| Toronto Dec 1, 2008 -
Budget Rent A Car today announced that it will offer customers across Canada vehicles equipped with snow tires. Now through April 15, 2009, snow tires will be available on all Budget passenger vehicles in Quebec, as required by law. Beginning today, snow tires will also be available on certain vehicles at select corporate Budget locations in Northern Ontario, Ottawa, Newfoundland and New Brunswick.
“Although the standard all-weather tires provided on all our other Budget vehicles are more than adequate for the typical driving conditions our customers encounter throughout Canada, we know that some customers prefer to rent a vehicle equipped with snow tires,” said Bill Boxberger, vice president and general manager of Avis Budget Group, parent company of Budget. “In expanding the availability of vehicles equipped with snow tires, we are responding to this demand so that we can continue to meet all our customers’ vehicle rental needs.”
In Quebec, all rentals through April 15, 2009 will incur an additional charge of CAN $8 per day, $32 per week or $115 per month. In other select cities across Canada, through April 15, 2009, snow tires will be available on select vehicles for an additional charge of CAN $10 per day, $60 per week or $240 per month. For more information, call Budget reservations at 1-800-268-8900.
Budget is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008 as one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 3,400 locations in more than 125 counties. Budget is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR), which operates and franchises the brand throughout the world. For further information, visit www.budget.com.
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