Ground TransportationChanging customer preference for flexible, longer-term rental solutions the driving force for new Avis Flex service

Avis's rental car subscription service hits the road

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Avis expects car rental solutions to emerge as a private and flexible transport alternative in Singapore.
Avis expects car rental solutions to emerge as a private and flexible transport alternative in Singapore.

Avis has introduced a car rental subscription service to meet the changing consumer demands for car ownership in Singapore, allowing customers the flexibility of renting a car from 28 days up to 11 months, without the ties of leasing and at cheaper rates than usual day rentals.

Avis Flex, available from today, does not require customers to pay any upfront costs nor sign any long-term agreements. They can also choose to swap their vehicles thrice in 11 months at different intervals to experience different car models that suit specific trips or requirements.

The car rental firm says that the new service will enable customers to enjoy the freedom of having cars at their disposal with a monthly fee covering all running costs like maintenance fees, scheduled servicing and replacement of tyres. Basic coverage is included as part of the monthly fee, such as basic collision damage waiver and theft protection, along with 24/7 mechanical breakdown assistance to help customers to drive with peace of mind.

All cars are also subject to enhanced cleaning protocols, with special attention paid to high touch point surfaces such as steering wheels, indicators, dashboards, hand grips, in-car entertainment controls, cup holders, centre consoles, and all door handles.

Tom Mooney, managing director, Pacific, Avis Budget Group said: “From Avis Budget Group’s future of mobility research in 2019, we found that 73% of residents in Singapore would consider giving up car ownership and rely on long-term car rental if it was convenient and easy for them, ranking second among 16 countries in Europe and Asia surveyed. Now with the uncertainty from the coronavirus, we are expecting even more people to look into rental solutions as a private and flexible transport alternative."

To mark the launch of the new service in Singapore, Avis is offering 5% off subscription costs for the first month. More information about Avis Flex is available at www.avis.com.sg/avisflex.

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