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INSURANCE POLICY / REQUIRMENTS

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Damage Waiver (LDW) and Basic Liability Insurance (BLI) offered by Charlie Car Rental are always optional when you provide valid proof of insurance. Should you have a deductible it must also be shown.

PROOF OF PROPER COVERAGE MUST BE SHOWN AT THE COUNTER. Please verify that:

1-You have coverage in Puerto Rico
2-The vehicle is covered up to it's current value (collision, comprehensive)
3-You must have liability coverage
Just as in the U.S., liability insurance is mandatory in order to drive.
4-Your deductible must be shown. A deductible is your direct out of pocket cost. The funds must be guaranteed available via a refundable deposit.

For NON-U.S. RESIDENTS that cannot provide proof of liability insurance this will be a mandatory charge.

Rented vehicle credit card coverage: Should you have a credit card that covers a rented vehicle , PROOF MUST BE SHOWN OR A CALL MADE TO YOUR CREDIT CARD FOR CONFIRMATION. Many losses have occured as some clients did not know they had no coverage.

INTERNET INSURANCE: Accepted as long as it covers all areas

ATTENTION: IF YOUR POLICY ONLY COVERS THE LIABILITY THEN THE LDW (CAR PROTECTION) MUST BE TAKEN, IF YOUR POLICY ONLY COVERS THE RENTED VEHICLE THEN THE BLI (LIABILITY)MUST BE TAKEN. Just as in the U.S. liability insurance is mandatory in order to drive.


CLEANING FEE POLICY

Vehicles returned with excessive sand/dirt will incur in additional charges staring at $150.00 at the end of the rental.
EXCESSIVE SAND DIRT MEANS: Pet hair or Sand on seats, dash, cup holders, in short anything above the floor.
Stains caused by sun tan lotion, surf board wax on the roof or seats are also charged.

This charge can be avoided by simply dusting yourself off and being dry or using a towel before entering the vehicle. Clients will be offered the opportunity to clean out any excessive sand/dirt at the time of return in order to avoid this charge.


NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN THE VEHICLES


Absolutely no smoking of any kind is allowed in any of our rental vehicles. There are signs posted throughout the facilities and you will be required to sign a document acknowledging that you or anyone else will not smoke inside of our vehicle or there will be a $250.00 fine With ample signage and warnings not to smoke prior to your rental, if upon your return smoke is detected the $250.00 fin will be strickly enforced.


Deposit policy

A $250.00 minimum deposit is required on all rental types at the time of rental along with the total amount due for the rental. The deposit is refunded once the vehicle is returned if no further charges apply.

EXCEPTIONS:

If you are using your personal car insurance that covers all required areas the deposit will be in the amount of your deductible. Please remember that the deductible amount is your direct responsibility to cover and must be guaranteed via a refundable deposit.



If TPP / SPP / LDW / DDW are taken the deposit is $150.00


Toll options

PRE-PAID TOLL OPTIONS:

1. Prepaid Toll Option: Customer prepays Charlie Car Rental $10.99 per day for unlimited toll usage.
2. Post Pay Toll Option: Customer pays a $25.00 One-time Administrative Fee, in addition to the tolls consumed during their rental. Tolls used by the client will be charged at the end of your rental.


WARNING: Should you not choose the easy pass option and the easy pass lane is used a $35.00 administrative fee plus all used tolls will apply.


EXPECT LONGER WAIT TIMES

Just as other companies, we have suffered a large drop in our workforce. Although this has been beyond our control, we apologize in advance for any extended wait times. Please know that the ones working are doing their best to help.


Emergency Roadside Assitance

EMERGENCY ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE – ERA:
All customers are automatically enrolled in our ERA program which will give our customers all Roadside Assistance Services without charge:
- Tire Change Service
- Out of Gas Service (Incl. 5 Gal)
- Battery Jump Service
- FREE OF CHARGE!

