For Hotwire Hot Rate rentals, you will see the name of the car rental agency immediately after you complete your booking and your account has been charged. By providing quotes anonymously, top car rental agencies can offer their lowest prices. The total price you see is the total price you'll pay. Hotwire charges you for the full rental amount - including applicable tax-recovery charges and fees - when you complete your booking. This means you have prepaid. All Hotwire Hot Rates rentals include unlimited mileage.
Please note that Hotwire Hot Rate bookings are final and cannot be refunded, changed, exchanged, or transferred. These restrictions enable car rental agencies to better manage their unsold rental cars, and they're a big reason why we can offer you great travel deals.
For regular-rate rentals, Hotwire makes a reservation for you with the rental agency and estimates the charges based on the agency's published rates, taxes and fees. When you reserve a car through Hotwire at a regular-rate, your account will not be charged. Actual rental charges will be billed by the agency when you return the car, and reservations may be canceled at any time without penalty. Unless otherwise indicated, all regular-rate rentals include unlimited mileage. Any fees associated with special requests (e.g., GPS, child seats, racks) will not be included in our estimate. See also: How do I take care of any special service requests (e.g., ski racks, hand controls)?