Renting with Hertz





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Renter Question PlatePass® Response
1. What is PlatePass? PlatePass is an electronic toll payment solution that enables you to use covered cashless toll collection lanes or all-electronic tollways, without the use of a personal transponder or paying the toll authority directly.
2. What are the benefits of PlatePass? • Speed and convenience
• No digging for exact change
• No waiting in cash-only toll lanes
• Ability to use all-electronic tollways and bridges, without using a
  personal transponder or paying the toll authority directly
• No sign up or prepayment required
3. How do I sign-up for PlatePass? Every rental car is PlatePass ready. No pre-enrollment or sign-up is required. No extra paperwork is required and you do not have to stop at the Hertz counter.
4. Where is PlatePass available? PlatePass is offered by Hertz throughout California (subject to some exclusions), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, North Carolina, Texas, Washington, and the Northeast U.S, as well as Puerto Rico. PlatePass is plate-based in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, Washington. PlatePass utilizes a transponder in the Northeast E-ZPass and I-Pass regions. For a complete listing of participating toll roads and state maps, please visit PlatePass.com/locations.
5. What if I do not what to purchase PlatePass? To avoid using PlatePass: (1) If your rental vehicle includes a transponder, make sure it remains secured within the shield box, with the shield box closed and (2) pay all tolls with cash, with your personal toll transponder (where permitted) compatible with the toll road and properly mounted in the rental vehicle, or directly to the toll authority (where permitted). Some tollways without cash lanes permit payment in other ways and at other times. Toll authorities sometimes change their toll payment options. Check with the applicable toll authority to learn all payment options.
6. How much does PlatePass cost? You will be charged for each toll at the highest, undiscounted toll rate plus a $5.95 convenience fee for each calendar day when tolls are incurred. There is no maximum PlatePass convenience fee.
7. How will charges appear on my credit card? PlatePass charges applied to your credit card statement will read: Hertz Toll Charge - ATS. Charges usually appear on the credit card statement within 1-3 weeks after the rental agreement has closed. Charges will not appear on your rental invoice. Hertz has assigned the right to bill and collect PlatePass charges to ATS Processing Services LLC/PlatePass LLC as Hertz’ agent. See your rental agreement for more information on fees.
8. What if I am paying cash and I don't have a credit card on file? You can still use PlatePass. A paper invoice will be sent to you approximately 1-3 weeks after the completion of your rental.
9. What happens if I fail to pay? Failure to pay your account in full may cause the following to occur: • Your account may be sent to a collection agency and you may incur additional fees. • Your ability to rent a vehicle in the future may be affected.
10. How can I obtain a receipt? You may obtain a summary of PlatePass charges at platepass.com/receipt by entering your rental agreement number and rental date.
11. What happens if I use tollways not covered by PlatePass? You must pay cash or use a transponder compatible with the tollway. If you do not pay for tolls with cash or transponder, you will be issued a toll violation. PlatePass is not available on tollways in Alabama, Alaska, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, California roads: I-10, I-110, SR 91, I-15 Express Lanes, SR 125, I-580, I-680, SR 237, and Contra Costa Express Lane., or Washington SR-167 HOT lane.
12. What if I am renting in Northern California? The Golden Gate Bridge is an all-electronic tollway and does not accept cash or credit card for toll payment at the time of use. Customers who drive on the Golden Gate Bridge will be enrolled into PlatePass unless they (1) use their own transponder that is fully funded, properly mounted and compatible with the tollway, or (2) pay the toll authority directly online, by phone, or in person (at various locations) up to 30 days prior to crossing the bridge or within 48 hours after crossing the bridge. For more information, see bayareafastrak.org. Customers who use the Golden Gate Bridge without making payment—with their own transponder or via the direct payment options to the toll authorities described above—will be charged for PlatePass per the terms of their rental agreement. Coverage is NOT available on I-580, I-680 and Contra Costa Express Lanes. (If you use these tollways without paying, you may be pulled over and ticketed by law enforcement.)
13. What if I am renting in Southern California? Customers who drive on Southern California tollways SR 73, 133, 241, or 261 will be enrolled into PlatePass unless they (1) use their own transponder that is fully funded, properly mounted and compatible with the tollway, or (2) pay the toll authority directly by using a toll authority-approved means of payment within 5 days after toll occurrence. For more information, see thetollroads.com. Customers who use the Southern California toll roads listed above without making payment—with their own transponder or via the direct payment options to the toll authorities described above—will be charged for PlatePass per the terms of their rental agreement. Coverage is NOT available on I-10, I-110, SR 91, I-15 Express Lanes and SR 125. (If you use these tollways without paying, it will be treated as a violation per the terms of your rental agreement.)
14. What if I have additional questions about PlatePass? You can call PlatePass Customer Service at 877-411-4300.
15. What if I have other questions about my rental agreement? You can call Hertz Customer Service at 800-654-4173.
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