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From compacts to Porsches, Advance Car Rental carries the vehicle to fit your lifestyle while traveling in the Washington, D.C. area.
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

4WD SUV Rentals from $61 per day

Happy Holidays!  Reward yourself with the experience of driving a new 2012 SUV this New Years!
Rates start at only $61.00 per day.
Easy to drive*Easy to park*4 Wheel Drive*Space for presents

703-528-8661 to reserve your Holiday car.




Friday, December 9, 2011

Upgrade your Ride

2012 Chrysler 300 sedans, with accent lighting, leather seating, and easy handling feels like a $125 per day vehicle, which you can drive for only $75 per day.  Our shipment of black on black sedans just arrived and are perfect for driving guests, clients or luxurious road trips.
Ranked #3 in Affordable Large Cars by U.S. News.  The most technologically advanced in its class.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New 2012 Jeep Compass SUVs just arrived from Michigan!

The 2012 Jeep Compass Sports are here just in time for winter weather.  These 4 wheel drive vehicles are perfect for snowy conditions. With Hill Start Assist, Antilock 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Brake Assist, Speed Control, and All-Season Touring Tires, it's a vehicle built with safety in mind.  Interior is sporty and comes with a media center with MP3 adapter and Tilt Steering Column and Passenger Assist Handles.  All of our models come equipped with the Continuously Variable Transaxle II which provides clutchless manual shifting for serious driving.

These are easy to drive and easy to park.  And they look good too :)

Available to rent by day, week or month from our Arlington & Tysons locations.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

LOVE LOVE LOVE the ESCALADE!

OMG - This is an amazing SUV!  

Seats 7, with individual captains seats in the 2nd row.  Tons of luxurious options including DVD, rear view camera, leather seats, 2nd row heated bucket seats, Bose surround sound, extended (ESV) version, heated steering wheel, built in navigation system and extra storage space behind the last row of seats.  

Sit up high, in total luxury and enjoy the ride. 

***TIP*** If you're thinking of buying an ESCALADE ESV, rent one from us as an extended test drive to make sure it fits in all of those garages that you visit.  

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

2010 Mercedes E350 FOR SALE

2010 Mercedes E350
Excellent Condition!
4 door sedan
29,500 miles
3.5 Liter V6
Automatic 7-speed
Premium Package
Heated lather seats
Power rear-window sunshade
Panorama Sunroof
harman/kardon surround sound
GPS
Sport package with 18" wheels
Rear side airbags and MORE!
Unit # 80101

FOR SALE $43,000
Call 703-528-8661 to see/test drive this luxurious vehicle. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fun Things To Do over Labor Day Weekend in Washington D.C.

There are SO many FUN things to do over Labor Day Weekend in Washington, D.C. that it's hard to decide!  Gather family and friends into a Mini-Van or Escalade and go play!

Abbey Road on the River - 9/1/11 - 9/5/11 Beatles Tribute Festival - 50 bands from around the world....5 days of peace, love and rock and roll... at the Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor.

FREE Labor Day Concert - Sun 9/4/11  8:00 p.m.on the West Lawn of the Capitol at E. Capitol & First Streets by National Symphony Orchestra.  

Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival  9/3/11 - 9/5/11  More than 25 local theater companies present free readings, open rehearsals, and sneak previews of plays and musicals performing in the 2011/2012 DC season.

DC Blues Festival - Sat. 9/3/11  1-7 p.m.  Carter Barron Amphitheater in DC FREE blues festival featuring local and national bands

Maryland Renaissance Festival  Weekends now thru 10/23 in Crownsville, MD.  Visit this recreated 16th century English Village with crafts, live performances, food, games and so much more. 

Glen Echo Park Art Show and Irish Festival  9/3/11 - 9/5/11 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo, MD.  Art Show from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m each day representing more than 150 regional artists with Irish musicians and dancers performing folk dances and songs. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Avoid the 6 month wait for the 2012 Porsche Cayenne. Drive it now.

The 2012 Porsche Cayenne may have a 6 month wait now, but our delivery arrived just in time.  You can take the Cayenne on an extended test drive and experience it for yourself:
*  8 Speed Tiptronic
*  Traction All Wheel Drive
*  Rear Privacy Glass
*  Auto Start
*  Bose Sound System with 10 Speakers
*  Xenon Headlights
*  Premium/Sporty Upgraded Interior
*  Moonroof
*  Reverse Camera/Park Assist
*  Front Ventilated Leather Seats
*  Integrated GPS
*  XM Satellite Radio

Seriously, when you sit behind the wheel, you feel like you're in the cockpit of an airplane.  From the detailed interior, to the famous performance that Porsche is known for, this SUV is an exhilarating ride.  

