About Hertz My Car
Hertz My Car is a subscription service that operates as part of global car rental company, Hertz. Currently, the service is available in Atlanta, Austin and Southwest Florida. Customers have access to a varying range of vehicles from the Hertz fleet, with a 2-month initial commitment followed by monthly rolling subscriptions. Unlike direct competitor Enterprise, the tiers of subscription are transparent, with two options. However, the service is only available to people with a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards membership.
How it works
Hertz’s subscription service works the same way as most standard dealership-based or dedicated subscription companies:
- Complete the sign-up process, during which Hertz will check your driver record and credit. You must be over 25 and provide a credit card. You must also have a Hertz Gold Plus Rewards membership.
- Pay the joining fee and first month’s subscription up front. The fee includes insurance, roadside assistance and maintenance. The minimum initial subscription is 2 months.
- To flip car, contact Hertz. You can have two free flips per month, with additional flips incurring a $75 charge each time.
- For cancelation, contact the company and they will prorate based on date of return (excluding the first two months).
The car can be returned to any Hertz location within the designated areas. No deliveries are currently available but Hertz do offer a pick-up service to transport you to their site.
Cost and fees
Hertz My Car’s joining fee is $250 and they also ask for a minimum subscription of two months. They offer a range of vehicles in two tiers; $999 per month, or $1399 per month. This includes insurance, taxes, maintenance and roadside assistance. Cancelations after the first two months can be arranged at short notice, and the fee includes two free flips per month. Thereafter, you pay $75 per flip with no limit.
The insurance terms include customer responsibility for the first $1000 of damage in an accident, but you and one pre-authorized additional driver are covered for:
- $100,000 for bodily injury or death to one individual
- $300,000 for bodily injury or death to more than one individual
- $50,000 for injury to or destruction of property
The excess mileage fee is $0.35 per mile.
Brands and models
Hertz is a large rental company, so they don’t advertize specific vehicles on their subscription service. Instead, customers can choose from two pricing tiers, then have access to a selection of vehicles within the Hertz range, including:
Tier 1: Small SUVs, Small Trucks, Full-size Sedans(Volkswagen Tiguan, Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Altima or similar)
Tier 2: Regular SUVs, Large Trucks, Luxury Sedans plus Tier 1 (Jeep Grand Cherokee, Infiniti QX60, Ford F-150, Cadillac CTS or similar)
No cancelation is possible during the first two months, but thereafter you can cancel immediately by contacting Hertz and they will prorate your subscription costs from the date they receive the vehicle back to one of their offices.
What’s special about Hertz My Car?
Hertz My Car’s subscription offering allows two flips per month, but there is no technical limit as you can continue to flip at $75 a time. This, in theory, makes it the most flexible offering on the market in terms of car flipping. In addition, the ability to return a car in the middle of a subscription month and have your charge prorated is a bonus (discounting the first two months).
However, the main draw for customers in the catchment areas is, much like its competitors, Enterprise, Hertz is a global firm and might therefore garner more trust. The pick-up service is also helpful for customers who don’t live near Hertz offices.
Hertz My Car is a subscription offering that operates under the global Hertz name. But unlike with Subscribe with Enterprise, Hertz My Car offers two clear subscription tiers, with set vehicle ranges within those tiers. This is more like a traditional subscription firm. They offer two flips per month as standard, but the ability to flip any time for $75 sets them apart from many of their competitors. But again, as with the corresponding Enterprise offering, it’s the range of choice coupled with the feeling of security that customers often get from using a big, well-known name, that will represent the main reason to use Hertz My Car.