Rental Requirements

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Proof of Insurance

All renters are required to have minimum liability insurance as required by state law. Purchase of additional damage waiver may still be necessary depending on the type of policy you have. If you don’t have proof please call us to inquire about our damage waiver options. A minimum rental period of 3 days is required for purchasing our damage waivers. Policy must be active more than 30 days. Click to Reserve


Valid Driver's License

All renters and additional drivers must present a valid driver’s license. A fee may be added for out of state and international drivers licenses. Check with your agent after making the reservation for more details. Click to Reserve


Age Restrictions

All drivers must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the rental transaction. There is an additional Under Age Fee of $17.99/day for drivers under the age of 21. Click to Reserve


Payment Options

Elite Rent A Car accepts Credit Cards and Debit Cards (with Visa or Mastarcard logo). Cash, prepaid cards, online banking cards and gift cards are NOT accepted. Name on credit/debit card must match name on DL. Click to Reserve


Background Check

A background check is required for all renters. Credit card renters will not be charged a background check fee. Debit card renters will be charged a non-refundable $25.00 background check fee. Click to Reserve


Debit Card Rentals

Elite Rent A Car offers the option to rent a vehicle using a debit card. For debit card renters a non-refundbale $25.00 fee is required for background check. A 3-day minimum rental duration may be required for debit card renters. Click to Reserve



Deposit required for debit card renters. Please call us for details. Click to Reserve


Change or Cancellation

Elite Rent a Car requires a 24-hour cancellation notice from the time of pickup to receive a full refund of your deposit for all standard vehicles.

For 12 & 15 Passenger Vans: Cancellation must be made within 48 hours of the reservation for a full refund of your deposit.

Same-day reservations (if allowed): Deposit is non-refundable.

Please call us if you need to change or cancel your reservation. Click to Reserve


Mileage Restrictions

Mileage is unlimited nationwide. Click to Reserve


Out of State

If you plan on going out of state please CALL US BEFORE YOU MAKE THE RESERVATION as different rates and requirements apply. Vehicles traveling outside Texas without approval from Elite Rent a Car are subject to breach of contract and out of state fees. Vehicles are not permitted in Mexico or Canada. Click to Reserve


Tolls and Fines

Renter is responsible for all toll charges, fines and parking tickets incurred while renting the vehicle. An administration fee may be applied. All outstanding fees and fines will be charged to the customer’s payment method on file. Click to Reserve