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Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

A) Reservation Policies 

Our rates are quoted in US dollars, but Hertz Costa Rica retains the right to adjust rates based on business conditions, with any modifications being communicated through updates on our website rates subject to change at any time. In instances where reservations coincide with both High and Low seasons, the applicable rate for the entire period will be the rate in effect on the first day of the rental.

Upon collecting the pre-paid rental, drivers are required to physically present the credit card used for online prepayment. This same card is essential for canceling the full-service amount.

By utilizing the Online Payment Service, you become eligible for a special discount on your time and mileage rate. To avail of this discount, the whole amount or partial amount could be requested in advance with the same credit card to present at the desk on your pick up date, any reservation request could be confirmed within the next 24 hours.

While each rate reservation is confirmed, any modifications may incur extra charges at the current rate for additional days.


B) Cancellation and No Show Policy 

In case of cancellation or no-show, Toyota Rent a Car will not refund any amount prepaid or charged to your Credit Card through the On-Line Payment Service.


C) Credit or Debit Card 

Credit or debit card used to complete an online prepaid reservation must be presented at the rental pick-up counter as a form of payment along with identification. Debit Cards ARE NOT ACCEPTED for security deposits, because the process of releasing the holdings might take up to 45 workings days.

Security deposit required for the rental ranges from $1000 to $5000 with credit card.


D) Delayed Collections/ No show policy 

Reservations will be held for 2 hour from the specified reservation time after which they will be classed as a no-show. If a customer arrives after this time then a vehicle is not assured. We will do everything possible to provide a vehicle. This may include offering a different vehicle and rates may be different from the original booking.

Flight numbers provided are for informational purposes only. It is the responsibility of the customer to inform the location of any delays.


E) Early Returns/Unused Rental Days 

No refunds (partial or full) will be given for rentals ended early, late collections, no shows, or cancellations made after the rental start date.


F) Late Returns 

A vehicle is hired for a contracted period as detailed on the rental agreement. The return day and time as selected by the customer at the time of booking will be enforced regardless of the delayed pickup time. If the vehicle is returned outside the grace period, there will be a charge of an additional day or a late fee. Grace period: 1 hour


G) One-way policy / Drop off charge. 

You must return the Vehicle to the Designated Return Location identified in the Agreement. Express Car Return may be available at certain locations. If you wish to return the Vehicle at a location other than the Designated Return Location, you must contact us prior to the Designated Return Time. We may deny permission to return the Vehicle to an alternative location or branch. If we grant permission to return the Vehicle to an alternative location, we may apply different rates and additional fees or charges, which could increase the cost paid by you.


H) Lost Keys 

Toyota Rent a car will charge if keys are lost or damaged. Please note that if a vehicle is stolen and keys are not returned to the rental location, the hirer will be deemed negligent. Lost keys are deemed as negligence and are not covered under the insurance excess limitation or risk reduction packages. Drivers will be liable for all costs relating to recovery, loss of use, and repair. This list is not exhaustive.


I) Pets

Pets are allowed to ride in the vehicles with no additional fees. Toyota Rent a Car suggests that the pet be kept in a carrier or crate. Renters are responsible for any damage caused by the pet, and to avoid cleaning charges up to $250, Service animals used by customers with disabilities are allowed in the vehicle without a Carrier, vehicles should be returned clean and free of pet hair. There is a penalty of $350 for smoking inside the vehicle.


J) Fines, Penalties, and Administration Charges

It is the responsibility of each hirer to cover the cost of any parking fines and traffic violations. When fines or traffic violations occur and a Toyota Rent a Car location is involved in administering the charge then an administration fee will be charged to the customer.


K) Vehicle Trackers

Some of our vehicles contain tracking devices that will be used by our data protection policy.


L) Administration charges for cancellations and modifications on reservations 

If a reservation is not collected or not canceled in advance of the start time then Toyota Rent a car will levy a charge. 

