Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands at 727.2 square miles and is the 17th largest island in United States. There are 144,444 residents living in Maui. Maui’s diverse landscape is the result of unique combination of topography, geology and climate. Each volcanic cone of Maui Island is built of dark, iron rich, quartz rocks, as a result of lava that poured out millions of years ago. Now the volcanoes are dormant. The major attractions for tourists to the island are; Lipoa Point, Kula Botanical Garden, Bailey House Museum, Olivine Pools, Kapalua Coastal Trail, Haleakala Crater, Acid War Zone Trail, Nahiku Road and Kahanu Botanical Garden. Being a historic holiday island, Maui receives almost over 2 million tourists every year.
There are three airports that serve Maui Island and there is a bus service that provides transportation around the island. There are a number of car rental companies that operate in Maui and the popular US car rental services provide cars for rent over here. You can book a car by visiting the Maui car hire firms websites and selecting the car you want to hire and get your booking confirmed online. You can pick the car up on arrival when you land in Maui or you can get the car delivered to the place where you are staying. The types of car available for rent are; Chevrolet Aveo, Hyundai Accent, Ford Focus, Nissan Versa, Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Corona, Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Charger, Buick Regal, Jeep Liberty, Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler, Ford Mustang Convertible, Ford Explorer, Cadillac DTS, Chrysler Town, Chrysler Country, Mitsubishi Lancer, Toyota Tarago, Ford Territory, Hyundai Alanta, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Caravan.
Car hire companies in Maui Island promote the culture of Maui and offer cars on cheaper rates for tourists to visit the sites of this beautiful island. Car rental firms in Maui offer certain incentives like no additional charges for additional drivers, and reduced surcharge for drivers between the ages of 21-24. Child seats have to be reserved in advance. It’s the policy of car hire companies not to allow their cars to be driven off road, even those with 4 wheel drive, have to be driven on roads. Driver and passengers insurance for hired cars can be purchased at extra cost. Most drivers do get travel insurance before travelling through their credit card company or with their air travel tickets.
Car hirers are responsible for the maintenance of the cars while the vehicles are in their use. The car rental firms provide breakdown emergency services so you don’t have to worry in case the car breaks down. The car has to be returned in the condition in which it was driven away and if you got it with a full fuel tank you are expected to top up the tank before returning it. The car hire company may charge extra for getting the car washed and cleaned. Any extra charges will be deducted from the deposit when the car is returned; hiring a car when visiting Maui is a great way to explore the island at your own pace.