How To Pick The Right Car Rental Company in Maui

Maui is one of the most beautiful islands in Hawaii, and there is no better way to explore it than by renting a car. With so many Maui car rental companies to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide which one to go with. In this article, we will discuss the different types of Maui car rental companies and services, how they differ, and how to get the best deals.

Types of Maui Car Rental Companies

There are several types of Maui car rental companies, including large national chains, local rental agencies, and online booking platforms. Each type of company has its own advantages and disadvantages, depending on your needs.

Large National Chains

Large national chains like Hertz, Avis, and Enterprise have a presence in Maui and offer a wide range of vehicles to choose from. They also offer loyalty programs that can help you save money on future rentals. However, they tend to be more expensive than local rental agencies.

Local Rental Agencies

Local rental agencies like Maui Car Rentals and Discount Hawaii Car Rental offer lower prices than national chains and may have a better understanding of the local market. However, they may not offer the same level of customer service or have as wide a selection of vehicles.

Online Booking Platforms

Online booking platforms like Expedia and Kayak offer a one-stop-shop for comparing prices and booking your rental car. They often offer discounts and can help you find the best deal. However, you may not know which company you are renting from until after you have made your booking.

Services Offered by Maui Car Rental Companies

Maui car rental companies offer a range of services to meet your needs, including airport pickup and drop-off, GPS navigation, child safety seats, and additional drivers. Some companies also offer insurance options, including collision damage waivers and liability insurance.

How to Get the Best Deals on Maui Car Rentals

To get the best deals on Maui car rentals, follow these tips:

  1. Book early: The earlier you book your rental car, the more likely you are to get a better deal.
  2. Compare prices: Use online booking platforms to compare prices from multiple companies.
  3. Look for discounts: Check for discounts on loyalty programs, credit card rewards, and coupon codes.
  4. Choose the right vehicle: Consider your needs and choose a vehicle that is the right size and has the features you need.
  5. Check the rental agreement: Read the rental agreement carefully to understand the terms and conditions, including any additional fees.

Conclusion

Maui car rental companies offer a range of services and prices, depending on your needs. National chains offer a wider selection of vehicles and loyalty programs, while local Maui car rental agencies offer lower prices and may have a better understanding of the local market. Online booking platforms offer a one-stop-shop for comparing prices and finding the best deal. To get the best deal, book early, compare prices, look for discounts, choose the right vehicle, and read the rental agreement carefully. With these tips, you can find the perfect rental car for your Maui adventure.

