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Need a car? Reserve a Zipcar! UC Merced 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 on your phone, use your Zipcard to scan into the car, and drive away. When you’re done, return the car to the same location where you picked it up.

How to use Zipcar?

  • step 1: Apply for the membership online.
  • step 2: Reserve zipcar for couple hours or whole day. Reserve online or on your phone through the mobile app.
  • step 3: Walk to the vehicle and hold zipcar to the windshield. Doors will then unlock and key will be located inside.
  • step 4: When time is almost done, return vehicle to same reserved spot. Be sure to follow instructions on zipcar website to avoid extra charges.

What is included?

  • Gas
  • Insurance
  • Miles (up to 180 miles/day)
  • Your own Zipcard
  • The mobile app (free download for iOs or Android

As a member you get:

  • Access to Zipcar vehicles 24/7.
  • 5 vehicles to choose from - 2 in Half Dome Loop, 1 in Library Lot and 2 in Le Grand Lot
  • Discounted hourly rates for faculty, staff and students age 18 and older. Rates start at just $7.50/hour or $77/day.
  • Gas, insurance and maintenance are included for free!
  • Join for only $25 a year

To learn more and get started today, visit


Zipcar website here