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Company Overview

Avis Car Rental and its subsidiaries operate one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,500 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world.  

Quick History

Founded in 1946 by Warren Avis (who sold his interest in 1954), Avis was the first company to rent cars from airport locations. The company grew rapidly during the 1950’s through franchised and corporate-owned expansion. In 1963, Avis introduced the award-winning “We try harder®” campaign and the tagline remains the company’s rallying cry even today. Ten years later, Avis launched its innovative Wizard system, the company’s proprietary reservation technology. Avis changed ownership multiple times in the 70’s and 80’s, becoming employee-owned in 1987. That same year, Avis introduced the Roving Rapid Return, a handheld computer terminal allowing customers to bypass the Avis counter. Two years later, the company launched Avis Cares® a program aimed at promoting renter and employee safety. In 1996, HFS Incorporated acquired Avis, which was then spun off as a separate public company, all but the franchising rights, Wizard system, and reservation operations. In 2000, the company introduced Avis Interactive, the first Internet-based reporting system for commercial accounts in the car rental industry, which was significantly enhanced and re-launched in 2006. In March 2001, Cendant Corporation purchased all of the outstanding shares of Avis Group Holdings and later that year moved its world headquarters to Parsippany, NJ. In 2006, Cendant Corp. separated into four independent companies: Realogy, Wyndham Worldwide, Travelport and Avis Budget Group, Inc., which is now the parent company of Avis Car Rental. In 2011, Avis Budget Group acquires Avis Europe plc. The transaction re-unites Avis Budget Group with its licensee for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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Aurora car rentals will help you make the most of your trip to the city. Avis on North Lake Street offers a wide selection of vehicles to suit your needs. You have a choice of reserving a full-size sedan if you expect to be driving with business associates to the Paramount Theater, which is an Art Deco building also known as the city’s oldest theater. You can also request a more rugged SUV if you intend to turn your business meetings to a few rounds of golf socials at either the Orchard Valley or Phillips Park Golf courses. North Lake Street in Aurora is the main north-south route on the west side of the Fox River. Having an Avis car rental from our North Lake Street location will give you the freedom to check out the city’s retail core and make side trips to local places of interest such as the Aurora Historical Museum and the Fox River-focused Tanner Museum. While the city boasts dependable connections to Chicago and surrounding areas through the Metra commuter train, it is helpful to have a suitable vehicle from Avis Rent a Car at North Lake Street for efficient trip planning, especially for in-town trips. Driving through unfamiliar roads from the Avis Rent a Car North Lake Street location is a cinch if your Aurora rental car deal includes a GPS from Garmin. To aid navigation around North Lake Street and attractions such as the Stolp Island Historic District, make sure to reserve a GPS-equipped car or truck. Business travelers can rely on Avis to provide vehicles through the Avis Business Program. If impressing your colleagues is important, ask about luxury rentals that are part of the Avis Signature Series.

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AFTER-HOURS RETURNS

  • Rental vehicle must be returned during office hours.
    NOTE: Some locations may have a key drop available. If the customer chooses to leave the vehicle, the customer is responsible for the vehicle & all charges (including any damages the vehicle may have incurred during after hours) until the contract can be closed on the following business day.
    If the location does not have a key drop box, the location does not permit vehicles to be left after closing hours. The customer should never lock the keys inside the car. The customer will be charged a fee for a locksmith to unlock the vehicle.

PREFERRED SERVICE

  • Proceed to the Avis rental counter. Show your drivers license and identify yourself as a Preferred Renter to the Avis rental agent in order to receive your preprinted rental document and keys.

*GENERAL DIRECTIONS*

  • Head northwest on N Lake St toward Waubonsie Ave. Make a U-turn at Mercy Center Dr. Location is on the Left.
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