The Dollar and Thrifty car rental brands have announced that they are lowering the minimum age to rent a car from 21 to 20 years old in the United States and Canada.
In Michigan, New York and the province of Quebec, the minimum age to rent a vehicle will remain 18 for both brands as required by law.
“Providing our customers with practical solutions is a top priority across all our brands,” said Paul Stone, chief retail operations officer, Hertz.
“Lowering the minimum age requirement at our Dollar and Thrifty locations will give more customers the opportunity to rent a vehicle while creating a new generation of customers who appreciate Dollar and Thrifty values.”
Dollar and Thrifty, both part of the Hertz Corporation, are committed to attracting younger renters and giving more people the opportunity to travel.
Dollar, for example, seeks to position itself as affordable brand for family travellers.
Susan Jacobs, senior vice president, Dollar and Thrifty Brands, added: “Now, even more customers will be able to experience our Dollar and Thrifty brands when traveling.
“From families taking vacations to students entering college, these customers can now look to both brands to help them get where they’re going, exceeding their expectations along the way.”