What is Zipcar?
Zipcar is a unique car-sharing service for USC students, faculty, and staff ages 18+
affordable access to low-emission vehicles by the hour – for errands, for meetings, or
just for fun! Gasoline, car insurance, parking and maintenance are on us! Here at USC,
there are 14 fuel-efficient cars parked around campus to choose from. (Insert link that
takes you to a map and list of cars available). You buy pizza by the slice, download
music by the song… why not pay for cars by the drive?
How does it work?
Once you sign up to become a member, we’ll send you a Zipcard. This is your electronic
"key" that opens the cars. Just make a reservation online for any available car, touch
your Zipcard to the windshield reader, hop inside and off you go. When you are done,
return the car to its assigned parking space and lock ‘er up. It’s that simple.
How much does it cost?
Using Zipcar, you can save big bucks. Whereas AAA reports that it costs more than
$7800 a year to own a car – and that’s not including a parking permit on campus – Zipcar
members just pay one simple hourly (or daily) rate that includes gas, insurance, maintenance,
a reserved parking space, 150 free miles per trip, roadside assistance and 24-hour customer
service. It costs as little as $7.50 per hour and $69 per day, depending on your selection of rate
plan and vehicle.
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