Frequently Asked Questions

Our Frequently Asked Questions provide answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about our program and our website. Click on a link below to view the answer to that question. Links throughout the answers will guide you to next steps on our website. If you can't find what you're looking for submit the FAQs Contact Form at the bottom of the page or please give us a call at 1-888-674-3309.

Q: What is Hertz Rent2Buy®?

It is an innovative program launched by Hertz Car Sales with the purpose of selling high-quality, active rental cars online at very competitive prices. Hertz Rent2Buy® provides customers with the opportunity to test the vehicle for 3 full days by renting it at a low special rate, which will be waived if the car is purchased.

Hertz Rent2Buy® is not a "Rent to Own" program.

With Rent2Buy, Hertz has focused on making the used car buying experience simpler. We have eliminated the middleman so you are protected from the haggle process. By reducing these costs, Rent2Buy has been able to transfer savings to the customer and offer high-quality, well-equipped used cars at great prices; often times well under Kelley's Blue Book Suggested Retail Value. Furthermore, Hertz believes that peace of mind should come at no extra cost. That's why every car sold through Rent2Buy to retail customers is backed with a 12 month/12,000 miles comprehensive limited warranty.

  • Wide variety of high quality used cars   
  • Financing solutions for almost every budget   
  • Vehicles which have between 12,000 and 50,000 miles and are generally still under Original Factory Warranty
  • Peace of mind, Hertz Rent2Buy® backs every car with a 12 month/12,000 miles Limited Warranty
  • 2 Hour Complimentary Test-Rental
  • Vehicle Protection Plans offered with coverage options of up to 7 years or 100,000 miles

Q: What are the steps in the Buying Process?

Hertz Rent2Buy® streamlined the buying process and took the hassle out of buying a used car, plus added peace of mind to the formula.

  • Reserve your car online for a 3-day Test-Rental, at a special daily rate of $491.
  • You'll receive an email confirming your rental and providing the exact pick-up address.
  • An agent from the Rent2Buy team will contact you to inform the car is ready.
  • Pick up your car at the designated Hertz location and don't just take it for a test-drive around the block, instead kick the tires and feel the ownership for 3 full days.
  • If you decide to purchase the car, login to your account and click Purchase Car. Our sales processing team will get in contact with you to explain the sales process and help present our financing options.
  • You can also contact us at 1-888-674-3309 at any time with any questions you may have.
  • If you decide not to purchase the car, there are no strings attached, simply return it to Hertz and pay for the rental charges.

Q: How do I start my search?

Searching for a car on Hertz Rent2Buy® is easy. Choose one of four tabs below the yellow header on the homepage: Model & Price, Make, Body Type or Efficiency. Each tab will open a search section that represents the criteria you have chosen to look for in a car. Our website automatically recognizes your geographic location; however, sometimes internet service provider networks may provide inaccurate location results. If your location is wrong, please change it in the upper right hand corner of the page to get search results that are local and relevant to you.

Q: Is the mileage of the car displayed exact?

Information on the site is constantly being updated. The mileage listed is the most recent update since the last rental. However, if a vehicle is out on rental the mileage posted is the latest mileage recorded at the time of the prior return.

Q: Do you offer financing?

Hertz offers competitive financing options. Hertz Rent2Buy® works hard to make your car buying experience as effortless as possible. To facilitate your purchase, Hertz has partnered with several financial institutions to offer customers competitive financing options for almost every budget. You will be provided the option to complete an online credit application once you have picked up your vehicle and clicked the "Purchase Car" link. Hertz Rent2Buy® financing specialists are available to guide you through the process.

Q: Can I see the car prior to making a reservation?

Since these are active rental vehicles, unfortunately we cannot guarantee the car will be available for you to check prior to making a reservation. Placing a reservation ensures that the car will be pulled from the fleet, prepared and made available for you. The reservation is an appointment you set to check the vehicle you are interested in. Upon arrival at the location please proceed to the counter and identify your self as a Rent2Buy customer. The Counter Service Representative will walk you to your vehicle. Please check out the car before you sign the rental agreement. If the vehicle does not meet your expectations, there is no need to open the rental agreement.

Q: What if I can't find the car I want in my state?

Currently we sell cars in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts,Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania,South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington. In order to participate in the Hertz Rent2Buy®, you must reside in one of these states, or you are required to take delivery of the vehicle and complete the purchase in one of these states. If you do not live in one of these states, we apologize for the temporary inconvenience; a dedicated team is working diligently to open operations in new states.

