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Frank's Friendly Cars Maui Car Rental LLC
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Very pleased to make this announcement - we've been selected for the 2015 Best of Kahului Award in the Car Rental Agency category. Heartfelt thanks to all who made this possible.
Press Release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Frank's Friendly Cars Maui Car Rental LLC Receives 2015 Best of Kahului Award. Kahului Award Program Honors the Achievement. KAHULUI September 30, 2015 -- Frank's Friendly Cars Maui Car Rental LLC has been selected for the 2015 Best of Kahului Award in the ...
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I just noticed that a Norwegian driver license expires on the date of the holder's 100th birthday. Optimism?
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“Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening.”

Our biggest competitor on Maui owns no vehicles of its own either. It's a website that pretends to be a real business, and just offers online bookings with discounts on major rentacar-owned vehicles.

Something to consider when renting a car: Do you want to rent from a real, locally-owned business? Or would you rather just get a discount an a major company rental?

http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/03/in-the-age-of-disintermediation-the-battle-is-all-for-the-customer-interface/
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Car rental rates on Maui are seasonal, and they're also affected by year-to-year factors. This year they are peaking at about $900 for the week of Christmas. Last year's top car rental rate on Maui, at Christmas time, was almost $100 more, over $1,000. We keep track of rates day-to-day and year-to-year, because, hey, renting cars on Maui is our business.
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Customer calls and states he can no longer get into his car. On the scene, it is found that his car keys have been cut clean in half - not broken in lock, not bent and broken, cut clean. Customer states he does not know how such a thing could have happened. Yah, right.
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Always check your rental car for unexpected passengers, stowaways, invasive species.

