How Did Avis Start?
“We Try Harder” has been the company’s slogan for 5 decades now. However in 2012 the slogan was changed to “It’s Your Space” as a sign of improvement to service quality through the years. Join me as I pry into Avis and see how hard they’ve been trying for 69 years.
Avis Rent a Car System was founded in 1946 by Warren Avis using three cars from Willow Run Airport (Ypsilanti, Michigan). Mr. Avis was an American entrepreneur who died at age 92.
What is Avis?
Avis is an American online car rental company which operates in more than 4900 locations with over 30,000 employees.
Did you know AVIS stands for Advanced Vehicle Identification System? This company was owned by several companies in time from:
|1962||with Investment Group Lazard Freres|
|1965||with ITT Corporation|
|1977||with Norton Simon|
|1986||with Investment Firm Wesray Capital Corporation|
|1987||under an Employee Share Ownership Plan|
|1989||with 29% stake from General Motors|
|1996||with HFS Corporation|
|2006||with Avis Budget Group|
Avis is a user-friendly Rent a Car System which traces its roots back almost 7 years. Given the long term of the business, Avis provides top-notch Car rental services. So let’s dissect their page. Booking a Car Reservation is the main service. The option to request a copy of receipt is shown next to modifying reservations.
TripIt, a leading mobile trip organizer, merged with Avis as of October 4th, 2011. This joining of two companies helped customers access their travel itineraries by TripIt linked with their car reservation by Avis in one shot.
Why NOT Avis?
I tried to read the most recent Avis reviews. I personally trust the company however judging thru some of customer’s complaints mixed with appreciation. I suddenly felt unsure with Avis. Be the judge. Here are the Top 2 of the latest negative and positive Avis Reviews:
“My family needed a rental for a vacation to Florida in October. I requested a mid sized SUV with low mileage. I picked up a brand new Chevy Traverse SUV. That was a great surprise, we were very happy. The service at Avis was excellent. Also, if you prepay the rental fee you get a very nice savings. I will absolutely return to Avis when I need a rental. There was no crazy up sell at the counter for insurance I didn’t need. That was nice as well.”
“ We used this truck for a local move from West long branch to Eatontown NJ. We went to the Quick Check feet away from the drop off and filled it up with gas. This merchant tried to charge us $6 for gas and $30 to fill it! I tried talking to him but he basically called me a liar. The business is a scam and will try to charge you for extras you didn’t incur. They never sent me a final bill, so I’m glad I checked my bank statement. Also, the truck was disgusting and didn’t work well (broken handles and ramp.) I would NEVER do business with them again. The main Budget company itself was no help as they themselves couldn’t reach the local merchant by phone all day. When asked to speak to a supervisor I was put on hold four times and no one came back on the line.”
- Website URL: www.avis.com
- Contact number: (973) 496-3500
- Head Office Address: 6 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054
My Final Say to Avis
It was fun to learn while reading these Avis reviews. The online Rent a Car System really made a mark in their field of business. They are consistently getting the award for “World’s Leading Business Car Rental Company” since 2011. What can you say about them? Feel free to leave a comment below!