For many people, refueling their Zipcar is a regular occurrence. And, with good reason! Refueling your Zipcar not only ensures that you have a full tank of gas, but it also keeps your car running at its best.
It is important to always leave at least 1/4 tank in your vehicle when travelling, as running out of fuel can lead to a frustrating experience.
This is especially true for our Roundtrip vehicles, which are often used for longer journeys and need to be ready for the next passenger. Tapping into free fuel stations will help make sure you have enough juice to get where you’re going!
If you run low on fuel during your reservation, there are many UK petrol stations that will accept your fuel card. You’re not required to refuel if you are driving a Flex vehicle. We also take care of charging our electric vehicles–just be sure to stay in London to avoid running low on battery.
Zipcar offers free gasoline, so customers don’t need to worry about paying for it themselves when they take a ride.
You don’t have to pay for fuel in a Zipcar. Each trip includes fuel, so you’ll be able to cover up to 60 miles per day.
Customers can use the Zipcar gas card to pay for gasoline whenever they need to fill up the tank.
If you have a Zipcar membership and a gas card, you can use them both together at the pump! Just swipe your card when you get ready to fill up and we’ll take care of the rest.
You don’t even have to carry cash around anymore- just grab your Zipcard and go!
To use the Zipcar gas card, insert it into the pump’s fuel slot and pull it back out quickly so the computer can scan it. Next, wait for on-screen prompts to fill your Zipcar and process the payment.
To use the Zipcar gas card, locate it behind the driver’s side sun visor inside the car.
If your visor is not in the designated location, it may have been misplaced by the previous driver.
To be on the safe side, check inside the glove compartment, armrest compartment, or under the seats for any lost items.
To use the gas card, pull up to the station and swipe the card just like a regular credit or debit card.
The station will ask you for the driver’s ID or PIN.
Next, the station should ask you for the car’s mileage.
To find out the current mileage, you can look on the car’s odometer. This number is usually located inside the vehicle. If you would like to pay for your rental using a credit card, please enter this information into our checkout process.
Membership holders must abide by Zipcar’s rules when using the gas card. These include following the mileage guidelines and not using the card for excessive personal expenses.
Zipcar only allows customers to use their fuel cards to fill up a Zipcar vehicle. This limits the amount of cash that can be used for other purposes, such as purchasing items from the store.
Customers are not allowed to use the card for personal vehicles or to drive anyone else’s car.
Zipcar requires its drivers to use the appropriate fuel for their vehicles. For example, gasoline is not recommended for electric cars.
Higher-end cars require higher quality gasoline than lower-end cars.
Do not overfill the tank of your car. Overfilling the tank can cause your car to break down sooner.
If you are unsure about how much fuel is needed, always use the recommended amount. Overfilling will only result in extra costs and inconvenience for you and your vehicle.
To use the Zipcar service, members must first fill up their vehicle’s gas tank to at least a quarter full before returning it.
If you don’t have a Zipcar membership, you’ll be charged $30 for using the service.
Make sure you have at least a quarter of a tank of gas in your car before you leave so the next driver can get where they’re going.
If you’re not sure what fuel to use, Zipcar has a list of recommended fuels for each of their vehicles.
If you’re driving one of Tesla’s electric cars, make sure it’s fully charged for your trip.
Zipcar asks that customers only fill their cars with standard gasoline, which is more affordable.
Major gas stations should accept the Zipcar gas card. This will make it easier for people who have trouble at smaller stations that a larger company does not run.
Most gas stations will accept the Zipcar gas card as payment.
you provide your account number, and then pay for the gas with that card.
If you have a Zipcar membership and a participating station, theoretically all stations should accept your Zipcar gas card as payment. You provide your account number, and then pay for the gas with that card just like you would any other credit or debit card.
If you have your Zipcar key fob with you, it’s easy to fill up your car at any of our gas stations.
Looking for the gas card that was behind the driver’s visor, I couldn’t find it.
If you are worried that your card may have been lost or stolen, make sure to check and ensure the card is there before starting your trip.
If the gas card is missing, open the Zipcar app and go to the Drive screen. There, you’ll see a button that says “Report a Lost or Stolen Card.” Click it to let us know.
After reviewing the data, I have determined that we should notify our team.
After reviewing the data, I have determined that it would be in our best interest to notify our team.
In the past, Zipcar charged a fee if you accidentally took the gas card and didn’t return it. This policy has since been discontinued.
However, with the recent changes to how the site works, this is no longer the case.
Recent changes to how the site functions have made it difficult for customers to have positive experiences.
If you accidentally take the Zipcar gas card, try to return it to the car if possible.
If the card is not reading when you insert it into the car, try switching batteries. If that doesn’t work, call Zipcar customer service.
Gas cards can sometimes become bent or scuffed, making the machine unable to read it.
If you are trying to purchase something other than gasoline with your gas card, it may not work.
The card only works for gas purchases, so if you try to make a purchase else with the card it may not go through.
Some customers mistakenly believe that the pump will only dispense a set amount of gas, such as a pre-authorized dollar amount, even when there is remaining fuel in the tank.
If your vehicle runs out of gas, Zipcar wants you to input an amount of $50 or less in order to continue using the car.
If you’re looking to pay for your Zipcar rental with cash, be sure to bring your gas card. Some stations may not accept payment with a debit or credit card.
If you’re looking to rent a Zipcar from a specific location, you’ll likely need to provide the zip code for that area. Not all stations allow rentals without inputting a zip code, so be sure to check before making your reservation.
If you’re using a card to fill the tank, be sure to enter your billing zip code and the payment should go through.
It is important to fill an adequate amount of shampoo each time you shower, as over-showering can result in dry hair.
