Maui Car Rental Tips

Maui, also known as the “Valley Isle,” is a beautiful and popular tourist destination in Hawaii that attracts visitors from all over the world. To fully experience all that Maui has to offer, renting a car is a must. In this article, we’ll dive deeper into the topic of Maui car rentals, and give you some tips on how to make the most of your rental experience while enjoying the famous “aloha” service, like that found at Maui Cruisers Cheap Car Rental Service.

Choose the Right Car Rental Company : When looking for the best deal, start by researching the different options available. There are several car rental companies in Maui, including national chains and local operators. Some popular car rental companies in Maui include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and Thrifty. However, keep in mind that larger companies often have higher prices, while smaller, local companies may offer more personalized aloha service and lower prices. Maui Cruisers Cheap Car Rental Service is one example of a local company that offers great prices and friendly service.

Book Your Car Rental in Advance : To ensure availability and secure the best deal, it’s recommended that you book your car rental in advance. Booking your Maui Car Rental early also gives you more time to compare prices and rental terms, and you’ll have a better chance of finding discounts and promotional codes. Maui Cruisers Cheap Car Rental Service allows for online bookings, making it easy to reserve a car before arriving on the island.

Choose Your Pick-Up Location : Maui has two airports: Kahului Airport (OGG) and Kapalua Airport (JHM). Kahului Airport is the largest airport on the island and is served by several car rental companies. Kapalua Airport is smaller, doesn’t service larger commercial planes and only a few car rental companies operate there. When choosing your pick-up location, consider the proximity to your hotel or vacation rental, although in some cases that wont matter. Maui Cruisers Cheap Car Rental Service actually picks up and drops off rental cars at Kahului OGG airport, making it easy and convenient to rent a car no matter where you are staying on island.

Consider Your Vehicle Needs : Maui’s roads can be narrow and winding, so consider the size and type of vehicle that will suit your needs. If you plan to explore off-road trails, a 4-wheel drive vehicle may be necessary. If you’re traveling with a group or have a lot of luggage, consider renting a vehicle with ample trunk space. Maui Cruisers offers a range of well maintained used local cars. Mostly Toyota vehicles, like Corollas and Camry and a few SUVs and Minivans, all with plenty of trunk space and available at very affordable prices.

Check for Discounts and Promotions : Car rental companies often offer discounts and promotional codes, so be sure to check for these before booking. Some common discounts include AAA, AARP, military, and senior discounts. You can also search for discount codes online or check with your credit card company to see if they offer any rental car discounts. But many of these type of discounts also come with hidden fees and hassles whereas companies like Maui Cruisers offer  discounts as a part of their standard service on used local cars, without deposits and hidden fees, making it easy to find a great deal.

Review the Rental Agreement : Before signing the rental agreement, be sure to review the terms and conditions carefully. Pay attention to any restrictions, fees, or insurance requirements. Make sure you understand the fuel policy and return procedures. Maui Cruisers offers a straightforward rental agreement with no hidden fees and a clear fuel policy, “get ’em with tank full, leave ’em with tank full”.

Drive Safely and Respectfully : Maui’s roads can be challenging, so drive safely and respect the local driving customs. Speed limits can be lower than what you’re used to, and there may be unfamiliar road signs and conditions. Be patient and courteous to other drivers, especially on narrow roads. When on Maui, drive with Aloha! Maui Cruisers prides itself on providing friendly and knowledgeable service, and their team can provide tips and advice on navigating the roads safely.

In conclusion : renting a car in Maui is an excellent way to experience all that this beautiful island has to offer. By selecting the right car rental company, booking in advance, choosing the right pick-up location, considering your vehicle needs, checking for discounts and promotions, and reviewing the rental agreement, you can have a hassle-free and enjoyable driving experience. Additionally, friendly customer service can make a significant difference in your overall experience, which is why companies like Maui Cruisers Cheap Car Rental Service, which reflect the aloha spirit of Maui, are highly recommended. Remember to drive safely, respect the local driving customs, and enjoy exploring Maui’s scenic routes and breathtaking views.

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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NA
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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