From compacts to Porsches, Advance Car Rental carries the vehicle to fit your lifestyle while traveling in the Washington, D.C. area.
Bienvenido * Guten tag * 歡 迎光臨 * Aloha * Salaam * Benvenuto * Welkom * Bienvenue * Shalom * Valkommen * Welcome 환 영합니다

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The 2014 Mercedes CLA has arrived!

The new Mercedes CLA250 is here!  After a 20 year reign of the darling baby of the Mercedes Fleet, the C class moves over to make room for her baby sister.  The CLA250 is a new line for Mercedes, slightly smaller and sportier than the C class with a different feel.  The 2014 models are the first year of production and have been arriving this past month to local dealerships.  We are pleased to offer the very first Mercedes CLA250 for rent in the Washington, DC metro area. With a full-length panoramic sunroof, leather heated front seats, top stitching, nav system, and so much more, this stylish 4 door is a joy to drive.  And is available at an affordable price point, by the day, week or month.  To reserve your dates, call us at 703-528-8661 today.  And enjoy the prestige, handling and performance that Mercedes-Benz is known for.  For rates, availability & more information, visit us online at www.AdvanceCarRental.com


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday

American Express is promoting their SHOP SMALL campaign which began two years ago.  Small Business Saturday is being held November 30, 2013.  

Look for the Shop Small decal in store front windows and be sure to use your American Express card for your purchases.  

Support your local, independent businesses by shopping local.  Founded in 1997, we proudly carry a fleet of luxury vehicles including Porsche, Range Rover, Mercedes, BMW and more.  We have two locations in Arlington and Tysons and provide delivery in the area.  

We proudly accept the American Express card and support SHOP SMALL.  

Thank you for visiting our blog.  For current fleet, rates and  availability, visit www.AdvanceCarRental.com

Monday, September 30, 2013

Fire on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge

After a lovely day of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay yesterday, we were heading back across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge (in one of Advance Car Rental's 2013 Dodge Grand Caravans) when smoke started blowing from the top of the bridge.  Not a good sign.  The cars in front of us were rushing to get across (they must have had previous experience with bridge closing delays).  Some cautious drivers pulled over before entering the bridge.  They got out of their cars, pointed to the smoke and chatted with each other.  We were about 10 cars away from the fire when blaring sirens came breezing past us in the far left lane.  First the fire truck.  Then the police.  Then another fire truck.  Then more police.  Traffic stopped.  The last little BMW zoomed on its way before the police blocked the rest of us from continuing.  We were 5 cars away.  We waited.  The bridge vibrated every time another fire truck passed.  We continued to wait.  The sailboats and motor yachts gathered on the waters below, enjoying a different vantage point of the fire.  The Carnival Pride cruise ship slowed as she approached the bridge. (The cruise line must have protocols in place against sailing under flaming bridges.)  The police walked down the center lane motioning to turn around.  Yes, one by one, cars began to do a u-turn on the bridge and drive back the way we had come.  The police left the large trucks and buses alone.  (The Dodge Grand Caravan maneuvered the u-turn with no problems.)  Traffic lined both sides of Rt. 50, trying to avoid the long back up which must have stretched for miles. We hung out at Hemmingways, sitting on the patio with everyone else, watching the smoking bridge.  Finally, hours later, they re-opened the bridge and we were good to go. 

So I think about those brave cars who saw the smoke, calculated the inevitable massive delay, and decided to keep driving as quickly as they could through the smoke to the other side.  Was it better to take your chances and drive over a smoking bridge, or was it better to be cautious, pull to the side and encounter a 3 hour delay?  Risk taker or conservative?  Smart or foolish?  Safe or reckless?   What would you do?

Friday, September 27, 2013

Do you like the BMW M class? 

We have the first 2014 750 Lix M in the DC area.  (And YOU can drive it.)

Daily, Weekly, Monthly rentals.

Visit us at www.AdvanceCarRental.com

Friday, August 9, 2013

2014 Mercedes E Class is HERE

We fell in love with the new 2014 Mercedes E Class!  With her steel grey metallic paint and light leather interior, this full-size luxury sedan is super stylish.  The new E Class seats 4 comfortably, has a roomy trunk, and is a pleasure to drive.  Just look at the long list of luxuries that these new vehicles have:
*  Premium Package
*  Rear Deck Spoiler
*  Rearview Camera
*  Split Folding Read Seats
*  Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
*  Sliding Panorama Sunroof
*  5 Spoke Alloy Wheels
*  Sports Package with lowered sport suspension
*  harman/kardon LOGIC7 Surround Sound System
*  Heated Front Leather Seats
*  All Season Tires
*  and so much more 

Available for rent by the day, week or month from our Arlington & Tysons' locations.  For more information or to reserve the E Class for your own driving pleasure, visit

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Our Newest Toy

The 2013 Mini Cooper with dual pane panoramic sunroof, allow wheels and steptronic automatic transmission has so many great interior features like:
*  ambient lighting which changes color
*  tilt/telescoping steering wheel
*  sport button for quicker throttle and steering response
*  Bluetooth with USB/iPod
*  heated mirror and washer jets
*  heated front seats
*  seats 5!  

With transmission from Japan, engine from United Kingdom, 20% of parts from Germany, 20% from Austria, 5% from Canada, assembled in Austria and distributed by BMW, she is quite the international vehicle. 

This is such a fun, sporty, stylish little car.  Available for rent by day/week/month or mini-lease.  Visit www.advancecarrental.com for more rates, availability or to make a reservation. 

Happy Driving

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Out and About in Washington DC

If you were near Smith and Wollensky, on 19th Street in Washington, D.C. Monday night, you just might have seen us!  

Patrick Ingram, manager of the Arlington office was working our booth at the Washington Area Concierge Association's annual trade show.  The attendance was great and a BIG thanks to Smith and Wollensky for hosting the event and generously providing their delicious cuisine.  Happy Driving!  

Visit Us!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Driving in Washington DC in the snow

Our fleet of 2013 Jeeps has arrived - just in time for the snow.  These 4 x 4 SUVs seat 4 with limited cargo in the trunk.  The rear seats fold flat with one quick snap for extra storage and easy loading and unloading from the lift gate.  All of our new 2013 models are equipped with keyless entry, cruise control, CD players and MP2 connections, and much more.  The best part about the Compasses is that they are easy to drive, easy to park and filling up the tank won't cost you a fortune.  Drive Safe.  Drive Happy.  Rates, Availability, Reservations