Customers may opt out of this option at the time of the rental. If they choose to do so, Charlie Car Rental will still provide Emergency Roadside Assistance Services but customer will pay for each service:
- $49 for the service call
- $0.50 per mile
- Gas Costs
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Protection Packages

TPP - TOTAL PROTECTION PLAN: This covers the rental vehicle completely with a zero financial responsibility, it covers personal effects and liability as well. (LDW/PEC/BLI). Many customers prefer this for TOTAL PEACE OF MIND!

SPP – STANDARD PROTECTION PLAN: This covers the rental vehicle completely with a zero financial responsibility and liability. (LDW/BLI). Most customers prefer this for PEACE OF MIND and GREAT VALUE!

CCPP – CREDIT CARD PROTECTION PLAN: With this protection option customer receives a full complementary service to the car rental coverage provided by many credit card companies. It covers what credit cards do not i.e.: Liability (BLI), Loss of Us, Administrative Fees, and Diminution of Value.

LDW – LOSS DAMAGE WAIVER: With this protection the customer waives their financial responsibility of the Rental Car. It covers the rental car with a zero deductible for any damages including tires and glass. Customer has to show proof of insurance in order to decline this protection option. (This replaces our CDW)

DDW – DEDUCTIBLE DAMAGE WAIVER: With this protection customers insurance deductible ($500.00 - -$1000.00) is covered as well as items not covered by personal insurance products such as Administrative Fees, Loss of Use, and Diminution of Value. Only customers with verified proof of comprehensive and collision coverage of their own can purchase this protection. This protection option works perfectly in conjunction with personal insurance policies.

BLI – BASIC LIABILITY INSURANCE: With this protection customer receives 10/20/10 in liability limits. If customer does not bring proof of liability insurance then the purchase of this protection becomes a necessary condition of the rental.

PEC – PERSONAL EFFECTS COVERAGE: This covers personal effects in the event of theft from the vehicle. It covers up to $2000 per occurrence and carries a $100 deductible per person. Excludes all electronics, prosthetics, glasses, jewelry, cash etc. Only covers suitcases, clothes and personal hygiene items. Must have police reports and signs of forced entry to the car. Only available with the purchase of the TPP.


High season reservations policy

Due to the high demand during high season a strict ONE HOUR grace period for reservation arrivals is observed. If you think that you will arrive late for your reservation you must call to extend your arrival time in order to avoid your reservation to be automatically cancelled.


Damages/Accidents

IN THE EVENT OF ANY DAMAGE TO THE RENTAL VEHICLE, CUSTOMERS MUST FOLLOW THE CORRECT REPORTING PROCEDURE:

1. MUST GET A POLICE REPORT: In the event the police is not available or the police simply do not wish to issue a report, or a report #, the customer MUST call the main rental office in Isla Verde immediately and notify that a report was not offered by the police department.

2. CUSTOMER MUST REPORT ANY AND ALL DAMAGES TO THE NEAREST RENTAL OFFICE WITHIN 12 HOURS OF THE INCIDENT: If the customer is too far from the nearest office, customer MUST call the main office to notify them why they cannot physically report the damages to the nearest rental office.

3. CUSTOMER MUST PAY FOR ANY DAMAGES ON THE SPOT DIRECTLY TO CHARLIE CAR RENTAL IF THEY HAVE DECLINED ANY AND ALL CHARLIE CAR RENTAL WAIVER COVERAGE: Customer is to seek reimbursement directly from their source of coverage . If customer purchased TPP/SPP/LDW then the damages will not be charged to the customer if the proper reporting procedure was followed. Charlie Car Rental does not cover negligent damages nor improper reported damage.


DRIVERS LICENSE POLICY

Only a valid non-expired driver's license can be accepted for a rental. No temporary, expired, or interim license can be accepted for a rental.

Non U.S./Foreign license : A foreign driver's license can be used as long as we can identify the driver's name,home address, driver's license number and expiration date.

International drivers license: Can be used to rent a vehicle.


Reservation changes

The rate reserved is subject to changes if any change are made by the client, such as dates/times/car class, etc. The rate reserved is valid for the original dates of the rental, any extensions to your contract are subject to a change in rate.


Condado Office hours

The Condado office is open everyday from 7AM-7PM. The office will be closed from 12PM to 1PM everyday for lunch.
Shuttle service to/from cruise ship area or hotels is available everyday between 8am-4pm.


