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Avis Rent a Car, commonly known as just Avis, is a well-known and respected car rental company that has built its reputation over the years since it was founded in 1946 in Michigan. Since then, Avis has expanded to approximately 5,500 locations in more than 165 countries. With branches in North America, South America, Australia, Asia, Europe and Africa, Avis is a brand that is recognized by drivers worldwide. Search for your perfect Avis rental car using Expedia, and reserve in advance to ensure an easy transition when you reach your destination, just pick up your keys and go. Booking your car rental through Expedia can also mean you get a better deal on your rental car, and have a wider range of vehicles to choose from.
Renting a car from Avis is easy using Expedia, to save you even more time, we’ve made it even simpler by answering some common questions below.
Each country or state has its own rules, but you can expect to be unable to rent a car unless you’re 21. If you’re under 25, you will normally pay a surcharge.
In most locations, those aged under 25 probably won’t be allowed to rent certain vehicles, such as vans or luxury sports cars. In some countries (but not the US) you might be unable to rent or be asked to pay a surcharge if you are over a certain age.
For many years Avis offered a range of rental vehicles focused around General Motors cars, such as Cadillac and Chevrolet, in recent years their inventory has expanded to into other brands as well.
Choose an economy car such as a Ford Fiesta or Ford Focus, or take your adventure off road with a Jeep or Mid-Size Pickup. If you desire a premium option Avis has everything Ford Mustangs and Chevrolet Corvettes to the Jaguar F-Type!
Like most major car rental brands, Avis is unable to guarantee a specific make/model but they will do their best to match your selection as closely as possible. The exact selection of cars available will depend on location.
When you’re renting any car, bring your valid driver’s license and your credit card. Debit cards will sometimes be accepted, but you may be asked to show proof of address or an airline ticket, so check ahead.
When you rent an Avis car outside the US, you will always need your passport, and may in some cases need an international driving permit. International Driver's Permits are valid only if presented with the original local license. An International Driver's Permit it not acceptable by itself. In addition, at the time of rental, the renter, authorized driver or additional driver may be subject to an electronic DMV check.
If you have any additional questions beyond the FAQs answered above, reach out to our friendly customer service team via the Expedia customer service portal, and they will be happy to provide all the information you need.
You can also speak to the staff at Avis if that’s easier for you.
Take a look at the International Phone Numbers page on the official Avis site for the US.
US callers can contact Avis helpful team of customer service professionals on 1-800-352-7900