Avis West LA/Santa Monica West Car Rentals
Santa Monica, CA, 90401 , United States
Mon-Fri 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Avis Locations Near Santa Monica
USA Vehicles at this location can be driven throughout the continental US with no restrictions. Based on availability; One-way rentals may be allowed to a some US cities. Canada Allowed if the following conditions are met: Renters may drive US vehicles into Canada, with no restrictions on Provinces. Rental counter must be notified at the time of rental that you plan to drive the vehicle into Canada so we may issue a Canadian Non-Resident Insurance Card (this card is provided at no cost and will be required to cross the border). Based on availability; One-way rentals may be allowed to a few Canadian cities. Mexico Vehicles at this location are allowed to travel into Mexico. Click here for more information. One-way rentals are not permitted.
Avis accepts most major credit cards as credit identification at the time of rental. Accepted credit card list: Avis Charge Card, American Express, AT&T Capital, Diner's Club Int'l, Discover, GE Capital, JCB, MasterCard, PHH, Sears and Visa. Some locations may not accept each of the referenced cards.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS Not Accepted Rental vehicle must be returned during office hours. NOTE: Some locations may have a key drop available. If customer chooses to leave the vehicle, the customer is responsible for the vehicle & all charges (including any damages the vehicle may have incurred during after hours) until the contract can be closed out on the following business day. PREFERRED SERVICE Local Office Instructions Proceed to the Avis rental counter. Show your drivers license and identify yourself as a Preferred Renter to the Avis rental agent in order to receive your preprinted rental document and keys.
Optional services, special equipment and one way fees are subject to tax in certain locations. This tax is not reflected in the Estimated Total. Frequent Flyer surcharges may be applied at time of rental. Extensions or late returns result in additional charges.
The car must be returned with a full tank of gas or there will be a charge for refueling. Most locations offer a prepaid gas option which you can accept at the rental location. If the car is driven less than 75 miles there is a$13.99 refueling fee unless a gas receipt is presented at the time of return.
This location does accept bank debit cards with the MasterCard or Visa logo at the time of rental if you are at least 25 years of age. You will be subject to a credit check to determine and ensure credit worthiness before releasing the car to you. At the time of pickup, a debit card cannot be used for the required hold if renting from the cool car selections. Avis reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to seek a Debit Card authorization hold in excess of the estimated rental charges. We will place a hold on your account of $200 plus the estimated rental charges. THESE FUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR USE. When the rental is over we will process the reversal but the bank may take time to post it back to the account. If you fail to return the vehicle as agreed, Avis will obtain additional authorizations from your account to cover the rental charges. Avis is not responsible for any returned checks or over-drafts based on this policy. Positive identification in addition to your driver's license may be required. In the United States, Debit, Cash or Check cards can be used at the end for payment of rental charges. For acceptable credit identification and payment methods in countries outside of the United States, please consult the Renter's Guide and search for the specific location. Note: Prepaid Debit/Gift cards are not acceptable methods of credit identification to pick up a car at any location. One of the above mentioned cards must be presented. Prepaid Debit/Gift cards are accepted at time of return only.
At time of pick up, driver must present a valid, U.S.-issued driver's license and credit card (or debit card at participating locations) in the driver's name. If the driver's license is not U.S.-issued you must present your drivers license and either a passport or a Canadian enhanced license in the driver's name.
Rather than requiring customers to be 25 to rent, Avis at this location now rents to customers between the ages of 21-24 with a valid credit card and driver's license. At time of rental, we will automatically apply an additional $27-per-day underage surcharge for these drivers. Additionally, the following restrictions also will apply for renters between the ages of 21-24: Renters of luxury cars, mini-vans, 12-passenger vans, specialty cars, full-size SUVs and premium SUVs will not be permitted. Government Minimum Age Policy - Military (FEMA, US Postal Dept., Navy and Army) and Civilian Personnel Minimum age - 18 years (no underage surcharge will apply) with government travel or purchase order Minimum age - 21 years (no underage surcharge will apply) with no government travel or purchase order