Shampooing your hair too often can lead to it becoming dry. Make sure you use enough shampoo each time you bathe so that your locks stay moisturized.
If your Zipcar gas card isn’t working, there is an easy workaround to make sure you don’t pay for the gas yourself. Zipcar will automatically deduct the cost of the gas from your account.
When paying for gas with your credit or debit card, make sure to keep the receipt. Zipcar will then reimburse you for the total cost.
Your car comes with a card that can be used to purchase fuel at any convenience station. If your car runs out of gas, you can take it to the nearest station and refill with their fuel.
Gasoline can be purchased at any gas station, but please avoid Applegreen stations as they do not accept certain fuel cards.
To find Zipcar locations near you, use the map. The green pins are our Roundtrip vehicles and blue are Flex, one-way cars available in London.
Zipcar allows customers to fuel their vehicles for free with every trip. This includes a 60-mile radius around each vehicle.
If you lose your fuel card, please let us know. From the Zipcar iPhone® or Android™ app, open the Drive screen and select Report to notify us of vehicle issues. If possible, please pay for fuel on your own and submit receipts to be reimbursed.
The fuel card located in the Zipcar allows you to fill up your Zipcar with free gasoline at any petrol station.
Members must ensure that they refuel the vehicle with the correct fuel (gasoline or diesel). Fuel cards are only valid for fueling Zipcar vehicles.
The lines on the gas gauge represent how much fuel is in your tank. Anything between 2 lines would be an eight, and if the needle were between 1/2 and 3/4, this would mean you have 5/8 of gasoline in your tank.
During your reservation, you are able to park in other areas, but if you’re stopping over in a space that requires a fee, you will be responsible for paying it. We recommend booking Roundtrip for longer journeys. They can be booked by the hour or day/s.
At Zipcar, we use video surveillance systems to monitor our pods and keep an eye on our drivers. This information is aggregated anonymously and can provide insights about the usage of our services.
Some Zipcars will include a toll pass. Since our EZ-pass operates with a microchip, it will read both passes when you go under the electronic reader.
If you are involved in an incident with your Zipcar, the company may charge a damage fee of up to $1,000. This fee can apply to various types of damage, including dents, scratches, collisions, flat tires, windshield cracks and dead batteries. In some cases the company may also charge for damages caused by third-party personal injuries.
With Zipcar membership, you’re covered for the congestion charge. The fee applies to vehicles travelling within the charging zone between 07:00 and 22:00, seven days a week.
If you need the car for fewer than three hours, there is no additional charge. If you need the car for more than three hours, but less than 24 hours, you will be charged 45 cents per mile. If you need the car for more than 24 hours, or if it’s a premium vehicle (which costs an additional 55 cents per mile), then your trip will cost $5 per hour plus 45 cents per mile.
Zipcar allows you to drive up to 180 miles in a single trip, but there is a limit of how many miles are included in the total distance you drive. Zipcars with US addresses usually allow 180 free miles for each 24-hour period.
Smoking is not allowed in Zipcars, as it can impact the health of other members. Pets are only allowed if they are kept in carriers, to avoid leaving hair everywhere that could cause an allergic reaction for others.
If you are a member of the same family plan or account as another member who is driving a Zipcar, they can drive it. However, if you are on a different account and someone else is driving a Zipcar that you have reserved, we would appreciate it if you could join them for the ride.
Zipcar allows its members to use the company’s vehicles for short-term rentals. This makes it convenient for families who only need an extra ride occasionally, or for people in large cities who rely on Zipcar to help them with errands and moving jobs. The company has over 800 employees and 10,000 vehicles globally.
When your Zipcar is finished with its trip, you should return it to its home location using the parking space that it was branded with.
Hello Blondell! The A180 does not have in-built SAT NAV capabilities, so you will need to bring your own. You may pair your mobile phone via Bluetooth, though.
If you want to return your Zipcar, you need to go back to the same place you picked it up. If there are multiple Zipcar parking spaces at your location, you can park at any available space. Remember to unlock the car with your app or postcard before leaving.
Zipcar’s model is most effective for short trips of an hour or two, where the cost of using a car doesn’t justify the price tag of paying $35 or more for just a couple hours’ use. At less than $10 an hour, Zipcar is a better option than Uber or Lyft when it comes to costs and convenience.
Zipcar members can reserve and drive vehicles throughout central Florida or in any one of the hundreds of cities and towns around the world where Zipcar operates. Additionally, members can take their cars to over 50 airports.
The policy of Zipcar says that the company does not actively track or monitor the vehicle location of its drivers. Furthermore, Zipcar does not keep historical GPS data on vehicle location.
For roundtrip journeys, leave at least 1/4 of a tank in the car or van (if you leave a vehicle with low fuel, you may incur fines).
Most Zipcars include tolls, which you will be responsible for paying if you choose to use a car with a toll pass.
Our Flex cars are one-way and you can reserve when you’re ready to go. We’ll hold the car for 15 minutes. You can book on-demand at any time of day or night! Just book online or in the app whenever you’re ready, 24/7/365!
According to the Zipcar Member Contract, if you do not report any damage on your reservation by the start of your rental, you will be responsible for any damages that occur. We recommend doing a pre-reservation walk-around and calling 1-866-4ZIPCAR (1-866-494-7227) if you notice any existing damage.
Zipcar provides the required amount of insurance for its users, so you don’t necessarily need to buy coverage. However, if you want to be extra sure of protection in case of a crash, it may be a good idea to supplement Zipcar’s basic coverage with your own personal policy.
Refueling your Zipcar is a simple process that keeps your car running at its best. Remember to refill your Zipcar regularly to ensure you have a full tank of gas and to keep your car running at its best.