Q: What extra fees will I have to pay if I decide to purchase the car?

 Taxes, title/registration fees and documentation fees vary from state to state. Taxes and title/registration fees may also vary depending upon your location and will be estimated at the time of sale. When the Department of Motor Vehicles in your state reviews the documentation, they will determine a final amount for fees and taxes. If you paid more than the amount due, the excess will be refunded to you. If you paid less than the amount due, you will be responsible for the difference. Documentation fees are included in the advertised price in some states and will not be an additional charge. Following are the states in which a documentation fee will be payable in addition to the advertised price:

StateDocumentation Fee
Florida           Up to $749
New Mexico$299
North Carolina$579
Pennsylvania $118
Rhode Island$200

Q: What do I do if I want to buy the car?

There's no need to return the car 2 simply log on to your account, go to My Test Rental and click on the Purchase car link within 3 days after your pickup. You will be contacted by your Sale Processing Representative who will guide you through the sales process. You can also contact your Sales Representative at any time at 1-888-674-3309.

Q: How can I reach you if I need more information?

You can contact us at 1-888-674-3309 at any step in the process

Q: How can I find out the location's exact address?

The exact address for the Hertz location will appear on your reservation confirmation e-mail.

Q: Do you offer a warranty on the R2B vehicle once purchased?

Hertz believes that peace of mind should come at no extra cost. That's why every car sold through Rent2Buy to retail customers is backed with a 12 month/12,000 miles limited warranty3 at no additional cost. We also offer a variety of Vehicle Protection Plan for purchase.

Q: Can I get a copy of the vehicle maintenance records?

Hertz is currently not providing maintenance records. We encourage our customers to bring the vehicle to their mechanic of trust to validate the quality of our vehicles and service technicians.

Q: What do I do if the vehicle I'm testing has Neverlost installed?

Neverlost units are not for sale. Once you decide to purchase the vehicle, your Sales Processing Representative will make arrangements to un-mount the Neverlost unit.

Q: Can I use my credit or debit card to purchase the vehicle?

No, you can't use a credit or debit card to purchase the vehicle. However, we provide financing solutions for almost every budget. Other acceptable forms of payment include: Certified Check or Wire Transfer. No bank draft checks are accepted.

Q: How do I cancel my reservation?

Login to your account, click on My Test Rental List, and cancel your reservation. To help us provide our customers with the best service possible, we appreciate it if you would describe the reason for your cancellation.

Q: Does Hertz accept trade-ins?

Hertz accepts trade-ins at our Car Sales Locations.

Q: Can I rent the car and make monthly installments to Hertz?

Hertz Rent2Buy® is not a "Rent to Own" program. Hertz Rent2Buy® provides customers with the opportunity to feel the ownership of the car through a 3-day Test Rental. This test period will help our customers make the best decision towards purchasing the car, unlike traditional used car sales.

Q: Are there any age restrictions or exceptions on test renting or purchasing a vehicle?

On most test rentals, the minimum age is 25 without an additional Age Differential Charge, and 21 with an additional Age Differential Charge.

Q: When do age differential charges apply?

Hertz will test rent selected car class vehicles (Prestige Collection and high performance cars such as Corvettes and Shelby Mustangs excluded) to customers who are age 21-24 with an Age Differential Charge, in addition to the normal rental rate.

Q: How much are age differential charges?

Most car classes will require a USD 15.00 per day surcharge, while higher end cars may require a USD 25.00 per day surcharge. See the counter representative for details

Q: If my company has an agreement with Hertz about age differential charges, will it apply to a test rental?

Various corporate accounts have agreements with Hertz which permit employees of those companies, between the ages of 21-24, to rent for business purposes. Hertz Rent2Buy® will honor these age exceptions if you test rent a vehicle. Renters must present a valid Corporate Identification Card at the time of test rental and additional fees may apply. Please contact your company travel department to verify age exceptions when test renting a vehicle.

Q: Are the prices of cars displayed on the website subject to change?

Prices of all cars displayed on the website are valid through the date listed with the price disclosures. Once that date expires, prices are subject to change, based upon current market conditions. These changes will not affect you if you have placed a reservation or are test-renting a car at the time the price change occurs.

Q: If I decide to purchase the car, how will I receive my sales documents?

