Recently, whilst on a long hire car journey it dawned on me, is there a fair usage allowance on my policy? ie: a limit on how many miles or kms I was allowed to do without extra charge in one day?
I am not one for fully reading terms and conditions, especially in a Hertz car rental reception area eager to get on the road, but I have since skimmed the policy and could not see anything related to fair usage or miles allowance.
I have done some searching and could not find anything with Hertz apart from van hire fair usage. Not sure if that document was even relevant still. But it did mention a maximum mileage of 200 miles per day, then a charge per mile thereafter.
Is anyone aware of any fair usage allowance for hire cars? If so which companies? If not, what would be stopping someone from hiring a car for 1 week and doing 500 miles per day returning it in 7 days with 3500 extra miles on the clock? (apart from being quite tired) Is the frowned upon, or is it ignored?
Surely car hire companies are missing a trick here if they do not apply a usage. It would be in their best interests to keep miles down to prolong the life of a hire car to make as much money as possible from one car.