Maui Car Rentals and Child Safety

When traveling with young children, it is important to ensure their safety while on the road. One of the most important steps in achieving this goal is by using a child seat or booster seat that is appropriate for their age, height, and weight. However, when renting a car in Maui, there are several issues that can arise when it comes to child seats and booster seats, and it is important to understand the responsibilities of both renters and rental companies.

One of the most common issues with child seats and booster seats when renting a car in Maui is the availability of appropriate seats. While most Maui car rental companies offer child seats and booster seats for rent, they may not always have the correct size or type for a child. This can be particularly problematic for parents of infants or young children who require specific types of car seats that are appropriate for their age and weight.

Some Car rental services even will offer child seats and boosters without charge, but cannot be held responsible, liable or expected to furnish new or otherwise upgraded seats. And cannot be expected to pay for, or refund seat or booster purchases customers make. Because in this case it ultimately would be the responsibility for car renters to supply their own.

Maui Car Rental Child SeatAnother issue is the proper installation of the child seat or booster seat. Even if the rental company has the correct seat for a child, if it is not installed properly, it can still pose a safety risk. It is important for parents to know how to install the seat correctly and to ensure that it is secure before setting out on the road. Unfortunately, not all parents are familiar with how to properly install a child seat or booster seat, which can lead to dangerous situations.

The responsibility for ensuring that the child seat or booster seat is installed correctly ultimately falls on the parents. However, the rental company also has a responsibility to ensure that the seats they provide are in good condition and are appropriate for the child’s age and weight. In some cases, the rental company may provide assistance with installing the seat, but this is not always the case.

It is important for parents to do their research before renting a car in Maui and to make sure they understand the laws and regulations regarding child seats and booster seats in the state of Hawaii. This will help ensure that they are prepared to rent the appropriate seat for their child and that they know how to install it correctly.

In conclusion, child seats and booster seats are essential for ensuring the safety of young children while on the road. When renting a car in Maui, it is important to understand the potential issues that can arise with these seats, including availability and proper installation. Both the rental company and the parent have a responsibility to ensure that the seat is appropriate and installed correctly, and it is important for parents to do their research and take the necessary steps to ensure their child’s safety.

At MauiCruisers, if we have child car seats available, we will provide a car seat at no additional cost. Although if your rental car is returned with the child car seat not completely removed from seat belt ~we charge 50$. We ask that if we provide you with a child car seat for no charge that when returning the car you remove the seat belt or any anything attached and place the child car seat on the cars rear seat. Mahalo

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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