Frequently Asked Questions & Most Important Tips for Maui Car rentals Best deals.
How can I reserve a Maui car rental with Kimos? Our reservation system is fast and simple. All our reservations are done online in our secured reservation system. We want to avoid our customers spending time of their vacation doing paperwork on Maui car rental companies. All you need to do is check our online rates and if you like them, you can select your rental car options and complete your reservation through a computer or smart phone. And you are all Set! After submitting your reservation online you will receive a confirmation email with very important Arrival and Departure Instructions. Please read the confirmation carefully and follow instructions. We have Free bookings and payments are due on arrival.
Why choose Kimos Rent a Car from all the the Kahului rental cars? The key to our success is in the number of repeated customers that continue to choose our car rental business year after year. Kimos offer the best Maui car rental rates, the most friendly service and reliable used cars. Founded by Kimo in 2005, Kimos rent a car started out renting cars to friends that came to the island during the water sports season. With effort, dedication and the loyalty of our friends and customers, we added one by one to our car fleet. Today Kimos Rent a Car is
celebrating 12 years anniversary with over 150 very well maintain vehicles. Our business has expanded, not only to our friends but also to many other Maui visitors. We are committed to keeping our goal the same as our first year, we want to help Maui visitors feel at home, be comfortable and safe during their vacation.
How I can get my rental car and return it, if my arrival and departure is very late in the night or when Kimos Shop is close? WE have many customers that arrives and departure during Kimos After hours (when our Shop is already closed) So we have a 24/7 airport service system design to offer a very fast, simple and convenient airport pick up and drop off service at Kahului Airport (OGG). All the necessary arrival and departure information will be sent to our customers after they submit their reservation.
What documents will I need before I can rent the car? Kimos rent a Car ask for a valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and mayor credit card.
Can I rent a car without a credit card? A credit card was once required to rent a vehicle, but we may consider other forms of payment. Without a credit card, however, you may be asked to provide additional documentation and a security deposit up to $1000 plus car rental charges upfront.
How secured is my personal information when I submit my reservation online? Our website has the most secured SSL certificate available to protect any sensitive information. Is our top priority that our site is updated with the most advanced security technology available. The image below show the green lock icon and “https” meaning our Web Site displays a secure connection in all our pages.
What are my mileage limitations? Renting a vehicle in Kimos comes with unlimited millage. We don’t like to overcharge our customers with any additional fees.
How much should I pay for an additional driver? You can add any number of additional drivers Free of Charge, unless driver is under 25. But just remember that only authorized drivers can drive the rental car around Maui. To add drivers please do it online https://kimosrentacar.com/add-driver/
How old do I have to be to rent a car from Kimos? The renter must be at least 21 years of age.
How are rates calculated?The rates are based on a 24 hour rental day starting with the hour you pick up the vehicle. 3–hour no charge grace period before an extra day charge is applied when returning the vehicle in Kimos rent a car
What taxes or fees will be added to the rental fee? Our rates inlcude all the taxes ($3 per day and 4%GET) The only fee that is added is $10 airport parking Only for after hrs drop off.
What is the latest time I can return the car? We have 24/7 airport services. For after hrs drop off there is a small fee of $15 for airport parking that we use to pay the extra charges of parking. You can always avoid those parking fees if you pick up or drop off rental vehicles from our shop in Kahului. We have free shuttles to the airport during business hours.
How much are the fees for airport Parking.? Kahului Airport Parking fees are usually $15 or less. But Only if you arrive on Sundays you will have a higher fee up to $30 to pay the parking. The great advantage is that You avoid those long and boring lines, waiting at the big car rental companies. With Kimos Rent a car you have the most convenient and fast airport services, because the car rental will be already parked in the airport parking on your arrival date and time. You will receive all the necessary instructions after submitting your reservation. You just need to know that airport parking charges are the renters responsibility. Kimos don’t make profit on those charges. We give the option to avoid those charges if you pick up or drop off the rental car from our shop during business hrs.
