Avis, along with the other car hire companies, get extremely busy over Christmas. In fact, it’s one of our busiest periods of the year. With our busy periods, the demand for our cars can easily outstrip supply. So, we recommend that if you need a car for the Christmas period, book as early as possible.
Firstly, this will help you guarantee getting a car (because if the past few years are to go by we will sell out). Secondly, the earlier in advance you book, the better the price you are likely to get. As described in the blog post “Tips for getting the best price”, our pricing works similar to airlines with prices getting more expensive as the plane fills up (except of course we fill up cars not planes!)
Another tip is that if you need rent a car one way, look out for some bargains. To help us get our cars into the right locations, we are currently putting in place some good prices on one way rentals into Heathrow and Gatwick airports and into our busiest locations in Central London. These prices will be available soon from many of our locations in and around the Midlands, South and South East regions.