Maui Car Rental Policies
BIO-BEETLE ECO Rental Cars are very special and Unique! Anyone who rents from us should understand this, and be proud they are doing something better for the environment, and appreciate our dedication. No one else on the planet is doing what we are...
If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email
Office Hours. We usually are in between 9-5 monday-Friday, and some weekends, although we might be running errands, or helping another renter, so might not be able to answer the phone. We strongly recommend all reservations be done in advance. You may leave a message any time, and it will be replied to asap, usually by the next business day. All renters are given a private number, once they have a car, in case they need to reach us after hours.
Car rentals are available 24/7, Any arrival/departure time can be accommodated.
ALL RENTERS MUST HAVE:
Valid Drivers license AND
Proof of insurance. Copy of insurance policy that covers liability and collision for rental vehicles.
or Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Discover credit card that covers rental car insurance.
or Our Damage Waiver is available for $25/day.
To confirm a reservation, we need to speak with you on the phone and get your credit card number.
We will then take a $35, non refundable deposit, or 50% if within 7 days of rental, or during busy season (Which will be deducted from your final bill.)
The balance will be charged when you pick up your car, or the day before if we are to leave the car for you at pre determined location.
If you cancel within 7 days of your arrival date, or dont show up, we must charge 50% of your rental rate.
Refunds for early returns not given.
Prices range depending on which car you are looking at so call or email for prices
Specials/discounts must be acknowledged at time of reservation.
We are sometimes more and sometimes less than the other guys. But our prices are actually very competitive, especially when you look at the whole picture! Such as, you can save A LOT in fuel! The Prius gets over 50 mpg while the other guys cars average under 20! Do the math! Or use NO fuel with the electric cars! Plus our cars cost 25K and up, while their cars are often under 12K! You're renting the Greenest car available on Maui! We also give out lots of freebies. You're dealing with people, not computers... Your trip will be better for renting with us, and the planet will too. Considering the costs of climate change and global warming we're trying to prevent, you will save a lot!!
*All vehicle rentals are subject to the additional taxes and fees: MAUI $.56 a day license and registration fee depending on vehicle. $3.00 a day State of Hawaii road tax 4.166% sales tax.
PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
$5 a day charge for each additional driver after the first two drivers.. Any additional driver must have drivers license and proof of insurance.
We rent cars to 21-24 year olds.. with clean driving records.
Additional fees, such as excessively dirty cars, and refueling charges may apply..
We offer free pick ups and drop offs to the Maui Kahului airport. and Kahului Harbor, and several other places (During most regular business hours)
AFTER HOURS Pickups / Drop offs FREE some places. Call for specific locations.
After hours Airport drop offs $13.00/24 hour airport Parking lot Charge (Airport fee, not ours) If you are more than a couple later than the time you scheduled, the airport fee might be more than $13. You can request to pick up your car at the parking lot, during regular business hours, for $5.00 plus the airport parking fee.
If you pick up a car at predetermined location, you must sign the papers immediately and get the copies to our office within 24 hours, or call us. 808-873-6121
PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY AND THOUGHTFULLY
Follow laws and common courtesy when driving!
Seatbelts are required by law.
Children must be in their own child restraint seat
HAWAII LAW: Children Must be in child restraint: 3 yrs. and younger in a child safety seat; 4 yrs. through 7 yrs. must be in a booster seat or child restraint
Adult safety belt permissible: 4 through 7 yrs. who are taller than 4foot 9inches; 4 through 7 yrs. who are at least 40 lbs seated in a rear seat where if there are no available lap/shoulder belts, may be restrained by a lap belt (eff. 1/1/07)
It is best to bring your own, but with advance notice, we might have one available that you can rent.
If you would like access to a Hawaii driver manual let us know.
>NO driving under the influence!
Abide by speed limits! For your safety and the safety of others!
There is no smoking allowed in the cars. Violators will be charged $50, per days of rental, plus damages.
