FAQ

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  • General

  • What is car sharing?

    Car sharing is a membership based program where, once you join, you can rent a vehicle 24/7. Members can rent a vehicle for an hour, a day, or overnight.

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  • What types of vehicles are available?

    Enterprise has the world’s largest and most diverse fleet of vehicles. When you rent from Enterprise CarShare, you can choose from a variety of newer models and well-maintained vehicles that best fit your business' needs. We offer a large and diverse fleet, including fuel-efficient sedans, SUVs, pickup trucks, electric and hybrid models.

  • Where is CarShare available?

    We operate in the US, Canada & UK. Locations & availability will vary by market.

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  • Join

  • I applied. Where is my member card?

    After submitting your application, you should expect an approval email or additional follow up steps within 1-2 business days. (International applicants may take longer to get approved.)  

      

    Once your membership is approved, you should receive your membership materials in the mail within 3-5 business days (depending on your geographic location).  When the card arrives, you’ll be on your way!

  • I need to drive sooner. How can I get my card quickly?

    The approval process is simple and we work to get you on the road as soon as we can. Please allow up to ten days for the entire approval process and for the arrival of your member card. If you need to drive sooner, we may be able to meet your request in certain markets. Contact us for more information.

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  • What is the minimum age to rent?

    Age requirements will vary by city, program and requirements by law. 

  • Reserve

  • Do you have an app?

    Go mobile with our Enterprise CarShare app. We’ve built a one-stop shop for all of your on-the-go CarShare needs, accessible directly from your mobile device.

     

    Once you log-in to the app, you’ll enjoy the following:

    - Automatic geolocation to find vehicles closest to you

    - Create, modify or cancel reservations in just a few clicks

    - View current rental or extend your reservation

    - Upload gas receipts on-the-go

     

    Download now for Android or iPhone.

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  • How do I make a reservation?

    Use your member ID and personally selected password to log in online via your desktop or mobile device. Select the time you need and search for vehicles in your desired area.  Reserve and use 24/7 with an hour minimum, with as little notice as you like.  You’ll receive a confirmation email with details and directions to the vehicle. 

  • What type of car can I reserve?

    Vehicle classes vary based on your program. We have an assortment of vehicles ranging in class from economy to luxury.

  • How long can I book a reservation for?

    Reservations can be as short as one hour. Maximum reservation length is typically seven days, but can vary based on your program. If you need a car longer than seven days, give us a call and we’ll do our best to accommodate your driving needs.

  • What is the reservation cancellation policy?

    To maximize availability for all members, we ask for at least three hours’ notice when canceling your reserved time. If you cancel with less than three hours’ notice, you will be billed for the first three hours of your reservation, or the cost of your reservation, whichever is less. If you do not cancel your reservation and do not drive, you will be billed for the full estimated cost of your reservation.

  • Can I drive out of state?

    Yes. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for driving guidelines.

  • What if I lose my membership card or fob?

    Contact us to request a replacement. In most cases, up to a $10 replacement fee may apply.

  • Unlock & Go

  • How do I unlock the vehicle?

    When you arrive at your reserved vehicle, place your membership card over the sensor on the driver’s side windshield until you hear the doors unlock. The keys will be inside in the vehicle. Now you're ready to roll! 

  • What if I cannot find the vehicle when I go to begin my reservation?

    Before heading to pick up a vehicle, it’s important to check your online account to ensure your reservation has been booked properly and review your confirmation email, which will include details about your reserved vehicle and location. If you get to the Enterprise CarShare parking area and your car is not there, call us and we will assist you by locating the vehicle or switching your reservation to another available vehicle.

  • Who can drive the cars?

    Only you or another driver approved on your Enterprise CarShare account can drive the vehicle during your reservation.

  • Who is responsible for filling the gas tank?

    One of the responsibilities of membership is to refill the gas tank prior to returning your vehicle. Fuel policies vary by program. Confirm you understand your program’s expectations & how to fuel prior to renting. Contact Us if you have questions.  


    If there are EHI fuel cards provided in the vehicle, the car can be refueled at any one of 160,000 gas stations that display the Wright Express logo. 


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  • How do I refuel the vehicle?

    When you pull into a gas station, retrieve the fuel card and swipe the card like you would any credit card at the pump. When prompted, enter the vehicle mileage from the odometer and your unique 6-digit fuel PIN. Fill the tank with regular unleaded gasoline and then return the fuel card where you found it. Please contact us with any questions, while still at the pump.

