The Benefits of City Car Sharing Kailua HI

If you happen to live in a city, you might have noticed how expensive parking is. Or how you keep spending money on insurance and gas for a car you barely use. Why, you could probably get away without having a car at all.

Hertz - Kahala Hotel and Resort
(808) 735-8983
5000 Kahala Avenue
Honolulu - Oahu, HI
Hours
0700-1500 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations. In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
This location is for Hotel Guests only.

Hertz - Waikiki Beach Hyatt
(808) 971-3535
2424 Kalakaua Avenue
Waikiki Beach - Oahu, HI
Hours
0700-2100 7 days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
Located within 2 blocks of most Sheraton hotels, located towards the east end of Waikiki. Closest to the Pacific Beach Hotel, Hawaiian Regent Hotel and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Within 5 miles of the Kahala Hotel. Located in a gated area which are locked at closing time. There is no access to this location after closing.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(808) 536-1555
77 Ala Moana Blvd. #101
Honolulu, HI
 
Hertz - Hilton Hawaiian Village
(808) 973-3637
2005 Kalia Road
Waikiki Beach - Oahu, HI
Hours
0600-1300 7 Days.
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
Pier - Approximately 4 mile from the Superferry terminal. Cab fare will be reimbursed up to $10.00 with receipt.

Hertz - Outrigger Reef Hotel HLE
(808) 922-3331
2169 Kalia Road
Honolulu - Oahu, HI
Hours
0700-1500 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations., Gold Counter Service , Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.
Additional Information
Only Outrigger Reef hotel guests may return vehicles to this location. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed for hotel guests only. For customers not staying at the hotel please return the vehicle to the Hilton Hawaiian Villiage, 2005 Kalia Road.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(808) 599-2677
130 N. Nimitz Hwy-No Airport
Honolulu, HI
 
Hertz - Bradley Pacific Aviation
(808) 529-6800
98 Kapalulu Place
Honolulu - Oahu, HI
Hours
24 Hours 7 Days.
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only. After Hours - Meets after hour reservations on Saturdays and Sundays with flight information included.

Hertz - Castle and Cooke Avaition
(808) 548-2948
155 Kapalulu Place
Honolulu - Oahu, HI
Hours
0800-1700 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Hertz - Hawaii Prince Hotel
(808) 971-3535
100 Holomoana Street
Waikiki Beach - Oahu, HI
Hours
0730-1600 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
This location is for Hotel Guests only. Service will be provided through the Concierge staff at the Concierge Station in the Hotel lobby. You may contact Hotel Concierge prior to your pickup at 808-956-1111. After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park vehicle in Hertz area. Record date, time, mileage, and tank level on rental record jacket. Leave keys and rental record at Hotel front desk.

Enterprise Auto Rental
(808) 591-1449
221 Kapiolani Blvd #Suite 114
Honolulu, HI
 

The Benefits of City Car Sharing

The Benefits of City Car Sharing By Alison Lakin, Associate Editor
Zipcar
If you happen to live in a city, you might have noticed how expensive parking is. Or how you keep spending money on insurance and gas for a car you barely use. Why, you could probably get away without having a car at all.

This makes more sense than you might think. According to the 2005 census, 81 percent of Americans live in urban areas (that’s 243 million people!), and many of us have some form of public transportation available. But as useful as buses and trains are, they can’t cover our every need. Many of us would be hard-pressed to go without a car completely. If we don’t need one to get to work, there’s still the Costco trip to take into account or an across-town flag-football game to attend or a late night excursion to your best friend’s birthday party. In short, we need access to a vehicle.

That’s the thinking behind car sharing. The basic principle is simple: a person signs up for the program, paying a small initiation fee and agreeing to an hourly rate, then reserves a car for use – choosing by location and even type of car, or, hell, even by the car’s nickname. Paying by the hour no longer has to be relegated to seedy motel reception desks, and low rates mean taking a car for a couple hours while you brave the hoards at Ikea will cost you less than a Billy bookcase.

Car sharing started in Switzerland – oh, those innovative Europeans – where crowded cities, efficient public transportation and lack of parking relegated cars to burdensome money-wasters. Now, the concept has become established in cities throughout the U.S. as well. While Zipcar has expanded nationally, the majority of car sharing companies are based in single cities or regions. The San Francisco Bay Area has City CarShare, for example, or there’s PhillyCarShare in, you guessed it, Philadelphia.

What’s surprising is how few people actually use these services despite their obvious benefits. At the height of the gas crunch summer 2008, Zipcar’s membership numbers had reached around 225,000. That’s just about 1 percent of Americans based in cities. Consider that car sharing means not having to pay for gas or insurance – saving you hundreds to thousands of dollars a year. And maintenance costs are usually a big headache to those owners with cars out of warranty.

Monetary savings aren’t the only advantages to car sharing, having access to cars that you may not have been able to afford in the first place means your short trip will be enhanced by an array of standard features. Trucks and SUVs can be found in the fleets too, so your friend with the F-150 won’t get a call every time you need to move.

Oh yeah, there’s also the environment to think about. Shared cars equal fewer cars on the road equals less pollution, less congestion and less resources wasted. They can also solve urban parking...

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