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Frequently Asked Questions: Car Rental


Driver Qualifications?

You need a current driving licence issued in your country of residence that is free of major endorsements. (Such endorsements include driving under the influence of alcohol and dangerous driving resulting in serious injury or death.) A representative of the car rental firm will meet all renters at point of pick up and they reserve the absolute right to refuse to release their vehicle to any individual whom they believe is unsuitable.

Required Driving Experience?
You need a minimum of 24 months driving experience prior to the start date of the rental period.

Minimum Rental Period?

The minimum rental period is 3 days.

Cancellation Policy?
When you give 48 or more hours notice, you will get a full refund. Where you give less than 48 hours notice or don't show up to collect your car, you pay for the first days rental.
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)?
This covers the vehicle for accidental damage. The renter is responsible for the first IR£350.00 of damage if this is due to carelessness on the part of the driver. In the event of a dispute, a Garda Report (Irish Police Report ) will be used. CDW is included in the standard rates as quoted by Hotel Ireland for car rental through the the rental company.
Credit Cards for Advance Payment?
You can use Visa &  Mastercard.
Debit Card?
Cash Payments?

Age Requirements?

Drivers must be between the ages of 21 and 75 to rent a car. Drivers 21 - 24 and 70 - 75 are subject to an insurance surcharge. IR£12.50 and IR£5.00 per day respectively .Additional Drivers? Each additional authorised driver costs IR£3.00 per day. Only drivers accepted at time of collection are covered.

Emergency Breakdown Service?
A 24-hour emergency breakdown service is provided.
Do not leave luggage visible in the car as it WILL be stolen and the renter will be responsible for glass breakage & damage to the locks. We advise you to have your luggage in the boot ( trunk) BEFORE parking the car. Do not park the car on the side of the road, particularly in Dublin. A secure car park should be used as the renter will be responsible for damage caused overnight if this occurs whilst the car is left in an insecure location.
Mechanical Problems / Accident Procedures?
We will outline the procedure when you collect your car.
Personal Accident Insurance?
This covers injuries as a result of an accident in the vehicle. All persons travelling in the car are covered. We recommend that this is taken at a rate of IR£3.00 Per Day.
Cars are supplied with a full tank which is charged at the start of the rental period. Bring the car back empty as no refund will be paid.
Child Seats?
These are available at a nominal charge of IR£25.00 regardless of the length of the rental. These must be requested in advance.
Security Committment?
The renter is required to leave a security commitment to cover against parking tickets & other problems. This security committment takes the form of a signed credit card imprint taken at the start of the rental period. The credit card coupon is held by the car rental firm & destroyed after rental if there are no problems or parking tickets.

Theft Protection?
This is an insurance option which covers the vehicle for theft provided that the vehicle is left in a secured place & locked. This option is available at a price of IR£3.00 per day and we recommend that it is taken.

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