How Old Do You Have To Be To Rent A Car?
Adulthood can be difficult to define. At the age of 18, you’re old enough to vote, buy a car, own a business, or take out a college loan. You can even risk your life in a war by joining the armed forces. But for those on leave who want to come home and crack open a cold beer with their friends? Tough luck, as you have to be 21 years old to drink legally.
Meanwhile, there’s a persistent myth that you have to wait until age 25 to rent a car. If you’re an adult at 18 and old enough to drink at 21, how is it possible that you have to be 25 to rent a car?
In short, it’s not. The “25-to-rent” rule has long been inactive, though there were many legitimate reasons for its existence. And though you can technically rent a car if you are under age 25, there are reasons you may not want to.
So, how old do you have to be to rent a car? Let’s take a closer look at car rental age and the factors that affect it.