UHaulCarShare® is part of the U-Haul International, Inc. This service provides an alternative to buying or renting a car for long periods of time, giving drivers access to a vehicle when and where they need it. Users can simply reserve a vehicle online or via mobile app, use it for the needed period of time, and return it. All transactions are taken care of online for maximum convenience, and long-term costs of buying and renting are gone forever. UHaulCarShare® is easy to join and may change the way you get around forever.
- Vehicle options
- Mobile app
UHaulCarShare has a good track record of professionalism with generally positive reviews regarding customer service, prices, and usability. It is marketed to those who don't have a car, but occasionally need one and for university students (there are parental restrictions available). It is a part of U-Haul International, Inc. UhaulCarShare is available in 21 states across the US, providing a variety of vehicles for users who need hourly or daily access.
UHaulCarShare® has some of the most competitive pricing on the market, and no membership costs or annual fees. Because of this, joining and renting with UHaulCarShare® is relatively commitment-free. Those who don't have cars but need transportation now and then could benefit from this quality.
Customers do have options when selecting a vehicle to rent through UHaulCarShare. While availability varies by location, UhaulCarShare users may rent a vehicle that meets their needs and preferences:
- Compact vehicles
- Electric-gasoline hybrids
Additionally, joining this service is convenient and fast, so renters don't have to wait to get moving. UHaulCarShare® is particularly marketed to students who are looking for alternatives to renting or buying a car.
UhaulCarShare is accessible online or on a mobile device. Either open the website or app to register. After registration, members can make reservations within minutes. All reservations require a real-time headshot, for security purposes.
This service doesn't have much "bad" to speak of. The insurance policy is a bit basic, but that's fairly standard for car sharing companies. It isn't available everywhere yet, but it has more locations than many competing companies. So while UHaulCarShare® isn't perfect, it's definitely competitive.
UhaulCarShare provides an automobile liability insurance policy for all vehicles during reservation. However, this insurance is only for the minimum required limits for the area and circumstances in which the accident takes place. UhaulCarShare has a $500 deductible. There is also a charge of $50/hour when you are late. Also, there are a number of services missing that other car-sharing services provide. For example, UHaulCarShare does not include the following:
- In-car customer car
- Toll tags
- Roadside assistance
Membership for UhaulCarShare is free, and it takes only minutes to join. After registration, users can rent vehicles for rates starting as low as $4.95/hour PLUS mileage. Daily rates are available as low as $62/day. Gas is included in the cost. Users can drive cars for 180 miles each day. Any distance exceeding that costs $.40/mile. Rent cars for 1 hour or for up to 3 days at a time.
The Bottom Line
UHaulCarShare® is a great option for those looking into car shares. People who don't have cars or students who are looking for limited access to a car will find that this company is designed with them in mind. With fast, convenient registration and vehicle accessibility, different car types for different needs, and competitive pricing, UHaulCarShare® holds its own in this growing industry. Parents can even monitor their students' use with monetary limits and permissible usage times. Those that use UHaulCarShare can expect the following from the service:
- Varying makes and models to choose from
- Available in almost half of the U.S. states
- Missing assistance services
- Competitive prices
- Strict late policy