Skip the counter car rental

7th March 2020

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Tired of waiting for 30-60 minutes to pick up your rental car and start your holiday? Well your worries are finally over! is introducing a brand new feature 'Pre Registration' with some of our selected car rental companies.

How to skip the counter?

To skip the wait at the counter simply choose a car rental company who offers Pre-Registration. After you have searched for a car rental look out for the 'Pre-Registration' flag which looks like this:

p.s. you can also search for ONLY car rental companies who offer 'Pre-Registration' by using the filter on the left hand side if on desktop or table or if on mobile select 'Filter' from the top of the Search Results and then select 'Special Offer' and finally 'Pre-Registration'

What is Pre-Registration?

'Pre-Registration' allows you to check-in online in order to skip the counter and save time when picking up your rental car. It only takes 2 minutes to provide the car rental company with a few details ahead of time online so that you save time at the counter when you check in.

What details to I need to provide to Check-in online?

Depending of the specific car rental company Online Check-In typically requires you to provide the following driver details:

  • Driving License number, expiry date and country of issue
  • Address
  • Contact details
  • Date of birth

Why should I Pre-Register?

You save waiting time at the counter when you check in (pre-register) online. Just provide a few details like license information and date of birth and the car rental company will have your car ready when you arrive.

How does it work?

Many of our Suppliers offer "Skip The Counter" at many locations after you check in online. After you a purchase a 'Pre-Registration' car rental through you will receive an email from the car rental company with a link to where you can check in online.

Here's how it works:

  • When you "Pre-Register" you often don't need to visit the car rental desk. You can go straight to your car!
  • If the rental company requires you to check in at the desk you will save time by going stright to the front of the queue to pick up your vehicle quickly.
  • This optional service is offered free of charge at select locations with select car rental companies
  • To "Skip the Counter," you will be required to "Pre Register" and provide some driver and license information online

Which car rental companies provide "Skip the Counter" Pre-Registration?

The following car rental companies provide "Skip the Counter" Pre-Registration at selected locations exclusivley through

  • check Dollar
  • check Thrifty
  • check Europcar
  • check Keddy by Europcar
  • check Hertz
  • check Alamo
  • check Avis

The car rental company I want to pick does not offer Pre-Registration at my pick-up location?

If the company does not offer Pre-Registration check the average waiting time in the companies rating: