We’ve all seen those early summer cars – packed to the roof with quilts and cuddly toys, clothes and portable TVs, as parents struggle to get their kids home from university in just one trip. But why squash it all in and stress your suspension, when Avis Car Rental can provide the perfect ride with all the space you need?

The annual migration home from Britain’s universities will be all too familiar to many parents. Trekking halfway across the country in comfort only to have the car filled to bursting with a year’s worth of student stuff, plus your beloved offspring, for the return journey. Not to mention a term’s worth of dirty clothes packed in black bags for Mum to wash!

The toll it takes on your car just doesn’t bear thinking about – extra miles, extra weight, extra fuel – and it’s usually uncomfortable and often frankly dangerous too, as their delightful CD collection all but blocks the view out of the back window. Worst of all, you know full well you’ll only have to do it all again in reverse in a few months time.

Well this year, call Avis and give yourself, and your car, a well earned break. The extensive Avis fleet includes a wide range of estate cars and people carriers specifically designed to carry larger loads in comfort and safety.

Choose a spacious estate or the flexibility of a people carrier. Who knows, you might have enough space to be able to share the ride home with another student and halve the costs for everyone. Check out liftshare.com to see who else is going your way.

Whichever you choose, renting a car from Avis means you’ll get it all done in one trip, with no wear and tear on your own car, or your nerves. And with Avis’s great value rentals and fuel-efficient late model vehicles, that could mean quite a saving.

If, like many students, your child has taken it upon themselves to move as far away as possible to study, (while still expecting you to fetch and carry them of course) it’s well worth adding an extra driver to share the load. An Avis GPS could also be a good value investment to ensure you take the most efficient route and avoid all the traffic jams along the way.

Short of abandoning them to make their own way home, the university run is a summer tradition that can’t be avoided. But with a little planning and the help of the friendly team at Avis Car Rental, it needn’t be such a chore this year.

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I am pleased to announce that Avis UK has launched its “Home Delivery” service across the UK. Designed to make the car rental experience more convenient, Avis customers can now request for their rental car to be delivered directly to their home and for it to be collected again at the end of the car hire period.

Avis Home Delivery is ideal for customers that don’t really have the time to pick a hire car up, particularly when they don’t live near a station. It offers them a convenient service and at just £10 each way, it’s great value for money.   This time-saving product is available to UK households across the country* between 08:00 and 18:00, six days a week. 
For more details or to make a reservation visit www.avis.co.uk/homedelivery or call 0844 581 8181.

* Available across the country, with the exception of London

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