Right Cars to Open in Fort Lauderdale

Logo via Right Cars website
Logo via Right Cars website

To continue its U.S. expansion, U.K.-based Right Cars plans to open a franchise location at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in October.

Right Cars will officially launch its franchise location at Miami International Airport on Sept. 6. During the Miami opening, the Right Cars executive team will be meeting potential franchisees.

The company is also planning franchised branch openings serving Dallas International Airport and San Antonio Airport as well as San Diego and San Francisco by the end of the year, said Rick Little, Right Cars co-founder and chairman.

"Because of the huge success we are seeing in Miami, we have been able to bring forward the planned opening of our branch in Fort Lauderdale,” said Little. “I would like to thank Mauricio, director of Right Cars Florida, for the incredible amount of effort he has put in to the expansion of Right Cars in the U.S.”

Right Cars was founded from a family-owned car rental business that operated at London’s Gatwick Airport for 18 years. “My customer database grew quickly through strong customer service and word of mouth,” said Karl Taylor, co-founder and managing director of Right Cars. “And then we had people asking us if we rent cars in Cyprus.”

“I rented cars from Karl,” said Little, who retired as an IT consultant for the banking and travel industry and then wrote software for Taylor’s company. “He told me that his large base of regular customers was slowly diminishing. As a small car rental company, he didn’t have the technology or the funds to invest in the major travel networks. We realized there must be small, family-run car rental businesses around the world in the same situation as Karl.”

The brand commenced franchising in 2012. Today, the company has franchise partners running 140 locations in 23 countries, from Croatia, Iceland, and New Zealand, to Mexico, Morocco, and United Arab Emirates. India is next, and the company is talking to Chinese partners, Little said.

For franchises, Right Cars is targeting smaller rental companies “who don’t have a high advertising budget and don’t have the IT skills,” Little said.

The Fort Lauderdale location is starting to take reservations now before its official opening date on Oct. 18, according to the company.

Comments

  1. walter [ November 20, 2017 @ 03:33AM ]

    rented a car from right trying to return it to ft Lauderdale can't find address to dropoff

  2. ron fazzari [ January 19, 2018 @ 08:26AM ]

    when picking up car they insisted that I pay transponder fee because the said most highways had toll roads which is a lie. they also charged me extra insurance that I didn't want. when I returned the car I complained and they said they would call me to resolve the problem. Still waiting!
    Stay away from this company, total scammers.

  3. Gerardo [ January 23, 2018 @ 08:21AM ]

    Please be very careful when renting from Right Cars FLL! They force you to purchase their insurance, even though you may have your own coverage. Read the policy thoroughly!! They promised reimbursement of the insurance costs once I provided them with a declarations page of my insurance policy. No reimbursement ever came, despite 5 emails & a phone call. One agent told me, “$200, 000 liability” while another explicitly said “$300, 000 liability.” It seemed to me like the agents were being rewarded for pushing their insurance coverage onto the customers. Additionally, they was a mileage restriction. In essence, I have travelled extensively & this was, without a doubt, the worst car rental experience I’ve ever encountered.

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