Too Old to Rent?

Physician's Money Digest, January15 2005, Volume 12, Issue 1

Tip:

Most car rental companies won'trent to drivers who are under theirestablished minimum age, which is generally 25, but there are some who won'trent to older drivers, either. In general,companies operating in the UnitedStates don't have an age cap, but ifyou're a senior citizen traveling abroad(as some physicians hope to be someday),you may get tripped up by a rentalagency that won't give you a car ifyou're over age 70. Insurance companiesare the culprit, the rental car companiessay, because they're reluctant tocover older drivers, even those withsqueaky-clean driving records. Ifyou're over age 70 and planning to renta car on your overseas vacation, ask therental agent about any age restrictionswhen you make your reservations.