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    Health and safety measures for a car hire with Hertz during COVID-19

    Car Hire with Hertz during the Corona crisis

    A subsidiary of Hertz Global Holdings Inc., the Hertz Corporation is a worldwide car rental operation consisting of some of the best-known brands in the industry, namely Thrifty, Dollar, Hertz and Firefly. The company has more than 10,000 pick-up and drop-off locations in places as far and wide as New Zealand, Australia, North and Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Caribbean. As one of the largest and most-renowned car hire suppliers, customers booking a car hire with Hertz during COVID-19 can relax in the knowledge that they will be travelling in complete safety and comfort wherever they are in the world.

    As a major car hire broker with almost 70 years of experience, Auto Europe offers the most convenient car hire options at towns, cities and airports in over 180 different destinations worldwide. We work with all the world's leading car rental companies, including Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly, whose vehicles can be reserved through our booking engine in just a few clicks of the mouse. Select your destination and dates and Auto Europe will find you the cheapest prices on the Internet. Our award-winning rental specialists can easily be reached by calling +49 89 412 09 786 should you have any questions about booking a car hire with Hertz throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

    Car Hire Hertz - Safety measures to protect clients from Coronavirus

    Operating with regular opening hours, every Hertz car hire station has implemented strict health and hygiene measures to ensure the safety of both staff and customers all over the world. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a very situation and needs to be closely monitored in order to keep up with the latest governmental guidelines, always in full compliance with WHO (World Health Organisation) directives. Besides adhering to the most up-to-date hygiene procedures, Hertz has introduced a series of additional measures to guarantee that each vehicle is thoroughly cleaned to prevent contamination and eradicate the risk of infection.

    Measures and procedures for cleaning

    In addition to the company's renowned excellence and very high standards, every car hire with Hertz during COVID-19 is subject to a thorough and very extensive cleaning process which includes both the interior and exterior of the vehicle. Prior to each rental period, the supplier's main focus is on the most frequently-touched surfaces, most notably the steering wheel, gear-stick, dashboard and door handles, all of which are subject to total disinfection with materials recommended by the health authorities. In the event of a driver or any passenger becoming infected with the coronavirus, the vehicle is immediately withdrawn from service and quarantined for the required period of time.

    The below health and safety measures are implemented by staff at every Hertz location

    • All the most frequently-touched surfaces of the vehicle, including the door handles, seat-belts, car keys, dashboard, gear-stick and steering-wheel, etc. are thoroughly cleaned with a special mix of soap and water.
    • This soap and water (as well as the employee's clothing) are regularly changed in the interests of hygiene.
    • Any disposable products used during the cleaning process are promptly destroyed once the vehicle has been cleaned.
    • After the vehicle has been moved to the pick-up point, all its most frequently-touched surfaces are thoroughly cleaned once again in order to further protect the subsequent driver and their passengers.
    • Prior to the start of the next rental period, the vehicle's keys are thoroughly disinfected with a special cleaning agent.
    • Hertz staff are under strict instructions to wear disposable gloves during every stage of the preparation process.
    • Throughout the hours of a typical shift (ie 8am-4pm), all the most frequently-touched services in the reception area are also thoroughly cleaned at least twice during that work period.

    New: Introduction of the new "Hertz Gold Standard Clean"-seal

    For extra peace of mind, customers are urged to look for the "Hertz Gold Standard Clean"-Seal when renting a car hire with Hertz during the Covid-19 pandemic. With this special seal of quality and cleanliness, travellers can rest assured that they are the first person to be in contact with the vehicle following a thorough process of cleaning and disinfection prior to the next rental.