For pay on arrival reservations made online, the no-show/cancellation fee will equal the pre-paid deposit and no refund will be due.

The amount due for no-show/cancellations/reservation modifications will be calculated in line with the below:

  •   7 or more days before start date: $15
  •  3-6 days before start date: 50%
  • 2 days before start date: 75%
  •  0-1 days before start date: 100%

For any bookings with a value of less than $15, there will be no refund due regardless of when the cancellation request was made.

The notice period is based on a day is a 24 hour period, up to the start time, not a calendar day.  
Will not be held responsible for anyone driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs causing wilful damage, off-road driving, or driving without due care and attention. The customer will accept responsibility in respect of such claims. This list is not exclusive.
Terms and Conditions Issued in August 2018 and may be subject to change at any time.


M) Insurance Policy / Security Deposits

Keep in mind that most vehicle insurance policy outside of Costa Rica doesn’t offer coverage in the country. Liability insurance contracted on third-party travel websites is not an acceptable form of coverage. The employees of the local office of the rental company are not qualified to evaluate the suitability of the personal insurance of the customer's vehicle. The client should contact their insurance company in advance to raise any questions related to the coverage in question. In addition, if the client provides valid proof of current coverage in Costa Rica and rejects the CDW, he will be responsible for the total value for damage or loss of the vehicle and will retain an additional authorization of 3500 USD on his credit card at the time of rental.

If the client declines the CDW coverage will need to present a credit card and written proof from the bank stating that the credit card provides this protection. The letter from the bank must indicate the name of the beneficiary of the protection, the last 4 digits of the card to be used, and the maximum term of coverage. The amount of the security deposit may change upon declining CDW protection. In case of accident, we will process all charges to the credit card and will provide all the paperwork, so the client can proceed with the reimbursement from the bank.

 Guarantee deposits go from $1.000 to $5.000 depending on the type of coverage and vehicle selected.

•CDW $0 a $1.200
•TPL $0 a $500 (Max 20%) 
•Theft $5000 a $10.000


N) Coverages

Coverages purchased on third-party websites or insurance companies are not accepted by Toyota Rent Car Costa Rica. The purchase of 
TPL Third Party Liability.Insurance always mandatory. TPL cannot be declined by any Credit Card, protects from third party claims for damages caused to a third party vehicle with a minimum deductible of US$500 up to a maximum deductible of 20%.


O) Previous Deposit

If Toyota Rent a Car agrees, it can demand that the customer make a deposit before the signing of this contract, to guarantee the rent of the car or any other benefits to which it is obliged. If the deposit is insufficient, the customer must satisfy any difference that exists at the time of the return of the car. Toyota Rent a Car may require this deposit through the customer's credit card.


P) Driver License Requirements

The primary driver must be at least 21 years old. If the driver is between 19 and 21 years old, an additional charge of US$10 + taxes per day will apply.

Both the primary renter and any additional drivers must present a valid and current Driver's License.

The Driver's License must be valid for a minimum of 6 months before its expiration date and must have been issued for the first time at least 6 months before the rental period. For UK license holders, in addition to photo identification, the DVLA verification code is required, which can be obtained from the DVLA website.

Driver's Licenses must be written in Latin, English, or Cyrillic characters. Otherwise, an International Driver's License will be required. Only a valid and original copy of the driver's license will be accepted, which must include a photo identification.

If a customer arrives at the rental counter without the required documentation mentioned above, the reservation will be canceled without the option of refund if it has been prepaid.


Q) Fuel Policy 

Pick up full, return full. Your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel. To avoid incurring fuel charges you will need to return it full. Missing fuel will be charged on your return. The price per liter charged by the rental agent may be significantly higher than the price at the local service station.

No refunds will be given for unused fuel. Fuel charges are payable at the rental desk.
You can add a Pre-Paid Fuel service, so you can return the tank empty and avoid any charges.


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