MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - July 25, 2008) - Advantage Rent A Car has announced a new partnership with Drive America to provide rental car customers "anywhere, anytime, peace of mind" 24-hour emergency roadside assistance services.
If roadside assistance is needed, Advantage customers can call Drive America's toll-free service number, which is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by associates who are ready to dispatch help to wherever the rental vehicle is disabled. Service features include: 24-hour towing, battery jumpstart, flat tire change, lockout service and fuel delivery (up to 2 gallons).
"Advantage Rent A Car is committed to offering our customers 'worry free' travel by providing the very best roadside assistance," said Mick Anselmo, Chief Operating Officer at Advantage. "With Advantage Rent A Car teaming up with Drive America, we now provide our customers with one of the largest and best managed roadside service networks in the country."
Thomas Boughton, President of Drive America, said, "We are very excited about our new partnership with Advantage Rent A Car. Providing excellent customer service is a core value both of our companies share, and we believe that our network of towers and service providers is the best in the industry."
Advantage Rent A Car is privately held by Denny Hecker Family Ventures, with executive offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and whose principal business location is in San Antonio, Texas. Advantage serves travel and leisure, lifestyle, business, government and insurance replacement rentals in more than 80 U.S. locations and 36 affiliates internationally. Advantage is America's first major car rental company committed to going 100 percent green and providing environmentally conscientious travelers with a fleet of fuel efficient vehicles by the end of 2010. For a complete list of car rentals, locations, franchise opportunities, promotions and other information, please visit www.advantage.com.
Drive America is headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, and is one of the leading providers of roadside assistance to both wholesale and retail markets. Drive America Holding's roadside assistance club, United States Auto Club, Motoring Division, Inc. (USAC/MD) has a 60-year history of operational excellence and a major focus on customer satisfaction in North America. USAC/MD is the only auto club provider in the United States and Canada to be certified by the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000.
The Denny Hecker group of companies includes more than 200 companies with operations in automobile dealerships, fleet sales and leasing, daily automobile and motorcycle rental, real estate sales, commercial and residential real estate development, aviation, hospitality, and technology. For more information, please visit www.dennyhecker.com.