What is the charge for returning the car late? Unexpected circumstances occur, and you may find yourself unable to return the car before the time specified. Please call Kimo ahead of time to let us know of any changes in your departure and make sure you follow up on drop off procedures.
How much fuel should be in the tank when I return the car? will ask that you return the vehicle with over 1/4 tank. We also ask to drive the rental vehicle with over 1/4 tank so you avoid driving without gasoline and having to waste time of your vacation dealing with a car with empty gas tank. Believe me it happens a lot! You waste time and money, and you can damage the gas tank of the vehicle.
What steps can I take to save money and avoid unnecessary expenses? There are a couple of things to consider and pay attention if you want to have a smooth and affordable Maui Vacation. Kimos rent a car is a reliable maui car rental Business and is our priority that all our customers experience the aloha spirit of our company. We added in our website 10 tips to save money on your maui car rentals. Some of those tips includes: Avoid driving without gasoline, pay attention where you put your car keys. Don’t leave lights on so you don’t have battery problems later. Do not return the vehicle dirty or with less than 1/4 tank. Avoid road tickets and if you get one, make sure you pay it to avoid additional charges to the fine.
What happen if I stay in the road without gasoline in the car? That happen many times. When you are driving a vehicle that is not yours you can fail to calculate how many miles you can drive. So just remember to be safe and avoid a very inconvenient situation for everybody. Kimos rent a car can not be responsible if the car is not running because there is no gasoline on it. So unfortunately our customers will need to pay extra fees and waste time solving this issue. Kimos is offering a new Roadside Assistance as an optional assistance service that provides coverage at a reasonable additional daily charge. In the unlikely event of operational difficulty or unexpected emergency, we’ll bring you fast and reliable assistance.
What services include the Roadside Assistance? Our Roadside Assistance includes the following:
Lockout Service — Gain entry when keys are locked inside the vehicle.
Jump-Start — If your vehicle experiences battery failure, we’ll provide a jump-start.
Flat Tire Assistance or Tire Replacement — We’ll replace a flat or damaged tire with the spare, or get the car towed to the nearest service facility. (Please note that the renter might incur the cost of the tire repair or replacement, depending upon the circumstances.)
Fuel Delivery — If you run out of gas, we’ll deliver 3 gallons to your location and bill you separately for the fuel.
What happen if my vehicle keys get lost or wet? If the electronic keys get wet, the key will not work any more and vehicle will not start (so please surfers don’t go in the ocean with the keys in your pocket. Electronic keys are expensive ($200 extra fees to make a new electronic key) so avoid loosing keys, locking car with keys inside or damaging keys with water. If you loose or lock the car with keys inside you have 2 options. One option is to go to our shop in kahului during business hours and get a spare key. If you lost it you are responsible to pay for a copy of the key. Your other option is to call a company to make a new key in the spot. our 24 hrs emergency system will redirect your call to one of the companies that can help you in this situation. But again, you can always pay attention and avoid this really upsetting situation and extra expenses during your trip.
ATTENTION TO SURFERS AND WINDSURFERS: Please leave the car keys secured. we don’t advise using the lock box outside the airport area. Do not go to the water with car keys that has electronic chip. Vehicle will not start if the key is wet and the new key will be responsibility of the renter.
Why is Kimos establishing a non-smoking policy and ask customers to return vehicle clean?
WE ask all our customers to return the car rental in good conditions. Surfers to avoid wet things inside the vehicle. Not to leave trash and food items in the rental car. Tobacco smoke permeates the interior of a vehicle and leaves behind an irritating odor so it is prohibit to smoke in any of our vehicles. The purpose behind our policy is to make certain that the comfort of all our customers is taken into account.
What steps can I take to make certain I am not charged a cleaning fee?
The easiest way to prevent a smoking-related cleaning fee is to avoid smoking while in the vehicle and returning the car in “ok” conditions.
What happens if the car is damaged, stolen, or in an accident? Accidents and vehicle theft aren’t something we like to think about, especially on your Maui Vacation, but they can happen even to the most careful driver. Optional CDW insurance can be purchased to reduce or eliminate your financial exposure which could include the full value of the vehicle and lost rental revenue during its replacement period.
