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Snow pass

Enjoy the snow more

If you are travelling to the snow fields in NSW, Victoria or Tasmania or above the snow line you must purchase Snow Pass. Snow Pass allows Thrifty customers to drive on sealed roads and within sealed carparks above the snowline.  Snow Pass does not reduce the Damage Recovery Fee (DRF) and does not cover any entry fees or permits to any national parks that may require it. Customers can reduce their DRF by taking Snow Pass in conjunction with Thrifty’s Premium Protection. Please also refer Thrifty’s Standard Terms & Conditions for further details, and be sure to check the entry requirements to national parks when planning your visit to the snow.  Whether you’re testing your skills to the limit at Mt Hotham, or just enjoying the slopes at Perisher, with Snow Pass you can put your mind at ease and focus on the skiing!  NB: Not all our vehicles are suitable for snow terrain – explore our fleet or talk to a friendly Thrifty staff member for advice. 

Peace of mind protection products

At Thrifty, we know that sometimes things go wrong. To help we have already included protection (No Collision Damage Waiver Protection) that reduces your damage recovery fee to $4000 for passenger vehicles and $5500 for 4WDs but why spoil a great journey with unforeseen costs. Thrifty’s Peace of Mind Protection Products below have you covered.

Ultimate Protection

Ultimate Protection reduces your Damage Recovery Fee to $0, giving you peace of mind to enjoy your travels. If you return a vehicle in a damaged state, you will not be liable for the cost of repair, known as the damage recovery fee, and receive cover for tyre, windscreen and hail damage.

Ultimate Protection is capped at 10 days per 30 day rental eg. if you rent for 14 days you will only pay for 10 days worth of Ultimate Protection. This product is available at selected locations and makes protection more cost effective when renting for longer. 

Premium Protection

Still want peace of mind but need a more cost effective solution, look no further than Thrifty’s Premium Protection. Premium Protection reduces your Damage Recovery Fee significantly. This daily fee varies between different passenger and commercial fleet vehicles, and can often vary between locations. 

– If you rent passenger car, the damage recovery fee will reduce from $4,000 to $500.
– If you rent a 4WD, the damage recovery fee will reduce $4,000 to $1,100.
– If you rent truck, van or bus, the damage recovery fee will reduce from $5,500 to $1,100.

As these may vary, contact our friendly team or refer to these details when booking online.  

Single Vehicle Accident recovery fee:

If you are the only party involved in an accident, or an incident involves a parked car, a Single Vehicle Accident fee of $2,200 will apply, unless renting a passenger or 4WD from a metro location.

Recovery Plus Protection

Lost keys? Flat battery? Run out of fuel? Need towing or a tyre change? Recovery Plus Protection is made to ensure you’re not out of pocket on such occasions.

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Thrifty car rental protection options

Protection options can be added onto your booking at step 3 of the online booking process. You can also choose your protection options when you pick up your rental vehicle. 

Conditions and some exclusions do apply. Please refer to our terms and conditions of rental for more information.

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