Johannesburg, South Africa, October 15, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- First Car Rental has announced that all their vehicles will be smoke-free under a new policy that prohibits smoking in its rental vehicles effective 11th October. Second-hand smoke toxins and residue can stay in the fabric of a vehicle anywhere from a few hours to a few months after exposure.
Says Melissa Storey, Executive Head: Strategy, Development & Marketing for First Car Rental, “First Car Rental receives more customer requests for smoke-free vehicles than any other 'special request.' This new policy is designed to ensure that we are enhancing the comfort of our customers, which is a priority at First Car Rental.”
To assist in compliance with the new smoke-free policy, First Car Rental have removed all lighters from their vehicles.
When a vehicle must be cleaned of tobacco smoke odour and residue, the process takes considerably longer. First Car Rental will soon launch a new inspection procedure and will consider a cleaning fee penalty if vehicles are returned with cigarette odour or residue.