Hertz’s history dates back to the year 1918, when entrepreneur Walter L. Jacobs opened a car rental business in Chicago at the age of 22. In 1994, after many years and many changes, Hertz became a subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company, thus becoming one of the most prominent car rental businesses in the world. Hertz is the oldest in its category, and is currently comprised by a fleet of 700.000 vehicles and has presence in over 160 countries worldwide, offering some of the lowest rates in the market. Hertz has over 6100 locations and is present in more than 2000 airports. In addition, it has agreements with other companies to offer clients the best benefits and prices.
In order to rent a car with Hertz, the designated driver must present a credit card. Bear in mind that the designated driver must be the owner of the credit card, no exceptions allowed. Hertz does not accept third party credit cards.
Hertz has an inviting initiative to take care of the environment: the Green Collection. It is comprised of a special fleet of cars that are not only economic, but also run on electric energy, resulting in greater fuel performance. This selection of ecologic cars is available in the United States, Canada, Australia, and some countries in Europe.
Make sure to return the vehicle in time and manner. Hertz charges one extra day if the car is not returned at the agreed time.
Hertz has a variety of car categories: Green Collection, Fun Collection, Prestige Collection, Family Collection, standard cars, station wagons, 4WD/SUV/Minibus, convertibles, vans/trucks, special cars, special offers, and the Dream Collection.