When you need to rent a car for your next trip or while your own car is being worked on, you have many different choices in car rental companies. Research each company based on your particular wants and needs and choose the company that offers the lowest rates and best customer service.


Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been in business for nearly 50 years, making this company a top choice based on longevity and reputation alone. It has become one of the leading rental car companies in the world with more than 7,000 locations and more 900,000 vehicles to choose from. According to a Marketwire press release, Enterprise won a 2010 Budget Travel Reader's Choice Award for outstanding customer service.


Avis Car Rental leads the rental car industry in Europe with more than 140 locations throughout the United Kingdom and 4,000 others worldwide. This company's credentials include more than 30 years experience serving more than eight million consumers in more than 112 different countries. Avis' motto is "we try harder," and this motivates the company's employees to offer only the best in customer service. Their rental services focus primarily on airport locations and business travelers.


The Hertz rental car company is considered the largest. They have been around for nearly 100 years and offer more than 550,000 vehicles in roughly 6,500 locations throughout the world. The Hertz company values and respects its employees and expects them to reciprocate the same treatment to their customers. This company's goal is to provide the best care to its consumers and has been highly recognized for its achievements in doing so, making it the top rental car company to date.