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Confirmation of your reservation

When you make a reservation, please note that we may ask for a credit/debit card number in order to GUARANTEE availability of your requested vehicle. We do NOT overbook our vehicles in order to reach full utility. In certain cases, a deposit is also required. We will contact you via the telephone and/or e-mail in order to request a deposit and/or credit/debit card number in order to guarantee availability.

Cargo Van Rentals

The van you are renting is a commercial vehicle which has driving and parking restrictions: it may not be driven on parkways or roads that do not allow commercial traffic; parking is restricted on some streets.

These are the insurance choices you will need to decide on that will affect the amount of money authorized on your credit/debit card. Please contact us if you would like further information.

Out of the 250 Mile Radius.

The posted rates are not valid outside of the 250 mile radius.Not all destinations are allowed. You must get written authorization to travel out of this area.Many destinations are okay at higher rates. Talk to us and we will do our best to tailor a package that is just right for you.

Weekend Rentals

Saturday rentals must be returned by Sunday 9.00 am to be charged one day.

Holding Vehicles

Aamcar Car Rental will hold a confirmed vehicle for a period of 30 minutes after the scheduled time or until closing time whichever is shorter. For example: if the office is open until 3:00pm and your reservation is for 2:00pm we will hold it for 30 minutes, if the office is open until 3:00pm and your reservation is for 2:45pm we will only hold it for 15 minutes. Since rental cars in Manhattan are often sold out, we remind our customers to call us in the event of a delay past 15 minutes.


We have one location in New York City to serve you.
315 West 96th street is located in the Upper West Side and is easily accessible with the 1, 2 and 3 subway lines.

Debit cards

Bank issued debit cards are accepted only with personal automobile coverage. To make a reservation or for more information, please call us at 212-222-8500

Credit authorization amount

When you rent a car in New York, authorizations vary. Please ask your reservation agent how much you will need to have available for your particular rental.

Gas / refueling

Our rental rates do not include the cost of gasoline. We usually start you out with a full tank of gas. In order to maintain our rates in New York, we request that customers refill prior to their return. You should be aware that a refueling cost will apply if the vehicle is returned with less gas than you started out.

Please refuel as much as possible before you return the vehicle as the current refueling rate is $7.50 per gallon.

Personal management override

In certain circumstances, "policies" do not make sense. In those cases, the General manager/owner is available to see what can be done, even override certain policies.




Age Requirements

Minimum Age: 23
Age 23 to 24 - Surcharge of $40.00 per day applies. Driver must have license for at least 3 years with NO moving violations.
Age 25 and overIf you are 23 years old, please call our office for approval to rent. A surcharge will apply. If you are AT LEAST 24 years old, you can rent cars, 7 passenger vans, Cargo Vans and SUV's using the published rates, however you will not be able to rent 15 passenger vans. If you are AT LEAST 25 years of age, you can rent any vehicle INCLUDING 15 passenger vans.

Additional Drivers

1 additional drivers permitted
Minimum Age for Additional Drivers: 24

Additional drivers must also qualify as if they are renting the vehicle themselves. This policy is open to anyone wishing to have a rental car in New York.

Fuel Policy

Vehicles must be returned with the fuel tank: Full
Fuel surcharges will apply. Price depends on current market. Ask at counter.

Deposit Requirements

Cash deposits are not accepted.
AAMCAR accepts the following rental deposits:
Debit Card, VISA, Master Card, AMEX, Discover

Payment Methods

AAMCAR accepts the following methods of payment:
Company Account, VISA, Master Card, AMEX, Discover

Pick-ups and Drop-offs

No Charge Pick-ups and drop-offs in local area

Optional Charges and Coverage

23 Year old surcharge 40.00 per day
280.00 per week
200.00 per 5 days
Child seat 70.00 per week
Child seat ($10 per day) - call for availability.
Toll transponder 19.95 per month
3.95 per day
19.95 per week
Toll transponder for vehicle ($3.95 per day - $19.95 per month). Tolls and rental of transponder billed 2-3 weeks later.
Collision / loss damage waiver 75.00 per hour
50.00 per 2 days
75.00 per 3 days
25.00 per day
125.00 per 5 days
$25 per day with a $1,000 deductible.- We take an authorization of the deductible amount as well as the rental fees up front, at pick-up.

Cancelation Policy

Cancellations made 48 hours before arrival will be charged 50% of the rental charge.

Insurance and Coverage

As of February 24th 2003, the New York state legislature has repealed the $100.00 cap on a renters financial responsibility for damage or loss to the rental vehicle. From that day on, a renter will be financially responsible for all damage or loss incurred while the vehicle is in their custody and control, similar to other states. For an additional charge, there will be optional vehicle protection available to cover the renters financial responsibility for damage or loss to the rental vehicle. This coverage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is optional, and may be declined. You are advised to carefully consider whether to purchase this protection if you have rental vehicle collision coverage provided by your credit card or automobile insurance policy. Before deciding on this optional coverage, you may wish to determine whether your credit card or your vehicle insurance affords you coverage for damage to the rental vehicle and the amount of deductible under such coverage. Please call the office if you are unsure about your insurance options, and/or for deposit requirements.

Geographic Restrictions

We allow our vehicles to be driven anywhere within a 250 mile radius of our main rental office on 96th street in Manhattan. We allow the 15 passenger vans a much wider radius. Should you desire to travel outside this radius, please get approval from an AAMCAR manager, in writing, prior to your travel. Some areas outside the 250 mile radius are not covered by our insurance; therefore, written permission must be obtained. Discounted rates for some distant destinations are not valid. Talk to us and we will do our best to tailor a package that is just right for you.