Does it come with navigation?
No, but it does have a smartphone vent mount so you can bring your own!
Will your Mazda3 be clean when I pick it up? What do you expect when I return it?
Yes, absolutely. Expect the windshield to have a nice Rain X treatment (no one likes streaky wipers!) and the interior to be free of any personal items. If you do happen to find something left inside the car, please let me know ASAP so I can return it to the renter who forgot it! I ask that you return the car in the same condition as when you rented it, within reason.
Is the mileage limit flexible?
It's absolutely okay if you go over the limit, but I will request reimbursement through Turo. As long as that's fine with you, it's fine with me! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you want to pre-arrange a longer trip, and we'll work something out!
What's the deal with tolls?
The car comes equipped with an E-ZPass, so you don't have to be one of those people stuck sitting in line at the toll booth. Don't even worry about keeping track of reimbursements... I will request reimbursement through Turo once I review my statement.
Okay, I'm sold. Where do I pick it up, and how do I get the keys?
I keep my Mazda3 parked outside my condo in Somerville. If the car is available, you can book it, instantly, for any pick-up or drop-off time. I'll unlock it remotely a few minutes before your rental begins so you can just hop in and be on your merry way. The key will be located in the center console.
What are the music options?
Bluetooth phone and audio, USB input, and auxiliary input. And, of course, AM/FM radio.
That sounds great! But how reliable is the car?
I love cars, and my Mazda3 is no exception. But I don't know a lot about how to diagnose or repair mechanical problems, so I've equipped the car with an OBD II device to monitor its health. This device, made by Automatic, is designed to read engine status messages and diagnose almost any issue, no matter how small. I use this to catch anything before it becomes a problem, and it lets me ensure that my Mazda3 is always in tip top shape.
Awesome! But how do I return it?
This part is even easier. Just park it on the street near or around where you picked it up. You can leave the key in the center console, where you found it. Please just lock it before you leave.
Can I smoke in the car?
In short, no... but message me before-hand to discuss, and maybe I'll say yes. :)
How do I use the remote starter?
Simply click the "lock" button on the key fob 3-5 times. Note that if you activate the remote starter, you must unlock the car using the physical auxiliary key in the fob:
Press and hold the auxiliary key release button on the underside of the key fob.
Grab the looped end at the top of your key fob.
Pull out the auxiliary key.
Use the auxiliary key to unlock the driver’s side door.