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Offering good deals on weekly car rentals, Avis is undoubtedly one of the best options on the market when it comes to hiring a vehicle for several days, despite its steep additional driver cost. Its homepage is simple enough to operate, and a quick scroll down displays various offers such as 10% back on an Amazon Gift Cards and 30% off base rates with Avis For Business.


Once you have entered all your preferences, Avis takes you to a new page with a whole host of different vehicles to choose from, starting with the cheapest. There is no option to add a filter to your results, nor can you sort by any particular category, such as price or size. Furthermore, unlike Hertz, details of exactly what the rate includes are not made abundantly clear with an easily accessible checklist. This makes it difficult to know how accurate the price shown will be compared to the final price at check-out.


The rewards program Avis Preferred offers frequent customers the opportunity to benefit from repeat bookings using the website. Points can be used for rentals, upgrades and accessories, while you can also go straight to your car and drive off at Avis Preferred locations around the world. However, rental day rewards start at 700 points, with one dollar equalling one point, making it much more difficult to benefit than other car rental websites’ rewards schemes.


That being said, their offers section includes a whole range of different promotions, including ‘Save and Donate, in which a percentage of the booking is given to particular charity. Like Hertz, you can also purchase certified rental cars with a 12-month warranty and various coverage such as breakdown and towing costs. This makes Avis not only a good place to rent a car but also a viable option for buying one.

  • A whole host of different promotions, including ‘Save and Donate’ which benefits charities
  • Cheap rates on weekly rentals
  • Rewards scheme available for frequent customers
  • No filters to refine search results
  • No checklist of what the rate includes
  • Rewards program requires lots of points to benefit