Avis car rental - new charge  

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Just want to advise all that Avis now has an new add-on - Roadside Assist.

For $4.99 A DAY you get:

Key replacement

Lockout Service

Jump Start

Flat Tire Assistance & Replacement

Fuel Delivery

I personally feel this is a rip-off to renters of vehicles, especially as to what the rental charge per day/week is!

So, in effect, if you get a flat, battery goes dead or whatever, if you don't have their add-on, you get to pay for them to take care of THEIR vehicle. Not sure what they would do if you just left THEIR broken car and just tell them it's YOUR vehicle you fix it.

Personally, I will not use them again. I stopped using Hertz because of the $1,000.00 fine if you bring their vehicle on the car barge. I may go back since I stay on STT and rarely go to STJ anymore.

Just my feelings, but thought others may like to have this information.


Posted : September 18, 2011 2:27 pm
Noble Member

This is a mandatory charge?

Posted : September 18, 2011 5:41 pm
Eminent Member

Connie wrote:
This is a mandatory charge?

No, not mandatory, but they claim if you need service or towing you have to pay the charges if you don't have the $4.99 per day Road Assist.

Posted : September 18, 2011 5:49 pm
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