Is Rental Car Unlimited Mileage Really Unlimited?

Do car rentals charge for mileage?

You always pay for mileage on a rental car. Whether that charge is part of the rental fee or billed as a surcharge depends on the contract. Some car rental companies offer you the option of choosing unlimited miles, typically for a higher rate, or of having a per-day mileage cap for a lower rate.

How many miles do rental cars have before they sell them?

Avis generally pulls its cars out of rotation after 12 to 18 months and 25,000 to 35,000 miles, according to Nierenberg. Enterprise vehicles spend an average of 12 months as rentals before being put up for sale, and Hertz says many of its vehicles “are still 25,000 to 40,000 miles young.”

Do rental cars track miles?

Mileage Policy for Weekend Car Rentals

Unlimited mileage is offered for vehicles rented during the weekend, unless: The vehicle is a Large or Specialty vehicle (such as a large passenger van, a large cargo van, a large SUV or an Exotic car).

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