Car Rental With Costco Question (additional driver)

newfiegirl

Hello Mickey!
Joined
May 30, 2009
HI, My husband does not have his name on my costco account. I am the only member on my Costoc account. If we book through any of the Costco car rentals (Avis, Alamo...) can he be added as an additional driver for free? I cannot find that in writing anywhere. Right now we are booked with Avis, and it says free driver at participating Canada locations. I do not want to drive at all on our vacation. Thanks
 

AliceandPete

Mouseketeer
Joined
Jan 23, 2019
HI, My husband does not have his name on my costco account. I am the only member on my Costoc account. If we book through any of the Costco car rentals (Avis, Alamo...) can he be added as an additional driver for free? I cannot find that in writing anywhere. Right now we are booked with Avis, and it says free driver at participating Canada locations. I do not want to drive at all on our vacation. Thanks
Alamo includes the free driver but that’s the only one that I’m sure of. The other option would be to add your husband to the Costco account.
 

ottawamom

The "Air Miles" Lady
Joined
Mar 9, 2005
When you book a car rental through Costco one of their major perks is that the second driver is added for free to the car rental. From the Costco website

"The additional driver fee will be waived for a Costco member’s spouse, domestic partner, or a surrogate driver for a mobility-impaired renter, plus one (1) additional driver for Costco members at locations in the U.S. and Canada. Age restrictions and renter requirements may apply."

I'm renting a car next week (through Costco/Alamo) and will have my son added as an additional driver (he's over 25) for free. After checking for the T&C I realized my reserved car had gone down again so I just rebooked my reservation. Saved a few more $.
 
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  • damo

    Proud Redhead
    Joined
    Jan 1, 2001
    Yes, your husband can be the second driver without being on your card. I had my son-in-law as my second driver.
     

    mort1331

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 15, 2012
    Also sign up for the gold.advantage or whatever the car company calls it. It will be a free sign up and for some of the bigger places you will get free upgrade or easy pick up and drop. Perks for
    free
     

    Sue M

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 27, 2009
    I added my daughter on my Costco res. They just ask for the extra drivers DL to add on to the reservation at pick up desk.
     
  • tgropp

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 3, 2007
    When you get an additional driver, is that only if you buy insurance from the car rental
     

    ottawamom

    The "Air Miles" Lady
    Joined
    Mar 9, 2005
    Insurance is a separate issue. If you have rental insurance with your home car insurance you don't need to get it from the rental agency. Both drivers will need to have rental insurance on their home car insurance or you may need the car rental insurance from the agency for that driver.

    The additional driver for free is a Costco perk.
     
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    FigmentSpark

    DIS Veteran
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    Apr 9, 2016
    I don't even show my Costco card when I rent, although they could ask for it. The free driver doesn't have to be a Costco member and I think spouses would be free anyway, but Costco is very competitive in their prices. Also, if you have an Executive Membership, you get 2% of your rental back next Jan.
     

    jackglick

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Aug 10, 2009
    Is there a way to rent from Costco with the additional driver without having to go to the counter?
     


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