Thrifty Non-smoking Fleet Policy

Thrifty Non-smoking Fleet Policy

Thrifty is committed to providing a safe, clean fleet for our customers and employees. In order to better deliver on this commitment, all Thrifty vehicles are non-smoking. A $400 cleaning fee will be assessed for vehicles returned with evidence of smoking.

Thrifty has committed to providing a safe, clean fleet for our customers and employees. In order to achieve this, the decision has been made to implement a non-smoking policy for all vehicles.

Thrifty transitioned all vehicles to non-smoking in February of 2013. Previously, Thrifty maintained a non-smoking fleet and provided vehicles that had been smoked in to those who preferred them. Smoking is no longer accepted as a preference.

Anyone who occupies a Thrifty vehicle in the US and Canada must comply with the smoke-free policy by refraining from smoking in Thrifty vehicles. All Thrifty vehicles are non-smoking.

Smoking may be permitted in designated smoking areas and in accordance with state and local laws dependent on location. Please see the location for details.

A $400 fee may be assessed to cover the cost of vehicle cleaning. De-smoking requires a vehicle be taken out of service for up to 24-hours so it can be cleaned with a natural deodorizer and an oxidation process.

All Thrifty vehicles are non-smoking. Smoking is not permitted in any Thrifty vehicle regardless of the presence of a sticker.

All vehicle occupants must refrain from smoking in the vehicle at all times. When receiving a vehicle, inspect it before leaving the rental location to ensure it is smoke-free. If evidence of smoking is found at the time of rental, notify a member of the Thrifty staff.

Vehicles with evidence of smoking are thoroughly cleaned, vacuumed and treated with a natural deodorizer and an oxidation process. De-smoking requires the vehicle to be taken out of service for up to 24 hours, therefore a Cleaning Fee of $400 may apply when evidence of smoking is present.

A Thrifty employee must either:

  • Witness the customer smoking in a vehicle,
  • Find evidence of smoking, such as ashes, cigarette butts or burns, or
  • Smell smoke within the vehicle.

The Instant Return Representative makes the determination if a vehicle has been smoked in. If there is no Instant Return Representative available when the car is returned, the Vehicle Service Attendant will make the determination.

In most cases you will know before leaving the Thrifty lot. If no Return Representative is present you will see the charge on your final receipt.

No. The choice to smoke is a personal one. Thrifty is committed to providing safe, clean vehicles to all customers. As one step to fulfill that commitment, Thrifty vehicles are nonsmoking. If local or state law allows, there may be designated smoking areas at Thrifty locations.

Report the incident to the nearest Thrifty employee with a description of the vehicle and, if possible, the license plate number.

Report the incident to the nearest Thrifty location manager with a description of the employee, vehicle and, if possible, the license plate number.