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    Enterprise the answer for older car renters?

    By admin | January 15, 2007

    Maximum age limits on car rentals can be a major impediment to older emigrants who would like to return home for a visit, Sheila Gleeson of the Coalition for Irish Immmigration Centers in the US has told your correspondent.

    √Čan has done some research on this, and it seems that this type of discrimination is actually legal, as insurance companies may discriminate on an age basis as long as they can claim it is for commercial reasons.

    We have discovered, however, that Enterprise Rent-A-Car has no upper age limit, and does not impose an insurance surcharge on older renters.

    Hertz will rent to drivers up to the age of 79 if the driver has:
    - a letter from a doctor to say he or she has been in good health for the last year
    - a letter from the driver’s insurance company saying he or she has not been in an accident for the last five years.

    Alamo and National rent cars to those up to 74.
    Europcar rents only up to 70.
    Avis age limits range from 65 to 74, depending on the type of car.

    More information on maximum car rentals is available at about.com.

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