Founded in 1918, Hertz is one of the oldest car rental companies in the business. It is also the largest car rental company in the United States. Hertz developed the low-floor passenger bus that is used by many transit authorities in large cities. They even have heavy equipment available for construction and other ventures. Hertz also has a popular car-sharing program. At most major colleges and universities throughout the country, Hertz offers a 24/7 rental with a Hertz car share station.
Hertz offers economy car rentals for average industry prices. Hertz's main advantage is that the company is in all 50 states, so although Hertz's prices may not be as competitive as some in companies in the industry, they have a high availability throughout the country.
Luxury cars with Hertz are average in the industry. Many competitors have higher daily rates than Hertz. Hertz offers a luxury line they call "Dream Cars"—a unique selection of world-class automobiles available at select locations in the U.S. These include performance and luxury cars such as Porsche, Mercedes-Benz AMG, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, and many more. Every Dream Car rental includes special services such as in-person greetings at the airport, personal orientations to the cars, and delivery/pickup. This makes the price well worth it.
Hertz locations can be found in all 50 states. They are also in the District of Columbia. Recently, Hertz relocated its corporate headquarters from Park Ridge, New Jersey to Estero, Florida. Hertz operates locations in 145 countries. Domestically, Hertz has more than 3,210 locations throughout the United States, with an additional of 1,215 locations worldwide.
Hertz has locations in all 50 states and in Canada. Hertz has rental counters at most major airports throughout North America. This makes finding a Hertz very easy and convenient.
Hertz has a beneficial rewards program called Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, which offers an instant return option for members. This allows you to return the car without waiting in line by letting you drop off the car, and leaving the keys inside the vehicle. If you are not a rewards member, you have to return the car the traditional way. One could argue that the company should make this option available to non-members as well, but this feature offers an incentive for signing up for a membership, which is free.
Hertz offers a toll prepay option called PlatePass, which allows you to order a toll pass through Platepass' website to make your commute easier. If you use PlatePass, you will be charged a $4.95 service fee for each day of the rental. Compared to some of Hertz's competitors, this is a low price for this service. Some companies also don't allow customers to prepay; they have to ask at the counter for a toll pass when they check in, which means toll passes may all be taken.
Hertz has an online check-in option. By providing a driver's license number and date of birth, a customer can use the express kiosk or counter at any Hertz station. This is a great convenience to customers and helps to reduce the amount of wait time.
Hertz offers Basic Emergency Roadside Assistance with each rental - which covers the mechanical defects of the vehicle only. They also offer premium roadside assistance, which covers mechanical issues plus keys locked in the car, lost key service, dead battery, out of gas service, spare tire mounting service, $1,000 travel interruption cost reimbursement, and a one-hour roadside service guarantee. Both options are available to renters 24/7.
There are two issues with Hertz's roadside assistance: the price for both options is not disclosed until you rent the car, and roadside service is split into two options, where most companies offer basic roadside service that covers both mechanical and more. Hertz, however, offers these basic services for more money than most rental companies with their premier roadside assistance package.
Customers who have prepaid for the reservation have to pay a $50 cancellation fee. If a prepay customer cancels within 24 hours there is a $100 cancellation fee. If there is a no-show, customers have to forfeit the entire amount they prepaid. These prepaid cancellation fees are steep, but it appears to go with the territory of prepaying for rentals.
Hertz does not offer customers an on-site fuel discount. They only offer a prepay fueling option. Since there is no incentive to use fuel on-site, it appears best to return the car fully refueled.
Hertz has always been reliable and easy to work with. Cars of well maintained and nice to drive
I like to use Hertz when I travel because their location is always on airport or just a short shuttle away from the airport. Their check in process is quick and easy and their staff member are polite.
Wonderful customer service. I had to rent the car due to some repairs that were needed on my car and when they took longer than expected, Hertz was very helpful in extending my rental time.
We have generally had a good experience renting from Hertz. Recently, however, we rented from Hertz while we traveled overseas, and it was a mess. To be fair, we did get to drive well-maintained (and even one brand new) vehicles, and they worked perfectly well for what we needed. That being said, we had expected to pay a certain rate and were flabbergasted when the total ended up being more than double what we expected to pay. The customer service was not helpful upon returning our vehicle at one of the locations we rented from, and we were not provided receipt or confirmation from them for the return, even after we requested it. Everything turned out okay, but we will be careful when we rent cars from Hertz in the future, especially overseas.