If the car is stolen or has been involved in an accident, first call the local police or appropriate law enforcement agency. Second get the Insurance information on the other party involve in the accident. Next, call Kimos Rent a Car, give them your rental agreement or confirmation number and explain what has happened. If it’s after hours, Kimos has a 24 hrs emergency system that will guide you through your problem. Finally, call your own auto insurance company with information on the incident. If the accident was the other vehicles fault, then their car insurance will be responsible for all the damages, so it is important you have all the necessary information to do the insurance claim. If the accident is the renters responsibility, then renter is full responsible of all the damages to our rental vehicle. Some cases your personal car insurance or credit card insurance will pay for damages. In some other cases we offer you to get 3 repair estimates and we will only charge you the lowest estimate option. Just note that Maui repair shops are usually more expensive that other places, so we advise you talk to your insurance agent or credit card before your trip. You can also purchase the CDW insurance from us. Be careful not to violate your maui car rental agreement by driving while intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance, allowing an unauthorized personal to drive the vehicle, leaving the windows, doors or trunk unlocked, or leaving the keys in the ignition when parked. If the agreement if violated, it makes the waiver void. Be sure to familiarize yourself with all of the terms and conditions of the rental agreement. Remember that, as the renter, you are liable for all parking and moving traffic violations, so please drive safely and observe all ordinances.
Some broken windows are caused by Break-ins. Customers must contact Kimo immediately and we will give you the phone numbers of the cheapest glass repair shops available in Maui. For those customers that choose not to deal with that problem during their vacation, Kimo will charge an extra fee to fix the broken glass for them.
In some areas, rental car break-ins have become a big problem that signs are posted to warn people not to leave anything in their cars. With Kimos rent a car you drive a local style rental car that avoid many break-ins to tourists. Beyond that rule, we have some tips for avoiding rental car break-ins: If you see areas of the parking lot marked by broken glass, park somewhere else. That glass probably means that thieves have been smashing windows in that parking lot. Always lock all the doors and close the windows and sunroof completely. If you absolutely must leave something in your rental car, hide it completely.
For More Tips about your Maui vacation Please read: Maui Ocean and outdoor Safety.
google reviewsKimo's Rent-A-Car
4.2 out of 5 starsJeff Smithson
5 out of 5 starsposted 1 month ago
Great value from Kimo’s. I rented one of their older model surf vans for hauling gear to and from the beach. It did all that we needed at a competitive price and we had no issues with reliability of the vehicle. Instructions for pick up and drop off were simple and adding a second driver from the online portal was a breeze. Changing the duration of my rental contract involved only a simple email and didn’t cost anything in fees. I’d definitely recommend them as a great local alternative to the big multi-national chains.Anna Bransom
5 out of 5 starsposted 1 month ago
Kimo's is super easy and low cost to rent from! My flight came in late at night and the car was conveniently parked at the airport parking for me to pick up! They gave very specific directions on where the car was parked and how to get the key! I paid for the airport parking and off I went, I love not having to wait for a crowed shuttle to take me anywhere or stand in line get my reserved car at a big rental car company. Drop off was just as easy! I also love having the option to rent an older car (you know, one with character) and paying less. I would highly recommend renting from Kimo's!Sonia Zimmer
5 out of 5 starsposted 2 days ago
I have rented from Kimo’s the last five times here on Maui. It’s the best deal on the island. It’s so easy getting off the plane and having your car right there in the airport parking lot … Five minutes and I am driving off into the sunset.
After a long flight it’s the only way to go.
I’ve tried other car rental companies and it is such an ordeal having to take a bus to the pick up location, having to wait in long lines to get to an agent and then having to wait for them to take care of the paperwork. It can easily take over an hour.
With Kimo’s, I get my choice of used vehicles
depending on my budget. I’ve never had a problem with any of the cars I’ve rented.
I’d highly recommend.