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Is there an upper age limit to hire a car?

With the earliest baby boomers now well into retirement and millions more to follow over the next 10 years or so, it’s no wonder that one of the largest growing markets in the travel industry is the seniors. With the vast improvements in healthcare, average life expectancy in the UK had risen from low 70’s in the 1960’s to 82 in 2017. So what is the upper age limit for hiring a car? Is this still an issue? The simple answer is NO. It wasn’t that long ago that most car hire agents had an upper age limit of 65 and the few that did permit over 65’s, levied a surcharge, much like the young driver surcharge for under 25 car hire.

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The good news is that, on the whole this policy has been scrapped and few (if any that we work with) still adopt such a policy, opening up car hire at over 50,000 locations to seniors and the over 65’s. Instead of a blanket upper age limit to hire a car, the car rental agents will continue to check for a valid driving license and DVLA licence check code when hiring a car.

At Rhino, not only do we bring you the widest range of rental suppliers all over the globe to bring you the best value car hire, we also offer an over 70 car hire discount where you can save up to 10% off ANY rental from any supplier.

*Whilst the vast majority of rental agents have scrapped the upper age limit, we do suggest that you check the terms and conditions for your specific requirements, or ask a member of our team to check for you as we can’t say for sure 100% of the time that all agents at all locations have signed up, but we are 100% certain that we can find a supplier that has no upper age limit on rental cars at the very best price!

Chloe Demaret
Posted: September 12, 2017 by Chloe Demaret
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Travel writer, social media guru, Chloe keeps our readers and customers up to speed with all the car rental and travel trends on our blog. Favourite destination: Dubai.

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