First Car Rental advances car hire | The Planner

If you are renting a car this summer, don’t forget to pack your patience, unless of course, you are hiringfrom First Car Rental, who this week, launched South Africa’s first ever Car Hire Self-Service at major branches across the country.

“Our new self-service car hire is fast, efficient, convenient and paperless. Complete your renter profile at the branch, thereafter, it’s your new way of life! Book online, go straight to a self-service touchscreen, choose the car you want, sign on the screen and you are checked out, all in under 30 seconds”says Melissa Nortje, Executive Head of Strategy, Development & Marketing at First Car Rental

Self-Service has been piloted at OR Tambo for the past 4 months with select methods of payment and is now ready for all market segments. Over the past 18 years, tech-savvy First Car Rental has led from the front in developing an impressive set of first mobility’ facilities and software programmesin the car rental industry.

This showstopper technology is popular with corporate travellers, and for good reason, as it ticks all the boxes that frequent flyers would want and benefit from. It entails companies opening an account with First Car Rental, then ‘mobile-readying’ their key staff who travel.

These staff are then issued a tiered Show&Gocard, and never step foot in a branch again. They step off the plane, walk a predetermined route to the Show&Gocar park, where an agent is waiting with a tablet. No branch, no queuing and no paperwork.

First Car Rental’s Self-Service is available to account or non-account holders.