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What you need to rent or borrow a car
March 31, 2021

What you need to rent or borrow a car

While renting a car is common for seasoned travelers, those who are new to travel may wonder how to even get started. Car rental can be confusing, especially if you rent from a big company or you’re trying to book a car for the first time. New renters may have questions like:

  • Can you rent a car without a license?
  • Do I need insurance to rent a car?
  • How old do I have to be to rent a car?
  • How many days in advance do I need to book my car?
  • Is it cheaper to rent a car through the airport?

The good news is that, with Avail, it's quite simple. Avail provides you with everything you need ahead of time, including straightforward pricing. And if something comes up, you can cancel and get a full refund. Let’s take a look at what you need before you hit the road.

A beginner's guide to rent with Avail

To book a car, all Avail drivers must:

  • Be 21 years or older
  • Have a valid U.S. driver's license
  • Have a clean driving record (no DUIs)

That's it, and every Avail trip is protected by Allstate insurance. Another great part: there are no under-25 fees. All drivers pay the same price to rent a car. These are just a few of the many reasons people choose Avail car sharing over traditional car rental.

Booking your rental car

Traditional rental companies often overbook or run out of cars. If you don’t plan weeks in advance, you can sometimes be out of luck. We understand that a road trip may pop up at a moment’s notice. That’s why you can rent a car from Avail at any time, although a few days’ notice is always recommended so that we can plan for you.  

man checking in at Avail lot

Insurance for your rental car

“Do I need insurance to rent a car?” and “How much insurance coverage do I need?” are common questions travelers ask all the time. Most rental cars will come with minimal coverage that leave you financially responsible for repairs to the engine, windows, interior, etc. Normally, renters purchase additional coverage for a daily fee in addition to their daily rate to cover themselves and the car. With Avail, every trip is protected by Allstate insurance, so there's no need for guesswork.

Pick-up & drop-off

Reservations are guaranteed, which means we’ll always have a car ready for you when you show up. Once your trip is done, simply return your keys to the key box and then you’re free to go.

Easy peasy

People love Avail because it’s easy, upfront, and affordable. We cut out a lot of the small headaches and confusion of traditional car rental. Plus, we’re friendly and ready to answer all your questions so you have what you need to rent or borrow a car. Plan a road trip and book a car today.

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Own a car?

Share it with Avail and make money while you travel. We handle all the logistics of sharing and you get paid. Plus, your car is protected by Allstate the entire time you’re away.

Learn more about sharing a car