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Terms of Use for Renting a Car

  1. Definitions. “Agreement” means all Terms and Conditions. “You” or “your” means the person identified as the Customer on the reverse side of this Agreement, each person signing this Agreement, every Authorized Driver and each person or organization lo whom charges are billed by us at its or the Customer’s direction. You are Jointly and severally bound by this Agreement. “We,” “us” or “our” means the independent automobile dealer or its affiliate named elsewhere in this Agreement. “Vehicle” means the automobile or truck identified in this Agreement and each vehicle we substitute for it, and all its tires, tools, accessories, equipment, keys and documents. The Vehicle may be equipped with global satellite positioning (“GPS”) technology or another telematics system and/or an event data recorder, and privacy is not guaranteed. The Vehicle may be a temporary substitute for a Customer-owned or Customer-leased vehicle that you have given us the opportunity to service or repair. “Authorized Driver” means: (a) the Customer and the Customer’s spouse: (b) additional drivers listed by us in this Agreement; (c) if the Customer is a business entity, Authorized Driver includes Customer employees who are permissible drivers on the business entity’s auto insurance policy; and (d) the Customer’s employer or coworker engaged in business activity with the Customer. Authorized Drivers are the only persons permitted to drive the Vehicle. Each Authorized Driver must be at least age 21. and possess a valid driver’s license. “Loss of Use” means the loss of our ability to use the Vehicle for any purpose due to damage to it or loss of it during this rental, including uses other than for rental. such as display for rent, display for sale, opportunity to upgrade, opportunity to sell. or transportation of employees “Daily Vehicle Rate” means the daily time and mileage fee that we typically charge for vehicles of the same type as the Vehicle. “Charges” means the fees and charges that are incurred under this Agreement. “Vehicle License Fee” means our estimate of the average per day per vehicle portion of our total annual vehicle licensing. titling, and registration costs. “Rental Period” means the period between the time you take possession of the Vehicle until the Vehicle is either returned to or recovered by us and checked in by us.
  2. Rental; Consideration; Indemnity and Warranties. This is a contract for rental of the Vehicle offered to you. Your signature on the Face Page is acceptance of this offer. and is acknowledgment that binding consideration exists, as follows: our opportunity to service or repair a vehicle you left with us; the financial benefits we receive from others for the service/repair work; the financial benefits we receive from others to obtain and use this Vehicle as a service replacement vehicle; a fee you pay us; and/or the rights and obligations of this Agreement. We may repossess the Vehicle at your expense without notice to you if the Vehicle is abandoned or used in violation of law or this Agreement. We also have the right to monitor the Vehicle through GPS or other remote tracking devices where permitted under applicable law. Yon agree to indemnify us, defend us and hold us harmless from all claims, liability, costs and attorney fees we incur resulting from or arising out of this Agreement or your use of the Vehicle. We make no warranties, express, implied or apparent, regarding the Vehicle, no warranty of merchantability and no warranty that the Vehicle is fit for a particular purpose.
  1. Inspection: Condition and Return of Vehicle. You must return the Vehicle to our office on the date and time specified in this Agreement with at least as much fuel as when rented, unless we offer, and you purchase, a prepaid fuel option. You also will check and maintain Vehicle fluid levels. If you wish to extend the Rental Period you must return the Vehicle to our office for inspection and written amendment by us before the Date Due In. The Vehicle must be returned in the same condition that you received it except for ordinary wear. If the Vehicle is returned after closing hours, you remain responsible for all damage to or loss of the Vehicle until we inspect it on reopening for business. All Charges may continue to accrue until the return location opens for business. You must obtain our prior approval before servicing the Vehicle or replacing parts or accessories. You grant us, our agents, assigns and each person with a financial interest in the Vehicle the right to inspect the Vehicle during this rental.
