Enterprise Review 2015

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Although Enterprise Rent-A-Car's service offerings aren't as feature-packed as some other services in our lineup, it offers what the majority of customers need. It also offers some convenient services that are unique to Enterprise - such as environmentally friendly carpool assistance and an innovative car-sharing service. Enterprise also has options for disabled drivers. You can request hand controls, spinner knobs and pedal extenders, but the company asks for two business days' notice to prepare the car for you. There is no lift-equipped van option for wheelchairs, however.

One of the company's best features is its commitment to environmental causes. Besides offering a wide range of hybrid cars, the service helps you offset your emissions. When completing your reservation, you have the option to add a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Offset Charge to your package. This option costs $1.25, which goes to TerraPass to finance certified offset projects that focus on removing carbon from the atmosphere. Enterprise matches these contributions dollar for dollar up to $1 million.

Another green feature is the carpool assistance program called Rideshare. No other car rental service offers a program like this. You can find already-formed vanpools or create one of your own. Vanpools consist of 7 to 15 co-workers who pay a monthly fee for an Enterprise van rental. Since the group only uses one vehicle, less gas is used and fewer emissions are released into the air.

Enterprise also has a unique CarShare service, meaning you can access Enterprise cars in designated locations like a college campus, a corporate complex or downtown. This is a great service that lets you use and pay for only the hours you need the car. If you need it overnight, you can schedule that as well. You can also extend the predetermined time through your account if you, for instance, requested the car for two hours and then realize you'll need it for another two hours.

Businesses or individuals in need of a more permanent vehicle solution can find help on Enterprise's site as well. You can browse cars that are available to purchase in your area. The vehicles are divided into groups by special deals, earth friendliness and fuel efficiency.

You can add GPS navigational systems to your rental reservation for an added fee. You can also rent toddler seats to save you the bother of lugging one onto the airplane with you on trips.

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