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Friday, August 10, 2012

Online Reservations

Our new and improved online booking module is up and running.  Check live-time availability, rates, make/cancel reservations, and more.  If you've rented from us before, just enter your email address and your renter information will convey - no need to re-enter everything.  The new system is faster, more accurate and user-friendly.  We hope you like it as much as we do.

We'd love to hear your feedback!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Porsche World Road Show DC

At the 2012 Porsche World Road Show in Summit Point, our president Carlos Estin recently drove 6 new Porsches including: 
Panamera S
Panamera S Hybrid
Panamera GTS
Cayenne S
Cayenne S Hybrid 
New Boxter
Carrera 911

Members of the Porsche Club of America tested these vehicles on the track and fine tuned their racing skills from 9 top notch Porsche Racing School Drivers.  

"It was an exciting opportunity to be able to push these vehicles on the track, allowing them to perform in ways not possible in day-to-day driving," said Estin.  "At 100+ mph, the Porsche completely engages and hugs the road.  These are performance cars and this is what they were built to do."

Monday, April 9, 2012

Mustang GT versus Camaro SS

In the battle of American muscle cars, which is your favorite?

Ford Mustang GT 
Chevy Camaro SS

Both available for rent from our Arlington, VA or Tysons, VA locations.  Daily rates start at $150 per day.  Say you saw it on our blog and pay only $99* per day.  Daily/Weekly/Monthly rentals available.  To book your next rental car call us at 703-528-8661 or email at info@advancecarrental.com.  Happy Driving!

$99 promotional rate is valid for rentals thru 5/15/12.  2 day minimum rental applies for weekend rentals (rentals picked up on Thur, Fri, Sat or Sun.)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Top 10 Weekend Trips from Washington DC

Grab the keys to your Luxury Rental from Advance and get out of town!

Click on purple links below for destination information.  
Click HERE for FUN vehicle rental information.

1.  Rehoboth/Dewey/Bethany Beaches 
123 miles...2 1/2 hours 
Couples/College/Families - there's a beach for everyone at DC's closest Atlantic Beaches. Choose from rental houses, townhouses, condos, hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts. 

2.  Virginia Beach  
156 miles...3 hours
Great boardwalk, lots of hotels, a haunted house, mini golf and even whale watching!  Visit Norfolk and Hampton on your way.

3.  Ocean City 
147 miles...3 hours 
One of Travel Channels' favorite boardwalks with 10 miles of free beach, restaurants, taffy, shopping, surf fishing, and more.  

4.  Annapolis 
32 miles...45 min 
Home of the Naval Academy, this charming Chesapeake Bay town is the sailing capital of the U.S.  Watch boats coast along ego alley while eating local seafood!

5.  Eastern Shore (St. Michaels/Oxford/Easton) 
81 miles...1 1/2 hours
 Walk these charming, (dog friendly) nautical towns with quaint shops, gourmet restaurants, sailing, upscale B and B's. 

6.  Baltimore's Inner Harbor 
30 miles...40 min
Keep the kids busy with a visit to the National Aquarium, IMAX, Port Discovery Children's Museum, water taxi, and Maryland Science Center. 
7.  Virginia's Hunt Country  
46 miles...1 hour
Head west to Middleburg, the heart of Virginia's Hunt Country.  After the Steeplechase races, visit the cozy shops and taverns in town and tour the Alpaca and Lavender farms.  

8.  Kings Dominion 
85 miles...1 1/2 hours
Virginia's Premier Amusement Park with RIDES, RIDES, RIDES.  New for 2012 = Windseeker, a 300 foot tall ride.  

9.  Colonial Williamsburg/Busch Gardens 
150 miles...2 1/2 hours 
Spend a couple of days immersed in American history, then drive to Busch Gardens for thrilling rides through Old Europe. 

10. Charlottesville 
116 miles...2 hours 
There's more to Thomas Jefferson's home town than Monticello.  Soak up the sun at the historic Downtown Mall, one of the largest pedestrian zones in VA with over 120 shops and 30 restaurants. 

11.  Appalachian Trail/Shenandoah Nat'l Park 

72 miles...1 hour
Hike past spectacular views, over 500 miles of trails including 100 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

12.  Ellicott City, MD 
37 miles...1/2 hour
Walk this quaint town lined with quirky shops, inns and one of a kind restaurants. Great stop to/from Baltimore.

