Rental Policies


Rental Policies

Note: CLP = Chilean pesos

Services Included

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Requirements

  • Minimum age for all drivers: 23. Drivers from 20 to 22 years of age (underage drivers) with two or more years of driving experience are accepted, subject to a daily surcharge of CLP 12,900 for each underage driver, and the insurance deductible is doubled. Underage drivers may only rent vehicles in the “Small” category. Underage drivers are not accepted for travel to Argentina.
  • A valid drivers license and passport for each driver. Tourists may drive with a license issued in their country of origin. An international permit is not necessary to drive in Chile. Resident aliens and Chilean citizens must present a license issued in Chile.
  • A major credit card in the name of the renter (MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club or American Express). At the time of vehicle pick-up, the credit card must have an available balance equivalent to the amount of the rental plus a guarantee* as explained below, and must be valid a minimum of 3 months after the rental termination date.

    Important: Please notify your bank before your trip to Chile to authorize the use of your credit card in our country. For security reasons, some banks block certain features of your card for international transactions. It is essential that your card be fully enabled at the time of vehicle pick-up, otherwise rental will not be possible.

  • Payment is due before the start of the rental. To facilitate the rental process, the guarantee and rental value will be retained up to 72 hours before the pick-up date.

*The guarantee is a retention on the credit card during the term of the rental contract (it is not a charge). The retention is released when the rental contract is closed in our office. Please keep in mind that the liberation of the guarantee can take from several days up to a month when the credit card is of foreign origin. The time it takes to complete this process depends on the issuing bank and the credit card processing company. If the retention is not liberated within a month, please contact your bank first. If the problem persists, you can contact our customer service department an we will do what we can to speed the process up.

The amount of the required guarantee varies according to the size of the vehicle:

Size Category Model Guarantee
Small Citycar Plus, Compact, Economy, Furgón Gasolina, Furgón Plus Gasolina, Pickup C/S, Pickup Sport C/S Gasolina Suzuki Alto, Chevrolet Onix, Suzuki Swift, VW Gol, Chevrolet Sail, Renault Symbol, VW Voyage, Hyundai Verna, Chevrolet N300/N400 Max, Ram V700, Suzuki APV Pickup, VW Saveiro CLP 500,000
Medium Compact Elite, Medium Diesel, Medium Elite MT/AT, Compact Cross MT/AT, Crossover MT/AT, Pickup Sport D/C Gasolina, Pickup D/C Gasolina, Furgón Diesel Suzuki Baleno, Citroen C-Elysee, Chevrolet Prisma, Hyundai Accent, Chery Tiggo 2/3, Nissan Kicks, Hyundai Creta, Renault Oroch, Great Wall Wingle, Renault Dokker, Opel Combo, Peugeot Partner CLP 700,000
Large SUV 4×2, SUV Elite, Minivan, Minibus, Pickup D/C 4×2 Diesel, Pickup D/C 4×4 Diesel Nissan X-Trail, Toyota Rush, Peugeot Rifter, Hyundai H1, Toyota Hilux, Nissan NP300 CLP 900,000

If authorization for travel to Argentina is requested, the required guarantee increases to CLP 1,000,000 for Small vehicles, CLP 1,400,000 for Medium and CLP 1,800,000 for Large.

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Insurance

Standard Coverage (included) = CDW, DAT
Included in the rental and incorporates the following coverages.

CDW: Partial Collision Damage and Theft Waiver
This insurance covers collision damage and theft with a deductible per event within Chile, according to the following table:

Size Category Model Deductible
Small Citycar Plus, Compact, Economy, Furgón Gasolina, Furgón Plus Gasolina, Pickup C/S, Pickup Sport C/S Gasolina Suzuki Alto, Chevrolet Onix, Suzuki Swift, VW Gol, Chevrolet Sail, Renault Symbol, VW Voyage, Hyundai Verna, Chevrolet N300/N400 Max, Ram V700, Suzuki APV Pickup, VW Saveiro CLP 500,000
Medium Compact Elite, Medium Diesel, Medium Elite MT/AT, Compact Cross MT/AT, Crossover MT/AT, Pickup Sport D/C Gasolina, Pickup D/C Gasolina, Furgón Diesel Suzuki Baleno, Citroen C-Elysee, Chevrolet Prisma, Hyundai Accent, Chery Tiggo 2/3, Nissan Kicks, Hyundai Creta, Renault Oroch, Great Wall Wingle, Renault Dokker, Opel Combo, Peugeot Partner CLP 700,000
Large SUV 4×2, SUV Elite, Minivan, Minibus, Pickup D/C 4×2 Diesel, Pickup D/C 4×4 Diesel Nissan X-Trail, Toyota Rush, Peugeot Rifter, Hyundai H1, Toyota Hilux, Nissan NP300 CLP 900,000

