Ford Dealer Opens Retail Rental Service in N.C.

Photo courtesy of Capital Auto Rental.
Photo courtesy of Capital Auto Rental.

Capital Auto Rental, a division of Capital Ford, has opened in Raleigh, N.C.

The company is celebrating its grand opening by hosting a business event on Tuesday May 17 — in conjunction with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

"Our family of dealerships has long been in the business of renting cars, but it was on a limited basis," said Tim Michael, dealer principal. "Last year, we decided to dedicate exclusive facilities and employees to our rental program under the name Capital Auto Rental. What makes our program unique is the wide assortment of vehicles available at any given time. Customers will be happy to find our prices very competitive with the national rental agencies."

Capital Auto Rental provides vehicles for daily, weekly, monthly, and long-term rentals. Corporate accounts affording discounts are also available, according to the company.

"Here a person can rent anything from a small economy car to seven-passenger SUVs, mini and cargo vans, 12- and 15-passenger vans,” said Michael Erexson, general manager for Capital Auto Rental. “We even rent Ford F-150 and F-250 trucks. And with the nice weather upon us, we're also finding a lot of demand for our convertibles."

In addition to the new Capital Ford of Raleigh facility, Capital Auto Rental services are also available at Capital Ford stores in Charlotte, Hillsborough, and Wilmington; University Ford in Chapel Hill, Durham, and North Durham; and Capital Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge in Garner.

"Attention to detail and our customer-driven focus have made Capital Ford the number one Ford dealer in the Southeast,” said Erexson. “We proudly bring that same set of standards to our Capital Auto Rental business."

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