Should I clean my rental car before returning it and how?
We don’t require customers to sanitize their rental vehicles before returning them; however, we do expect rental cars to be returned in the same condition that they were first rented in. At National, we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness in the industry with our Complete Clean Pledge. Following guidance from leading health authorities and in partnership with the travel industry, we pledge to go above and beyond our already rigorous cleaning protocols, including strict sanitizing procedures to protect the health and safety of all.
What steps are being taken to clean the rental cars?
Clean vehicles have always been important to us, but at this moment in time, we know vehicle cleanliness is even more critical.
Each of our vehicles is thoroughly cleaned between every rental and backed with the Complete Clean Pledge. This includes washing, vacuuming, general wipe down and sanitizing with a disinfectant that meets leading heath authority requirements, with particular attention to more than 20-plus high-touch points including:
· Key / key fob
· Steering wheel
· Steering column
· Seat belts
· Center console
· Door interiors
· Door pockets
· Interior door handles
· Exterior door handles
· Seat pockets / seat surfaces
· Areas between seats & consoles
· Areas between seats & doorjambs
· Cupholders / compartments
· Instrument panel
· Accessory panel / touchscreen
· Rearview mirror / side mirrors
· Visors / visor mirrors
· Dashboard / vents
· Gear stick / gear shift
· Trunk release
· Among any other high-touch areas
We also have measures in place to immediately isolate and quarantine any vehicle if needed.
What steps are being taken to clean the National shuttles?
Social distancing protocols are implemented as passengers board, ride and depart from our shuttle buses. We are limiting the number of passengers on each bus, encouraging a one-way flow as passengers board and ensuring that passengers from different parties keep appropriate social distancing from others.
High-touch areas of our shuttles are cleaned and sanitized using a disinfectant frequently between trips. This includes baggage racks, door handles, and seat backs. All surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with a disinfectant at least once per day.
What steps are being taken to clean National rental locations?
The Complete Clean Pledge extends to our locations, as well. This includes frequently sanitizing touchable surfaces with disinfectant throughout the day. These include counter tops, phones, tablet devices, payment devices, door handles, among other high-touch areas.
The cleaning guidance set forth in the Complete Clean Pledge is also aligned with the U.S Travel Association’s (USTA) “Travel in the New Normal” guidance.
What is National doing to protect and reduce risk during this Coronavirus outbreak?
Today – and every day – the safety and wellbeing of employees and customers is our top priority. For those working in our locations, we remain absolutely committed to providing them with a consistent and safe work environment during these unpredictable and challenging times. We are encouraging employees to follow health authority best practices like frequent hand washing and staying home if they're feeling ill.
We’ve also taken additional steps to ensure groups are practicing increased social distancing efforts while working, including limiting the number of employees at a location or within vehicles, avoiding large gatherings of employees, and encouraging employees to maintain distance from others whenever possible.