FWAR car groups

All one way rentals are subject to availability.

Condition of Vehicle

Vehicle must be returned, normal wear and tear excepted, in the same condition as when rented. If special cleaning is required a separate charge will be made directly to the customer.

Special Equipment

Child Seats:

Child/Infant seat (CSI) - suitable for 0 - 1 year olds (0 - 13 Kgs) Toddler Seat (CST) - suitable for 1 - 7 year olds (9 - 18 Kgs)
When renting child seats, the age of the child/children must be provided at time of reservation fees are:
  • Child/Infant seat CSI = CHF 60.00 per rental plus tax - deposit CHF 150.00 (Cash rentals: CHF 300.00)
  • Child/Toddler seat CST= CHF 60.00 per rental plus tax - deposit CHF 150.00 (Cash rentals CHF 300.00)

Winter equipment:

  • Winter equipment is available between 1st November and 15th April only.
  • Winter Equipped Vehicle - (Winter Surcharges apply) are MANDATORY from 1st November to 15th April (includes winter tyres, snow chains, ice scrapper).
  • Ski rack SKV= CHF 55.00 per rental plus tax - no deposit (available for all car groups except MBMN).

All special equipment except Winter Equipped Vehicle requires 24 hours advance notice.

All special equipment is available for one ways.
Mobile telephones are NOT available.
This country is not required by law to provide reflective jackets, but they can be purchased locally for CHF 10.

All special equipment is available on request only.

Surcharges

  • Airport surcharge is 19% plus tax on all charges except fuel.
  • Vehicle License fee/road tax is CHF 4.75 per day plus tax.
  • Winter fee = (WIEV) CHF 9.00 per day plus tax - MANDATORY for all rentals from November 1st until April 15th (see Winter Equipped Vehicle in Special Equipment).
  • Busing Cost - CHF 7,50 per rental plus tax, applicable at Geneva Airport only.
  • TAX: 7.6% (8% Effective from 1st January 2011)
 

Delivery and collections may be available on request and local conditions and charges apply.

On Request only: when returning vehicle there is a Grace Period of 59 minutes, after that time there is a charge of 1 third of the daily charge.
All out of hours reservations are on a request basis only and a charge of CHF 30.00 for pick up between 23:30 – 24:00 and CHF 60.00 for pick up after 24:00 will apply.

 

Refueling Policy

The vehicle will be supplied with a full tank – customers are to return with a full tank or pay the applicable refueling charges. A pre-paid fuel option is also available please inquire at time of pick up.
No refunds are issued for unused fuel. Refueling costs are subject to change at any time. Please ask for further details when picking up the vehicle.

Payment Policy

All major Credit cards - Visa, Diners, MasterCard, Amex.
Cash rentals are allowed - but only on request and only for groups: MBMN, EDMR, CDMR, CDAR, CWMR, IDMR, IDAR, IVMR, SDMR, SDAR & SWMR, with a minimum deposit CHF 900.00.
Travelers Cheques and Eurocheques are NOT accepted.

Two credit cards are required for the vehicle groups PDAR and LDAR. A deposit of CHF 10,000.00 is held on the credit card when either these two vehicle groups is rented.

TAX: 7.6% (8% Effective from 1st January 2011)

Reservations

Reservations will be confirmed by vehicle group. Specific makes, models cannot be guaranteed. Minimum rental period is 3 days. 24 hours equals one rental day.

Roadside Assistance

BREAKDOWNS: Phone numbers will be supplied on the rental agreement at the time of check out. A replacement vehicle will be supplied if necessary.
ACCIDENTS: 1) Customers must call the police. 2) Fill in the blue European Accident report. 3) Call the nearest National/Alamo rental location. A replacement vehicle will be supplied if necessary

 

Insurances + Waivers

Theft Liability Waiver (TLW) if purchased, will reduce financial responsibility for the vehicle to the sum of the deductible.

Collision Damage Liability Waiver (DLW) includes collision damage waiver. If DW is purchased it reduces the amount of the renters damage responsibility to the sum of the deductible

Additional insurance coverage waivers may be purchased at time of pick up to cover: Please inquire at time of pick up.

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