  2. Responsibility for Damage or Loss; Reporting to Police. Regardless of fault, you are responsible for all damage to or loss or the theft of the Vehicle during Your rental period resulting from any cause, including, without limitation, damage caused by collisions, weather, vandalism, road conditions and acts of nature. Subject lo the law in the jurisdiction where the Vehicle was rented, your responsibility will include: (a) all physical damage to the Vehicle measured as follows: (i) if we determine that the Vehicle is a total loss, the fair market value of the Vehicle, less salvage; (ii) if we determine that the Vehicle is repairable: (A) the difference between the value of the Vehicle immediately before the damage and the value immediately after the damage; or (B) the reasonable estimated retail value or actual cost of repair; (b) Loss of Use, which shall be measured by multiplying the Daily Vehicle Rate either by the actual or estimated number of days from the date the Vehicle is damaged until it is replaced or repaired, which you agree represents a reasonable estimate of Loss of Use damages and not a penalty. The estimated number of days of Loss of use shall be calculated as follows (assuming that all Loss of Use begins on a Monday and that 1 repair day is equal to 4 labor hours): the total number of labor hours in the repair estimate divided by 4 hours to determine the number of repair days, plus 2 weekend days for every 5 repair days, plus 3 administrative days to obtain a repair estimate, deliver and retrieve the Vehicle for repairs. Loss of Use shall be payable regardless of whether we had other vehicles in our fleet to rent, the Vehicle would have been used but for the damage, or we suffered lost profits as a result of the damage; (c) an administrative fee, calculated based on the damage repair estimate as permitted by Nevada Revised Statutes §§ 482.3 154 and 482.31535; (d) towing, storage, and impound charges: and (e) all costs associated with our enforcement of this Agreement or collection of Charges, including attorneys’ fees, collection fees, and costs whether or not litigation is commenced. Your responsibility for damage to the Vehicle and Loss of Use resulting from vandalism not related to theft of the Vehicle and not caused by vou will not exceed $2,500. You are not responsible for loss or damage to the Vehicle resulting from theft or vandalism related lo the theft if you have possession of the ignition key or you establish that the ignition key was not in the Vehicle at the time of the theft; vou file an official report of the theft with the police within 24 hours of learning of the theft and you cooperate with us and the police in providing information regarding the theft; and neither you nor an Authorized Driver committed or aided in the commission of the theft. 5, Prohibited Uses. The following uses of the Vehicle are prohibited and constitute material breaches of this Agreement The Vehicle shall not be used: (a) by anyone who is not an Authorized Driver or not licensed to drive, or by anyone who’s driving license is suspended; (b) by anyone under the influence of alcohol, prescription or nonprescription drugs; (c) by anyone who obtained the Vehicle or extended the Rental Period by giving us false, fraudulent or misleading information; (d) for an illegal purpose or in the commission of a crime; (e) to carry persons or property for hire; (f) to push or tow anything; (g) in a race or speed contest; (h) to teach anyone to drive; (i) outside the United States or Canada, or outside the geographic area described elsewhere in this Agreement, if any; (j) on an unpaved surface; (k) when the odometer has been tampered with or disconnected; (I) when it is reasonable to expect-you to know that further operation of the Vehicle would damage it; (m) where applicable, by anyone who lacks experience driving a vehicle equipped with manual transmission; (n) to transport an animal (other than a service animal); (o) to carry more passengers than the number of existing seatbelts; or (p) by anyone who is sending an electronic message, including text (SMS) messages or emails, while operating the Vehicle. Smoking is not permitted in the Vehicle. PROHIBITED USE OF THE VEHICLE VIOLATES THIS AGREEMENT AND VOIDS ALL LIABILITY AND OTHER INSURANCE COVERAGE (WHERE PERMITTED BY LAW).