Read what All Auto Reviews recently said about the 2012 Porsche Cayenne. 

 "No matter what the terrain is, the 2012 Porsche Cayenne has the grit to take it on with gusto.  A Computer-controlled Porsche Traction Management on the Cayenne closely monitors the self-leveling, six-position air suspension.  Eliciting rave reviews for being a powerful offering from the Porsche stable, the 2012 Porsche Cayenne is efficient and remarkably fast....The Drive-Off Assistant system on the 2012 Cayenne employs the brakes automatically on inclines until the clutch is engaged."
 Introductory Rates:  $250 per day.......$1500 per week.......$4500 per month.  
 Delivery Available.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Leadership Arlington

We would like to formally congratulate Patrick Ingram, manager of the Arlington office, on his acceptance into Leadership Arlington's Young Professionals Program.  

Established in 1998, Leadership Arlington works to build our community, one leader at a time.  The organization gives it members top-notch, experiential learning and networking that build leadership skills and focus participants on the issues facing Arlington. The Young Professionals Program is an initiative of Leadership Arlington that will provide up and coming young leaders the opportunity to develop new skills, acquire the resources and knowledge necessary to engage in their community.  

GREAT JOB PATRICK!


















Friday, July 22, 2011

Sizzling Summer Giveaway

Every week in August we'll be asking a SIZZLING SUMMER question via Twitter.  The first person to reply correctly to @advancecarrent wins ONE FREE RENTAL DAY. Start following us today and watch for our Sizzling Summer Giveaway tweets. Next question will be tweeted Monday 8/8 at 12:00 noonGOOD LUCK!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

2012 BMW 750Lix has arrived!


 by: Donna Estin
Just arrived from Dingolfing, Germany, the 2012 BMW 750Lix

This is the Ultimate Driving Machine.....
Black Sapphire Metallic exterior
Black Nappa Leather interior
Cold Weather package with heated seats
Luxury Seating package with power rear and side sunshades, and front ventilated seats
19" Alloy Multi-spoke wheels
Sports leather steering wheel
Rear view camera
Power trunklid
Park Distance Control
Ambiance lighting
IPod and USB adapter
Smartphone Integration
4.4 liter, V-8 engine with Twin Power Turbo technology
xDrive all wheel drive system
Xenon headlights
Power moonroof

Now available for daily, weekly or monthly rentals from Washington D.C. area locations........

Advance Car Rental is the only car rental company in the Washington D.C. metro to bring you the new 2012 750s. 
Serving Washington's Elite for over 15 years. 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Just Arrived! Entertainment Minivans

 by Donna Estin:
Ok, so these vans are awesome! 
*  2nd row captain's seats
*  Overhead 9" video screen 
*  Overhead DVD console
*  Touch screen media center
*  USB Port & SiriusXM Satellite Radio w/6 Speakers
*  Rear back-up camera
*  Video Remote Control
And extra storage space behind the third row.  
They seat 7 people including the driver and are super-easy to drive and park.  It's so nice to have extra room so everyone can have space and not fight.  Not that anyone's families fight on road trips, but I'm just saying.  It's peaceful to have the S P A C E. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Smoke Free Rental Cars in Washington, D.C.


by Donna Estin:
 
SMOKE- FREE FLEET 
 
We love clean air!  Especially in our smoke-free vehicles. All of our cars, SUVs and mini-vans are now non-smoking. 

We are committed to providing all of our clients an opportunity to drive fresh, smoke-free vehicles.  Research has shown that there is no level of ventilation that completely negates the harmful effects of second hand smoke.  Opening a car window while smoking does not eliminate the smoke, yet can result in air flow back into the vehicle causing smoke to be blown directly into the back seat.

For smokers wishing to rent a car from us, yes, you can rent and drive the vehicles, you just cannot smoke in the vehicle.  Kindly smoke outdoors in designated public places or in the comfort of your home.  

Driving a cleaner, fresher vehicle is a standard we work hard to achieve.  From eliminating smoke to preventing upholstery and carpet damage caused by cigarettes, we strive to keep our vehicles in top condition for all of our renters.  You deserve to drive in a healthy, safe environment, free from smoke.  It's good for you and for the air we breathe.  For these reasons we have adopted a smoke-free policy fleet wide.  A $200 penalty will be charged upon check in for anyone in violation. 

