Member Policies


Please take a moment to review the basic steps and reminders below. Understanding some simple guidelines makes for a better car sharing experience for you and your fellow members. If Enterprise CarShare is at your work site for business use, your policies may differ from those listed below.

Click here to view your Member Guide, an on-the-go quick reference guide for car sharing.

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  • CarShare at the speed of YOU. Go mobile with our new Enterprise CarShare app, available for iOS and Android. Make, change, cancel, or extend your reservations right from your smartphone.

  • Don’t have a smartphone? Visit our mobile-friendly site! (You may also call our Member Services team at 855.370.1212)

  • Log in using your member ID and password.

  • Select the time you need and search for vehicles in your desired area. Reserve 15-minute increments with a one-hour minimum.

  • Confirm your reservation. You will receive a confirmation email with details and directions to the vehicle.

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Unlock and Go

  • Locate your reserved vehicle.

  • Place your membership card over the reader on the windshield. Wait for the yellow light and then remove the card. The doors will unlock when the light turns green.

    • You must bring your membership card with you to the vehicle. It is the only way to access the vehicle. Only you or another approved driver on the same Enterprise CarShare account is allowed to drive the vehicle during your reservation.

    • Accessing the vehicle too early will result in charges for additional time.

  • Vehicles located in a garage with controlled access will be equipped with an access card located in the driver’s visor or a transponder attached to the windshield.

  • Take 5 Before You Drive. Before you go, take a few minutes to check the vehicle for damage. You'll find a Damage Evaluator and instructions in the glove box. Report any damage or vehicle issues to our emergency line (855.370.1212) before driving away to avoid being held responsible.

  • Remove the key from the key holder located inside the glove box.

  • Use the ignition key to lock and unlock the vehicle during your reservation.

  • Smoking in the vehicle is not allowed.

  • Pets are required to be crated at all times while in the vehicle.* Please return vehicle free of pet hair.

  • Let us know about any problems right away. If you are unable to locate or access your reserved vehicle, believe the vehicle needs service, or in the unfortunate event that you are in an accident that requires vehicle or roadside assistance, please contact us immediately (855.370.1212) so we can assist you.

    • In case of an accident, please refer to the Accident Checklist located in the vehicle's glove box. Failure to immediately report and collect all accident information may result in additional damage charges, fees and/or termination of membership.

  • Illinois Tollway Users: All vehicles are equipped with an I-PASS® transponder so you can avoid the cash lanes on the toll road. Do not use your own personal I-Pass and where I-Pass is accepted, please do not pay cash at the toll. The tolls you incur, plus a $0.10 per transaction processing fee, will be billed to you separately from your reservation.


*Service animals used by members or passengers with disabilities are allowed in the vehicle without a carrier.

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  • Fuel is included! You are required to return the vehicle with at least a ¼ tank or more. Use the pre-paid fuel card located in the vehicle. Simply swipe the card at the pump before fueling.  When prompted, enter your unique fuel pin number (located at the bottom left corner of the fuel card) and the odometer reading from the car.

    • If you experience trouble using the pre-paid fuel card, please call for assistance (855.370.1212). You may be asked to pay for fuel and submit your receipt within 30 days for quick reimbursement. Please note that receipt must include gallons purchased.

  • Please return your vehicle on time.

    • If you need more time, extend online or with our app prior to the end of your reservation. Late fees are incurred for returning late or extending after your reservation has ended. If your extension or late return delays another member who has reserved the vehicle you are driving, an additional inconvenience fee may apply.

  • Return the vehicle to its designated parking space (where you found it).

    • Do not park your personally owned vehicle in the Enterprise CarShare space - unauthorized vehicles may be towed.

    • If you are unable to return your reserved vehicle to its designated space because it is occupied or blocked, please contact us right away (855.370.1212). We will ask you to find nearby legal/unrestricted parking and to let us know the location so we can notify the next member.

  • 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, and turn off the lights and engine. If the next member reports that the vehicle has been left in an unacceptable condition, you may be charged a fee.

    • Don’t forget your stuff. Enterprise CarShare is not responsible for the loss of items left behind.

  • Place the key in the key holder located in the glove box. Make sure the fob snaps back into the holder.

  • Exit the vehicle. (Do not manually lock the doors.)

  • Hold your membership card over the reader on the windshield until the light turns red and the doors lock.

  • Once the doors lock, your reservation has ended.

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  • The credit card on file must be in the name of the primary member (account holder).

  • The card on file must be a major credit card.

  • When you place your reservation, you will prepay for the estimated cost of your trip. Additional time, mileage overages, and fees will be charged as they are incurred and applied to the total cost of your trip.

  • Annual memberships renew automatically. When applicable, your annual membership fee will be charged upon the anniversary month of your join date.


Reservation Cancellation Policy

  • We know that plans can change. If you need to cancel or change a reservation, you can do so online or by phone (855.370.1212) before your reservation begins.

  • Please cancel at least 3 hours before your reservation begins. If you cancel or shorten with less than 3 hours’ notice, you will be billed for the first 3 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, including estimated mileage.

  • Prepaid funds made available by cancelling or shortening your reservation will be applied to future reservations or balances, or refunded to you upon your request.

  • If your account is suspended for non-payment, inability to validate your driver’s license or other violation of your terms of use, your standing reservations may be cancelled.


Returning Early

  • If you plan to return your vehicle earlier than expected, simply shorten your reservation online or with our app.

  • Starting at the time you notify us of your early return, you are responsible for 3 hours of your canceled time, or the remainder of your trip, whichever is less.

Fee Schedule

To ensure that everyone is doing their part to consider their fellow members, members who break the rules will be charged a penalty, not to exceed the following limits, plus costs incurred**:

Low Fuel

Returned the vehicle with less than ¼ tank


Late Extend

Extended your reservation after your end time


+cost of additional time

Late Return

Returned the vehicle after your reservation end time


+cost of additional time

Inconvenience Fee

Delayed or inconvenienced another member


Returned Improperly

Next driver reported vehicle was returned in an unacceptable condition.  (Includes but is not limited to: trash or mess, lights or ignition left on, windows left down, seats not passenger-ready, key in ignition)



Next driver reported evidence of smoking such strong odor, ashes, etc.


Pet Hair

Next driver reported pet hair or mess in vehicle


No Reservation

Accessed or drove vehicle without a reservation (includes taking wrong car)


Roadside Service as a result of member error or negligence
(When provided roadside assistance is a result of member error or negligence, such as lock out service, fuel delivery, jump start or flat tire, member will be responsible for fee and costs incurred.)


Not Locked

Vehicle not locked & secured with membership card/fob (reservation not properly ended)


Missing Parking Pass, Fuel Card, Ignition Key


Vehicle returned to wrong location


Failure to report damage, accident, theft (in additional to other applicable fees/costs)


Unauthorized Driver

Allowed operation of vehicle by person other than approved driver on member account 


+ membership termination

Equipment Tampering

Unauthorized contact with or modification to vehicle or car sharing technology


+ membership termination 

Administrative Fee for:

  • Bounced Invoice/Payment
  • Transfer or payment of unpaid parking/toll violation incurred during your reservation (cost of ticket additional)
  • Manual billing reconciliation as a result of wrong membership card/fob used during reservation
  • Changing your rate plan more than once in 12-month period
  • Failure to return your membership card to Enterprise CarShare upon account closure




  • Manual driver license verification required when automated verification fails as a result of out-of-date account information
  • Membership Card Replacement



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