In most countries, the minimum age for renting a car is 21 years old. In the USA and in Canada, the minimum age is 25 years old. In some countries, a young driver surcharge is applied for renters below the age of 25.

In most countries, a minimum age is required for superior class car rentals (Mercedes Benz, BMW, etc.). In addition, the renter must be in possession of two different credit cards.