In case of rollover, total loss, theft of the vehicle, or collision damage in Argentina, the amount of the deductible is doubled. Exclusions: windshields, windows, tyres, accessories, optional equipment, radios, damage under the vehicle, loss or breakage of keys, loss of documents or license plates are NOT covered by CDW.

DAT: Third Party Liability
This insurance covers third party liability and civil responsibility up to CLP 14,150,000 within Chile.

 

Assistance Coverage (optional) = CDW, DAT, Roadside Assistance (AR)
Adds Roadside Assistance to the Standard coverage.

Roadside Assistance
Covers emergency assistance 24×7 from Arica to Puerto Montt and towing service in Chile up to a maximum of CLP 200,000 (about 200 kms on highway). Conditions: 1) Coverage is restricted to official roads; 2) Vehicles that require towing must be returned to their location of origin.

If coverage has not been contracted, the cost of roadside assistance is as follows: CLP 30,000 flat fee for assistance, CLP 1,500 per kilometer if the vehicle requieres towing, plus any additional costs necessary to get the vehicle on the tow truck.

 

Plus Coverage (optional) = CDW, DAT, AR, RDD, SLP
Adds RDD and SLP to the Assistance coverage.

RDD: Reduction of CDW Deductible
Coverage that reduces the CDW deductible to CLP 350,000.

SLP: Supplementary Liability Protection
Coverage that increases third party liability limit from the standard CLP 14,150,000 to CLP 28,300,000.

 

Premium Coverage (optional) = CDW, DAT, AR, RDD+, SLP+
Adds RDD+ and SLP+ to the Plus coverage.

RDD+: Reduction of CDW Deductible Plus
Coverage that reduces the CDW deductible to CLP 250,000.

SLP+: Supplementary Liability Protection Plus
Coverage that increases third party liability limit from the standard CLP 14,150,000 to CLP 42,450,000.

 

Super Protection Coverage (optional) = CDW, DAT, AR+, SLP++, EDD, SACA
Adds EDD y SACA to the Premium Coverage, and increases the limits of roadside assistance and third party liability coverage.

EDD: Waiver of CDW Deductible
Coverage that waives the renter the responsibility of paying the CDW deductible.

SACA: Accessory Coverage
Covers loss or damage to the following accessories: windshields, windows, tyres, external mirrors, wheel covers, locks, antenna, security kit (extinguisher, jack, wheel wrench), windshield wipers and radio.

AR+: Roadside Assistance Max
Increases the limit of emergency towing service from CLP 200,000 to CLP 500,000.

SLP++: Supplementary Liability Protection Max
Coverage that increases third party liability limit from the standard CLP 14,150,000 to CLP 70,750,000.

Optional Coverage Conditions

  • Must be contracted prior to vehicle pick-up
  • Coverage is only applicable in Chile
  • Drivers below 23 years of age can contract the Assistance coverage only. The applicable guarantee and deductible will be double the normal.
  • Contracting the Plus, Premium or Super Protection coverage lowers the deductible but does not lower the guarantee required according to the size of the vehicle.

Insurance Exclusions

Insurance coverage will not apply in the following events or circumstances:

