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Zip Car 101

Zipcar is car-sharing, an alternative to car ownership that gives you wheels when you want them.

Zipcar at USDNeed a car? Borrow a Zipcar! USD has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area. To use Zipcars, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your zipcard to enter the car, and drive away. When you’re done, return the car to the same location where you picked it up. Once your online application is approved you should receive your zipcard in the mail within 5 to 7 business days.

As a Zipcar member you get:

  • Access to Zipcars 24/7. USD cars live right on campus!
  • Self-service and on-demand cars with the keys inside!
  • Discounted hourly rates for faculty, staff and students age 18 and older: rates start at just $7.50/hour or $69/day. International students are welcome!
  • Gas, insurance, maintenance and 180 miles per day are included for free in every reservation!
  • Join for only $25 a year, and receive $35 in driving credit your first month.
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