You may have a few new options if you need to borrow a car for a weekend: Avis is acquiring Zipcar.
The price tag for the purchase is $500 million. But the traditional car rental company hopes it will be money well spent.
Because Zipcar currently doesn't have enough cars to satisfy customer demand on the weekend, Avis is hoping to step in and beef up the number of options for customers.
You can read more about the deal at CNNMoney.com.