Last Updated on August 17, 2022 by Michael

Senior drivers may wonder if there is a maximum age to rent a car. As long as you have a valid driver’s license, you should be able to rent a car in the United States and Canada. Rental car companies here typically do not typically impose a maximum age limit.

While there is no maximum age to rent a car in the US, it can be a different story when you travel elsewhere. Age limits vary between rental agencies and from country to country, but often fall between age 70 and 80. If you are over age 70 and would like to rent a car in another country, always check the rental agency’s terms and conditions before making a reservation.

Car Rental Age Limits in the U.S. & North America

In the United States, major rental car companies generally allow senior drivers with valid driver’s licenses to rent vehicles in the 50 states and District of Columbia. There is also no age limit for car rentals in Canada, but there is generally an age limit of 75 for rental cars in Mexico.

Ask AutoSlash for a Quote on a Cheap Car Rental

Want to rent a car in Puerto Rico? Three rental car firms—Advantage, Europcar and Sixt—do not rent to drivers over the age of 75 in the U.S. territory.

The information is disclosed in both the “Age Restrictions” and “Rental Policy and Rules” that a renter must accept before booking. While those three companies have a firm upper age cap, other major rental car companies do not. So if you are over 75 with a valid driver’s license, simply avoid these three firms in Puerto Rico.

AARP Benefits for Car Rentals Over Age 50

If you are over 50, we recommend joining the AARP because you can get great rates for rental cars in the United States.

Car Rental Age Limits Outside the United States

Rental car companies in more than 20 countries impose maximum age limits. The listed age differs by country and provider but we’ve seen prohibitions on drivers as young as 65 years old, which seems ludicrous.

Restrictions generally follow one of three models, which may vary from one company to the next.

outright ban on renters above the specified agerequirement that renters over a specified age produce documented proof (medical, insurance, and/or driving) of suitabilityimposition of an older renter fee and/or the requirement to purchase overpriced insurance, similar to the Young Renter Fee imposed on drivers under 25

Note, that just because one company i