 
Thank you for observing this healthy policy. We hope you enjoy your rental experience with us even more. 
 
 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend in Washington DC

by Donna Estin:

Memorial Day Weekend 2011....  So many FREE and FUN ways to honor the nation's veterans

FREE National Memorial Day Concert - Sunday, May 29, 2011, 8 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. held at the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol at First Street, N.W.  Come out and see actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, plus other guest artists while listening to the sounds of the National Symphony Orchestra. 

FREE National Memorial Day Parade - Monday, May 30, 2011 2 p.m. along Constitution between 7th & 17th Streets, N.W.  The parade includes marching bands and veterans units from all 50 states.  

FREE Stars & Stripes & Spokes - Fri-Mon  May 27 - 30, 2011  RFK stadium.  A four day festival honoring America's Armed Forces with military vehicle displays, food, music, and motorcycle enthusiasts.

FREE Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally - Sun. May 29, 2011  Thousands of motorcyclists from across the country honor POW/MIA by departing the Pentagon 12:00 p.m. and ride through DC ending at 1:30 at the Reflecting Pool across from the Lincoln Memorial where music and the program will be held.   

FREE Wreath Laying Ceremonies- 
Sat. May 28, 2011  Navy Memorial.  Featuring live performances
Mon. May 30, 2011  Arlington National Cemetery.  Held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Mon. May 30, 2011  Fleet Reserve Association 12:00 p.m  U.S. Navy Band Concert, 1 p.m. wreath laying
Mon. May 30, 2011  Air Force Memorial 9 a.m.
Mon. May 30, 2011  WWII Memorial 9 a.m.
Mon. May 30, 2011  Vietnam Veterans Memorial  1 p.m. includes Presentation of the Colors

We have special discounts for 
active-duty military, reservists, national guard
and veterans 
for rental cars this weekend!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

We are NOW hiring


Advance Car Rental, Inc., with locations in Arlington & Tysons, has been providing luxury high end vehicles to Washington’s Elite for over 13 years.  We are now hiring a team player to fill a Full Time Rental Specialist position. 

The rental specialist will be responsible for making reservations, opening/closing contracts, handling phone calls, running morning and evening reports, picking up/dropping off clients, assisting with deliveries of vehicles and more. 

The candidate we are looking for is a self-starter, organized and responsible.  Great customer service and communication skills are required.  Must have a valid driver’s license in good standing with DMV.  Driving record will be checked.   Previous car rental experience a plus but not required.  Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.    

Hours are Monday – Friday 9-6.  Benefits include vacation and sick time, retirement plan, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. 

If you’re looking for an exciting company to excel and grow with, email your resume to Donna@AdvanceCarRental.com.  To see what all the excitement is about, visit our website at http://www.advancecarrental.com

Friday, April 22, 2011

Taste of Arlington

By:Patrick



Taste of Arlington is a local festival in Arlington, Virginia featuring local restaurants, businesses, organizations, and entertainment.  This year will showcase different restaurants from Ballston, Clarendon-Courthouse, Columbia Pike, Rosslyn, and Crystal City.  The event is hosted and organized by the Ballston Partnership.

The festival is free to enter; however the taste tickets are $20 before and $25 the day of the event.  Personally, I can’t wait to taste samples from Rustico and The Melting Pot.  Everyone should take some time to stop by the festival, which is running 12pm to 5pm, and taste some of the delicious food that will be on display.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What you really MUST see in Washington D.C.

by Donna Estin

If you are visiting DC, these museums MUST make your list....
 
SMITHSONIAN  (located along Constitution and Independence Avenues)
*  Air & Space
*  Natural History
*  American History
*  Hirshhorn 
*  Sculpture Garden
*  National Gallery of Art


BEYOND SMITHSONIAN
Here are our favorites!

International Spy Museum - 800 F Street, N.W. 
Newseum - 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. 
U.S. Holocaust Museum - 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, S.W.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

IT'S CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME!

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is in bloom from now until April 10, 2011.
Upcoming events include:

3/30 Sustainable Sushi Tastings

4/2   Southwest Waterfront Fireworks show

4/2   Cherry Blast - OUR FAVORITE!  This multi-media festival features cutting edge DJs, visual and performing artists, and ultra cool sensory experiences!

4/9   Parade along Constitution Ave.

