Car Rental Policies – Scotland:
Car rental includes 3rd party insurance, Collision Damage Waiver*, theft protection, unlimited mileage, 24-hour roadside assistance and all taxes. There are no hidden costs or taxes! These extras are not included in prices quoted by many of our competitors, which is worth bearing in mind when comparing prices.
The price quoted is for a specific number of days car rental. If, for example, you are staying in Scotland for 8 nights, your car will be rented for 8 full days. If you return the car after 9 rather than 8 days (i.e. – you exceed your allotment of 8 x 24-hour periods), your credit card will be charged for the extra days rental by your Car Rental Provider.
Please note that we do not include a rental car while you are staying in Edinburgh, unless one is specifically requested. Edinburgh is difficult to navigate and expensive for parking. It is a compact city with good public transportation.
License Requirements: Drivers must be in possession of a valid driver’s license for at least two years. An international driver’s license is not required if you are a US, Canadian or EU citizen. The primary driver must be the holder of a major credit card – this cannot be a debit card with a visa/mastercard symbol.
Minimum driver age: 25
Must be 28 or older to rent a minivan. 25 for all other car types.
Underage Drivers: 23-24
Drivers aged 23 or 24 are eligible to rent an Economy or Compact size vehicle. A young driver surcharge of GB 25.70 Pounds Sterling per day will apply, and be payable directly to the rental agency when collecting your vehicle
Drivers over 70:
Drivers over the age of 70 may require additional documentation. Please contact us for further information.
GPS Units are available to rent at most locations, at an approximate additional cost of GB10.00 pounds per day. If you wish to reserve a GPS device, please contact your agent as this item needs to be booked in advance.
Child Seats are available to rent at most locations, at an approximate additional cost of GB10.00 pounds per day. If you wish to reserve a Child Seat, please contact your agent as this item needs to be booked in advance. Please note that it is the renter’s responsibility to securely fit the child seat(s) in the rental vehicle.
Excess/Deductible/Collision Damage Waiver: Your Excess/CDW comes into play in the unlikely event that you have an accident in your rental car. What is the excess? Excess is basically your insurance deductible. The deductible amount on most vehicles is GB£1,000.00, In the event of an accident, you are liable for up to GB£600.00 of damage repairs, but no more, regardless of how much damage is done.
The CDW can be greatly reduced for an additional daily charge. This optional insurance will be offered when you are collecting your vehicle, and is payable directly to the Rental Agency.
One-Way Rentals: Rentals that involve collection/return of your vehicle to two different locations attract a one-way rental fee in most cases. This amount may vary depending on vehicle type.
Extension of Rental/ Extra Days. Clients must contact the branch from which they collected the vehicle to see if extension of the rental is possible.