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How Zipcar works

Let's start with the basics: Getting to know your Zipcar. Each car in our fleet is a little different so take a moment whenever you try out a new vehicle and follow these five basic steps.

1. Your Zipcard locks and unlocks the car. Hold your Zipcard over the little box in the upper corner of the car's windshield and wait for the beep.

2. Wizards make it happen.

3. Check for damage before you start the car. Walk around the outside of the car looking for any damage or scratches that may have been left by previous users. Call us immediately if you find anything significant.

4. Leave the keys inside: they're permanently attached to the steering column. You shouldn't be able to take them with you, but even if you can, don't. Your Zipcard is the key to unlocking and locking your Zipcar.

5. Adjust mirrors, controls and seatbelt before you drive. Safety is important.

Follow these easy steps and you should be off and zipping in no time flat. Own the trip, not the car with Zipcar:

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