The cars were clean and in great condition the whole time we used it. The employees were always patient and kind.
Cars are always clean and well maintained. Never had a mechanical problem. Reservations are easy and convenient to do online. People at the desk are kind and considerate.
It was a little more expensive than others but we got the car we wanted. We waited at the desk for a little longer than I liked but once we got the keys we got out of their easily. The car ran great and smelled fine. over all a good experience.
Renting cars from Hertz is great. I was raised in a family where we always rented from Hertz and there were never any hiccups. They are respectful towards customers and usually give an upgrade if you're a loyal customer.
I have used Hertz for car rentals and they were good. Price was competitive and they were conveniently located. Car selection was good.
My car needed repairs for a few days and they were quick and easy to work with. When we needed to extend an extra day over the weekend, their drop of policy was easy and they were very helpful.
I've had good experiences renting cars from Hertz. We've gotten the type of car we requested, and everything has gone smoothly.
Always good service here - one of the only places I trust to get my reservation right and not make the check in experience last way longer than necessary
Hertz is my number 1 rental car company. I love their programs, especially the Hertz Gold Club and all the benefits of it. I like to choose the car I want and this is a feature I love. Great rates and they are everywhere.
Book a rental at Hertz weeks before my daughters wedding for a premium large SUV. The website said I would get a Yukon or "similar" we'll after waiting 1 hour in waiting room they offered me a non-premium SUV that smelled like weed and had bad wear & tear to it. I asked if they had something else, this is for a weeding, the sales person pretended to call someone then said no this is all we have. Then he quickly tried to process the transaction and he also increased the charge by adding "LDW" a special insurance they have for their cars w/out even asking me. I asked why the price doubled he said everyone gets this insurance and I would feel safer with it. I should of paid attention to the reviews...THIS PARTICULAR LOCATION SUCKS! Hertz almost ruined my daughters wedding LUCKILY, Avis car rental at the Moreno Valley mall saved the day! Gave me a brand new SUV, premium with all sorts of discounts...Thanks Andy! Its crazy because I rented a Jaguar at the Riverside, CA location with outstanding customer service. But dealing w/ the Moreno Valley branch has made me change to a different rental company for now on.
Hertz is my first choice in car rentals. The main reason is that there is no one better at getting you in and on your way, and then at the end checking you back in and getting you on your way. I am a Gold Member and there is nothing better than having your name in lights, picking out the car that I want and then getting rewarded for my business.
We used Hertz while my husband was out of town and needed a car quick and they had a great rate and just what we needed for a last minute reservation.
Nice and polite staff. News cars. A very nice experience, though the prices are high.
Used them last week while traveling, excellent service and price for the rental.
Hertz is generally pleasant and easy to work with. The staff are friendly, and everything went smoothly. Fair price.
Went on a girls trip a few months ago a rent a car through Hertz. We got our car and after being in a for a few minutes we decided we wanted to switch. It smelled like someone had smoked in it. They helped us out and made it so easy to find a different car that was perfect for us and our trip! Enjoyed using this company
The online stuff didn't quite help us understand how much we would be paying since we are under age 24. Maybe I'll would have been clearer if we had done more research, but we were surprised. Other than that things were easy enough!
Last time I rented a car from hertz, it was really dusty and dirty so my wife kept sneezing. I was not impressed with how they cleaned the car for us. And I was pretty disappointed because we haven’t had much trouble with them before.
They have great service. They take AAA, which gets rid of the under age fee and gives you a discount too. Loved this place
Hertz is my go-to car rental service. They almost always have the best price and they don't have exorbitant fees like a lot of other car services do.
I rented a car from Hertz and I was a bit disappointed in there service when I was picking up the car.
My wife left her GPS in the car upon returning it. Several hours later she received a call from the counter in Fort Wayne Airport that the GPS was found and would be mailed to her. It was never sent and follows up calls to the counter (I spoke with Dan) are always a waste of time. I'm told someone will call and they never do. The place employs THIEVES AND LIARS.
me and my family have always used hertz for traveling when we get rental cars. because they always have the best service and best prices. and the nicest cars that work for us.
I always rent my vehicles through hertz. They compete with prices competitively and if you ask a sales associate for help, they can make the impossible happen!
