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Vehicle Rental

UW Fleet Services offers short-term vehicle rental for official university business.

  • UCAR provides vehicles for rent to be driven by the renter. See eligibility restrictions below.

Service Options

UCAR Rental

UCAR is a conveniently located and economically priced Fleet Services rental vehicle program available for hourly rentals. Trip tracking occurs automatically and billing is charged directly to a UW budget number. A copy of the receipt is sent to the reservation contact and department billing contact via email.

(NetID required)

Rental Notes

  • New members receive a password by first resetting the password on the main login screen.
  • It can take up to one business day before your UCAR account is active.
  • Only one reservation is allowed per new budget for the first 24 hours.
  • Reservations will auto-cancel if not picked up within 12 hours.
  • To reserve a UCAR for more than 30 days, submit the long-term vehicle request form.

How to Use UCAR

Find instructions on placing and modifying an existing reservation in the video below.

If you need assistance call 206-221-3594 or email

UCAR is dedicated to supporting the short-term transportation needs of the UW community for education, research, outreach and business.


View our current rates.


Any UW employee or student may reserve and access a UCAR 24/7 for university business provided they have:

All passengers must be eligible riders.