Contact-free rental with Enterprise Car Club is simple, but nevertheless sometimes you need a helping hand. Here you will find written & video guides that have been specially designed to help you understand the process of reserving, accessing, driving and returning our vehicles. We've also provided you some vehicle-specific instructions in case you’re new to a particular make or model. In addition to the below you might also find useful our other webpages which outline our membership policies & other charges, and our Car Club Code. Alternatively do read our FAQs held in our Help Centre.
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How to Guides
If this is your first rental, you’ll need to hover a contactless card over the pin pad in the windscreen, to access the vehicle (rather than use the app). You can use most contactless cards (except for Monzo), unless you joined Enterprise Car Club after 29.07.20. In which case you will only be able to use the branded contactless card that we have provided you with. The card you use to do this will then be linked to your account moving forwards giving you the option to use it again in this way to access a subsequent reservation or use the app.
Amending your reservation before your booking has started: To make changes to the timing of your reservation, or to change vehicle, please call the Clubhouse (0345 266 9290 – choosing option 1). It is not possible to do so via the app or website. It is only possible to cancel via these channels. The Clubhouse phoneline is open 8am- 8pm Monday to Friday; 8am-6.30pm Saturday and 9am-6.30pm Sunday. Though emergency calls are taken 24/7. Surcharges for booking & amending bookings are being waivered.
Amending your reservation mid-booking: During your reservation the app will allow you to end your reservation early or extend for up to an hour. Should you need to extend your booking for longer please call the Clubhouse (0345 266 9290 – choosing option 1) to see if this is possible. The Clubhouse phoneline is open 8am- 8pm Monday to Friday; 8am-6.30pm Saturday and 9am-6.30pm Sunday. Though emergency calls are taken 24/7. Please note that if you change or shorten a reservation (including cancelling a reservation after the start time) you will be charged up to the full cost of the reservation.
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Don’t worry; this happens to us all, which is why we make it as easy as possible to extend your reservation.
You can extend your reservation from within the vehicles themselves by 15-minute increments. To do so simply press menu on the PIN pad in the glovebox and follow the instructions on screen.
If in doubt, please call the clubhouse team (for free from the PIN pad) to prevent any other members being inconvenienced. If members are late and do not let us know they’ll be charged a £30 late fee plus 20p per minute for the duration over their original reservation. Additionally, any costs accrued by any member who is kept waiting may be passed on.
All other charges can be viewed here.
Click here to watch our easy guide on How to Extend Your Reservation.
For more information on how to extend a booking, click here.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Making and amending reservations via the Enterprise Car Club app and website has been reinstated. Temporarily though there are some small changes we’ve made to allow us to continue to clean vehicles between each rental during this time. These however do not affect how you end a reservation, you can use the app or contactless card as normal – see below. Find out more about how booking via the app and website has changed here.
Once you have turned the engine off, simply open the glove box and place the key fob which is attached to the keys, in to the in-car pin pad and follow the on-screen prompts. Once completed and you have collected all of your belongings, simply lock the car by holding your contactless card over the contactless pad on the windscreen, or alternatively using our mobile app. You can use most contactless cards (except for Monzo), unless you joined Enterprise Car Club after 29.07.20. In which case you will only be able to use the branded contactless card that we have provided you with.
The mobile app will not allow you to lock the vehicle over the booking time – in this instance, please use a contactless card. Once you had heard the car lock please check the doors to make sure they are locked before leaving.
Click here to watch our easy guide on How to End a Reservation.
For more information, click here.
If you have any issues with any stage of this process, please give the Clubhouse a call on 0345 266 9290 whilst you are still with the vehicle and one of the team will be able to assist you.
Retrieve the pin pad from the glove box and remove the charge card. Tap it against the charging port reader. Open the port cover and plug in the charger. Then open the vehicle port and plug in the other end of charger. Return your charge card to the pin pad. If in doubt call the clubhouse via the pin pad on 0345 266 9290 and chat hands free. Remember to lock the vehicle and leave it to charge.
Other useful information:
There are three main types of EV charge point (slow, fast and rapid) as well as a number of charging connectors, some of which are suitable for a particular EV. You can use Zap-map.com to find your nearest or plan your journey, but you can also see what type of charging point is where.
It’s important to always take the charging cable with you once you have taken the vehicle off charge; the cable belongs to the car and not the charging point. They are expensive to replace so always check it has been stowed correctly before setting off (follow the instructions in the guide which you will find inside each vehicle).
Retrieve the pin pad from the glovebox. Enter your pin and remove the charge card. Place it against the charging port reader and remove the charging cable from both the charging ports. Ensure all port covers are securely closed and cables are safely stored inside the vehicle.
Park the vehicle and switch off the ignition. Retrieve the fuel card from the pin pad located in the glove box or near the driver’s side door. Refuel the vehicle and take the fuel card to the kiosk and hand the card to the cashier. If you need a pin you can find this in your booking confirmation. Always return the tank at least 1/4 full. If I’m doubt call the Clubhouse via the pin pad on 0345 266 9290 and chat hands free.
Before you begin your journey retrieve the damage evaluator from the glove box. Use the evaluator to check the exterior and interior for damage. Report any damage before you begin your journey by calling the Clubhouse via the pin pad on 0345 266 9290 and chats hand free. If you cannot get through on the phone it is imperative that you take a time stamped image on your mobile device and email the photos with a description of the damage to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you first sign-up to Enterprise Car Club, you'll be asked to create a password and a pin. The password is for you to log in to your account to view, amend and create bookings, and the pin is used when you are in the vehicle to release the keys.
If you have any questions, the Clubhouse are available on 0345 266 9290 to provide assistance.
At Enterprise Car Club the safety and wellbeing of our members and employees is always our top priority. With continued news around coronavirus (COVID-19), we are taking numerous steps to ensure we mitigate the risks posed. In summary these include;
Members should contact Clubhouse on 0345 266 9290 immediately. Enterprise Car Club will then enact a ‘rapid response’ protocol to isolate the vehicle, taking it out of use.
When making a booking if you see a message telling you that “The reservation could not be created” it could be that there is insufficient time between your booking (including the 24hr buffer) and the next. Temporarily when booking via the app or website to secure a booking you’ll be shown vehicles that are available for your selected reservation dates/ times, plus a subsequent 24 hours. This extra 24 hours is automatically identified, giving us time to clean the vehicle for the next member. You do not need to include this timing buffer in your search criteria, and the cost of the time isn’t included in your rental fees. If you want to extend your trip for more than 1 hour you will need to call the Clubhouse. You will not be charged for any additional timing buffer outside your reservation. For more information please click here.
The NHS has warned that leaving your hand sanitiser in a vehicle can become a fire risk. Most hand sanitisers contain an element of alcohol which is highly flammable and when combined with high temperatures can cause a fire. For this reason, we strongly advise you take your hand sanitiser with you every time you leave a vehicle.
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If you're in need of a little more guidance to familarise yourself with our full EV's, plug-in hybrids and standard hybrids, then check out our vehicle guides below. You'll also find them attached to your booking confirmation and printed in our vehicles.
Check out these useful videos by the Energy Savings Trust to find out more about the Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius. For more information about how Enterprise Car Club's Car Sharing program works, please read more here.