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A1 Exotics is a full service exotic car rental company offering a wide selection of rentals to the Greater NYC Area
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At A1 Exotic Luxury Services we require our renters to leave a $1,000 - $5000 security deposit on our exotic car rentals, this policy is applicable in both Miami and NYC locations. If any damage is uncovered that was not previously noted and had occurred during your rental we will simply bill against the deposit. We offer both cash and credit card “authorization” as viable options for deposits on our vehicles and accept all major credit cards. Our billable damages are as follows: curbed wheels $150/wheel, dings $200/per panel, scratches or scuffs (if not buffable) $200/panel/$50/panel if buffable.
Rental Requirements/Age Limits:
We require our renters to be a minimum age of 21 years or older, with full drivers license and insurance coverage.
A1 Exotic Luxury Services rentals are only available to insurance policy holders with insurance that transfers over to a rental vehicle, however on select vehicles we can offer damage waivers, ask an account manager for more info. Please note you usually must be an out of country client to take advantage of the insurance.
A1 Exotic Luxury Services requires our renters to carry an insurance policy in the event of an incident. In order to rent a vehicle, customers must use the insurance policy you already have on your owned or leased vehicle. Once the insurance information is received we will simply call the insurance company to verify its authenticity and you’re on your way!
Note: By insurance, we mean full coverage driver insurance on one or more vehicles (comprehensive, collision and liability). The ONLY special exception would be a client who has a AMEX Centurion card as this specific card offers damage waivers for high-end luxury and exotic vehicles (this service is not available for AMEX gold or platinum cardholders). Beware of companies that offer insurance to be purchased - fleet insurance is nearly impossible to obtain for these types of vehicles - if a company offers you insurance to purchase ask for a copy of there fleet insurance coverage to verify its authenticity. Most of the time, you're better off opening a new policy or upgrading your current policy (if that's an available option to you), that way you avoid the risk of being sued for the price of a Ferrari should you crash it with another rental company who falsely “sold” you insurance coverage.
A1 Exotic Luxury Services delivery charges vary to Miami, NYC and surrounding areas. Deliveries of 20 miles or more may be subject to special delivery rates. This charges are usually based on distance, we also account for depreciation that may occur on the vehicle going to and from your delivery destination.
Here is a Breakdown Of Curbside Delivery Estimates Based on Distance:
Tri-State Area: NYC/5 Boroughs: $200 each way
Northern NJ: $350 each way
Southern CT: $350 each way
Long Island: $125 each way
Southern NJ: $400 each way
Philadelphia: $400 each way
Northern CT: $400 each way
Upstate NY (North of Dutchess County): $600 each way
VT/MA/NH/RI: $600 each way
Miami/Fort Lauderdale: Complimentary
West Palm Beach: $75 each way
Tampa Bay: $400 each way
Orlando: $500 each way
Key West: $500 each way
A1 Exotic Luxury Services allows additional drivers to be added into the rental agreement at no additional charge to the client. Simply attach and send a copy of the additional drivers license and insurance prior to the rental. Additional drivers are still subject to the same age limits as listed above. We limit your additional drivers on each vehicle to one per vehicle.
A1 Exotic Luxury Services can often accommodate most pickup times in the Miami/NYC Area, in some cases the service may be complimentary or for a fee depending on the distance. Our business is not a "free-for-all" all renters will be expected to return the vehicle at the time the vehicle was received. Clients will be billed if they ignore our return policy and bring a vehicle back late. Speak to an Account Manager for further details.
We wish we could control the weather, but we don’t have superpowers that strong. From a business standpoint, we just can’t afford to offer a full refund anytime a client reserves a car and then it starts raining, so we unfortunately do not offer discounts, incentives, or refunds for weather unless there is a catastrophic hurricane or weather event.
In order to reserve a vehicle, we will collect a 50% deposit unless the rental is last minute. Your 50% deposit is not refundable so please only reserve vehicles if you're serious about actually renting them. We have found that some clients will book there exotic car before they book the flight or hotel, make sure you're 100% committed to the process before making a booking with an Account Manager, we can't stress this enough.
