Get a free additional driver on your rental car in selected locations.
Make your car rental experience even better by adding an additional driver to your booking. Or even better still, get a Free Additional Driver special offer in selected locations with Car Booker. This offer gives you a free additional driver on your car rental booking, so for a long drive, a road trip, a touring driving holiday or just to make life a little bit easier, share the driving at no extra cost. This offer is very popular and is available in selected locations around the world. Our car rental partners update their Free Additional Driver offers on a weekly or monthly basis, depending on the provider and the location.
To see if this offer is available where you want to go, why not get a quote from the Car Booker car rental search engine and keep an eye out for the green Free Additional Driver badges that will appear on the comparison page where this offer is available. We also keep an up to date list of offers on the Car Booker Blog and through our Twitter account. So you can check it out there as well.
Can a second driver drive a rental car?
Most car rental companies allow a second driver to drive the rental car. In the extras section of a booking you can add an additional driver or more than one additional driver if required. Currently in the USA, car rental brands such as Thrifty and Hertz allow you to add many additional drivers. Their rule is that you can have as many additional drivers as will fit into your car. For example, if you rent an 8-seater car, then you would have the ability to add 7 additional drivers! As with all car rental bookings, the usual driver criteria apply, such as driver´s license rules and age restrictions.
How much does it cost to add an additional driver to a rental car?
Each car rental company has their own rules and pricing around additional driver costs. These costs are usually on a per driver per day basis. However, most companies put a maximum price per rental on the cost. The best way to see what cost applies to your booking, is to look at the extras section of the booking engine, this is where you would add the number of additional drivers. Here you will see the exact cost that is applicable to your rental. As a general guide, adding an additional driver costs from $10 per driver per day. However, there are exceptions in the USA, where a spouse or a domestic partner can be added for free.
Do any car rental companies not charge for additional drivers?
With some car rental companies, a spouse or domestic partner drives for free, and there are other ways to avoid these fees. The best advice we can give you is to do your homework on your booking to minimize the fee. Or, you can let us do the work for you. On the Car Booker search engine, you can simply enter your car rental details:
- Select the correct pick up and drop off location and time.
- Then you will see all the rental cars that are available.
- Look on the left hand side of the page and find the section called “Filter”.
- Find the heading “Special Offer” and click on “Free Additional Driver”.
- Her you can see all rental cars offering a Free Additional Driver, there is a green banner to make it easier to find!
- When you click “select” to proceed with your booking, you will find that the additional driver has been automatically added to the extras, and the cost is zero.
What to does the Additional Driver need to do at the Car Rental Desk?
Are you the Additional Driver on a car rental booking? Then you must be present at the pickup desk. You will need a valid driver’s license (local or international, see FAQS) and must sign relevant documentation. Once this is complete, then you can drive away in your rental car. So for a long drive, a road trip, a touring driving holiday or just to make life a little bit easier, share the driving at no extra cost. This offer is very popular and is available in selected locations around the world.