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New Rates & Plans Starting Feb 1st, 2021

Big things are happening at HOURCAR this year. For starters, we are installing all new technology into our vehicles, providing our members with an updated reservation software and a smartphone app for making reservations and accessing vehicles. All of these updates are allowing us to develop a better pricing model and new memberships will be processed in record time, making HOURCAR easier and more affordable than ever.

Plans That Work for You

New plans have been designed based on research and feedback (and some pretty smart math and finance people) to help make HOURCAR more affordable for everyone. To take advantage of these new rates, all current and future members must update their existing profile or register as a new member before February 14th, 2021. We are not charging application fees January 18th – February 14th, 2021. After this date, all memberships will be charged our standard $25 application fee.

Choosing a Plan

Everyday & Everyday PLUS are optimized to be the best plan for the average user trip. With low driving costs and free miles included in every reservation, along with our new stopover rate that charges less while the car is not in use, these plans are designed to integrate into your lifestyle. Whether you’re running errands all over town then heading straight home to put the ice cream in the freezer, getting out of town for a day of skiing at Welch Village or a night on the river front in Stillwater, this is the plan for you! With our stopover rates, our members are empowered to take their time visiting family, stay for the whole drive-in movie, and hang out with friends for a while after it’s over. The PLUS version of this plan includes Damage Fee Waiver coverage in the membership fee and additional lowered rates and included miles.

Adventure PLUS is optimized to be there when the traveler in you takes over! This plan includes more miles than any plans we’ve had before, with 300 miles free per day and discounted day rates for an affordable adventure. For our 3-day maximum reservation time, you’ll get 900 miles included, enough for you to hike the Superior Hiking Trail or to visit friends out-of-state. Get on the road to visit grandma in Fargo or take advantage of the MN State Parks passes on all our Subarus for a weekend camping trip. When your wanderlust has settled, you can easily switch back to a lower plan for your normal usage. This plan includes Damage Fee Waiver coverage in the membership fee.

Students, Faculty, and Staff of an accredited college or university are eligible to join our Student or Student PLUS plan. We’ve waived application fees and you’ll see discounted hourly and daily rates.  With hubs located in and around most colleges in the metro, it’s easy to hop in an HOURCAR and get off campus. Students can assemble your crew for a grocery run or a night out. Faculty and staff can bike to work or take transit to campus, and still have the ability to go out for lunch or run a quick errand. College is hard. HOURCAR isn’t. The PLUS version of this plan includes Damage Fee Waiver coverage in the membership fee and additional lowered rates and included miles.

Try-It (Free Plan) is our basic plan with zero membership fees. It’s great for people trying HOURCAR for the first time and members who rarely take trips. You’ll still have access to our lower stopover cost while not driving and day rates. To get discounts on driving, more included miles, our overnight max rate and more, you can upgrade to Everyday, Everyday PLUS, or Adventure PLUS at any time.

Rates, Fees, & Taxes

All fees are nonrefundable. All charges are subject to an additional 17.075% tax in Saint Paul, 17.225% in Minneapolis, and 17.325% in Rochester, which includes city sales tax, county sales tax, state sales tax, transit improvement sales and use, and motor vehicle rental (9.2%) taxes. Driving credit cannot be used to pay state and local taxes. Qualified tax-exempt organizations should contact us to apply an exemption.

New Plans & Rates

Pricing Plan 2021

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Update Your Account

Starting January 18, 2021, login to our new software and update information in your account. You can also update your information via the iOS app (Android coming soon!) This will include your drivers license, credit card, contact information and password. We will not be charging the $25 Application Fee if information is updated before February 14th, 2021. If you have any questions, contact us.

Submit Your Application

Submit an application between February 1st – February 14th, 2021, and we’ll waive the $25 Application Fee! We’ll process your application to get you on the road lickety-split. Check out the membership qualifications and we’ll send you a welcome kit with more information on how to access our cars. Still have questions? We can help with that.