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Thrifty Car Rental: Great Deals With Kemwel

Thrifty Car Rental LogoThrifty is one of the most widely recognized brands in the low cost rental vehicle industry and provides great service to cost-conscious business and vacation travelers. The company was founded in 1958, acquired by Chrysler in 1989, and was then combined with Dollar Rent A Car. Today the businesses are more commonly known as the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group and are owned by Hertz Global Holdings.

Kemwel has been helping vacationers rent low cost vehicles in destinations around the globe. Working with suppliers that provide our clients with the best products and the second to none level of customer service for the most reasonable rates are incredibly important to us at Kemwel. Over the years we have come to foster great partnering relationships within the affordable car rental industry and have built strong bonds with Hertz Global Holdings. We are confident that you will be pleased with your rental experience when you work with Thrifty! Review our affordable car rental FAQs for more information regarding booking a low cost rental vehicle with Kemwel.

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Thrifty Rental Policies

Thrifty has a number of rental policies that should be kept in mind when planning your next trip. Specific affordable car rental policies will vary depending on the location and category of your low cost rental vehicle but below, we will review a collection of common policies that you may encounter during your affordable car rental experience.

  • Needed Items to Pick-up a Thrifty Rental: Credit card (in your name), valid domestic drivers license, International Driving Permit (select countries), Kemwel rental voucher.
  • Thrifty Payment Options: Booking your Thrifty rental with a credit card is the ideal option for travelers. American Express, MasterCard, and Visa are widely accepted. If you are looking to pay for a rental without a credit card, contact Kemwel at 1-877-820-0668.
  • Rental Age Requirements: Depending upon the country where you are booking a rental, the minimum age to rent a car will be between 18-25 years old. Drivers under the age of 25 may be subject to a young driver surcharge that is to be paid locally at pick-up. This information will be disclosed in your rate details and terms and conditions.
  • Re-Fueling Policy: Most car rentals have a full to full fuel policy. This is where renters will pick-up their rental car with a full tank of gas and return it the same way. Re-fueling fees will be assessed to the rental if the car is returned without properly being refilled.
  • Local Toll Policy: Thrifty will typically offer travelers the option to enroll in their PlatePass program if needed. Travelers will only be charged if they choose to use Thrifty's toll service as it is optional in many destinations. Paying the tolls yourself, locally may be a more cost effective solution.

Add-Ons Available for Your Rental Car When Booking with Thrifty

As you progress through the affordable automotive rental booking process, you will discover that Thrifty offers travelers with a selection of additional accessories and add-ons to help enhance your experience. Whether you are in need of seating for a young one, GPS's, the option for additional drivers, etc. Kemwel provides travelers the choice to either reserve their add-ons in advance or simply purchase at the time of pick-up. Take advantage of our unique savings when booking with Kemwel and look into our available add-on options today!

Pricing details below are estimated costs and not actual rates. Check your terms and conditions to confirm the add-on rates details.

Car Rental Insurance Options
  • Basic Insurance: Included with all Kemwel rentals, VAT included, liability insurance and fire insurance.
  • Inclusive Rate w/ Deductible: All of the Basic Plan plus CDW insurance with a deductible, theft protection with a deductible, and roadside assistance.
  • No Deductible, Extended Coverage: All of the Basic Plan plus CDW including damage to wheels, glass, underside, roof with a zero deductible, theft protection with a zero deductible, and roadside assistance.
Additional Driver On Avg $5-$8/day* or no additional cost in some cases
Infant/Booster/Child Seats
  • Infant Seat: Avg $10/day*
  • Booster Seat: Avg $10/day*
  • Child Seat: Avg $5-$10/day*
Snow Tires/Chains Available seasonally in certain countries.
*Typically, total number of days charged will have a cap no matter how long your rental reservation.

Why you should rent a car with Thrifty

Thrifty is a family values-oriented enterprise that has a large presence in the airport low cost rental vehicle market, as well as in the local city office rental market. Another way the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group works towards setting themselves apart in the industry is by partnering with a diverse range of suppliers. This is not something that is uncommon among rental companies, but by doing this, the company aims to create a level playing field for all qualified suppliers.

Even though Thrifty and Dollar operate independently and maintain individual approaches to business, both companies are involved with supporting worthy causes within their surrounding communities. Contributing to community programs and services that enhance the quality of life in the neighborhoods where their employees live and work is integral to the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group. Annual contributions are made each year to health and human services organizations such as: Big Brothers Big Sisters, YMCA and YWCA, Life Senior Services, Jr. Achievement and Habitat for Humanity.

Let Kemwel Help You Book a Rental Car with Thrifty!

Thrifty offers customers an vast plethora of vehicles at highly discounted rates. From convertibles to compact cars, minivans to pickup trucks and everything in between. Maybe you're looking to explore the Australian Gold Coast? Why not let Kemwel help you book a rugged SUV with Thrifty? By renting a vehicle while on vacation in Australia, you will be able to see kangaroos, wombats, cockatoos, Roselas and wallabies frolicking in their natural habitat on your own time. Just be sure to steer clear of the Cossawaries. Call us toll-free at 1-877-820-0668 to make your reservation and then pick up your rental at one of Thrifty's convenient Australian locations and start your adventure!