  • The driver is not in possession of a valid drivers license.
  • The driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs that produce disinhibitory or hallucinogenic effects or drowsiness. Under Chilean law, a person is construed to be under the influence of alcohol if the concentration of alcohol is equal to, or greater than, 0.3 grams of alcohol per 1000 grams of blood at the time of the accident.
  • The driver flees from the scene of the accident.
  • The person driving has not been expressly authorized in the Rental Contract to drive the rental vehicle.
  • Damage caused by misuse, abuse or negligence.
  • Damage caused by overloading the vehicle.
  • Damage caused by the use of incorrect fuel.
  • Damage or loss of personal effects of the renter or passengers.
  • Damage to parts or components under the vehicle.
  • Damage caused by driving in water or on roads in poor condition or unfit for vehicular traffic, or when weather conditions do not permit safe transit.
  • Damage to the interior of the vehicle, cigarette burns, carpet or upholstery stains.
  • Loss or damage of ignition keys.
  • Loss of vehicle documents or license plates.
  • Damage to the vehicle or third-parties as a result of the commission of a crime, use in competition (wagers, challenges, races or contests) or damage caused by deliberate malicious acts committed by the driver or his passengers with the intention of causing such damage.
  • Failure to follow proper accident reporting procedures as informed at the time of vehicle pick-up.

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General Conditions

No Smoking

All our vehicles are designated non-smoking. We request our customers to respect this disposition as a courtesy to fellow travelers. A fine of CLP 48,000 will be charged for smoking in our vehicles to cover the cost of cleaning.

Rates

Prices are subject to change without prior notice unless confirmed by a written reservation. All prices are in Chilean pesos (CLP). Any dollar amounts are approximate and will vary according to the rate of exchange at the time of payment.

The rental rates assigned to each reservation or rental contract are calculated according to the length of the rental. In general, longer rental periods have lower daily rates. Therefore, when vehicles are returned before the original drop-off date, rental charges are re-calculated using the list price corresponding to the new rental period, which may result in a daily rate that is higher than the original daily rate. In any case, the total rental charge will never be higher than the original total when a vehicle is returned ahead of time.

Reservations made through agents in our call center or physical locations will be subject to a surcharge of 6% over the rates published in our website.

VEHICLE MAKES AND MODELS
The indicated makes and models are subject to availability at the time of pickup. Therefore, our company reserves the right to make substitutions for vehicles of similar characteristics, or of a superior category, without prior notice.

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Payment Conditions

Payment is due before the start of the rental. To facilitate the rental process, the guarantee and rental value will be retained up to 72 hours before the pick-up date.

DEBIT CARDS/CASH
Neither debit cards nor cash are accepted for guarantee purposes, but may be used to pay for rental charges.

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Cancellations

Reservations may be cancelled free of charge up to 24 hours before the scheduled pick-up date. Cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled pickup will incur a charge equivalent to one day’s rent at the daily rate of the vehicle category reserved. Reservations made less than 24 hours before vehicle pickup cannot be cancelled without cost. Payments for permits and insurance to travel to Argentina are not refundable.

NO-SHOW
Customers who do not show up at the scheduled pickup date and time of the reservation, will incur a charge equivalent to one day’s rent at the daily rate of the vehicle category reserved. As a courtesy, we will hold a vehicle for 1 hour after the original reservation pickup time, unless there is a wait list for the vehicle.

RENTAL EXTENSIONS
Any changes in date or time of return must be communicated at least 24 hours in advance. Rental extensions must be authorized at least 72 hours in advance. During high season, rental extension requests may be denied.

OVERDUE RETURN
There is an additional charge for vehicles returned after the date and time specified in the contract. Every extra hour will be charged at 0.25 times the daily rate. Every extra day will be subject to a surcharge of 20% of the applicable daily rate.

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Fuel Charges

Fuel is not included in the rental price.

If the vehicle is returned with less fuel than that at the start of the rental, the difference will be charged at the average price per liter in gas stations near the location, plus a 35% refueling surcharge.

If you do not receive your rental vehicle with a full tank, return it full and we will credit the value of the extra fuel with a 20% premium over the average price per liter in gas stations near our location. That way, not only will you benefit from a discount, but you also won’t have to worry about returning with the same fuel level as at pick-up.

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Additional Drivers

There is a charge of CLP 1,500 per day for each additional driver. Additional drivers must be at least 23 years old and present a valid drivers license and passport. In the “Small” vehicle categories additional drivers between 20 and 22 years of age and at least two years of driving experience (underage drivers) are accepted, subject to a fee of CLP 12,900 per day per underage driver. In the case of underage drivers the required guarantee and insurance deductible are doubled, and optional insurance is restricted to “Assistance” only. Underage drivers are not accepted for travel to Argentina. There is no limit to the number of additional drivers that may be authorized.

