Unlike our competitors, we have always operated through an extensive network of local, neighborhood offices, each powered by the energy of a small, highly entrepreneurial team. The concept grew from humble beginnings: the basement of a St. Louis car dealership with a small team of bright, ambitious colleagues fielding phone calls, calculating rates and washing cars. Our first customers were the ones who really shaped the business model that we use today. They told us they wanted to rent cars where they live and work. As we built Enterprise, one neighborhood at a time over the years, we also built strong relationships with the people who call those communities home, and it is because of those relationships that we have achieved unprecedented growth.
Through our neighborhood network, Enterprise:
- Has locations within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population
- Operates more than 6,500 offices in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Germany
- Handles tens of millions of transactions every year
- Purchases millions of dollars worth of vehicles through local dealerships
To Rent or Not to Rent for Your Weekend Getaway?
You can actually save money by renting instead of using your car for your fun weekend trips. Check out this new white paper by Brett Smith, Co-Director of Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology for the Center for Automotive Research. He analyzed the total costs of driving one's own vehicle versus the cost of renting, and found that renting can mean 12 cents of savings for every mile you drive an Enterprise Rent-A-Car vehicle at our $9.99 weekend rate for economy and compact vehicles. If the car you own gets low MPG, the savings can be even larger as gas prices continue to climb.
Check out Brett Smith's white paper here for all the details.
Money-Saving travel Tips for Family Weekend Getaways
Sticker shock at the pump ruining your weekend plans? Personal finance expert Farnoosh Torabi recently partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to offer great tips on affordable ways to get away this summer.