Hertz - maximum travel comfort
Hertz is an example of a successful car rental business. Starting with ten used cars, it has grown to seven thousand rental points in various countries of the world. We will tell you a little about the history of the company and what are the advantages of car rental for travelers.
History of the Hertz company
In 1918, Walter Jacobs founded a car rental company in Chicago. To do this, he bought some old Fords, repaired them and gave them a proper look. Jacobs ' service has gained popularity, and the idea of short-term car rental has also interested others. Five years later, a certain John Hertz became a co-owner of the company. Herz had previously owned a taxi company and was engaged in the public transport business.
The company became known as the Hertz Drive-Ur-Self System, which was later renamed The Hertz Corporation. At the same time, the black and yellow color was approved as a brand name.
In 1932, the first car rental points began to operate in Chicago and abroad (Canada).
In 1961, Hertz died, leaving behind a thriving company.
By the 80s of the last century, the corporation's services could already be used at 800 car rental stations. Hertz has regularly modified the car rental procedure, making it more convenient for the customer. The newest achievements of technology were actively introduced:
- Computerized Driving Directions sensor system that allows you to choose the best route;
- NeverLost onboard navigator, etc.
Currently, one of the largest multinational car hire corporations has more than 7,000 branches (branches) in more than 150 countries. Its annual turnover in 2008 was $9 billion, 3/4 of which falls on the US market, and the rest on other countries of the world.
In which countries does Hertz offer services
During its century-long history, Hertz has grown so much that it has become one of the main players in the car rental market. The number of countries in which the company has relevant branches, in addition to the United States, includes countries in Europe and the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. There are also branches in the countries of the former USSR.
An extensive network of operating car rental points makes it easier to find a car and saves people time from the very moment they visit a particular country, since rental points, in addition to specific cities, are also located at airports. For those who want to get acquainted with the list of countries and cities in which there are rental points, just follow the link.
Terms of rent abroad
To rent a car, you must specify the city of receipt of the car, the date and time of taking and returning the vehicle, as well as its type. The type refers to cars: for the family, with fuel economy, prestigious, collectible, etc.
After opening the addresses of the locations of the points, you must select the preferred rental point and then proceed to the selection of a specific car, having previously read the conditions for taking the transport into operation. The conditions indicate services that are included in the rental price (for example, insurance, station fee, etc.) and that are not included (for example, fuel, additional driver, etc.). In addition, some characteristics of the car are indicated.
Upon arrival at the station, you must present a printed proof of registration, driver's license and payment card to receive the keys for the ordered vehicle.
For customers in Europe, Hertz offers a Europe on Wheels program with no prepayment required. The fare has the most convenient content: unlimited mileage; limited financial liability for damage and theft; local taxes; easy to book.
The order can be made one day before the start of hiring a car, although it is recommended to do this a little earlier to ensure the availability of a car.
The 'Europe on Wheels' tariff, which does not require prepayment, means that you can pay the full rental price after returning the car.
When selecting a class of cars, it is possible to choose the best option, taking into account the price and comfort.
Hertz's next World on Wheels program offers low-cost car rentals in all major destinations around the world, including Australia and New Zealand, with the option of hiring for up to two weeks or longer. Rental prices are not just available, but even on the appropriate terms of employment, you can get discounts.
"World On Wheels" fares include: unlimited mileage; insured one driver; collision avoidance; theft protection; vehicle service fee; VAT and local taxes; registration / road tax; roadside assistance (round the clock).
When using this rate, please keep in mind that if the prepaid rental is returned ahead of time, no refund will be made.