Age Requirements

Minimum Age: 21
Age 21 to 24 Age 25 to 99
Age 100 and overOnly a sub-compact, compact,or mid-size vehicle can be rented by anyone under 25 years of age.


Additional Drivers

1 additional drivers permitted an additional charge of $ 10.00 applies per day(per additional driver)
Minimum Age for Additional Drivers: 25

There is a $10.00 per day charge for additional drivers.


Driving Area

Car canot be taken off of the island. If the car is taken by ferry to a neighboring Island (Vieques or Culebra), LDW will not cover.


Fuel Policy

Vehicles must be returned with the fuel tank: Full
Fuel surcharges will apply. Price depends on current market. Ask at counter.


Deposit Requirements

Cash deposits are not accepted.
Charlie Car Rental accepts the following rental deposits:
Debit Card, VISA, Master Card, AMEX, Discover


Payment Methods

Charlie Car Rental accepts the following methods of payment:
Debit Card, VISA, Master Card, AMEX, Discover


Pick-ups and Drop-offs

No Charge Pick-ups and drop-offs in local area


One-Way Rentals

Vehicle drop-offs between Charlie Car Rental locations is permittedBetween Condado (Cruise Ship Shuttle Service) and Caguas: Charge: $ 25.00
From Condado (Cruise Ship Shuttle Service) to Isla Verde, SHUTTLE SERVICE TO/FROM AIRPORT: Charge: $ 0.00
From Condado (Cruise Ship Shuttle Service) to Luis Munoz Marin International (No counter, shuttle service to main office): No Charge
Between Condado (Cruise Ship Shuttle Service) and Ponce: Charge: $ 40.00
From Condado (Cruise Ship Shuttle Service) to Rafael Hernandez Airport, Aguadilla: Charge: $ 50.00
From Isla Verde, SHUTTLE SERVICE TO/FROM AIRPORT to Condado (Cruise Ship Shuttle Service): Charge: $ 0.00
From Isla Verde, SHUTTLE SERVICE TO/FROM AIRPORT to Luis Munoz Marin International (No counter, shuttle service to main office): No Charge
From Isla Verde, SHUTTLE SERVICE TO/FROM AIRPORT to Rafael Hernandez Airport, Aguadilla: Charge: $ 50.00
Between Luis Munoz Marin International (No counter, shuttle service to main office) and Caguas: Charge: $ 25.00
From Luis Munoz Marin International (No counter, shuttle service to main office) to Condado (Cruise Ship Shuttle Service): No Charge
From Luis Munoz Marin International (No counter, shuttle service to main office) to Isla Verde, SHUTTLE SERVICE TO/FROM AIRPORT: No Charge
From Luis Munoz Marin International (No counter, shuttle service to main office) to Rafael Hernandez Airport, Aguadilla: Charge: $ 50.00
Between Ponce and Isla Verde, SHUTTLE SERVICE TO/FROM AIRPORT: Charge: $ 40.00
Between Rafael Hernandez Airport, Aguadilla and Caguas: Charge: $ 50.00
From Rafael Hernandez Airport, Aguadilla to Condado (Cruise Ship Shuttle Service): Charge: $ 50.00
From Rafael Hernandez Airport, Aguadilla to Isla Verde, SHUTTLE SERVICE TO/FROM AIRPORT: Charge: $ 50.00
From Rafael Hernandez Airport, Aguadilla to Luis Munoz Marin International (No counter, shuttle service to main office): Charge: $ 50.00
Between Rafael Hernandez Airport, Aguadilla and Ponce: Charge: $ 40.00
Between Rincon and Caguas: Charge: $ 45.00
Between Rincon and Condado (Cruise Ship Shuttle Service): Charge: $ 35.00
Between Rincon and Isla Verde, SHUTTLE SERVICE TO/FROM AIRPORT: Charge: $ 35.00
Between Rincon and Luis Munoz Marin International (No counter, shuttle service to main office): Charge: $ 35.00
Between Rincon and Rafael Hernandez Airport, Aguadilla: Charge: $ 25.00


Optional Charges and Coverage

LOSS DAMAGE WAIVER 26.99 per day
566.79 per month
188.93 per week
Collision Damage is covered by the renter and not Charlie Car Rental unless you purchase our Loss Damage Waiver (LDW). Please provide your Collision Damage information at the time of rental if you would like to deny our coverage.
Total Protection Plan 46.98 per day
1409.40 per month
328.86 per week
Most clients prefer this for TOTAL PEACE OF MIND.

