SOURCE: The Hertz Corporation

April 02, 2007 16:17 ET

Hertz Enters Into Partnership With the New Jersey Alliance of Automotive Service Providers

PARK RIDGE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 2, 2007 -- The Hertz Corporation has partnered with the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey, an organization of 500 New Jersey-based collision and mechanical repair shops, to provide car rental services, including free pick up and return service, and an expanded benefit program to the Alliance's network of service repair shops.

Scott Gaines, New York Region Vice President for Hertz, commented, "Hertz has an ever-growing presence in the off-airport marketplace and has been successfully fulfilling our customers' insurance replacement needs for more than 5 years. Servicing the needs of the automotive repair industry, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey is a natural partner for Hertz, allowing us to do what we do best for its members, fulfilling each customer's replacement rental needs."

Hertz, the world's largest general use car rental brand, and its off-airport entity, Hertz Local Edition, offer clean, low mileage late model vehicles to help get customers on the road quickly and hassle free. Hertz Local Edition is expanding throughout New Jersey, making it easy for customers to rent a car near their repair shop. Hertz's mission is to be the most customer focused, cost efficient vehicle rental company in every market it serves and offers Alliance members the following:

--  Competitive insurance replacement rates, including contracted
    National/Local Insurance company rates and direct billing to insurance
    companies,
--  Free pick up and delivery service and extended hours of operation,
--  A one-pool fleet, allowing Hertz to fulfill members' peak business
    demands, including the ability to return vehicles to any Hertz location
    with one-way rentals,
--  Discounted employee rentals nationwide,
--  The availability of a wide range of Hertz products and services,
    including NeverLost® in-car GPS system, SIRIUS Satellite Radio*, Hertz #1
    Club Gold® service, and access to its Prestige and Green Collections.
    
With more than 1,300 off-airport locations, Hertz's suburban locations now reach customers in the top 50 metropolitan areas. Hertz has been servicing the insurance replacement industry for more than 5 years and is an authorized car rental and insurance replacement company for many major automobile insurance companies. Hertz offers the products and services renters depend upon when traveling, including 24-hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, and cars that are, on average, less than a year old. With a full range of vehicles available, including full-size cars, SUVs coupled with pick-up and delivery service, Hertz Local Edition is an ideal option for individuals needing a replacement rental.

Hertz, the world's largest general use car rental brand, operates from approximately 7,600 locations in 145 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 69 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the Company has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, NeverLost customized, onboard navigation systems, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the company's Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. Hertz also operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of equipment, including tools and supplies, as well as new and used equipment for sale, to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers through more than 360 branches in the United States, Canada, France and Spain.

To make car rental reservations or for more information, customers can call their travel agent, or call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131. Information and reservations are also available on the web at www.hertz.com. For information on Hertz Equipment Rental, visit the company on the web at www.hertzequip.com.

* SIRIUS is a registered trademark of Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc.

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