  • I’ve lost my PIN. What do I do?

    Contact Member Services and we will troubleshoot and work to resolve the issue. In the unlikely event you need to purchase fuel on your personal credit card, you can upload your fuel receipt via our mobile app to be reimbursed.

     

    Please note that the receipt must be final and include the date and gallons purchased. Fuel reimbursements must be requested using the Fuel Reimbursement Form on the desktop site or the mobile app within 30 days of purchase. 

  • Are pets allowed in the vehicles?

    Pets are required to be crated at all times while in the vehicle.  (Service animals used by members or passengers with disabilities are allowed in the vehicle without a carrier.) Please return the vehicle free of pet hair. Pet hair on the seats may result in a cleaning fee.

  • Can I smoke in a car?

    No—there is a fine for smoking in our vehicles.

  • Am I responsible for cleaning the vehicle?

    Members are responsible for picking up trash and taking personal belongings upon exiting the vehicle.  If you find the vehicle in less than acceptable condition at the start of your reservation, call Member Services immediately. Be sure to leave the vehicle in good condition for the next member. If the member using the vehicle after you reports that the vehicle was left in an unacceptable condition, it could result in a fee or affect your membership status.

  • What happens if the vehicle breaks down during the reservation?

    In the event of a breakdown, flat tire or other problem, call us immediately so we can dispatch our 24-hour roadside assistance.

  • Return

  • How do I end my reservation?

    Return the vehicle to its designated parking space (where you picked it up).   Please remember to leave the vehicle ready for the next member:

     

    • Clean up any trash or spills, return seats to upright position, remove keys from ignition (if applicable), and turn off the lights and engine. 
    • Take all your personal belongings. Don’t forget your stuff! 
    • Return the ignition key to where you found it, and exit the vehicle. 
    • Exit the vehicle. Do not manually lock the doors. 
    • Hold your membership card over the sensor on the windshield until the doors lock.  Your rental ends when this step is complete. 
     

     

    Please note: Simply returning the car to its designated parking space will not notify us that the car has been returned—you must also complete the steps above to ensure your reservations ends, or late fees may apply.

  • What if I am running late bringing the vehicle back?

    If you know you're going to be late, please attempt to extend it yourself or contact us by phone before the end of your reserved time. If there's no reservation right after yours, we can extend your reservation without a problem. If your extension or late return delays another member who has reserved the vehicle you are driving, an inconvenience fee may also apply.

  • What happens when I return the vehicle and there is an unauthorized vehicle in the reserved parking area?

    Contact us immediately so we can make arrangements to remove the unauthorized vehicle and give you directions on where to park.  We may ask you to find another parking space close by and provide location details to us so we can move the vehicle or direct the next member to the car.

  • How can I retrieve personal belongings I left in the car?

    Always check the vehicle before exiting to ensure you have all of your belongings and that the vehicle is clean and fueled. If you do leave behind an item, contact Member Services for temporary access to the car as long as it isn’t on reservation with another member. Please be aware that Enterprise is not responsible for any personal belongings left behind. 

  • Driver's License Validation

  • Are instructional permits or temporary licenses permitted?

    Instructional permits, such as learners permits or provisional, probationary and junior licenses, are not accepted. Some locations do not accept temporary licenses. Please wait to receive your permanent license before applying for a membership.

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  • Is my international driver’s license permitted?

    Yes. If you have an international driver’s license you will be required to validate it in person, which, includes verifying expiration and photo. Bring your driver’s license, plus your International Driver’s Permit if the license is in a language other than English. Some locations may require additional information, including address verification and a second form of government-issued identification. Please call the location prior to your arrival for details on what to bring.

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  • I am validating my driver’s license at an authorized Enterprise location. What do I bring?

    Please bring a valid, unexpired government-issued driver's license which includes your photograph. Photocopies are not accepted.

     

    If you have an international or temporary driver’s license, additional information, including address verification and a second form of government-issued identification may be required. Some locations do not accept temporary licenses – please call prior to your arrival.

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  • I am required to validate my license in person, but I can’t get to an authorized location. What do I do?

    Some locations may provide alternate or expedited options for license validation. Contact Member Services for assistance and options available.

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  • I just applied and will validate my license in person. Can I pick up my membership materials at the same time?

    We’d love to help and may be able to accommodate this in some locations! Typically in major cities. Contact Us for more information on these locations.