We offer toxic free environments to all our customers, which means we do not use toxic chemicals to clean the cars, and all cars are no smoking, making our cars available for the chemical sensitive. We do our best to keep all toxic products out of our cars, and ask all renters to do the same.
Pedestrians have the right-of-way in crosswalks!
Cars are not permitted off road!
Renters are responsible for all damages and for any down time the cars require to be repaired!
Vehicles are sent out with a full tank of fuel. You are responsible for all fuel you used. If you do not refuel before returning the car, your credit card will be charged for fuel and a flat fee of $5.00, refueling fee.
Biodiesel Cars There are two stations on Maui, that sell B99, (100% biodiesel) one centrally located, 40 Hobron, very near the airport, the other in Lahaina, 10 Kupuohi St Minit stop. Both have a 24 hour pump, making refueling very easy and convenient. Maps and directions are in every biodiesel car. Pacific Biodiesel is located at 40 Hobron in Kahului. Lahaina Minute Stop is at 10 Kupuohi st. For those of you who worry about running out of fuel, no need.... you can use a little regular DIESEL fuel in an emergency to get you by, if it comes to it... but we bet it doesn't.
Using anything other than approved biodiesel could result in damage to the car! and you will be held responsible.
Prius can be refueled at any gas station.
Electric cars do not have to be recharged for return.
Electric Cars: If you choose an electric vehicle you understand these cars are unique and need to plug in to recharge. Recharging takes various times, depending on the type of charge station you are at, and how low the batteries are. You are given maps and information on where to recharge. The Leaf is 100% electric and distances must be monitored more closely. If you run out of battery charge you could be stranded and then responsible for the tow and any associated costs.
Bio-Beetle can not be held responsibility for problems with charging stations, limitations of the cars, or for those not recharging when necessary.
Electric cars are still a pioneering industry. While you are participating in this cutting edge of this technology, you acknowledge unforeseen issues may arise.
Watch out for cats, birds, humans and other life along the roadways.
Problems with your car?
While we do our best to take care of our cars, problems might occur, as they do with all rental car companies. We will do our best to fix the problem or find you a replacement vehicle, but it might not be the same type. You must inform us immediately, if you do encounter a problem or discrepancy. Telling us at the time of departure will not entitle you to any credit. We are happy to help! But we can't fix it if we don't know about it!
You might be upgraded to a different vehicle. If you only want the car first reserved, such as a Beetle, thus not wanting an upgrade, you must tell us at time of reservation.
A couple of our biodiesel cars say "Powered by Vegetable oil" on the side. You may request one of these cars, but we cannot guarantee you will get one. The same goes if you absolutely do not one with the sign. None of our cars say anything about being a rental car, and often, when others see the biodiesel sticker on the car, they will think you are a local, and therefor, not as susceptible to break ins.
Bio-Beetle offers the free use of many items to our renters, such as coolers, boogie boards, books, etc...while they are renting a car. We ask that all items try to be returned to us in the same shape as they were borrowed. If you lose an item, or damage it, please replace the item, or ask us about it, or you could be charged for a new replacement. We are doing our best to make your vacation the best it can be, and be as good to the planet as possible. Styrofoam and plastics are very bad for the environment, as is using an item once and throwing it away. Please do your best to protect this place while you are on vacation, as well as when you are back home.
Protecting the environment is a complete way of life for us.
We will not use toxic cleaners on the cars so ask you to help keep them to do the same and try to keep them as clean as possible. If you spill something, please clean it up asap!
Also, please rinse off sand before getting into the cars. And use a towel to sit on! Salt water stains are hard to clean. The more vacuuming or steam cleaning one has to do, the more electricity one uses... And most electricity still comes from fossil fuels which we are trying to do away with...
RESPECT ALL LIFE! Do not chase or try to touch turtles or other wildlife in water or out! Please do not touch or stand on coral. When we interfere with an animals life, we risk their future.