Zipcars now available for UB community

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UB faculty, staff and students who need to rent a car can now obtain a vehicle through the Zipcar car-sharing service, an environmentally friendly alternative that supports UB’s Climate Action Plan and its efforts to improve campus sustainability.

The annual membership fee for members of the UB community at least 18 years of age is $35, and UB applicants receive $35 worth of free driving credit in their first month of driving. Click here  to enroll in the Zipcar service. 

Gas, 180 miles per day, insurance, reserved parking spots and roadside assistance are included in the hourly and daily Zipcar rates. Cars are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be reserved for as little as an hour or for up to four days. Rates on all UB vehicles start as low as $8 per hour and $66 per day (24 hours).

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One thought on “Zipcars now available for UB community

    Jeff Speiler said:
    September 1, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I have not received a response from PhillyCarShare or ZipCar on how they are handling Toyota’s recent recall of Corollas and Matrix vehicles, which both companies have in their fleets. This should be information that members of both companies should be aware of as they make reservations.

    Toyota recalls 2005-08 model Corollas, Matrix for engine stalling
    Toyota Motor Sales USA today announced that it will conduct a voluntary safety recall involving approximately 1.13 million 2005-2008 Model Year Toyota Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles sold in North America to address some Engine Control Modules (ECM) that may have been improperly manufactured. No other Toyota or Lexus vehicles are involved in this recall.

    On vehicles equipped with the 1ZZ-FE engine and two-wheel drive, there is a possibility that a crack may develop at certain solder points or on the electronic component used to protect circuits against excessive voltage (varistor), on the ECM’s circuit board. In most cases, if a crack occurs at certain solder points or on certain varistors, the check engine may illuminate, harsh shifting could result, or the engine may not start. In limited instances, if cracking occurs on particular solder points or varistors, the engine could stop while the vehicle is being driven.

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