With all the stress of the theory and driving test finally behind you, you’re now a happy holder of a driving licence and just can’t wait to use it for a getaway with friends. As a young driver with 3 years of practice you have the green light for your first car hire in Cyprus or abroad. The cars available for hire to young people usually belong to mini and economy categories. Sometimes the local supplier may upgrade the vehicle to compact class. As a young Cyprus Car Hire driver however, you must meet some basic requirements and learn some facts about the rental.
Z&X Cars offer a wide range of car groups for small, compact sizes, to sedans with air condition, 4 x 4 soft tops, 7 seaters, comfortable Mini-coopers and A-class Mercedes.
Rental companies consider people aged 19 (sometimes 18) to 24 or 25 as young drivers. To hire a rental car in Cyprus you must be not younger than 25.
Id & Driving License
At the pick-up time, you are required to present an ID or passport. In most cases you must have held a valid driving licence for a minimum of 3 years. You may be requested by the rental company to provide a DVLA code to check your driving licence record or a printed copy of the driving licence record.
It is compulsory to have a valid credit card in the name of the main driver in order to be able to pick up the car. This is mandatory for the security deposit. Regardless of the method of payment used to make the booking online, drivers are required by the local supplier to leave a security deposit for the vehicle at time of pick-up. This takes the form of an amount (minimum: excess+fuel+vat) being blocked on an international credit card in the name of the primary driver (cash deposits, maestro, switch, visa electron, prepaid credit cards and any debit cards are not accepted). This cannot be your parent’s credit card. It needs the driver’s first and last name on it. The blocked amount will be returned in full at the end of the rental, provided the vehicle is returned in the same condition as rented.Sometimes suppliers offer additional insurance. However, this must be checked before booking the car. Please call our team on +35726945222 to help you find the best option.
If another driver wants to sign up for driving the hired car, they need to pay an additional driver fee, which comes on top of the the young driver fee if the additional driver is 25 or younger.
Via Auto Europe