A1 Exotics accepts all Major Credit Cards (AMEX, MC, VISA, DISCOVER) or Cash Payments. And yes, tax still applies to cash deals - we’re not running a company with illegal practices.
Tickets & Tolls:
If ticketed or tolled while in a A1 Exotic vehicle, you will be held responsible for the towing costs, tolls, penalties or fees. Please make sure to ALWAYS keep your rental contract in the vehicle with you at all times - you WILL need this if you get pulled over and we will not be available to provide it to the police officer if you get pulled over at 2am.
A1 Exotic Luxury Services offers unlimited miles on most vehicles but some have complimentary 100 miles on our Exotic Cars and our Luxury Cars. Any additional miles will be subject to additional charges on top of your principal amount. Mileage overage is $12.00 per mile.
A1 Exotic Luxury Services reserves the right to pull your Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) at our own discretion before the beginning of you rental. We do not rent to clients who have a SUSPENDED license due to insurance and liability issues.
Our rental fleet in New York may not leave the states of PA, NJ, NY or CT unless given prior written approval. All rentals in Florida may not leave the State of Florida, no exceptions. Please note on the contract you will be agreeing that any violation of this fencing restriction grants us permission to report the car stolen.
Our fleet of vehicles may not be used under any circumstance for:
Any illegal purpose with any illegal intent
Towing or pushing of any large objects
Speeding or recklessly endangering another driver on the road
On any drag strip, race track, rally, or road course (this will result in immediate forfeiture of the vehicle rental)
Driving on any unpaved or poorly paved surface
Do not stand on the vehicles (hood, roof, trunk)
So you rented the car for three days but decided you only really needed it for two? Unfortunately, A1 Exotics does not offer refunds for early returns on rentals, if you’ve rented the vehicle for three days you will be expected to keep it for three days. We cannot issue any sort of credit or refund any sort of balance for early returns.
So you’ve rented your exotic car and you've decided it’s the perfect time to light up a nice cigarette, not so fast! Please do not smoke in our vehicles, we have a rotating inventory of vehicles and have no choice but to issue a fine of $500 to your deposit if you smoke in the vehicle. Often our cars are rented back to back. please consider the customers who will come after your when renting our vehicles, smoking in the car is inconsiderate and PROHIBITED.
Driving While Under the Influence or Intoxicated:
Please do not drink and drive while in the vehicles. These vehicles are investments, A1 Exotics reserves the right to forfeit any reservations or de-activate ignitions in the event we feel you are putting the car or yourself in danger. We understand for some of you, it's your first time in one of these types of vehicles and rightfully so, you want to show it off. This can be done responsibly without putting the car and yourself at risk, any client observed driving while under the influence will immediately forfeit the rental and the entire rental balance.
All of our vehicles are closely monitored via GPS tracking systems. We receive push notifications whenever each vehicle exceeds a certain speed. Please, by all means enjoy the cars, but this is not the fast and the furious, this is not to say we will call you every time you exceed a certain speed but if we receive an excessive amount of notifications you will be contacted. If we feel you are endangering yourself and the car frequently it may be grounds for a terminated rental. Special Note*: We are not buzz-killers we will obviously let you enjoy the car just don’t drive it like a maniac!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the first step in all of this?
The first step to getting yourself into one of our vehicles is to submit a quick quote request or call us at 516-497-8735 to speak with an account manager. Once you've received your quote we will send you the necessary reservation forms to reserve the vehicle and get everything set up for you. We require proof of valid driver license and valid full coverage vehicle insurance, as well as an additional 50% deposit depending on the dates, in order to reserve a vehicle.
Why do I have to leave a Security Deposit?
