Travel Suppliers: Car Rental
Princeton's Preferred Car Rental Partners
Princeton University has preferred pricing for Princeton faculty, staff, and students renting a vehicle for official University business. The University has negotiated competitive rental rates with Enterprise/National and Hertz. University contract rates include primary insurance for liability and physical damage. This insurance only applies to business rentals within the 48 contiguous United States. When renting a car in Alaska, Hawaii, or outside the United States, purchase the maximum level of LDW or CDW insurance offered by the rental agency. (Note: Insurance for personal property damage/theft is not a reimbursable expense.)
Princeton University discounts and insurance coverage for University business are only available when booking through Concur or calling World Travel.
Insurance coverage is only included when the rental is for University business purposes. Insurance is not included on rentals for personal use.
Car Rental Tips
Beware of the pre-paid fuel option. Typically, when you prepay for gas, you're agreeing to pay to fill the tank as though the tank were empty. In reality, that's not likely to happen--which means that you're essentially giving the rental company free fuel for their car.
Reconsider accepting the free upgrade. Rental agents occasionally "reward" customers with a larger, more luxurious vehicle than they paid for, but before you accept the offer – consider carefully whether this freebie is worth it. After all, a smaller vehicle is generally more fuel-efficient, so if you don't want to pay more at the pump, you should politely decline the offer.
Hertz Gold Member Benefits include:
- Hertz Gold Plus Free Enrollment
- Designated car rental area that allows you to bypass the car rental counter.
- Choose a car you prefer on the spot.
- Get your Carfirmation - text or email confirmation of your car rental.