National Car Rental is a car hire company based in Clayton, Missouri and offers both corporate rentals and leisure rentals. It was founded in 1947 by 24 independent car rental companies and now it is one big company operating in countries all over the world. Starting out with 60 locations in the United States, it grew to over 2000 locations internationally by 2005. This company is owned by Enterprise Holdings which also owns other car rental companies.
National Car Rental offers a very large variety of vehicles including SUVs, convertibles, economy, pickup trucks, cargo vans and larger vans. Hiring a car with National may mean receiving discounts with other companies, including airlines and hotels. The company has partnership with a variety of airlines which can help you reduce the cost of your car hire. Basically, the more miles you fly with certain partnering airlines, the less you have to pay to National. This is also the same for some hotel companies that National has agreements with.
Other offers provided by National include being a member of its Emerald Club. A basic membership means clients’ details will be stored for future rentals, before they arrive at their selected location. Executive and Elite status can be earned by more frequent clients which give them an advantage of having free rental days in the future. Another advantage for club members is that at some US and Canadian branches, they can bypass the queue and go directly to the fleet of vehicles and choose the one they want.