    If the location is equipped to provide these materials, you’ll need to bring along the following to receive your membership card: 

    • The credit card you provided on your application
    • Proof of current address (ex. a recent utility bill) is required If your license does not reflect your current address provided on your application
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  • I’m already a member and you contacted me to validate my current license. Why?

    As part of your CarShare membership, Enterprise needs to see you and your driver’s license, either by photo or in person, annually (even if your license is not expiring) and prior to its expiration. Your license needs to be reviewed by the due date provided to avoid interruption of your membership.

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  • My license is due for an annual review, but I have a temporary license because I just renewed it. Can I use it?
    Sometimes, because it depends on your location. We recommend that you wait for your permanent license if possible. If you are waiting for your permanent photo license and must validate a temporary/paper license, please keep in mind:
    • Some locations do not accept temporary licenses - please call prior to your arrival
    • Temporary/paper licenses cannot be validated online and must be reviewed in-person
    • If you validate with a temporary license, we will contact you to validate again with your new permanent photo license prior to the expiration of your temporary license
    • Additional information, including address verification and a second form of government-issued identification may be required
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  • Physical Damage & Liability Protection

  • Am I covered to drive?

    Physical damage and liability protection levels vary by program. In some markets, you may purchase additional coverage options for your hourly or daily rental, or even to cover you for the year.

  • What if I get into an accident?

    Call the police to make a report and, if available, fill out the accident checklist found in the glove box. Please call us to notify us of the accident immediately so that we can create a report of the information you collect and assist you in any way possible.  We’ll be sure to make alternate arrangements for the next Enterprise CarShare member that has a reservation for that vehicle.

    If you are in an accident with another vehicle, we will respond to claims from other parties up to the limits required by the state and as described in the terms and conditions of your application.

  • What happens if I damage the vehicle?

    Report any damage or vehicle issues to Member Services before continuing to drive to ensure your safety and avoid further damage or cost.  We will document damage and work with our internal teams to determine next steps to resolve (someone will be in contact with you or your company).  Please do not attempt to repair a vehicle on your own. 

  • What if the vehicle is damaged when I arrive for my rental?

    Before driving away, please take a few minutes to check for any damage or vehicle issues. Report and discoveries immediately to our Member Services team to avoid being charged fees for damages that may have existed prior to your use of the vehicle. Failure to report damage could result in suspension or termination of membership.

    We don't want to hold you responsible for damage that existed prior to your use of the car. You’ll find a damage evaluator and instructions for reporting damage or vehicle issues in the glovebox. Please call us immediately to report any problems so that we can document the vehicle’s condition prior to your use and, if needed, make other arrangements for you. 

  • Other

  • Enterprise Holdings Safety Recall Policy

    Policy: The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Act requires auto manufacturers to send a notice of any safety recall to vehicle owners. When Enterprise Holdings receives such a safety recall notice and the corresponding Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs), it is Enterprise Holding’s policy to not rent such vehicles until the manufacturer’s specified remedy or authorized interim repair has been implemented.

    Process: After receiving the safety recall notice, Enterprise Holdings identifies affected vehicles by VIN and then places a “mandatory hold” on them in our rental management system. This “hold” directs the recall work be completed before renting the vehicle. Sometimes manufacturers advise that certain recalled vehicles can be safely operated once an authorized interim repair has been completed. In such cases, Enterprise Holdings may rent vehicles after the interim repair has been completed – but only until the final remedy is available.

     

  • What if I need a vehicle equipped with a Mobility Device?

    Enterprise CarShare is committed to providing mobility options for our customers with disabilities. Mobility devices including left hand controls with spinner knobs, left foot accelerators and pedal extenders are available at no additional charge.

    Due to the unique nature of our services and the fact that mobility devices require installation, please contact a service representative by phone, 24 hours a day at 866-225-4284 to reserve a vehicle with such devices. Please note mobility device-equipped vehicles will be provided by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. 48 hours advanced notice is required. Visit our Customers with Disabilities page for more information.

  • How do I remove a driver from our business or government account?

    The account administrator can contact us to remove a driver from the account.

  • Who pays for a traffic ticket?

    The member is responsible for paying for all traffic or parking tickets while using an Enterprise CarShare vehicle.

  • How do I pay for tolls?

    Members are responsible for paying any tolls they incur when traveling on toll roads. If using an Enterprise CarShare owned toll pass box, you will be billed for the cost of the toll after the reservation, plus any administration fee that occurs.

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