Renting a Car When You're Under 25

Northwest Pearls: Renting a Car Under 25

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This summer I may be renting a car for a wedding I'm attending. While I haven't entirely cemented my plans, here's a few things I've learned so far about renting a car if you're under the age of 25:

  • You can rent if you're under 25 with most places, there is just a bigger fee and they probably won't rent you one of their luxury cars.
  • If you're under 25, you need to do it through the agency and not a big comparison website. (At least that's what one of the travel booking sites told me when I called.)
  • Rates vary greatly between rental agencies.  I searched the same dates at five agencies and found that two were significantly more expensive and one didn't have an easy way to say that I'm under 25 so I knocked those three out of the running.
  • And, for anyone of any age: instead of adding on the car rental's insurance, you can do it through your own insurance agency and save some money. At least you can through State Farm.

I'm sure there'll be more that I'll learn as the wedding gets closer and as I figure out what I'm doing. Has there been anything you've learned about renting a car if you're under 25? Let me know in the comments!