Gregory Cardello
Gregory Cardello
2022-07-06
Renting a car from Paul at Maui Cruisers was one of the best decisions we made on our Maui trip. Pickup and drop-off at the airport was easy and flawless. Yes, the cars are a little older than what you will find at the national car rental places, but the car was spotlessly clean and in perfect condition with ice cold a/c. And this is why we paid far less than HALF of what we were quoted at the other rental car places. The Toyota Camry we rented was everything we needed to get around the island comfortably and reliably. I will only use Maui Cruisers on future Maui trips and I can’t recommend them highly enough!
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2022-06-28
So grateful to have an affordable option to overpriced car rental companies! The Toyota ran well and the AC worked. Paul was very helpful and friendly!
Moises Laqui
Moises Laqui
2022-06-24
Great customer service, great van and great prices! Also convenient pick up and drop off service. We will definitely use Maui cruisers again and will recommend to all!
Jerica Rosario
Jerica Rosario
2022-06-14
BEST DECISION, hands down! I only leave reviews when things are really, really bad or really, really good. And going with Paul was GREAT! I read through a lot of reviews, and the reviews for maui cruisers had the same theme and after the trip, everything I read was true! The process is SEAMLESS. I didnt have any mix ups, I didnt have to stand in a customer service line or be on hold. All i did was fill out my info on the site and got an email from Paul pretty quickly. Once I provided the info, he called me and the entire conversation was effortless and we talked like we already knew each other. Easy pick up/drop off. The car was not the fanciest but was RELIABLE which was my biggest priority. Plus you can't go wrong with Toyota! Even after pick up, I was able to check in with Paul and asked about recommendations and he was super kind and gave me info about snorkeling/road to hana. Great guy! I cant wait to go back and will definitely book with Paul again! Paul - thank you again for everything! See ya next time!
Trenton Reisinger
Trenton Reisinger
2022-06-14
Paul at Maui Cruisers was really nice and easy to deal with. He was very detailed on how to find the rental car and what to do when we dropped it off! The car we got was an older but absolutely perfect little Toyota corolla that was great on gas and has ice cold AC. We will definitely be calling maui cruisers next year! Thanks again Paul. Mahalo, Trenton
Brooks Martin
Brooks Martin
2022-06-09
This was the easiest car rental experience we've ever had. Nice clean Toyota Camry. The car was ready and waiting for us when we got to the airport. No catching a shuttle or waiting in line! It was in the lot outside of baggage claim. Paul is a great guy who provides excellent customer service and I will be recommending him to all my friends who visit Maui. I will only rent from him in the future.
Justin Janich
Justin Janich
2022-06-07
From the moment I first talked to Paul on the phone, I knew that we were speaking the same language: honesty, humor and a passion for Toyotas, which are without question the world's most reliable cars! There are four main reasons why this is THE place to rent from (and why we'll rent from him again on our return trips): 1. Price. Its no secret that the "national" rental car companies sold and shipped a ton of cars off the island during Covid, and with the resulting rental car shortage, prices are through the roof. I did a comparison, and our car from Maui Cruisers was about 1/3 the price of renting a subcompact from Enterprise. That means more money in your pocket to spend on other things. Let me put it this way, for the same price as getting an Enterprise rental, my wife and I got the car, a couples massage, and dinner at Merriman's, with money left over to put towards a Molokini snorkeling tour. How can you beat that? 2. Convenience. While everyone else waits for a shuttle to take them to "rental car hell" where they'll wait in more lines, we walked straight out to the parking lot and had left the airport in under 5 minutes. Dropping off the car was equally easy. Unless you're someone that enjoys standing in lines, this is a huge benefit! 3. Local Vibe. Paul's cars may have some scrapes or dings... maybe even a touch of rust, but they definitely blend in with the island traffic. I threw a shell necklace up on the rear-view for a little added "aloha" and off we went! Driving on Maui, it's immediately clear who the tourists are, especially all the brand new Wranglers and convertible Mustangs. In our 2004 Camry, I didn't feel like I was being judged by the locals, which is really nice if you're a surfer like me or are planning to go to the less touristy spots. I can't understate the benefit of cruising around incognito. 4. Reliability. Renting out nothing but old Toyotas is a smart business move, because they basically NEVER break. We drove our Camry around the entire island, literally, and it never missed a beat, while giving us very good gas mileage. Yes... we took it "counterclockwise" to Hana (starting from Kula), chuckling at the folks in Jeeps. Also drove clockwise along the northern side from Lahaina to Kahului which gets extremely narrow. We just made sure to use our low gears ("2" and "L") on any steep or super twisty sections and had no issues. I believe most of Paul's cars now have a full size spare tire, which is comforting should you ever get a flat. Bottom line, renting from Maui Cruisers was a win-win all the way around and in a way, it even made our trip more fun! Looking forward to next time. Side note: I had a good laugh pulling up to the valet guy at Merriman's and telling him "Careful, don't scratch it!" LOL
John Susoeff
John Susoeff
2022-06-02
At a time when rental cars cost a fortune, Paul at Maui Cruisers set us up with a Toyota Corolla at a phenomenal price - we'll definitely use them again.
michael beckmann
michael beckmann
2022-05-28
This is Gayle posting! Thank you Paul, for making our car rental feel like we were borrowing it from a friend. We rented an older Camry for 9 days for a fantastic price. The car ran great, was super good on gas mileage, had a constantly cold air-conditioner and didn’t look as old as it was! It really was a great experience. The price was half of what the bigger companies charge but 1 1/2 times the service. Mahalo Paul. You will definitely be our first call next time we head your way! Aloha! Michael and Gayle from St. Louis!
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