Avis Car Rental Terms

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Avis Car Rental

Avis Rent a Car was founded in 1946 at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan, by Warren Avis. By 1953 Avis became the second largest car rental company in the United States, and the first car rental operation located at an airport. By 1962, the Avis corporate motto of “We Try Harder” was adopted. This motto was used for 50 years, before a 2012 rebranding took place, with a new motto of “It’s Your Space”.

Avis introduced Wizard, the first computer-based information and reservation system used in the United States for car rental businesses.

In 1989, General Motors acquired a 29% stake in the company, and by 2006 Avis was known as the Avis Budget Group.

Working with Avis Car Rental

Avis Car Rental is recommended as a trustworthy and reliable source of rental cars in Hawaii. We have been working with Avis for over 20 years, and find their staff easy to work with, and we work well together to help make your Avis car rental in Hawaii a second to none experience.

Avis Car Rental locations offer current year vehicles at competitive rates, with benefits that include spouse or domestic partner as free additional drivers. Avis Car Rental carries all sizes of vehicles on their lots, and their policy on having clean sanitized cars is evident. Our clients have great comments on their rentals at Avis Car Rental airport locations.

Avis Car Rental FAQs

Can you drop off a rental car after hours at Avis?

Some Avis locations may have an after hours drop procedure - it is always best to ask at the counter if you believe you may need to drop after hours.

Do Avis rental cars have GPS?

GPS units are available at the counter to rent through Avis. If you have your own GPS device, you may wish to bring it with you.

Why is Avis a good rental company?

Avis has been in business for many years, and is one of the top car rental agencies in the USA. They stand behind their name and reputation.

Is a deposit required?

When you rent a vehicle, a hold will be placed on your credit or debit card for the amount of the rental, and a security deposit that could cover items like a late return fee, or additional fuel charges if the car does not get returned full. You may need more information for Avis Car Rental debit card policies.

Does Avis have unlimited mileage?

In Hawaii, unlimited mileage is very common and applies to most vehicles. There may be some especially vehicles that have limited mileage, however, each Island in Hawaii is small enough that it would be very unusual to go over any mileage limits.

Can my spouse drive my Avis rental car?

Yes, spouse always drives free - and a domestic partner is also able to drive free.

Avis Car Rental Terms & Conditions

Avis Rental Requirements

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Minimum age 25 years with a major credit card for discount rates
  • Drivers aged 21 – 24 are subject to a $27/day young driver surcharge
  • Minimum age 25 years when presenting a Debit card. Debit cards must have either the MasterCard or Visa logo.
  • A minimum hold of $400 will be applied to debit card rentals

Approved Credit Cards

  • Avis Card
  • American Express
  • AT&T Capital
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • GE Capital
  • JCB Card
  • PHH (Petersen, Howell & Heather)
  • Mastercard
  • Sears Gold, Premier, Regular
  • Visa

Additional Avis Car Rental Information & Requirements

BEWARE – Adding an Avis Preferred membership number to this reservation will void the discount rate and the retail rate will apply. You lose the discount and we lose our commission.

Base rates do not include optional insurance, taxes, the Vehicle Licensing fee, the applicable Airport Concession Recovery Fee and the Hawaii Highway Revenue surcharge. Renters will be responsible for all charges directly to the rental location.

Weekly rates can be based on 5 – 7 consecutive days rental on one island only.

Late Return Charges: Rates are based on a 24 hour rental period. There is a 29 minute grace period after which late returns are assessed an hourly charge at a rate equal to 3/4 the daily rate up to but not exceeding the daily rate. After 7 hours an additional $10 per day penalty applies for each additional day.

24 hour advance booking recommended. No other coupons or discounts apply. All rentals are subject to standard terms and conditions in effect on the rental date. All prices USD and subject to HI taxes. All rates, taxes, options, and additional charges are subject to change without notice.

Optional Services

(Optional services as currently offered, may be subject to change without notice)

  • Additional driver (limit 2 age 25+)
  • $ 13/day (not to exceed $65 per driver)(No charge for spouse)
  • Child Safety Seat
  • $13/day to a max $65/rental
  • GPS
  • $ 16.00/Day $69.75/week to a max of $99.95/rental

Optional Protection Plans

Policy terms & conditions and rates are subject to change without notice

  • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW): $26.99-35.99/day
  • Partial Damage Waiver: $11.99/day
  • Additional Liability Insurance (ALI): $16.84/day
  • Emergency sickness protection ( Non US Residents only) $5/day
  • Roadside safety net: $5.99/day
  • Personal Accident Insurance (PAI): $4 – $7/day
  • Personal Effects Protection (PEP): $2.95/day

Avis Car Rental Locations

Hawaii Island
1 General Lyman Field, Hilo HI 96720

73-361 Kupipi Street Suite 1, Kailua-Kona HI 96740

Kauai Island
3259 Hoolimalima PL, Lihue Kauai HI 96766

PO Box 3293, Princeville HI 96722

Hyatt Poipu Kauai (K3H)
1571 Poipu Road, Koloa (Kauai Island), HI

Maui Island
884 W Mokuea Pl, Kahului Maui HI 96732

1455 S Kihei Rd, Kihei HI 96753

Kaanapali Service Center (JHM)
11 Halawai Drive, Lahaina HI 96761

Wailea Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel
4100 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, HI 96753

Oahu Island
300 Rodgers Boulevard, Honolulu HI 96919

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
2255 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI, 96815

International MarketPlace
2330 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki HI 96815