Hertz didn’t have the car we were renting for the weekend when we got there. We had to wait around for hours to get a giant van. We had to change a lot of our plans because of it. I understand that things like this can happen but it was inconvenient and unprofessional.
Hertz has great customer service and is easy to book with. I've never had an issue during pickup which is great because you never want to deal with that whenever traveling.
I have used Hertz car rental many times and it is always my go to for car rentals. I am a Gold Member and I love that they have you on the marquee when you pull up to the location and I love being able to choose my car. easy pick up and drop off always and I love the rewards program as well.
Hertz is our number one place for car rentals. My husband has a gold membership which means we can exit our plane and walk straight to our car! The keys are in the car ready to go. I love how they have our name in lights telling us where to go.
I've been renting off and on from Hertz since 2007. I've had an overall better than average experience with the company with the exception of a few incidents that I immediately emailed two different CEOs, John Tague and now Kathryn Marinello. In my opinion, when a CEO replaces a former CEO and gets a million dollar plus salary, he needs to be aware of the negative aspects of the company and fix what isn't working. Sometimes CEOs are so full of themselves and lazy thinking the underlings will handle the issues which they do poorly and those were the basis of my many complaints during Tague's two year tenure. Then, also the district manager Christine whose last name I don't recall dropped the ball a lot in addressing complaints. However, when the two representatives in the Chatsworth California office were hired, Alfredo Palmeque and Emmanuel Onenum, things changed..they are so professional and accomodating they changed the office even though there were still onlinecomplaints from local renters who Manny and Alfredo said were difficult and I know for a fact these two will do whatever it takes to make things right with the customer. After many surveys following my rentals begging corporate to make either Alfredo or Manny manager of the location it finally happened and then a third guy was hired and this location is perfect..I love it.
After my car accident had to get a car quick. They made it easy and affordable while i went through the headache of finding a car and doing day to day things.
I rented a car from here. It was very inexpensive, the car was very clean, and they were open very late. It's only 4 stars because the Hertz was on the airport property, but was very far away.
We rented a suburban from Hertz for our San Diego trip to California. Truck was very clean and reliable felt very safe to be able to ride on the vehicle with my family will be using Hertz in the future.
I rented the car when my parents were visiting from India. It was my first time renting a car ever! The whole process was smooth, hassle-free, the representative explained the insurance options, EZ pass and payment terms clearly. It was easier than I thought and helped build my confidence to be able to deal with people and make decisions better.
Having a college student studying away has required a few road trips, I have used Hertz located at Perrine HLE every time to rent a car. The staff is extremely helpful, the cars have been in excellent condition and their weekend drop-off is flexible.
Good cars. Always available and good customer service. Top of the line vehicles. Always has great options.
They seemed like they were trying to push us along and to get done with us as quickly as possible. They need to have an option for a mid size on their website not just a small suv and large suv.
Used Hertz for a long time while with an employer. Loved being a Gold Member but was forced to switch to National. Fell in love with National's offers and chose to not go back to Hertz. Hertz car selection is good and the customer service was great. I would recommend them for rental car service.
I had a 14 hour layover, and wanted to rent a car. I called around, and Hertz was so helpful. They didn't have they type of car I wanted, but gave me the upgraded version for the lower price. Excellent service!
Hertz is my first choice when it comes to car rentals. I am a member of the Gold Club and it is so easy to come into an airport go to the Hertz lot, pick out the car I want and be on my way!
Loved the car, loved the process, loved the vacation! Great place to rent a vehicle from!
Love renting my cars from Hertz! The people that work there are very reliable and trustworthy! So it's easy to find the car you love!
A little more expensive but worth it for the convenience of having more cars to choose from. They are always so quick to get you in your car and on your way!
I'm a Gold member for Hertz & really take advantage of the counter bypass when renting a car. As a person who travels a lot and rents a lot of cars, this is very convenient feature to have. The availability of cars & pricing are also satisfactory when renting from them. There was a time when my car broke down & would not start. I placed a call to customer service and within 2 hours, they had come, replaced my car with a new one & given me the keys and I was on my way. Now of course, I would never like any car to break down but the speedy process that took place was very helpful.
I had a really great car with them for a whole week in Texas and it was super easy returning the car to them at the airport.
Hertz is extremely dependable and it is nice because they have so many locations across the states. I have also been able to find several good deals online.
The car was clean and worked just fine. If you shop carefully you can get a good deal.