Have you noticed there’s more Zipcars on campus? Due to the high demand of car rentals on campus, Zipcar has delivered eight new vehicles to UCR. Zipcars are available to all students and staff for hourly or daily rental. Vehicles are located in Parking Lot 1, Bannockburn and in the auto-court in front of the Big Springs 1 parking structure.
To use the cars, you must become a Zipcar member. Apply online and pay the reduced membership fee of $15. You must have a valid driver’s license (even if it’s from abroad) and a credit or debit card when registering. Be sure to use your UCR email to get the discounted membership. Once registered, you can use the Zipcar app to unlock the car. Zipcar will also mail an access card to use. Rentals include gas, secondary insurance, roadside assistance, and mileage of up to 180 miles per day. Vehicles and rates vary with the average price of $14/hour or $117/day.