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Sep '07

Choose thrifty car rentals for the low prices.

A subsidiary of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc. this car rental company has a presence in many countries all over the world. Headquartered in Oklahoma, the rental company was founded in 1958. Customers of Thrifty can even choose to book their air tickets and hotel rooms through the company’s website ( The company has tie ups with various leading airlines and hotel groups. Thrifty can be found in many US airports as well as in Canada and Australia. Special programs and rates are available for corporate or business travelers and groups. There are also packages targeted at government employees and small business owners.

Good deals can be found itemized on the site as per geographical location. Summer offers, senior discounts and discounts according to vehicle category are available. By becoming a “Blue Chip” member with Thrifty you can qualify to earn miles on your air travel and lodging. Most cars rented out are from Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep. Besides renting cars the company also has a car sales division. This sells used cars which usually have a low mileage and are backed by a limited warranty. Extended service contracts and financing can also be availed of here. Some Thrifty rental agencies also have trucks available.

One can choose to be a franchise for the company. More than 80 per cent of thrifty car rental locations in North America are franchised. These are regularly monitored to ensure adherence to high quality of service. Alternatively it also offers careers with accompanying benefits such as medical and dental plans, retirement plans and paid vacations. Job listings can be found advertised on the company website. Twenty-four hour customer care toll free phone numbers are available for inquiries about rates and reservations. Online forms are available for you to file claims for miles or rewards earned. You can even give comments about your rental experience through feedback forms available online.