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Office Hours

IMPORTANT! During the Covid-19 emergency our locations will have limited operating hours. You will find up-to-date office hours in our Contact Us page.

OFF-HOUR PICK-UP or DROP-OFF
We do not currently offer off-hour services in any of our locations. Therefore, pick-up and drop-off must be within normal operating hours.

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Pick-up and Drop-off at the Santiago Airport

There is an airport fee for pick-up at the Santiago (SCL) airport equivalent to 9% of total rental in all categories.

PICK-UP
Domestic Arrivals:
If you arrive on a domestic flight (Terminal 1-T1), walk towards door/gate 5 and follow the signs towards T2. Our agent Will be waiting for you in front of the access to the “Estacionamiento Expreso 2” parking cashiers.

International Arrivals:
If you arrive on an international flight (Terminal 2-T2), walk towards door/gate 2, cross the street towards T1. Just after crossing the street is the access to the “Estacionamiento Expreso 2” parking cashiers. Our agent Will be waiting for you in front of this access.

Your vehicle will be delivered to you in the airport parking.

To facilitate communication our mobile telephone at the airport is +56 9 7398 4933. Instructions for pickup and drop-off here.

Important: for optimal coordination it is important to inform your arrival flight at least 24 hours before vehicle pick-up. If you were unable to include that information in your reservation or your plans have changed, please send an email to [email protected] with your reservation number, airline and flight number.

DROP-OFF
Drive towards the International Terminal 2 and enter to the parking lot “Expreso 2”. Once in the parking lot, drive to Level -1, corridor G22, where one of our agents will be waiting for you. Detailed map and directions available here.

To facilitate communication our mobile telephone at the airport is +56 9 7398 4933.

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Pick-up and Drop-off at the Calama Airport

There is an airport fee for pick-up at the Calama (CJC) airport equivalent to 9% of total rental in all categories.

PICK-UP
Our counter is located in the Rent-A-Car area inside the main lobby of the airport terminal.

DROP-OFF
Drop-off at the Rent-A-Car parking inside the airport parking lot.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This location only accepts payments with credit cards, debit cards or electronic fund transfers. For security reasons, payments with cash or checks are not accepted.

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Pick-up and Drop-off at the Concepción Airport

There is an airport fee for pick-up at the Concepción (CCP) airport equivalent to 9% of total rental in all categories.

PICK-UP
Our counter is located in the Rent-A-Car area inside the main lobby of the airport terminal.

DROP-OFF
Drop-off at the Rent-A-Car parking inside the airport parking lot.

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Pick-up and Drop-off at the Puerto Montt Airport

There is an airport fee for pick-up at the Puerto Montt (PMC) airport equivalent to 9% of total rental in all categories.

PICK-UP
Our counter is located in the Rent-A-Car area inside the main lobby of the airport terminal.

DROP-OFF
Drop-off at the Rent-A-Car parking inside the airport parking lot.

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One Way Rentals

It is possible to return cars to a different office than the originating office, subject to the charges specified in the table below (amounts are Chilean pesos and include sales tax)*:

↓From / To→ Santiago Airport Santiago Las Condes Santiago Providencia Santiago Bellavista Santiago Downtown Santiago San Miguel Antofagasta Calama Concepción San Martín Concepción Pettra Concepción Airport Puerto Montt
Santiago Airport 13,900 13,900 13,900 13,900 13,900 429,900 429,900 199,900 199,900 199,900 299,900
Santiago Las Condes 13,900 7,000 7,000 7,000 9,900 429,900 429,900 199,900 199,900 199,900 299,900
Santiago Providencia 13,900 7,000 7,000 7,000 9,900 429,900 429,900 199,900 199,900 199,900 299,900
Santiago Bellavista 13,900 7,000 7,000 7,000 9,900 429,900 429,900 199,900 199,900 199,900 299,900
Santiago Downtown 13,900 7,000 7,000 7,000 9,900 429,900 429,900 199,900 199,900 199,900 299,900
Santiago San Miguel 13,900 9,900 9,900 9,900 9,900 429,900 429,900 199,900 199,900 199,900 299,900
Antofagasta 739,900 739,900 739,900 739,900 739,900 739,900 279,900 899,900 899,900 899,900 999,900
Calama 739,900 739,900 739,900 739,900 739,900 739,900 279,900 899,900 899,900 899,900 999,900
Concepción San Martín 269,900 269,900 269,900 269,900 269,900 269,900 689,900 699,900 9,900 9,900 229,900
Concepción Pettra 269,900 269,900 269,900 269,900 269,900 269,900 689,900 699,900 9,900 No charge 229,900
Concepción Airport 269,900 269,900 269,900 269,900 269,900 269,900 689,900 699,000 9,900 No charge 229,900
Puerto Montt 419,900 419,900 419,900 419,900 419,900 419,900 839,900 839,900 269,900 269,900 269,900

*One-way charges may vary depending on demand or promotions.