13.  Atlantic City  
189 mi...3 1/2 hours
It's more than casinos!  Atlantic City boasts over 17 top spas and delivers heart pumping shows.  Don't forget the ocean.  Named Best Boardwalk by USA Today. 

14.  Take the Ferry to Cape May
150 miles...4 hours
Drive onto the Lewes-Cape May ferry and sit back and relax for the 85 minute scenic crossing of the Delaware Bay past lighthouses to this charming Atlantic Seaside Resort town. 

15.  Gettysburg 
78 miles...1 1/2 hour
Visit the most haunted place in America.  Aside from the civil war grounds, Gettysburg offers murder mystery dinners, ghost walks, candlelight tours and haunted inns.  Boo!  
16.  Antiquing in Frederick, MD 
47 miles...1 hour
Where else can you visit 200 dealers in an 8 block area?  And don't forget to stop by New Market, MD too!

17.  Virginia's Wine Country 
60-90 miles...1 hour
Pack a baguette and brie and spend a weekend of vineyard hopping from Tarara's Cave to Pearmund Cellar's Barrel Tastings.  Northern Virginia alone has over 70 vineyards.  Cheers.  

18.  Philadelphia  
150 miles...2 1/2 hours
Shop, Play, have a Philly cheese steak sandwich and see the Liberty Bell.  Don't miss the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, Sat. May 19th, 2012 and the grand opening of Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Philadelphia Fall 2012. 

19. Amish Country 
100-125 miles....2 hours
 Travel to a simpler way of life in Pennsylvania's Dutch Country with covered bridges, one room schoolhouses, handmade quilts, and shoofly pie.  Hershey Amusement park isn't far as well as Lancaster shopping outlets.

20.  Longwood Gardens  
110 miles...2 hours 
THE place for gardening and landscaping ideas.  Musical performances including Kevin Bacon in 2012.  Great to pair with a visit to Philadelphia if time permits. 

Oooops.  I guess we listed more than 10.  
Happy Road Trip Traveling!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Celebrating 15 Years of Excellence!

Did you know we're celebrating 15 years of Excellence this year?  
Founded in 1997, Advance Car Rental is a full service car rental company serving the corporate, government and diplomatic corps in the Washington, D.C. metro area. 

Let's take a look back.....

1997 - Founded
2000 - Relocated Arlington office to Randolph Street in Ballston
2000 - Opened office Tysons
2001 - Relocated Tysons office to Leesburg Pike & Westpark Dr.
2002 - Launched High-End Fleet
2005 - Developed export sector 
2007 - Celebrated 10 years anniversary
2009 - Won Best of Business award
2010 - Created parent company Advance Global Solutions, Inc. 
2011 - Opened Advance Auto Sales & Leasing
2012 - Celebrating 15 years of Excellence!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Diana Ross

Someone in the office is taking us all on a trip down memory lane. 

Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, The Jackson Five, Dionne Warwick. 

We're playing guess what song this is.  And guess what Artist.  And shrugging your shoulders is grounds for turning the music up louder. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Congratulations to our Arlington Manager, Patrick Ingram

Congratulations to our Arlington Manager, Patrick Ingram, on graduating last night at Marymount University from the prestigious Leadership Arlington's Young Professionals Program.  His dedication, hard work and devotion to succeeding in the program paid off as he graduated with the Class of 2012 in an auditorium of friends, family, co-workers, business owners, county officials, and Leadership Arlington alumni. Patrick embraced the program and built upon key skills in leadership including team building, decision making, public speaking, conflict resolution, negotiations and influencing others.  He enthusiastically prepared for every course and completed the program with perfect attendance, all while maintaining his full time career in management. We are proud of Patrick's accomplishment and are most grateful to have him as part of our company.  A special thank you to Betsy Frantz and Liz Nohra of Leadership Arlington for making this program happen and to Michael Foster of MTFA Architecture for his inspiring key note address.


Friday, January 20, 2012

What do car rental companies do with all those cars when the 2012's arrive?

Our sales team at Advance Auto Sales & Leasing offers fantastic prices on rental cars that are leaving our fleet.  

All vehicles are located on our sales lot in Tysons (Vienna, VA) and you can inspect the vehicles, receive service history reports and take a test drive.  

Vehicles have been kept in excellent condition, have low miles and are 2010 and 2011 models.

They can be reached at 703-556-3388.