And to help with carpooling guests into the District, we are renting Mini-Vans for only $85 per day!  How cool is that?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mr. Patrick Ingram - Promoted to Manager


Advance Car Rental is pleased to announce that Mr. Patrick Ingram has been promoted to Manager.  Mr. Ingram, who has more than 3 years in the hospitality industry, was formerly with United Express and the Coast Guard.  He brings a high level of customer service to his position and has demonstrated solid leadership skills during his tenure with Advance Car Rental.  Patrick can be reached directly at 703-528-8661 or Patrick@AdvanceCarRental.com

Congratulations Patrick!
 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mpg For Our Top Cars and Suvs

by Daniel Herrera

Miles per gallon for Eight of Our Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Fleet Models

With gas prices on the rise who wouldn't want to save money to keep in their pockets? You can save as much as $117 a month by choosing the most efficient and fuel economic car.

Standard 
  1. Mpg for Saturn Aura Hybrid - Receives 26 city/34 highway mpg
  2. Mpg for Chrysler Sebring - Receives 21 city/30 highway mpg
  3. Mpg for Dodge Avenger - Receives 19 city/27 highway mpg
  4. Mpg for Chevrolet Impala - Receives 18 city/29 highway mpg
  5. Mpg for Dodge Charger - Receives 17 city/25 highway mpg
High End
  1. Mpg for Mercedes E350 - Receives 18 city/25 highway mpg
  2. Mpg for Camaro SS - Features Active Fuel Management and offers 17 city/25 highway mpg
  3. Mpg for Porsche Cayenne - Receives 13 city/20 highway mpg


Friday, February 18, 2011

The Exorbitant Fees that Car Rentals Tack On

by Patrick Ingram

Do you wonder why you check-out with your rental car with a grand total of $50.00 and return the vehicle to find out your new amount due is $105.00!?

            “In a 2007 study, Travelocity found that major American airports tacked on an average of 20.04 percent to your total bill in local and state taxes (Schlicter, Sarah).”  This situation arises daily at airports and even off-site locations.  Individuals are charged with energy recover fees; concession recovery fees; tire fees; vehicle license fees; extension fees; early return fees; and even infant seats which can account to unexpected surprises.  Seriously, who wants to continue to expect unnecessary and foolish charges.

            So rather than write an angry response to corporate or a rating website look into a car rental company that only charges 10% tax.  Yes, only the bare minimum (you receive a high quality product and great service).

Now, I know what you are all thinking, “ Why are you advertising on a nice Friday in the D.C., area when you should be out enjoying the weather.”  Well, I attempted to call out sick today; however, my boss came out and personally dragged me into work L.  So to make things right in the world I think I should do one charitable random act of kindness to humanity. 

So, in conclusion Advance Car Rental has no hidden fees, offers an amazing product, and is surely excited by your potential visit to experience excellence in car rentals and customer service. 

 Sources:  Schlicter, Sarah.  "Car Rental Hidden Costs."  Www.Independenttraveler.com 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fun Things to do in DC

Hi, I'm Nick Childs.


My favorites includes sports, traveling, cars, and the Redskins.  Favorite Motto – If you can imagine it, you can create it.  If you dream it you can become it.




Fun things to do in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.....

Fly a Plane
  • Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 9:00am
  • Manassas Regional Airport
  • $155
  •  
    Police Life 101
    • Saturday, Feb 19, 2011 7:15pm-11:00pm
    • Rockville, MD
    • $45

    Fat Saturday Mardi Gras Kick off Jam
    • Saturday, Mar 5, 2011 9:00pm-2:00am
    • Hard Rock Cafe - Washington D.C.
    • $10
    •  
      Intro to SCUBA
      • Sunday, Mar 27, 2011 9:45am-1:00pm
      • Chevy Chase, MD
      • $40

      Friday, February 4, 2011

      Rent a 2011 Camaro SS in DC Metro area

      by Donna Estin

       SS - The Ultimate Camaro

      OK....so this is such a COOL CAR!  You sit low with the car wrapped around you.  It's sporty, powerful and has super fun features!
      Auto dimming mirrors
      Premium 9 speaker stereo
      CD
      Leather seats
      V8
      Head-Up Display displays speed, radio station, rpm and more on the windshield.

      Only $99 per day for reservations made before 2/28/11 for rentals through 3/31/11

      Monday, January 31, 2011

      Winner announced in AdvanceXtravaganza

      Congratulations to Kyle W. for winning the $50 Visa Gift card in our AdvanceXtravaganza.

      Tuesday, January 18, 2011

      Charities WIN in AdvanceXTRAVAGANZA

      If you win the $50 VISA gift card in the AdvanceXtravaganza, and you're affiliated with a charity or local partnership/alliance, we'll give your charity another $50.