Exotic Car Rentals can be a risky business when dealing with $75,000-$500,000 vehicles. At A1 Exotics, our security deposits are a flat $1,000-$5,000 for both Miami and NYC locations. Once you have returned the vehicle you will receive your deposit back immediately (if left in cash) or within 3 to 5 business days (if left as a hold on your credit card) Please note, there have been scenarios where security deposits have taken longer to refund then 3 to 5 business days due to holidays or the receiving banks policy. Security deposits are held for incidentals that cannot be billed through insurance, such as a crack in a windshield, a scuff on a wheel, dent in a door, etc. Trust us, you don’t want an increase in your insurance premium anyway, it would cost you more in the long run than holding a small repair amount from your security deposit.
Can I rent the car for one day on the weekend?
We receive the highest amount of inquiries on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Because we have a limited amount of cars on our fleet, if we put the car out for one day to you on a weekend, we’ll likely end up turning down a two or three day rental. One of the largest issues A1 Exotics has run into with our continued growth as a company is having more clients than cars. As I’m sure you know, these rentals are investments for us and our overall goal (along with outstanding customer service) is to ensure we are getting the maximum return on investment on a month to month basis. For this reason, we enforce strict two day minimum policies on normal weekends and 3 day minimum policies on holiday weekends (Memorial Weekend, July 4th, New Years…to name a few). We know that many clients are looking to take advantage of this experience on an hourly or daily basis which is why we usually entertain these sorts of rentals on a Monday to Thursday basis.
On the bright side, we do offer exceptions to this rule. If you’re reading this on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday and we have inventory that has not fulfilled our 2 or 3 day weekend requirement we would be more than happy to fulfill a one day rental so long as no one has reserved that car in advance. Why do we enforce this policy so seriously? Let’s say we charge $1000 a day for a car and only rent it one day rather than 2 in a weekend and we make this exception for everyone who wants to rent for one day. By the end of the first year we would have lost over $56,000 on one car (and we have 15!). So, hopefully you can understand why we have this policy when you start to do the math.
Can I rent one of your luxury or exotic car rentals hourly?
Yes! A1 Exotics is the only company in Miami & New York offering hourly rentals .
Does my insurance cover the rental of my Lamborghini?
Believe it or not, yes. If you carry a full coverage driver insurance policy (comp, collision and liability) your insurance automatically covers you when you rent an exotic or luxury car from A1 Exotics. However, we will ask for a copy of your driver license and insurance so we can verify as some smaller insurance companies do not offer transferable coverage limits to rental vehicles. Major companies such as State Farm, Geico, Progressive, Allstate etc will almost always transfer to rental vehicles.
But if I have insurance, Why would you bill me for damage?
Security Deposits are held for minor scrapes or scuffs on our vehicles that are fixes too small to be billed through insurance. Because of this, we usually choose to bill directly from your security deposit. We bill $100 for scuffed wheels (per wheel) and $300 for major dings/scratches on the body (per ding/scratch). Once the charges are settled you will still be able to file a claim through your insurance and receive money back for any charges.
How many miles will get with my rental?
Our mileage offers vary based on your location. We offer a flex unlimited mileage policy if the vehicle is staying within Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties at our South Florida location. It's important to acknowledge at our Miami location we do however expect to be notified if you plan on driving a vehicle 200 or more miles in a day, especially if given a discounted rate as our vehicles depreciate quickly and we need to take that into account when considering if a rental is worth it or not. As for our New York location, we offer 125 free miles per day. Any additional miles will be subject to additional charges on top of your principal amount ($12/mi for higher end vehicles, $10/mi for lower end vehicles.) Feel free to discuss with an account manager if you have any questions/concerns regarding mileage charges.
What are the delivery charges?
We offer complimentary delivery and pickup within Miami Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Delivery charges are on a case by case basis out of our NYC location. Please note, we often offer a 2 hour delivery window on weekends as we are busier on weekends. NYC delivery charges range based on distance.
How old do I have to be to rent a car from A1 Exotics?
We require our renters to be a minimum age of 21 years or older, with full drivers license and insurance coverage.