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ACRISS (SIPP) Car Code

The ACRISS (SIPP) code is a car coding system. This identifies the features of a car so that you can be sure to get the same standard of car wherever you rent worldwide. You can refer to the key below to assist you when deciding on which car is right for your trip.

Example 1 – CDMN = Compact 4-5 Door Manual Unspecified Drive with No Air-Conditioning.

Example 2 – IWAR = Intermediate Wagon Automatic with Air-Conditioning.

Class

  • M = Mini
  • N = Mini Elite
  • E = Economy
  • H = Economy Elite
  • C = Compact
  • D = Compact Elite
  • I = Intermediate
  • J = Intermediate Elite
  • S = Standard
  • R = Standard Elite
  • F = Full Size
  • G = Full Size Elite
  • P = Premium
  • U = Premium Elite
  • L = Luxury
  • W = Luxury Elite
  • O = Oversize
  • X = Special

Type

  • B = 2-3 Door
  • C = 2/4 Door
  • D = 4-5 Door
  • W = Wagon/Estate
  • V = Passenger Van
  • L = Limousine
  • S = Sport
  • T = Covertible
  • F = SUV
  • J = Open Air Terrain
  • X = Special
  • P = Pick up Regular Cab
  • Q = Pick up Extended Cab
  • Z = Special Offer Car
  • E = Coupe
  • M = Monospace
  • R = Recreational Vehicle
  • H = Motorhome
  • Y = 2 Wheel Vehicle
  • N = Roadster
  • G = Crossover
  • K = Commercial Van/Truck

Transmission

  • M = Manual Unspecified Drive
  • N = Manual 4WD
  • C = Manual AWD
  • A = Automatic Unspecified Drive
  • B = Auto 4WD
  • D = Auto AWD

Air-Conditioning

  • R = Unspecified fuel/power with Air-Conditioning
  • N = Unspecified fuel/power with no Air-Conditioning
  • D = Diesel with Air-Conditioning
  • Q = Diesel with no Air-Conditioning
  • H = Hybrid with Air-Conditioning
  • I = Hybrid with no Air-Conditioning
  • E = Electric with Air-Conditioning
  • C = Electric with no Air-Conditioning
  • L = LPG/Compressed Gas with Air-Conditioning
  • S = LPG/Compressed Gas with no Air-Conditioning
  • A = Hydrogen with Air-Conditioning
  • B = Hydrogen with no Air-Conditioning
  • M = Multi Fuel/Power with Air-Conditioning
  • F = Multi Fuel/Power with no Air-Conditioning
  • V = Petrol with Air-Conditioning
  • Z = Petrol with no Air-Conditioning
  • U = Ethanol with Air-Conditioning
  • X = Ethanol with no Air-Conditioning

Rental Period

Hire Car rental periods are based on 24 hour periods not calendar days.

Insurance Excess

The amount the client is responsible for in the event the rental vehicle is damaged (whether the driver is at fault or not) or stolen.

Third Party

Provides cover for public liability and is subject to the car rental company’s terms and conditions on the rental agreement. We strongly recommend that travellers purchase travel insurance to cover themselves and their passengers.

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)

Covers the rental vehicle in the event of accidental damage to the rental vehicle other than by theft or attempted theft. An excess usually applies and the amount will vary depending on the pick up country and/or vehicle type.

Theft Protection (TP)

Covers the rental vehicle in the event of theft, attempted theft or vandalism. An excess usually applies and the amount will vary depending on the pick up country and/or vehicle type.

Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)

Covers the rental vehicle in the event of accidental damage and theft. An excess usually applies and the amount will vary depending on the pick up country and/or vehicle type.

Additional Liability Insurance (ALI)

Provides additional protection for bodily injury or death plus property damage.

Excess Reduction (ER)

Optional charge offered by the car rental company to reduce or waive the insurance excess in the event of an insurance claim against damage or theft.

Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)

Covers the driver and additional passengers of the rental vehicle for personal and physical injuries incurred in an accident.

Security Deposit

Amount frozen on the client’s credit card at time of collection. The amount frozen is usually the full insurance excess amount. However, if an insurance excess is not applicable or the full excess is not frozen then an amount may still be frozen for incidentals such as fuel bond, optional charges, loss of keys etc.

One Way Fee

This fee is imposed to cover the costs of returning the vehicle back to the originating location. In Australia & USA, charges may apply between cities within the same State and renting between States. Some countries charge for one way fees between airport and downtown locations within the same city.

Airport Fee

Charge applied by airport authorities for terminal and off terminal locations. In most cases, this charge is also applied to additional charges, such as one way fees, fuel option, child seat rental etc which are not included in the daily rate and are paid at the counter.

Premium Location Surcharge/Location Service Charge

Charge applied by car rental companies at selected downtown and railway locations. This additional item also includes the Airport Fee. In most cases, this charge is also applied to additional charges, such as one way fees, fuel option, child seat rental etc which are not included in the daily rate and are paid at the counter.

Vehicle Licensing Fee/Vehicle Road Registration Fee

Government imposed levy for each rental car in the car provider’s fleet. Charge to partially recover the vehicle registration costs.

Additional Driver

Additional to the main driver, registered and listed on the Rental Agreement.

Young Driver Surcharge

Surcharge payable by young drivers under a specific age.

Senior Driver Surcharge

Surcharge payable by senior drivers over &/or between a specific age.

Sealed Road

A road sealed with a hard material such as tar, bitumen or concrete.

Gazetted Roads

A sealed or unsealed road regularly maintained by a local, state or government body or council.

Walk-In
This term is used when you are picking up at the airport or rail station, but you are not arriving by flight or train

Drop Box
Most major rental locations have an out of hours drop box, which allows the renter to return their vehicle when an office is closed. If you require the use of a drop box at the end of your rental, please advise your reservation agent at time of booking or the rental counter before you pick up your rental car

Voucher
Once your booking is confirmed and paid you will receive a car rental voucher which is confirmation of your booking and payment and is to be presented to the rental car supplier at time of pick up. The voucher is not a rental agreement, you will be required to sign the rental agreement direct with the car supplier when collecting your hire car.

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