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One of the best things that can happen to a traveler when they are in a strange town is the possibility to move around without jumping buses or paying expensive meter taxis. Today there is no need to be able to know the different parts of town since GPS systems are available to help you every step of the way. That is how car hiring companies have increased in importance over the years. Today many of them have become a household name among tourists. Most tourists before they leave their home countries make arrangements to use cars offered by hire companies at their proposed destinations. There are many of such hire companies but some have managed to stand out from the others. What follows is a discussion on some top five car hire companies around the world.

Avis

Avis

Avis today is now a house hold name among travelers. If you asked many travelers the cars hire company they are most likely to use when on holidays, they will say Avis. Users of this service can also benefit from their miles program that is being run in partnership with some hotels and airlines. Travelers get points for staying at participating hotels and for using participating airlines. Such points can be redeemed and used for booking car hire.

Hertz

Hertz

Hertz claims to be the car Rental Company of choice having over 8100 locations in 147 countries. The company is widely present in the United States with over 1600 locations. Since it is widely available, travelers can be sure of getting a care when and where they want it. Quotes for hiring cars can be gotten online and if a traveler decides to change their travel plans, they can cancel their booking all online. However, this cancellation should be done well in advance if the traveler is to avoid some cancellation charges. Given that the company is run in some locations as a franchise, the quality of service may differ. Hertz runs a loyalty program for its frequent customers.

Europcar

Europcar

This company has its headquarters in France and owns over 200 thousand vehicle in more than 2000 locations in about 147 countries around the world. While it has a global presence, it is best known in European countries. The company runs a loyalty program that offers members free bookings and discounts. It is also in partnership with major airlines and hotels and users can gain miles through them.

Enterprise Rent a car

Enterprise Rent a car

This is another car hire service present in over 6000 locations around the world. It is the owner of Alamo and National car hire services. The company is mostly present in North American and Europe. It prides itself in its very good customer service. The company is also involved in luxury car rentals and car pooling.

Sixt

Sixt

As one of the largest car rental companies in the world, Sixt is present in over 2000 locations in at least 100 countries. The family run company is known for its great discounts that it offers customers.

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