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Refuelling your Zipcar

Here to make your journey as smooth as possible and ensure you're not caught short when it comes to refuelling on your journey.
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Refueling your Zipcar during your booking

Always leave at least 1/4 tank. (It’s on us!) This is really important for all journeys but especially for our Roundtrip vehicles as these vehicles are normally used for longer journeys and we need to ensure they are ready for the next member. Remember that topping up is free! If you’re running low during your reservation, use the fuel card at almost all UK petrol stations. Please note that you are not required to refuel if you are driving a Flex vehicle. We also take care of charging our e-Golfs – just be sure to stay in London to avoid running low on battery!

How to use the fuel card

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How to use the fuel card

When you arrive at the petrol station use your car's fuel card to pay. This can be found in the driver’s side door jamb (between the door frame and the dashboard- see picture on the left). Make sure you check the mileage on the car and also ensure you have the cars number plate. This can be found in your reservation or just take a picture before you head over to pay. Then all you need to do is sign the reciept and you're good to go!

For Roundtrip journeys you must ensure at least 1/4 of a tank in the car or van (if you leave a vehicle with low fuel you may incur fines). If the fuel card is missing in your Zipcar don't worry - just get an itemised VAT receipt and send it to us for reimbursement.

The maximum you can spend on a fuel card is £80, so be careful where you fill up especially if you're at a motorway service station.

Which petrol stations can I use?

You can use pretty much any petrol station to fill up but if possible avoid Applegreens.

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Save money

We pay for fuel, parking, Congestion Charge and insurance – so you get access to a car without all the hassle of owning one!

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Zipcars live just around the corner. We've got the largest car sharing fleet in the UK (not that we're boasting) and you'll find us in cities across the UK. 

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Whatever you need wheels for, we’ve got them. Rent cars and vans by the minute, hour or day when and where you need them.

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We’re the perfect addition to buses, trains and bikes for those times when you just need a car. We've also got hundreds of electric cars in our fleet.