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 are only available when booking through Concur or calling World Travel.
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.