The safety of the Zipcar community is our top priority. That’s especially true as concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) evolve. Zipcar is considered an essential service and will be here to help you reach the places you need to go. With that in mind, we’ve taken measures to ensure the safety of our community.

What is Zipcar doing?

  • Enhancing cleaning protocols and products. We upgraded our car-cleaning with antiviral and antimicrobial solutions. We’ve also promoted additional healthy hygiene and safety practices within the team that works behind the scenes to care for our vehicles.
  • Launching Dedicated Zipcar. Drive the same Zipcar Monday through Friday. During that time, only you have access. Pay one affordable monthly fee, plus mileage. Parking spot, gas, and insurance all included. We’re also proud to offer a Dedicated Zipcar discount to healthcare providersLearn more about Dedicated Zipcar.
  • Supporting healthcare organizations and providers. Zipcar is offering discounted plans to healthcare organizations and providers. Receive a discount on our monthly Dedicated Zipcar plan and get access to your own Zipcar Monday through Friday. Sign up here.To learn more about how to receive other Zipcar membership discounts, call 1-866-494-7227. 
  • Reviewing recent or soon-to-be expired driver licenses. With the evolution of COVID-19, some Departments of Motor Vehicles have temporarily relaxed their license expiration guidelines to prevent people from coming into physical locations. Accordingly, Zipcar applicants with recent or soon-to-be expired driver licenses can apply to Zipcar during their states' extension period. Members with recent or soon-to-be expired driver’ licenses can temporarily adjust their license expirations as well. To learn more, visit our Help Center.

 

What can Members do?

  • Practice good hygiene. We are asking our members to continue to be responsible members of our sharing community. Please follow guidance from health experts and use the best judgment regarding personal health. Members can help our car sharing community by bringing disinfecting wipes to wipe down the car for yourself and others.

We are following updates on COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local health officials.

We'll continue to take actions necessary to keep our community safe.  For the safety of all members, please ensure you are taking the right personal steps to ensure you and others remain safe.

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. How is Zipcar responding to COVID-19?

The safety of the Zipcar community is our top priority. That’s especially true as concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) evolve. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local health officials.

With that in mind, we’ve taken measures to ensure the safety of our community, including upgrading cleaning products and providing employees with guidelines as to how to stay healthy, reduce the risk of transmission, and maintain a healthy workplace at this time.

We'll continue to take actions necessary to keep our community safe.  For the safety of all members, please ensure you are taking the right personal steps to ensure you and others remain safe. 

  1. How does Zipcar clean its vehicles? 

In order to allow our members access to vehicles on-demand, we are not able to clean each vehicle in between every booking. We have, however, taken proactive measures to upgrade the cleaning products we use to ensure each vehicle is regularly and rigorously cleaned using our sanitizing procedures. Specifically, we have upgraded our car-cleaning with the use of antiviral and antimicrobial solutions. We’ve also promoted additional healthy hygiene and safety practices within the team that works behind the scenes to care for our vehicles.

All of our cleaning professionals and our Zipcar employees involved in fleet management have been provided guidelines as to how to stay safe while making sure that our vehicles are regularly cleaned using our sanitizing procedures.

We are also encouraging our members to continue to be responsible members of our community and practice good hygiene. We recommend that members help our Zipcar community by bringing disinfecting wipes to wipe down the car for themselves and others.

  1. What should members do to continue to be responsible members of the Zipcar community?

While Zipcar is enhancing cleaning protocols and solutions as well as waiving cancellation fees to keep its community safe, Zipcar is also asking members to continue to be responsible for their safety and the safety of others. Please follow guidance from health experts and stay home if you feel sick. Members can help our car sharing community by bringing disinfecting wipes to wipe down the car for yourself and others.

  1. What mechanisms are in place for members to report to you if they are being tested or have tested positive for COVID-19? 

We are encouraging any member exhibiting symptoms during or after their booking to call Zipcar’s dedicated Member Services line (866-494-7227) as soon as possible.

For any vehicles in question, Zipcar will isolate the vehicle and remove it immediately from future bookings until it is cleaned. We are committed to ensuring any vehicles in question are cleaned using our sanitizing procedures before returning to our fleet. Zipcar also has an internal procedure in place to notify any others potentially affected as needed.

  1. How does Zipcar clean a vehicle if it is notified that a member or passenger has COVID-19?

Zipcar will isolate the vehicle and clean it according to our upgraded sanitizing process.

  1. What if an applicant or member’s license is expiring soon?

With the evolution of COVID-19, some Departments of Motor Vehicles have temporarily relaxed their license expiration guidelines to prevent people from coming into physical locations. Accordingly, Zipcar applicants with recent or soon-to-be expired driver licenses can apply to Zipcar during their states' extension period. Members with recent or soon-to-be expired driver’ licenses can temporarily adjust their license expirations as well. To learn more, visit our Help Center.

  1. Does Zipcar offer vehicles for one-way trips? 

Zipcar offers a round-trip service, but its partners, AvisBudget, and Payless, offer one-way rentals.

  1. Is Zipcar doing anything for healthcare organizations or workers?

Zipcar is offering discounted plans to healthcare organizations and providers. Receive a discount on our monthly Dedicated Zipcar plan and get access to your own Zipcar Monday through Friday. Sign up here.To learn more about how to receive other Zipcar membership discounts, call 1-866-494-7227. 

  1. Does Zipcar offer vehicles for long periods of time?

If you want a Zipcar that’s yours (and yours alone) Monday through Friday, learn more about our Dedicated Zipcar option. Members can book a Zipcar for one monthly rate, plus fees for mileage, and as with all Zipcars, gas, insurance, and a parking spot are included.

  1. Is Zipcar still operating in North America?

As an essential service, Zipcar is still operating in North America; we are continuing to monitor all federal and local guidelines and will communicate any service changes to members in areas affected. We also encourage members to follow all health and safety guidelines provided by their city or state.

  1. Who can Members contact if they have additional questions?

Members should contact Zipcar Member Services: 1-866-494-7227. 

 

This post will be updated as needed. Last updated: June 2, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. ET.

 

 


 

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