Hotwire Car Rental Tips – Cautions – FAQ
Use these Hotwire car rental tips to maximize your savings and to avoid unpleasant surprises.
1. Best Hotwire car rental deals?
Check Hotwire prices compared to others —
For lowest prices per day —
2. Will I get a crummy vehicle?
Unlikely. Hotwire "Hot Rates"—the low rates you want—come from
These usually offer the most convenient airport locations.
3. What's the catch with Hotwire?
No refunds or changes with Hotwire Hot Rates.
4. One-way rentals?
Yes, but you pay more if not returned to same airport location.
5. How late can I book?
Currently, two hours prior to pickup, if discounts still available.
6. Unlimited mileage with a Hot Rate?
Nearly all come with unlimited mileage. If not, Hotwire warns you before you pay.
7. What if my flight will be late?
Hotwire car rental policy: "Hot Rate rentals are held for up to 24 hours after your scheduled pick-up time . . . If an airline cancellation or schedule change prevents you from picking up your car within 24 hours of your scheduled pick-up time, you will be able to cancel your reservation upon Hotwire's verification of the changes. Be sure to include your flight information during the checkout process so the rental agency will be aware of any schedule changes or delays."
8. How old do I have to be?
9. Do I have to buy collision insurance?
No, but otherwise you are liable for full value of the vehicle. If you may already have insurance, make sure that it applies.
10. Can I pay for someone else?
Yes, but book reservation with name of driver, not yours.
At the rental counter, driver must present her credit card with a name that matches her driver’s license. There must be adequate available credit available, even though rental prepaid.
11. Can other people drive?
12. Other Hotwire car rental tips & cautions?
$13.95 per day rental cars with low Hotwire Hot-Rates!