How To Zip
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The Basics


Fueling Up


4 Simple Steps to Zipcar Freedom

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1. join


Apply online today. It only takes a few minutes. Once you’re approved, you get your very own Zipcard and can start planning road trips.

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2. reserve


Reserve a Zipcar – for a couple hours or the entire day. Do it online or on your mobile.
We’re easy.

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3. unlock


Walk to the car and hold your Zipcard to the windshield for a few seconds. The doors will unlock and it’s all yours!

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4. drive


Drive away... and return to the same reserved parking spot at the end of your reservation. That’s it! (And remember, gas and insurance are included.)

our technology

You know how it works. Now find out how it really works.

what's included

Your Zipcard unlocks thousands of cars around the world, with gas and insurance included.

green benefits

Convenience and savings not enough? How about a little environment- alism?

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