What To Know Before You Rent
All clients of Worldwide Charters LLC must complete a rental application prior to receiving a vehicle.Vehicles are available to all drivers over the age of 21 with clean driving records (no major moving violations, DUI convictions, or similar infractions).
Due to the types of vehicles we rent and the nature of the insurance industry, all renters must carry their own liability and physical damage policies and must verify with their insurers that coverage is provided for the vehicle being rented. If a renter does not have their own coverage, we offer several other options to provide coverage during a rental. Please inquire for details on these options.
Vehicles are available to international visitors with a valid passport and driver’s licence from their home country. We can provide insurance coverage for those international visitors renting for a minimum of two days.
All renters must leave a damage deposit in the form of a credit card authorization, refundable cashier’s check or cash. Any damage found on the vehicle upon return will be billed against this deposit. The amount of this deposit will vary depending on the vehicle being rented.
Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express are the preferred method of payment for rental fees and damage deposits. In certain cases, cashier’s checks may be accepted if pre-arranged. Personal & business checks are not accepted.
Additional drivers may be listed as authorized drivers. Each additional driver must complete a rental application and pay the associated fee.
Automobile delivery and pick-up is available to and from your door or any area airport. Fees are as follows, each way:
- West Palm Beach $50
- Boca Raton $50
- Ft. Lauderdale Free
- Miami (& all areas in between) Free
- Orlando $200 flat rate
- Tampa $200 flat rate
- Naples $150 flat rate
- Other areas $2.00 / mile
Please note: All pick-up & delivery arrangements must be confirmed at least 24 hours in advance in order to guarantee on-time service. Any changes to pick-up or delivery times/locations with less than 24 hours notice may incur an additional transportation fee.
There will be a 1-hour grace period with your scheduled return time, after which you may be subject to additional daily rental fees.
When you make a reservation, we may authorize your credit card for 50% of the total rental cost or $500 (whichever is greater). In the event of a cancellation or rescheduling, we will process the charge as a “store credit” and apply the amount toward your rescheduled rental. If you cancel or reschedule less than 7 days before your rental, you will be charged a cancellation fee of 50% of the total rental cost or $500 (whichever is greater) in addition to the above-mentioned deposit. If you cancel or reschedule less than 72 hours before your rental (or are a no-show at the time of rental), you will be charged a cancellation fee of 100% of the total rental cost. At our sole discretion, cancellation fees may be waived for special circumstances (severe weather, etc.)
We do not offer refunds for vehicle rentals or gift certificates. However, our goal is total satisfaction for our renters, so in certain situations we may offer credit for additional rental days (i.e. really miserable weather). This is solely at our discretion. In the event of an unforeseen mechanical failure during or prior to a rental, we will make every effort to repair or replace your vehicle with a similar or better model at no additional cost to you.
Vehicles rented from our South Florida office may not be driven outside the state of Florida without prior written approval.
The vehicles may not be used:
- 1. by anyone not licensed to drive or whose Driver’s License has been suspended or restricted
- 2. for any illegal purpose or in connection with any illegal activity
- 3. to carry persons or property for hire
- 4. to push or tow anything
- 5. to exceed any posted speed limits
- 6. in any speed test, speed contest, race, rally, speed endurance contest, demonstration, or on or near any racetrack or road course (we’re serious about this — no insurance company on earth will cover the car while on the track, and that means we’re both on the hook for a LOT of money)
- 7. to teach anyone to drive
- 8. on any unpaved surface In the event of a violation of these Prohibited Uses, we reserve the right to remotely disable and retrieve the vehicle
The renter is responsible for all parking, traffic, speeding or other tickets or violations issued while the vehicle is being rented and must pay for any fees, penalties, towing charges, or impound costs.
The renter is fully responsible for excessive tire and will be charged on a pro rated basis.
Daily and weekend rentals include 100 miles free per day and weekly rentals include 500 miles free, unless stated otherwise. Each additional mile driven will be subject to a change at the stated mileage rate. Vehicles driven over 400 miles per rental day will be subject to an additional surcharge of $2/mile on top of all other charges in order to cover excess wear-and-tear.