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

Who is Eligible to Use This Service?

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.


View our current rates.

To register for automated monthly invoices for your budget, or to request a copy of an ISD, please contact fsrent@uw.edu.

Request the Service

(NetID required. You must sign up for UCAR before requesting a new rental.)

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 fsrent@uw.edu.

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