This covers the rental vehicle completely with zero financial responsibility and it covers personal effects and liability as well (LDW, PEC, BLI). This option covers Economy - Mid-size cars.
Standard Protection Plan 41.98 per day
1259.40 per month
293.86 per week
Clients prefer this for PIECE OF MIND and GREAT VALUE.

This covers the rental vehicle completely with zero financial responsibility and liability (LDW, BLI) This product covers Economy - Mid-size vehicles.
Total Protection Plan Full-size,Minivan, SUV 51.98 per day
1559.40 per month
363.86 per week
Most clients prefer this for TOTAL PEACE OF MIND.

This covers the rental vehicle completely with zero financial responsibility and it covers personal effects and liability as well (LDW, PEC, BLI). This option covers Full-size, Minivans,SUV
Standard Protection Plan Full-size,SUV, Minivan 45.98 per day
1379.40 per month
321.86 per week
Clients prefer this for PIECE OF MIND and GREAT VALUE.

This covers the rental vehicle completely with zero financial responsibility and liability (LDW, BLI) This product covers Full-size, SUV, Minivan
BASIC LIABILITY INSURANCE 16.99 per day
509.70 per month
118.93 per week
Liability is covered by the renter and not Charlie Car Rental unless you purchase our Basic Liability Insurance (BLI). Please provide your liability insurance information at the time of rental if you would like to deny our coverage.
DDW (Damage Deductible Waiver) $1K MAX 16.99 per day
509.70 per month
118.93 per week
For rentals that have a deductible. This Waiver protects your deductible on your personal insurance. Up to $1k max deductible
DDW 2 up to $2K MAX DEDUCTIBLEThis waiver protects your deductible up to $2k max. When taken a $250.0 deposit applies instead of the deductible amount.
Pre-paid toll option 10.99 per day
Unlimited toll use
Toll option 25.00 fixed
One-time fee PLUS ANY TOLLS YOU USED during your rental are charged at the end of your rental.
Tolls may be charged at a later time once the toll report is sent.
Loss Damage Waiver under 25 26.99 per day
Drivers under 25 years of age have a $500.00 deductible.
Under 25 Charge 12.00 per day
360.00 per month
84.00 per week


Cancelation Policy

CANCELATION POLICY: Cancel at any time however a 24 hour advance cancellation is greatly appreciated.


Insurance and Coverage

DAMAGE WAIVER IS OPTIONAL WHEN VALID PROOF OF COMPREHENSIVE AND LIABILITY INSURANCE IS SHOWN BY THE RENTER. SHOW YOUR PROOF OF INSURANCE AT THE TIME OF RENTAL LIABILITY: COVERAGE IS PROVIDED BY THE CLIENT AND NOT CHARLIE CAR RENTAL. PLEASE BRING YOUR AUTO POLICY AS PROOF OF COVERAGE.AN OPTIONAL COVERAGE OF BASIC LIABILITY INSURANCE IS AVAILABLE AT $16.99 P/DY SHOULD YOU NOT WANT TO RISK A RAISE IN YOUR POLICY DUE TO A CLAIM. As part of our commitment to providing a hassle-free rental experience, we've partnered with Axle to offer instant insurance verification. Sharing your insurance information through Axle will expedite your time at the rental office so we’re not verifying coverage while you wait! GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO ADD YOUR INSURANCE INFORMATION: Click here for Islaverde: https://charliecars.axle.insure?location=mar&source=policy Click here for Aguadilla: https://charliecars.axle.insure?location=bqn&source=policy Click here for Condado: https://charliecars.axle.insure?location=con&source=policy


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