Thrifty Car Rental is one of the most recognizable names in the car rental business. Thrifty, as they are more commonly known, was established in 1958 as Thrifty Rent a Car System, Inc., growing steadily over the decades. Thrifty built it’s reputation in the travel industry on a platform that caters to cost-conscious business and leisure travelers. With almost 500 stores in North America alone, and roughly 600 more spread across as many as 77 different countries, Thrifty is a thoroughly established and trustworthy brand.
Finding & booking a Thrifty rental car on Expedia has advantages, such as special deals that may not be available offline, access to the widest range of cars, and the peace of mind knowing that knowing that your rental car will be ready and waiting as soon as you arrive at your trip destination.
Want to know more about car rentals with Thrifty? We’ve compiled some answers to the most common questions we get asked to save you time.
The renter must be at least 20 years of age, though there are a few areas in which those under 20 have the opportunity to rent.
Be advised that renters under the age of 25 will be subject to a daily surcharge.
Outside the U.S., Thrifty Car Rental operators impose a maximum rental age that varies by country. Thrifty Car Rental recommends that renters check with their travel agent or car rental company prior to traveling.
Thrifty provides a range of vehicle types for every type of trip to meet the needs of travelers. As with most rental car companies, economy, standard, convertibles, luxury cars, mini vans, vans, trucks, and SUVs and more are all options.
The selection of specific vehicles varies based on different locations, but Thrifty will do it’s best to match the desired vehicle as closely as possible. For example, an economy car you can expect in the U.S. is the Chevrolet Spark. Premium or luxury rentals might include the likes of the Chrysler 300 or Chevrolet Impala and a typical convertible might be the Ford Mustang.
A valid driver’s license is required to rent any car. You will usually be expected to pay with a credit card, although debit card payments may be available in some branches, provided you can show some additional documentation check ahead to find out what is needed.
Renting a Thrifty car abroad? You’ll be asked for your passport. In certain places, an international driving permit is needed, so again, it’s worth finding out about this in advance (see contact info below).
If you haven’t found the answers you were looking for, please feel free to get in touch with us through the Expedia customer service portal. Our customer support team will give you the information you need about Thrifty car rentals.
If you would rather contact Thrifty directly, no problem just check out the Customer Care section on Thrifty’s site.
If you’re in the US, call Thrifty’s customer service team: 1-800-334-1705
Questions specifically relating to reservations can be submitted using this contact form.