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Answer What I heard is that they don't want to deal with cars older than 3-4 years because they'll have to pay for repairs. Therefore, the only way to always have new c…ars is to sell the old ones. ** Rental companies must circulate 1-2 years to keep current with what the manufactures make. All rental compaies MUST purchase a certain amount of NEW manufactured cars- there fore they must get rid of the 'older ones' to dealerships to make room for that new stock. To re-coup the purchase costs, the sell the higher miles ones (typically 10-40k miles). (about 50-70% of cars you see at dealerships are purchased rental cars) As for 'not wanting to pay for repairs' .... rental companies DO make repairs. The ones they do not is if the total estimate of the damage exceeds the value of the car. -jsparkles
Every single rental company sells their cars. Some sell to auctions and some sell to private customers. Hertz is one that sells to customers, usually in auctions.
Rental companies sometimes sell their cars to auctions. But, many of the rental companies have jumped on the bandwagon and sell them online and different locations. I do know …Thrifty, Enterprise, Budget have a link on their website for car sales..
This is just a matter of personal opinion. The bigger rental car companies will focus more on customer service versus rental a car. If possible, I would stay clear… of the franchise rental cars. They only use the company name and make up their own set of rules. Stick to corporate and local companies with tested service. Local companies will be able to provide you better service and better deals. Here is a sample checklist when youa re looking for car rental companies: 1. Do a background check on the company. How long have they been operating? Do they have a corporate office or did you pick up the car at some nameless neighborhood? 2. Check their fleet. Reputable rental companies will allow you to choose from their fleet. Be sure to them your car preference, e.g. car brand, year and model, manual or automatic transmission, etc. 3. Check if the contract includes car insurance. Self-drive rental means higher insurance risk and participation fee, while hiring a chauffeur or driver decreases your insurance risk. Read through their policy carefully and make sure you understand them to avoid paying hidden fees. 4. Check if they have proper customer service support, which means they must have, among others, 24/7 customer service hotline, a website, an online reservation system, a social media presence/support, and on-call drivers. This is a sample of a car rental online reservation system. 5. Check for online promos. Reputable and trusted car rental companies periodically offer promos as a reward to their loyal and frequent customers. 6. Ask for a little extra in their service. If you have been renting a car from the same company, don't be embarassed to ask for a discount. Your bargaining power increases with the length of your car rental. For instance, in Manila, I always rent from Viajero Rent-A-Car (viajerorentacar.com) so whenever I come back, I ask for a little extra in their service which they happily provide. Again, don't be afraid to ask. If the car rental company passes all six items, then it is safe to say that you are renting from a reputable company. So go ahead and enjoy your trip!
There are many car hire companies that offer long term car hire contracts e.g. 6 month car rental or 12 or may be more than that. It totally depends upon the purpose of …hiring a car and you of course.
You can often buy ex-fleet cars from them.
"There are several car rental companies in Chattanooga, some examples are as follows:
my grandma's car company(prune express) and zipcar.com
No they do not because they are meant for buying cars not renting cars
Car rental companies get their car insurance from the distributors or dealerships where they have acquired their cars.
There is no number. They can sell their entire inventory if they choose.
Hertz seems to be the biggest competitor, recently buying out Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group. They have the lowest rates and were around for a long time.
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I know that Enterprise keeps the top 5% of their vehicles for direct resale at Enterprise Car Sales locations (there is also a website where you can search for particular cars… across the nation). I cannot speak for other agencies, but in general fleet cars are auctioned and wind up at various used car dealerships. They are not necessarily high-mileage cars, since cars will be sold at times when an optimal price can be obtained, depending on market conditions for used cars. I have seen cars with as little as 1,000 miles on them be sold out of the fleet, because the market price is hot at the time. In the United States, if you run a background check on a used car (such as AutoCheck), the report will state "FLEET" if the car has previously been part of a rental fleet or a corporate vehicle fleet. Such cars are not necessarily inferior, since they will (for the most part -- depending on the company and the branch) have been maintained on a regular schedule (new cars nag you when they need oil changes and such). In Enterprise's case, the best condition cars will be at their direct sale locations (Enterprise Car Sales). I do not know how other agencies handle their resales.
The most common car rental companies in the U.S. are generally found around airports. These include Avis, Enterprise, Budget, and other car companies.
Almost all of them do in Canada,
There are many great websites which offer rental car sales in many various places of the United States. A few of which are the Bidget website, and the car rentals section of …RetailMeNot.
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For 2013, in terms of fleet size, office locations, and revenue, the top 3 companies in the United States are: Enterprise Holdings (includes Enterprise, Alamo, National) -… 979,370 cars in service - 6,045 US locations - revenue $ 11,900,000,000 (in 2013) Hertz (includes Dollar, Thrifty) - 488,000 cars in service - 5,900 US locations - revenue $ 6,300,000,000 (in 2013) Avis Budget Group (includes Avis, Zipcar, Payless) - 344,000 cars in service - 3,100 US locations - revenue $ 5,200,000,000 (in 2013) (source http://www.autorentalnews.com/fileviewer/1897.aspx) As you can see, Enterprise is by far the largest in America. I work for Enterprise, and when I was hired I was told that Enterprise is the single largest buyer of new cars in the US annually. Another interesting detail: Enterprise is privately held, and all locations are corporate (no franchises).