Payless Car Rental is a privately held franchise system under the banner of the Avalon Global Group of companies. The system provides discount car rental services for business, leisure and government travel customers. Founded in 1971, Payless began as a small, hometown operation in Spokane Washington. Over time the company has grown to span more than 100 locations in 20 countries. Payless Car Rental is headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL. The franchise is part of the Payless group of companies, which includes Payless Parking and Payless Car Sales.