Car Rental for 20 - 24 year olds

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Under 25? You can still rent a car from Dollar

Think you have to be 25 to rent a car? Think again. Dollar rents to drivers age 20-24,* making it simple to get to your destination. Whether you’re driving home for the holidays, taking a road trip with your friends, or heading off on a journey of your own, Dollar makes it easy for young renters to hit the road.

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How to Rent from Dollar if You’re Under 25

First things first: Before you start planning your next trip, make sure you meet these criteria to rent from Dollar as an under 25-year-old.

  • You must be at least 20 years old (18 years old in NY and MI).
  • You need a valid driver’s license, in good standing for over a year (any recent suspensions could mean you’re ineligible to rent).
  • You need a valid debit or credit card under the same name as your license.
  • You will be subject to a Young Renter Fee, in addition to the standard car rental rate.

3 Steps to Rent a Car as an Under 25-Year-Old

Once you’ve double-checked that you meet all the above restrictions, renting is easy.


1. Reservation

Reserve your car online, choosing the location where you’ll pick up the car, the dates of your rental, and the car class you would like to rent.

2. Contact Info

If you decide to prepay, you will need to provide a credit card number to reserve the rental car.

3. Arrival

Your car is now reserved. At the time of your rental, arrive at the Dollar car rental location with your valid driver's license and a credit card to receive the keys to your rental car.

Frequently Asked Under 25 Rental Questions

What age do you have to be to rent a car with Dollar?

The minimum age to rent a vehicle with Dollar is 20 years old throughout the U.S. and Canada and 18 years old in New York and Michigan.

How can someone rent a car at age 18?

Renting a car at age 18 is possible in a few situations:

  • U.S. Government Exceptions: If you are a United States military personnel or Government Employee and can provide official government paperwork to the rental location in which they are inquiring, they will be able to rent a car at age 18.
  • Some corporate contracts may allow renters age 18 and up.
  • State Government Exceptions: In both Michigan and New York, the minimum car rental age is 18 years old, as mandated by the state government.

Is there a fee for renting a car under 25?

Yes. When renting as an under 25-year-old, there is an additional fee (called the Young Renter Fee or Underage Driver’s Fee) that will be applied along with the daily rental fee. This fee is paid only once per rental.

What cars can I rent when under 25?

If you are under 25, the majority of Dollar car classes, from compact cars to SUVs, are available for you to rent. Some specialty vehicle classes, such as the StyleSeries, are excluded.

Why do you have to be 25 to rent a car?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers under the age of 25 are statistically more likely to be involved in auto accidents than drivers who are over the age of 25. After the age of 25, incidences of auto accidents are dramatically lower than the accident rates of young drivers.

However, safe and qualifying drivers who are between the ages of 20 and 24 (or ages 18-24 in Michigan and New York states) are able to rent cars with Dollar. In order to do so, young renters will have to pay an Under 25/Young Renter Fee.

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*Renters under 25 years old are subject to a Young Renter Fee. Charge varies based on car class and renting location. Car class restrictions apply. Minimum age to rent in NY & MI is 18. For more information on our Driving Age Policy, please click here.

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