Go to zipcar.com and look up your location to ensure there is a Zipcar hub near you. This program does not work if you cannot get to a car.
Choose a plan. Zipcar has programs for individual drivers and for businesses. The basic occasional driver plan has an annual fee plus daily and hourly rates for car rental.
Fill out the online application. You must be age 21 or older, have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record. There is a one-time application fee of about $25.
If you are approved to drive, you will receive a Zipcard pass in the mail, or you can pick it up at your local Zipcar office.
Reserve your car. There are a variety of options at all Zipcar hubs. You will choose the car you want as well as date and amount of time you'll need it. You can reserve a car by phone or online.
Pick up you car at the designated location, using your Zipcard to unlock it. Drive the car and return it to the place you picked it up.