Long Term Car Rentals

Time frames for long term car rentals can vary by company. Often know as month to month car rentals, it is usually one that is 4 weeks or more.

Some companies have a shorter minimum time to qualify for a special rate; some require a longer minimum rental to get a monthly car rental rate

Although longer rentals are not the norm, there are some situations where it makes sense.

You may have been relocated with your job or are on an extended vacation or a lengthy trip.

Month to month rentals can be available to meet those specific needs.

I checked with some of the largest company’s websites and have listed below the availability (or not) and information about this kind of scenario for each.  (links open in a new window)

Long Term Car Rentals - Availability & Terms


According to Alamo.com monthly car rental rates are offered for time periods of a minimum of two months to a maximum of 11 months.

They offer one time processing: you fill out the paperwork at the beginning of the rental, and then the charges are billed automatically each month (you don't have to go back in to renew).

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Avis Month to Month Car Rentals

Avis.com offers month to month rates for a rental period of 60 days or more, to a maximum of 11 months total.

Monthly car rental is available for online booking and you do not have to return the vehicle at the end of each month to renew your contract. All rental agreements (one for each month) are filled out at the beginning (at pickup) and the charges are automatically billed each month.

Avis does have a note that the vehicle must be serviced every 75,000 miles.

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Monthly car rental is available for online booking at Budget.com for lengths of 30+ days to a maximum of 330 consecutive days and you do not have to return the vehicle at the end of each month to renew your contract.

All contracts (one for each month) are filled out at the beginning of the rental and the charges are automatically billed each month.

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Dollar Rent-a-Car, Inc.

Dollar.com allows bookings of monthly car rentals of up to 364 days maximum. There was no information on how the rental is billed.

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Enterprise Long Term Car Rentals

Enterprise.com offers rates for a reservation of 30 + days to a maximum of 11 months.

Rentals of this length are not available to price or book online. You must call a special number which is provided on their website, just click on the "Long Term Rentals" link on the left hand side of the homepage for more info. 

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FoxRentaCar.com provided no information on any maximum length restriction for their long term rentals.

Unlimited mileage is offered as well as discounted rates (lower than normal weekly rates).

If you join the Fox Rewards program you can earn extra points on monthly rentals which can be redeemed for Foxbucks or gift certificates from GiftCertificates.com

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Hertz Month to Month Rentals

Hertz.com (opens in a new window) will allow you

to book reservations for up to 60 days. Anything over 28 days is considered a long term car rental. If you need a car for more than 60 days you would have to either contact your local Hertz Reservations Office or you can use their toll free line at 800-654-7788. A minimum 2 month rental required.

Billing for Hertz monthly car rentals is completed automatically each month; you don't have to return to Hertz to fill out paperwork each month.Hertz.com lists no restriction on the maximum length of rental.

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National offers rates for a rental of 28 + days, up to 360 days maximum.

These are available to book online, but I was not able to find any information about specific terms and conditions and/or restrictions  for long term car rentals on the National website.


Thrifty Rent-A-Car System, Inc.

>Thrifty.com allows bookings of month to month car rentals up to 364 days.

For 28 days or longer the customer must return the vehicle to their renting Thrifty location for maintenance or to renew the contract every 28 days. 

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As with any car rental, the renter and all additional drivers must meet all drivers’ license, age and credit card requirements.

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