We try harder blog posts


To add to Scotland’s excellent efforts at the Falkirk Wheel I am delighted to announce that we raised approximately £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support courtesy of the Avis Charity Day held in Birmingham on Saturday. The day ‘kicked off’ with 11 teams representing head office, our rental locations, partners and suppliers who were all competing for the much-coveted We Try Harder Cup. The forecast was not looking favourable but the weather turned out to be fantastic. And despite all the pr Read More >>

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It is really great to see so many people at Avis get involved in local community projects and charity fundraising around the country. Our nominated charity is MacMillan Cancer Support and they give invaluable support for people living with cancer by providing information, self-help groups, carer support and financial assistance. Over the year we run a number of events to raise as much as we can to support them. Last weekend 30 members of our team in Scotland braved the elements as they walked an Read More >>

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Washing and valeting our cars in between hires can be a hectic job. The teams work very hard to make sure cars are spick and span every time for the next renter. They often find property people have left behind in the vehicles. Nothing more annoying than leaving your wallet or ipod in the car and not realising until you’re on the plane! We often get anguished phone calls from airside customers or customers who have arrived home and realised they left a CD in the car. Happily we’re al Read More >>

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I am sad to announce that Warren Avis, the founder of Avis Rent A Car, has passed away aged 92. One of the reasons why I love working for Avis is its interesting history, a history that is coloured by bold, pioneering individuals whose legacy has shaped the Avis of today. Warren Avis was undoubtedly one of those individuals. He was a decorated pilot, serving in World War II with the US Army Air Corps. Legend has it that he was inspired to start up a car rental business during this service when Read More >>

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I’ve been looking forward to the launch of this blog for quite a while, so I’m really pleased that it’s up and running now. We didn’t have to look far to find a good title for it – ‘We try harder’ has been the Avis motto for more than 40 years. But doing the blog has started me thinking more about the importance of our history as a company, and I’ve been doing lots of research into the subject! In 1963 Avis launched an ad campaign that was very bold and gutsy. Its message was: Read More >>

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At Avis we’re all really excited by this blog launch. It is the logical outcome of the work we’ve been doing over the past couple of years. We want to understand what you expect and would like to see from a leading car rental company – and then, if it’s possible, give it to you. This was our thinking with Avis’s Inspired Change programme, which started in 2005. Over the summer we interviewed nearly 13,000 customers across Europe, and we must have read several novels-worth of feedback. Read More >>

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Why we love to blog

At Avis, we really do try harder. We pioneered blogging in the car rental world and we aim to make our blog much more than just an information source. You can use our blog to ask questions or tell us what’s important to you when you hire a car. We try harder because we care what you think, so we really do value your feedback.

New to car rentals? Our blog gives you tips and advice on getting the most out of your Avis car hire experience. You can find information about booking and hiring your car, safety tips, and eco driving. We also provide driving advice and the latest news about our fleet.

We understand that hiring a car is just one part of your trip, so our blog covers other aspects of holiday and business travel too. Whether you want to know more about business travel hire conditions, access to location and city guides or ideas for families travelling with children, it’s all here.

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