“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 4,900 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
- 1983 with Esmark.
- 1984 with Beatrice
- 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
- 2001 with Cendant
- 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 is the most recent Avis reviews on ConsumerAffairs and this was just one out of 781 Avis reviews on the site:
“Our flight was cancelled and we switched flights, so had to switch arrival airports, Clearwater to Orlando. Avis said they didn’t have ANY cars in Orlando… since we pre-paid, there are no refunds, so we lost the entire amount, over $450. We went through the Avis lot on our way to our car with another company, and imagine my surprise when the Avis lot had more cars than anyone else! Shady, shady, shady. I guess they had more cars because most already knew what I just learned… Stay away from Avis” -April 12, 2016; John Ed of Lawrenceville
Take note, it’s not that hard to find Avis reviews, since the car rental company has its name all over the net in an infamous manner though. What I mean, they are popular for several complaints.
How To Reach Them?
- Website URL: www.avis.com
- Contact Number: (973) 496-3500
- Head Office Address: 6 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054
Drive with Avis? Or Get Driven by 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!