Cancel your membership if you do not want to pay the new annual fee
If you do not want to pay the new fee, you will need to cancel your membership by replying to the email you receive. For example, for those who cannot be contacted because their email address has changed, Hertz will automatically cancel their membership.
However, if you think you are a member of the service but haven’t received an email, it is best to contact Hertz directly to ensure you are not affected by the new fee. You can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact it using the online form.
You must cancel 14 days in advance to cancel. This means that you must do this at least 14 days before renewing your membership in order to avoid the fee. Of course, anyone can cancel for free as long as they do so 18 years before March (14 days before the fee is due on April 1st).
But don’t just cancel in a hurry because of the price increase – see if the service is still the cheapest for you overall. Some providers, such as B. Zip Car, offer similar 24/7 car rental programs, but fees may apply. Zip Car, for example, is free for members in London, but elsewhere in the UK you have to pay membership fees (the Smart Plan is £ 6 / month, although you get your membership costs back in credit every month).
Elsewhere in the UK, Europcar offers cheap rental cars for £ 1 a day – although there is a catch if you have to drop the car off at a specific location – usually an airport.
What does Hertz say?
A Hertz spokesperson said: “We are introducing a highly competitive nominal annual membership fee to ensure that we can continue to provide our customers with the high standards of service and experience they expect from us.”