  3. Insurance. You are responsible for all damage or loss you cause to others. You agree to maintain automobile insurance during the term of this rental agreement which provides to the owner, to us, and to you, the following primary coverage: (a) Bodily injury (“Bl”) and property damage (“‘PD”) liability coverage; (b) Personal injury protection (“PIP”), no-fault, or similar coverage where required; (c) Uninsured/underinsured (“‘UM”/”UIM”) coverage where required, and (d) Comprehensive and collision damage coverage extending to the Vehicle. Your insurance coverage will provide at least the minimum limits of coverage required by the financial responsibility laws of the state where the loss occurs. Where permitted by law, by signing this Agreement, you reject UM, UIM, and supplemental no-fault or PIP coverages. Where we are required to provide such coverage, you hereby select the minimum limits required by law. Because you are providing auto insurance, we are not. ln states where the law requires us to provide insurance, your insurance will be primary. Any insurance we are required to provide applies only to claims of accidental Bl and PD resulting from the use of the auto, and is excess to any other valid and collectible insurance whether primary., secondary, excess or contingent. Our insurance policy contains exclusions, conditions, and limitations applicable to anyone claiming coverage. You agree to cooperate with our insurer if any claim is made, and give us immediate notice of damage, claim, or lawsuit against you. Our insurance applies only in the United States and Canada. You must obtain written permission and purchase special liability insurance to use or operate the Vehicle in Mexico. Engaging in a Prohibited Use described in paragraph 5 or any other material breach of this Agreement will void any insurance coverage.
  1. Charges. You permit us to reserve OR set aside against your payment card at the time of rental a reasonable amount in addition to the estimated total charges. We may use the reserve to pay all Charges. We will authorize the release of any excess reserve or set aside upon the completion of your rental, and your payment card issuer’s rules will apply to your credit line or your account being credited for the excess and may not be immediately released by your card issuer. You will pay us all Charges, including: (a) $50 or the maximum amount permitted by law. whichever is greater, if you pay us with a check returned unpaid for any reason; (b) all expenses we incur recovering the Vehicle if it is not returned to the renting location on the date and time promised; (c) all costs, including pre- and post-judgment attorney fees, we incur collecting payment from you or otherwise enforcing our rights under this Agreement; (d) a 2% per month late fee on all charges due us that are not paid when due; (e) a reasonable fee not to exceed $350 to clean the Vehicle if it is returned substantially less clean than when rented; (f) fuel and a refueling fee if you return the Vehicle with less fuel than when rented; (g) a mileage charge based on our experience if the odometer is tampered with; and, (h) towing, storage charges, Tolls, Violations, forfeitures, court costs, penalties and all other costs we incur resulting from your use of the Vehicle during this rental.
  2. Your Property. You release us, our agents, and our employees from all claims for loss of or damage to personal property that was left with us or carried in the Vehicle. If you fail to claim property left in the Vehicle for more than 30 days, we may dispose of that property in a manner we choose.
  3. Responsibility for Tolls, Traffic Violations, and Other Charges. You are responsible for paying the charging authorities directly all tolls (“Tolls”) and parking citations, photo enforcement fees, fines for toll evasion, and other fines, fees, and penalties (each a “Violation”) assessed against you, us or the Vehicle during this rental. lf we are notified by charging authorities that we may be responsible for payment of a Toll or Violation, you will pay us or a processing firm (“Processor”‘) of our choosing an administrative fee of up to $50 for each such notification. You authorize us to release your rental and payment card information to a Processor for processing and billing purposes. lf we or the Processor pay a Toll or Violation, you authorize us or the Processor to charge all such payments, service lees and administrative fees to the payment card you used in connection with this rental.
  4. Personal Information. You agree that we may disclose personally identifiable information about you lo applicable law enforcement agencies or to our affiliates or third parties in connection with our enforcement of our rights under this Agreement.
  5. Miscellaneous. No term of this Agreement can be waived or modified except by a writing that we have signed or on a form that we provide. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and us. All prior representations and agreements between yon and us regarding the use of the Vehicle are void. A waiver by us of a breach of this Agreement is not a waiver of an additional breach or waiver of the performance of your obligations under this Agreement. You waive all recourse against us for criminal prosecutions we take against you for breach of this Agreement. Our acceptance of payment from you or our failure, refusal or neglect to exercise our rights under this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of another provision of this Agreement. Unless prohibited by law, you release us from all liability for consequential, special or punitive damages in connection with this transaction or the reservation of a vehicle. If a provision of this Agreement is deemed void the remaining provisions are valid and enforceable.

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