Is there a rental car shortage on the Big Island of Hawaii?

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT) said they haven’t seen shortages on Oahu or Maui, which they say actually does more rentals than Honolulu. The DOT added that the beginning of the pandemic caused many rental car companies to sell their fleet or leave them parked at Aloha Stadium.

Is Alamo cheaper than national?

While National’s daily rates are cheaper than Alamo’s once all fees were added, Alamo turned out to be cheaper.

Can you drive up Mauna Kea in a rental car?

Q: What car rental companies let you drive their car to the MaunaKea summit? No 2-wheel drive vehicles will be allowed past the end of the paved road just above the VIS. Most 4WD rental agencies (except Harper’s Car and Truck rental) do not allow their vehicles to be taken up to MaunaKea.

Why is car rental in Hawaii so expensive?

While Hawaii car rentals have always been in demand, they’re especially expensive now. That’s because demand is outstripping supply now that more tourists are flocking back to its islands. The Hawaii Tourism Authority has noted that the supply of rental cars has dropped more than 40% during the pandemic.

Why is it so hard to rent a car in Hawaii?

As a result of that and the fact that Hawaii car rental companies sold off much of their fleets, car rentals remain in relatively short supply and more costly than before Covid, as demand in Hawaii has already skyrocketed and will only continue to go higher.

Who is better enterprise or Alamo?

Outside of price, Enterprise wins as it has more perks, including cheaper excess and free pick-up, free early returns and free additional drivers. Alamo isn’t without some benefits though, including a wider range of cars, accepting cash as payment and price matching.

Are Enterprise and Alamo the same?

Alamo is a brand of Enterprise Holdings, which is owned by the Taylor family based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Taylors’ ties to car rentals go back to 1957, when Jack Taylor launched Executive Leasing with seven vehicles. In addition to Alamo, Enterprise Holdings also owns Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental.

Is it difficult to drive up Mauna Kea?

Is the Mauna Kea road paved? The road to the summit is mostly paved, with unpaved sections near the summit. This is one of the toughest drives in the world and can be very dangerous in bad weather. It is strongly recommended to use a four-wheel drive vehicle to drive all the way to the top.