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Frequently Asked Questions

Driver’s License Requirements

  • License must be issued from the State/Province of Residence.
  • License may not be expired.
  • No Learners Permits or photocopies of any kind.
  • A temporary DL will not be accepted.

International Driver’s License

  • License must be issued from the Country of Residence.
  • All drivers must have a valid non-expired driving license and photographic identification to be produced at the time of rental.
  • Two part license holders must produce both parts.

Additional Drivers

  • All additional drivers must meet the same primary renter requirements.
  • Additional drivers must appear at the rental office with the primary renter.
  • Additional drivers will be added at the rental office.
  • Additional drivers must present a valid driver's license.

Age Requirements

  • The primary renter and any additional drivers of the vehicle must be at least 25 years of age.

Youthful Driver

Between the ages of 21 and 24 years of age.


An amount based on type of vehicle and rental agreement for security purposes. Your method of payment determines how long it takes for your rental deposit to be returned.

Rental Cost

  • Rates and rental requirements/policies are available at the office location.
  • To view types of rental cars we offer simply go to the vehicle page.

Mileage Policy

Mileage will be determined upon the rental agreement.

Payment Options

Credit Cards: At the time of rental, a major credit card must be presented with available credit, in the renter's name. The signature on the back must match the name imprinted on the card and the signature on the rental contract. In addition to the cost of the rental, a deposit will be required for security purposes. This deposit will be returned to you upon satisfactory check-in of the rental vehicle.

Credit Cards Honored

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • VISA

Rental Car Classification

  • Compact SUV
  • Intermediate/Mid-Size
  • Full Size
  • Mid-Size SUV
  • Convertibles
  • Mini-Vans
  • Cargo Van

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Standard Features on Rental Cars

  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic transmission
  • Power locks
  • Power windows
  • AM/FM radio
  • Power or power-assisted steering

Additional features, such as CD players, XM radios are not available on all vehicles and cannot be guaranteed.

Rental Cargo Van

S. A. Rentals has modern commercial cargo vans that are well maintained and are available for daily, weekly or monthly rentals. Cargo Vans are driver-friendly and not difficult to maneuver.

Insurance Coverage

If you would like to know the exact amount and/or cost of the coverage:

  • You may contact the office directly at 941-923-5293.

S. A. Rentals offers the following Protection Option:

DAMAGE WAIVER (DW) is offered at the time of rental for an additional daily charge.

DW is not insurance. The purchase of DW is optional and not required to rent a car. The protection provided by DW may duplicate the renter's existing coverage. S. A. Rentals is not qualified to evaluated the adequacy of the renter's existing coverage; therefore the renter should examine his or her credit card protections, automobile insurance policies or other sources of coverage that may duplicate the protection provided by DW.

The cost of Damage Waiver varies by each individual rental contract. The daily cost is determined by length of rental agreement. The exact amount can be provided to you when you call the office at 941-923-5293.

Vehicle Pick Up

  • Vehicles can only be picked up during normal business hours or by appointment.
  • If you are unable to pick up the vehicle prior to closing, please contact the office during business hours to make other arrangements.

Return Policy

We require that all rental vehicles be returned during normal business hours. If you want to return a vehicle when the business is closed you must check with the office when picking up your vehicle.

Please Note: Vehicles must be returned to the same location where picked up.

After Hours

We may allow returns after business hours upon prior notification and approval. We will then inform you of procedures we have in place for your early or late return. Please remember to check with the office when picking up your rental vehicle for exact procedure.

Please Note: A vehicle that is returned after hours will not be checked in until the next business day. If returning after business hours when the office is closed, the customer is responsible for the vehicle until the satisfactory check-in of the rental vehicle the next business day.

Rental Extension

If you have already picked up your vehicle and wish to make changes:

  • You will need to contact the office at 941-923-5293 to discuss the availability of an extension.
  • You will not be able to add additional days on-line nor over the phone once you have picked up your rental vehicle.
  • If the office is closed, please contact us the following business day.

Flight Delay

Please call the main office at 941-923-5293. We will honor the rental with advance notice and provide proper arrangements. There is no need to update the reservation unless; the flight is going to be delayed until the next morning.

If you are going to arrive after business hours you must contact the office, unless other agreements have been made.

Change Reservation

If you wish to change your reservation, please notify the office at 941-923-5293 as soon as possible. We are often able to make changes with advance notice.

Cancel Reservation

If you should need to cancel your reservation, please have the common courtesy to notify us as soon as possible so other renters are not inconvenienced.


S. A. Rentals offers some of the most competitive rates in the local industry; we offer special seasonal rates throughout the year.

Some of our best rental deals are:

  • Weekly rates
  • Monthly rates

These special rates vary with season and are subject to change.

S. A. Rentals does NOT offer a discount for AARP.

We do not have a partnership agreement with AARP to offer a discount. We already incorporate discounts in our continuous competitive rates.


In order to determine your mileage it will depend on your contract agreement.

Mileage can and will be different based on:

  • When you want to pick up the vehicle
  • Length of rental agreement
  • What size vehicle you would like to rent

Grace Period

Generally there are a few minutes as a grace period for daily rentals.

Please Note: A vehicle that is returned after hours will not be checked in until the next business day. If returning after hours when the office is closed, the customer is responsible for the vehicle until the satisfactory check-in of the rental vehicle the next business day.

Fuel Charges

Before returning the rental car, you must refuel the vehicle to the same fuel level you received when you picked up the rental vehicle.

Towing Policy

S. A. Rentals does not allow a hitch to be attached or towing of any kind to the rental vehicle.

Child Safety Seat

S. A. Rentals takes child safety and protection very seriously. Keeping your child safe in the vehicle is one of the most important things you can do, so please consider the following steps when renting a child safety seat:

  • As the customer you are responsible for complying with all applicable seat belt and child restraint laws.
  • Customers must install child safety seats themselves. Employees of S. A. Rentals may not install the child safety seats; however we are happy to carry them to your rental vehicle.


We do not provide GPS services at this time.

Toll Rate

S. A. Rentals does not offer the Toll Pass program.

We look forward to the day in which we can provide such services to travelers and eliminate the need for them to wait in long cash payment lines at a toll plaza.

Citation Information & Payment

If you paid for your car rental with a credit card or debit card; we can directly charge that card. There is no need to do anything else. If you prefer to use another card, please call the office immediately:

Office: 941-923-5293

If you wish to contact us by e-mail:

  • Select Contact Us at the top of our website page, select Email Us and complete the requested information.
  • If you wish to pay your violation by check, please mail your payment and the citation number (as indicated in our letter) to the following address:

    S. A. Rentals - Citations
    5041 S. Tamiami Trail
    Sarasota, Fl 34231-4255

Toll Pass Service enables customers to drive without worrying about unexpected tolls or having exact change at the time of passing through a tollgate. The daily Toll Pass Service fee does not include the actual toll charges.

You will be notified about each individual toll or violation.

Billing Questions

If you have a question about your bill, please contact the office. (The telephone number and address is on the rental contract).

Lost & Found

We make every effort to hold items that are left behind in a rental vehicle or at the main office.

Please note: The company is not financially responsible for lost items.

To inquire about a lost item, please contact the office at 941-923-5293.

To inquire about a lost item through email,

Select Contact Us at the top of our website page, select Email Us and complete the requested information.

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5041 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231


Open 6 Days A Week
with After Hours By Appt.
Sunday By Appt. Only

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