In many states, we will be able to handle the document exchange using FedEx. However, in some states, state laws make it necessary for you to come to Hertz's licensed location to sign the sales documents. Customers are required to go one of the following licensed locations for their state as listed below:

2) Kansas

The Hertz Corporation
535 W. Douglas Ave, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67213

3) Mississippi (customer has to come to one of the licensed locations below for their plates)
The Hertz Corporation
2657-A Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
14035 Airport Road, Suite D, Gulfport, MS 39503

4) Nevada (Both rental and closing occur at the licensed location)
The Hertz Corporation
1995 Vassar Street, Suite B, Reno, NV 89502

5) New Jersey
The Hertz Corporation
900 Doremus Ave, Port Newark, NJ 07114
1037 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ 08505

6) North Carolina
The Hertz Corporation
9218 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273

7) Oregon
The Hertz Corporation
1133 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97215
12136 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97216

8) Pennsylvania
The Hertz Corporation
5634 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
1190 Lancaster Road, Manheim, PA 17545
431 State Ave, Emmaus, PA 18049
330 West Street Rd #340, Warminster, PA 18974

9) South Carolina (Both rental and closing occur at the licensed location)
The Hertz Corporation
1561 Highway 17 North, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
699 N Anderson Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730

10) Virginia
The Hertz Corporation
211 Catoctin Circle SE, Leesburg VA 20175

11) Washington
The Hertz Corporation
19707 International Blvd, Seatac, WA 98188
18625 Des Moines Memorial Dr, Seattle, WA 98148

Q: Can I use my credit card to rent a Hertz Vehicle?

American Express / MasterCard / Carte Blanche / Diners Club / Discover / JCB / Visa / Optima / Amex / China Union Pay Acceptable form of payment via the internet is limited to major credit cards (Debit cards and Hertz Credit Cards are not accepted) or credit card information contained in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards profile.

Q: Can I use my Debit Card or Bank Card to rent a Hertz vehicle?

At many Hertz locations, debit cards issued under a VISA or MasterCard logo which draw funds directly from the cardholder's account may be used to qualify for rental. However, there are exceptions to this general policy as debit cards are not accepted at the outset of a rental to qualify for non-Hertz Plus Gold Rewards member rentals in the New York Metropolitan Tri-State Area and the areas of Hartford, CT, Philadelphia, PA, Boston, MA and Detroit, MI. Also, debit cards are not accepted to qualify for non-Hertz Plus Gold Rewards member rentals to customers under 25 years of age at Hertz Off-Airport locations. However, prepaid or stored value cards which have a VISA or MasterCard logo are not accepted to qualify for rental. When a debit card is accepted as form of payment, at the start of the rental, two (2) forms of identification must be presented. Debit Cards must have available funds for the estimated amount of the rental charges and any additional charges that may be incurred. Both debit cards and prepaid or stored value cards issued under a VISA or MasterCard logo may be used as a form of payment when you return the vehicle.

Q: What kind of credit check is performed when I use my Debit Card?

The credit scoring process performed through the services of Equifax are very similar to the type of credit checks that are done when a person applies for credit. This credit check is done at the rental location when you arrive.

Q: When can I reach Rent2Buy Customer Support Center by Phone? (1-888-674-3309)

You can reach Rent2Buy Customer Support Center from Monday thru Friday 9 am to 8 pm ET, Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm ET and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm ET.

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1. Base daily rental rates are subject to change. The base daily rental rate quoted above applies for standard rental vehicles. Higher base rental rates apply for vehicles priced over $25,000. The base daily rental rate applies only to time and mileage charges. Hertz age driver, and credit qualifications for the renting location apply. Taxes, tax reimbursement, age differential charges, fees and optional service charges such as refueling are additional, and are not included in the base daily rental rate. If you purchase the vehicle, you will not have to pay any rental charges, except for any optional service charges you accepted. If there is a delay in making payment for the vehicle or completing any required paperwork, you could be asked to return it until payment is made or required documents are provided.

2. State laws in Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington and South Carolina require you to come to Hertz's licensed location to sign the sales and any financing documents and/or pick up your license plates.

3. A Rent2Buy Limited Warranty is provided to retail customers only. The period of the warranty is 12 month/12,000 miles, whichever occurs first, or such greater amount as may be required by law, or for vehicles identified on the Car Sales site as Hertz Certified Vehicles, 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

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