Dollar Rent a Car was founded in 1966, in Los Angeles, California, with a small number of Volkswagen Beetles as a fleet. Since its beginning, the company’s aim is to provide high quality services in car rental, in the most competitive prices possible.
In August 1990, Dollar was acquired by Chrysler and along with Thrifty and Snappy Car Rental (which was sold in 1994), become part of Chrysler’s Pentastar Transportation Group Inc., that later became Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. In November 2012, Dollar and Thrifty were acquired by Hertz Global Holdings Inc., and along with Hertz consist the main brands through which the company operates its car rental business.
In Greece, Dollar Rent A Car operates as a franchise by Autohellas with over 60 branches throughout the country, including all the major airports.