TORONTO, March 15, 2020 /CNW/ -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car today announced, in order to help university students get home, the business is waiving its young renter fee and reducing its minimum age to rent a vehicle from 21 to 18 years old. The change is effective now through the end of May at all participating locations across Canada.
With colleges and universities all over Canada announcing campus closures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, many students may need last-minute transportation. By reducing the age minimum and waiving the young renter fee, more students can access rental cars.
"We want to do whatever we can to make this unprecedented situation easier for students and their families," said Will Withington, Senior Vice President, North American Operations for Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates Enterprise Rent-A-Car. "With Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations in neighbourhoods and airports throughout Canada, we're in range of nearly every college campus in the country and able to help students get wherever they need to go."
In order to be eligible, students ages 18 to 24 will need to provide a valid driver's license and official student ID card.
About Enterprise The Enterprise brand – which comprises of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Truck Rental, Enterprise Car Sales, the Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise, Zimride by Enterprise and Commute with Enterprise – offers customers a total transportation solution. Its flagship brand, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, was founded in 1957 and opened its first international office in Windsor, Canada on February 3, 1993. In Canada, Enterprise operates its Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car brands through a network of eight independent regional subsidiaries. Enterprise operates not only as a key provider for insurance replacement, weekend getaways and special occasions, but also as a local transportation alternative. With more than 760 airport and neighbourhood fully staffed locations and employing more than 5,800 people, Enterprise can meet whatever transportation need customers may have – renting, buying or sharing.