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Geographic Restrictions

Due to the Covid health emergency, authorizations to travel to Argentina have been temporarily suspended. Therefore, our vehicles must circulate exclusively within Chilean national territory.


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Emergencies

To request assistance please call the telephone number specified in the Rental Contract. The limits of the assistance will depend on the coverage contracted.

If coverage has not been contracted, the cost of roadside assistance is as follows: CLP 30,000 flat fee for assistance, CLP 1,500 per kilometer if the vehicle requieres towing, plus any additional costs necessary to get the vehicle on the tow truck.

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Urban Expressway Tolls (TAG)

Tolls for the use of urban expressways* (TAG or Televia) are not included in our prices and will, therefore, be charged in addition to rental fees according to actual usage, plus a 10% service charge.

The billing of toll charges based on actual usage can take place well after the end of the rental due to the delay in our reception of toll invoices.

*Urban Expressways: Costanera Norte, Acceso Vial AMB, Autopista Central Urbana, Vespucio Sur, Vespucio Norte Express and San Cristobal Tunnel.

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Interurban Tolls

Tolls for use of expressways, roads, bridges or tunnels are not included in our prices. Interurban tolls that are charged to the rental vehicle’s TAG account are the renter’s responsibility and will be billed separately, plus a 10% service charge. Such charges may be made well after the end date of the rental due to the delay in our reception of toll invoices.

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Parking Fees

Fees for use of parking facilities are not included in our prices. Charges for parking that are imputed to the rental vehicle’s TAG are entirely for the renter’s account and will be billed separately. Such charges may be made well after the end date of the rental due to the delay in our reception of parking invoices.

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GPS Units

GPS units are available as an optional service subject to additional charge. The units are of the Garmin brand and the maps of Chile are provided by Garmin Chile. The maps of Argentina, from Proyecto Mapear, are provided as a courtesy at no charge. Our company cannot be held responsible for any damage, either direct or indirect, that could be attributed to malfunctioning GPS units or the accuracy of the installed maps. The renter is responsible for corroborating the direction of traffic and road conditions on-site. Eventual problems with the GPS units and/or maps will in no way exempt the renter from his/her contractual responsibilities as set forth in the motor vehicle rental contract.

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Fines for Traffic or Parking Violations

Fines for traffic or parking violations that occur during the rental term are the renter’s responsibility and will be billed apart from rental charges, plus an administration fee for each fine as follows:

  1. Fines in the city of Santiago: up to CLP 20,000
  2. Fines in principal cities out of Santiago: up to CLP 45,000
  3. Fines in places neither a. nor b.: up to CLP 55,000

The charges may be made well after the end date of the rental due to the delay in our reception of judicial notifications.

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Vehicular Restriction

Vehicular restriction is a prohibition applied to cargo vehicles (trucks, pickups and cargo vans) to circulate on certain days of the week based on the last digit of the license plate, determined randomly, when the authorities declare an environmental pre-emergency (2 digits) or emergency (4 digits) in Santiago.

The restriction applies to the area inside the ring encircled by Americo Vespucio from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. This disposition is applicable from May 1 to August 31 of each year.

The episodes of environmental pre-emergency and emergency are unforeseeable events of force majeure, as determined by the competent authorities. As such, the restriction is to be considered part of the traffic regulations that drivers must respect, and is beyond the responsibility of our company.

Fines for violations of the vehicular restriction are the renter’s responsibility and will be billed separately in addition to an administration fee of CLP 10,000 for each fine. Such charges may be made well after the end date of the rental due to the delay in our reception of judicial notifications.

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The above rental policies and conditions apply exclusively to reservations made directly in our website, by email, telephone, or in person in our rental locations.