Who is www.HawaiiCarRentals.net?
Aloha! I’m the new owner of Hawaii Car Rentals (HawaiiCarRentals.net.) In 2003 HCR started renting cars for most of the major national brand rental car companies. After over 20 years, I’m pleased to announce that Hawaii Car Rentals rents out thousands of vehicles per year for these companies on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii.
Where are you located?
We are located on the internet only. We do not have a “brick and mortar” storefront where you come to pick up your rental car. After you book online with us (and get your discounts and perks), when you arrive in Hawaii you go directly to the Advantage, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and Thrifty rental car counters to pick up your rental car. You are renting these national name brand rentals “through” our website, getting our corporate discount rates, and bonuses. There is nothing you need to say, do or prove when you get to Hawaii because it will all be in their system. Once you reserve, our system will email you your reservation confirmation. All confirmation numbers are legitimate brand name confirmation numbers, not confirmation numbers generated solely by us.
Is Hawaii Car Rentals a Legitimate Website?
It may seem pretty strange coming across websites like HCR and wondering if it’s legit or not. You may also wonder if you’re going to have a problem when you get to Hawaii to pick up your car. Please be assured that when you reserve through this website by filling in the reservation form on any of our pages, you’re booking directly with one of the major national brands that we represent. You are not actually reserving with us, but when you reserve a car “through” this website, you are entitled to get the discount rates and waivers offered on this website. HCR is a discount conduit to the major brand rental companies in Hawaii. See below for more details and well as our Frequently Asked Questions page.
What companies do you represent?
Hawaii Car Rentals is an authorized wholesale corporate discount vendor partner of major national and international brand rental car companies who operate in Hawaii and the US mainland.
Why are your rates lower than the actual car rental company websites?
You may ask yourself, “Why should I go through your website if all you’re going to end up with is a car from another company? Because Hawaii Car Rentals has a special “Hawaii Only” arrangement with the major national brand car rental companies. In exchange for this website promoting their cars on the Hawaiian Islands, using our marketing expertise and of course our own money, they give us special rates, perks, bonuses, waivers and coupons that we pass on to our website customers. We get special corporate discount rates from the major national brand rental car companies because we rent out thousands and thousands of cars for them every year. They rent out more cars that way without the costly marketing expense. In exchange for our website getting cars rented for them, they pay us a commission for every car rented through this website. You are never charged for this service and a fee is never tacked on.
Please compare the difference in rates by going to any of the car rental company reservations pages, and checking a rate. After doing so, you’ll see a much better rate, and with perks to boot!
About the waivers offered on www.hawaiicarrentals.net?
Each rental company provides us with waivers; such as no charge for additional drivers, spouse drives free, domestic partner drives free, age 20-24 surcharge discount or waiver, grace periods, etc.
Can I change or cancel my reservation if I make it through this website?
Yes, absolutely. And there is no charge, no obligation, and no cancellation fee either. Once you make a reservation with us, you should print out your reservation because it contains your reservation details as well as your reservation confirmation number. You will also immediately be emailed your reservation information. Please keep in mind that if you simply want to see your current reservation or your Hawaii travel plans change, you can come back to our website and then review or cancel your reservation. If you lost your reservation confirmation number or your rental car details of your itinerary, just contact us with your name and email address and we’ll be happy to look up your reservation for you.
Here’s some more information:
The rates on HCR may change periodically as car rental companies compete with one another. If you go directly to the car company’s retail websites (without using one of discount our links or promo codes to them), you may notice the rates may change every day. These rate fluctuations are governed by the time of year, demand and availability of model inventory. The rates listed here are always lower than their posted daily rates.
Are you a member or part of any other organizations?
We are a member of the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau.