Cheap Hawaii Car Rental

Cheap Hawaii Car Rental
Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai & Big Island discount car rentals
Book or Edit Car Rental Reservations On-line

Questions & Answers for Cheap Hawaii Car Rental

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Who is Cheap Hawaii Car Rental?

We have been official reservation agents for recognized big brand car rental companies. Our car rental software will locate the best discount rates for you rental car needs. Our business manager negotiates every quarter for cheap corporate rates with the the companies we all know. Our ever increasing volume of rentals helps our manager get better low rates.

How Do I Change or Cancel My Reservation?

Sometimes plans change. You can easily change or cancel any part, or all, of your reservation on our website at "Change/Cancel". There’s never a charge to change or cancel with us. It is not necessary to cancel your no-obligation reservation, although other rental customers will appreciate having your rental car freed for their use.

How Can You Benefit Me?

Renting cars-- that’s our total focus. You won’t find flights, motels, condos, tours, or other Hawaiian rental options on our website.

Cheap Hawaii Car Rental is a discount booking agent that offers pre-negotiated, tour-operator rates with national car rental agencies-- and we pass the contracted savings on to you. The rental car companies pay us so you don't need to compensate us with booking fees or extra charges.

Our reservations specialists take the information you provide on your easy-to-cancel reservation form, personally research the best and lowest priced car rental for your needs, and submit it to the selected national car company who then sends you a guaranteed, no-obligation reservation.

We place no restrictions, nor do we offer any other special rates (Kama'aina, AAA, AARP), on who may take advantage of our wholesale rates. Everyone, equally, saves money when they rent with us.

The vehicles available to our customers are the same as those available to other renters.

Our superior pre-negotiated corporate rates are lower than the same cars seen on the major car rental company websites.

Because our rates are extremely low, we have contractual obligations with our major car companies to not advertise their logos.

Are there Age Restrictions on Who May Drive Rental Cars?

Drivers must be at least 21 yrs old to rent and/or drive a vehicle from any of our major car companies.

Young driver rates apply for all drivers over 21 and under 25 yrs of age with our car companies.

Our negotiated young driver fee is a discounted fee of $10-12 per day-- not the $27 per day fee that is commonly seen on other websites.

None of our car companies have a maximum rental age, nor is there any fee for older drivers.

Do Additional Drivers Pay Additional Fees?

We are fortunate that we can typically offer free additional drivers.

1) Our form will ask if you have added drivers and our reservations specialist will take those drivers into account when choosing the best priced rental for you. When you’re at the pickup counter, extra drivers will be added to your reservation. With proof of a common address, life partners are considered spouses.

2) The automated booking system found here will list which cars come with free additional drivers as you search. With proof of a common address, life partners are considered spouses and drive free.

Are Your Cars Late Models?

The major rental car companies we work with rent only current models. The cars are typically replaced each year, generally in the first 2 or 3 months of the present year. Vehicles are no older than 1.5 years. Regardless of where your reservation originates, the car you rent is the same as those rented directly from each rental company.

What Do I Present at the Rental Counter?

1. Remember to print and carry your reservation with Confirmation Number.
2. Have your credit or debit card with you.
3. All drivers must be present and carrying their current driving licenses.
4. When traveling to Hawaii from a foreign country, be prepared to present your round trip airline ticket at the rental counter.

Additional Payment Information: All reservations are guaranteed without making a prepayment. We’ll ask for no personal payment information when you reserve a car through our website. If you have any questions about payment, once you’ve received your reservation, you can find specific information on the website of the major car company you’ll be renting through. You’ll need to present payment information when you’re picking up your car at the rental counter.

All major rental car companies place a hold or security deposit on your card (generally for the rental total and possibly an additional percentage minimum) at pick up time. A credit card with Visa or MasterCard logo is the most popular form of payment, but other cards (including JCB, American Express and Discover) are happily accepted. A debit card with Visa or MasterCard logo is accepted by most of our rental company partners.

All of our car rental companies accept cash for payment when you return your car and close the rental contract.

Additional Driving License Information: State-issued, current driver’s licenses are recognized for U.S. citizens who drive in Hawaii.
Most foreign country’s driving licenses are recognized in Hawaii. If you hold a driving license that is not printed in English, you should additionally present an International Driver’s Permit with your driving license.
International Driver’s Licenses, alone, are generally recognized for identification purposes only.

Do I Need to Purchase Insurance from the Rental Car Company?

No, not if you carry auto insurance that transfers to a rental car, or rent with a credit card that includes rental car insurance coverage. The key here is to know the information before you leave home. You can research your personal auto insurance policy and/or your credit card company’s rental car insurance coverage to determine that information. Once you know you are covered, you can decline additional Rental Car Company insurance.

If you have insurance questions once you have received your guaranteed reservation from us, you can go to your rental car company’s website and read their insurance requirements and policies.

We do offer low cost optional insurance for those who have no other options. You can purchase when you reserve or come back to our website before your trip to purchase discounted insurance (link in confirmation email).

Our booking page now Includes Gov’t Taxes and Fees?

You’ll find Current Base Rates for Rental Cars posted on our website alongside mandatory government taxes and fees.

Below is an example of a 24 hour, economy car rental at (OGG) Kahului Airport:
Base Rental: $ 21.44
General Excise Tax: $ 1.04
Airport Concession Fee: $ 2.38
Rntl Vehicle Schg: $ 7.50
Vehicle License Fee: $ 1.07

Incl. 2 Free
Extra Drivers Age 21-24 Add $10/day

Total estimated mandatory charges: $ 33.43

When Will I Need Courtesy Shuttle Service?

At the larger Hawaiian airport locations, free shuttles take passengers from the inner airport out to each rental car company’s vehicle lot. In Honolulu, for example, shuttles run continuously back and forth. The ride to Alamo and Thrifty lots takes approximately 6 minutes.

Smaller rental car locations have rental cars parked outside baggage claim or onsite, such as hotel parking, and no shuttle service is necessary.

Free shuttle service is provided to and from cruise docks by your rental car company.

Can I Go Off Road With my Rental Car?

None of the major rental car companies allow it. Whether you’ve rented a Jeep, a compact, or a luxury vehicle, you will sign an agreement at the rental counter that voids your contract, and holds you responsible, should you damage your rental car while off-roading. This could be a big “Oopsie”. Fortunately, there aren’t a lot of Hawaiian roads where this is an issue. If you need to get to an area that your rental car company has restricted, we suggest you book with a tour company.

Big Island:

Will my kids need baby/child safety seats in Hawaii?

Hawaii law requires children under the age of four to ride in a child safety seat and children ages of four through seven to ride in a child safety seat or a booster seat when traveling in a motor vehicle. The driver will be held responsible for compliance with the law. Violators of the law are required to attend a 4-hour class and may be assessed a ifine.

Find more detailed information at the Hawaii Department of Trasportation.

Do you rent your discount cars for cruise ship passengers at Hawaiian harbors?

Yes. Search for cruise ship car rentals now and learn about harbor locations and free pick-up.


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