http://www.autorentalnews.com/news/story/2014/10/renters-find-4-foot-python-in-rental-car.aspx
After renting a car from Boston’s Logan International Airport, the renters discover a 4-foot python snake in the trunk once arriving at a hotel in Kennebunk, Maine.
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I never thought I'd see the day I would have my own TV commercial - from HawaiiOnTV.com.
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A great car rental with a personal touch, very convenient  Nice to do business with a local company.
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A few of Frank's Friendly Cars enjoying a well-deserved slow season break. If you were a rental car on Maui, you would be eager for a little stay-cation from time to time too.
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This is really good news for X-mas, for all our customers. When the majors raise their car rental rates, we get better utilization, as more people look for affordable rentacar alternatives. And better rental fleet utilization means we can continue to offer the same fair, low car rental rates for Maui visitors and residents. You asked for it, you got it - or something like that.
Over the weekend of Dec. 19 to Dec. 21, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. announced that it increased U.S. retail prices for all Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty car rentals reserved for pick-up on or after Jan. 1, 2015. This price increase was driven by fleet depreciation increases.
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Caller: It says on your website that you require a driver license to rent a car.
Superfrank: Yes sir, that's correct.
Caller: Well I don't really have a driver license. Can I still rent a car anyway?
Superfrank: [long pause]
Caller: Hello?
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Be advised that driving on Maui is a full-on contact sport. This car from our rental fleet, carrying four occupants, was creamed at an intersection, by a truck that ran a red light. I have lost count of the accidents and fender-benders my customers have been in - it is a nearly weekly occurrence. But this is the most serious by far, with all four being transported straight to the hospital. It is pure luck there were no fatalities. If you come to Maui, and plan to drive a rental car, please have the best insurance money can buy, because chances are high that you will need it. According to insurance company data, Hawaii has the worst drivers of all the US, with the island of Maui being the worst of all the others.
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Continuing with the theme of reptiles and rental cars.... Gecko lizards are everywhere on Maui... yes, even on rental cars.
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65 Vevau St Kahului, HI 96732
65 Vevau StreetUSHawaiiKahului96732
(808) 280-1196mauicarrental.biz
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Maui used car rental. Cheap discount rates. Long term rentals. Weekly and monthly rates. Compact and intermediate cars. Four-door and five-door (wagon) economy cars. Free roof racks and free child seats. 24/7 Kahului Airport (OGG) pick-up and drop-off. Reliable, clean, safe, and economical. Locally owned. BBB Approved.
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Charles Can
2 months ago
Our last trip to Maui, we decided to give Frank’s Friendly car rental a try. Best decision we could have possibly made! We wondered what the cars would be like and found them to be very clean and reliable. Frank went out of his way to be sure we got the size car we needed to be sure my 89 year old mother-in-law would be comfortable. Frank treated us better than some of the big rental car companies have in the past. The car was waiting for us at the airport when we came in late at night and Frank drove us to the airport after we returned the car. On the way to the airport we were discussing an item packed in our baggage that we were not sure would be allowed on the aircraft. Frank told us not to worry about it, said if we couldn’t take it onboard to just call him and he would pick it up and ship it to us. Frank is such great guy. More than just saving money, renting from Frank was an awesome experience. We wouldn’t consider renting from anywhere else in the future.
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Melissa Hope
6 months ago
Frank was awesome. He gave us the best deal and was really friendly. He met us right at the airport when we arrived and since our returning flight was late at night he had an easy way to have us just leave our car in the airport parking lot. Everything was simple. And of course the car ran great. I'd definitely rent with Frank again and I'll be telling my friends to do so to.
Response from the owner - 6 months ago
What a great week, I'm getting great reviews from great long-term rental customers. Melissa it was a great pleasure to have you as a customer and I'm glad that you enjoyed your little car. I'm looking forward to seeing you back on Maui.
D. Barry
8 months ago
Last Thanksgiving week my wife and I needed a vehicle to carry a number of small to large boxes and bulky items needed for a condo on the island. A sudden death in the family meant that I was in another state while trying to arrange transportation on short notice, with a holiday looming. I had not been pleased with the big name rental company I had rented from previously at the airport, so I started looking around and found Frank's Friendly Car Rental on the internet. Frank had a small wagon which ended up working well for what we needed; however, Frank wasn't sure that what he had would be suitable, so he wanted me to call around and be sure, before he would take my reservation and my money. The big company would have taken my money first and asked questions later. I did as he said, I called around but then called Frank right back to book it. The car was nothing to look at but ran well and most importantly, had cold air conditioning. It was waiting for us when we arrived and we headed straight to Costco to load the wagon up for what would be the first of many times throughout our week. It could not have been an easier experience and thanks to Frank, we were able to accomplish everything we needed to accomplish on our trip. So, we are going back again and I just booked another car for our next trip! Thanks Frank!! Aloha!
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Response from the owner - 8 months ago
Thank you for the kind words. Always happy to serve you. Looking forward to having you back again soon. Aloha! Frank.
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Leonel Cosio
4 months ago
I had a great experience with Frank. Even do I was not able to rent a car from him, he was able to help me out. Great customer service!!
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Always happy to help! Have a great time on Maui.
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Stuart Swann
6 months ago
First trip to Hawaii, first experience with Frank's Friendly Car rental ... both were better than expected! I was wondering how Frank could pull it off - the far lower rates and convenience. He did it. Our car was a 2004 Pontiac model that looked every bit like a local vehicle, which I appreciated in getting around the island and parking unpretentiously. The vehicle was dependable, reasonably clean (It's an island beach car!), priced well below any of the mainline rentals, and I found it refreshing to be working directly with the owner of the company. Frank provided personal service, easy access to/from the vehicle, and as advertised, a "friendly" attitude! We will return in 2016, at which time we'll definitely be looking to rent again from Friendly Frank!
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Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Thank you thank you Stuart for the very nice review, I would say that it is completely undeserved, but then I would be shooting myself in the foot, wouldn't I. I enjoyed meeting you both and very glad I could be of service to you. Come back soon, we'll leave the light on for you.
Tara Watkins
6 months ago
My husband and I rented a car for 6 months from Frank. (1/2015. - 6/2015) After researching long term rentals in Maui, Frank's rates and cars were the best!!! I stopped by Frank's in person to see what he had available. I found all of his cars clean and with a local feel. He truly had a car to fit just about anyone's needs. Being on the island for 6 months, we wanted to blend in with the locals. Frank is very straightforward with his expectations when renting his cars. He is honest, fair, very easy to work with, and funny too! He always responded promptly to our phone calls. We had one small issue with our car and as promised Frank fixed it and were given a loaner car for a day. Franks customer service is wonderful! We felt extremely safe in knowing that Frank keeps his cars extremely well maintained himself. I have told several friends and acquaintances about how great Frank is and how reasonable his long term rentals are! We are returning to Maui next year and will be renting from Frank again! See you soon Frank! Aloha Tara & Bob
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Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Aw, Tara and Bob, you were both awesome. It was very nice to meet you and to get to know you both over the course of your stay. I actually looked forward to seeing you on each of your monthly renewals. It's always great to have customers like you. Come back soon!
DM Katman
7 months ago
I have been coming to Maui annually for years and Frank is the man for car rentals. His cars are well maintained, clean, and are always ready and waiting for you when you arrive in Maui. His prices are reasonable. He runs a great business. Frank is the only person I would consider for car rentals on Maui.
Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Thank you Dan! Always look forward to your visit. Aloha.
Aaron Hamilton
9 months ago
I have been using Frank’s rental cars for the last 2 years. His cars are both reliable and an affordable option for anybody visiting Maui. I usually use Frank’s cars on extended stays but I would highly recommend his cars for short term use as well. After going to Maui several times I am now pass the days of paying $$$ for an overpriced shiny red convertible. Frank’s cars gets me to all of Maui’s attractions with plenty of money saved, plus you will look like a local instead of sticking out in the typical tourist rental car. I love that the car is waiting in the short term parking lot at arrival in Maui. Although you still have to drive from the Airport to Frank’s location to sign a few papers, I find the process much more efficient than waiting on a rental car bus and the long lines at the rental agencies. I highly recommend Frank’s rental cars and I will continue using him in the future.
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Response from the owner - 9 months ago
Thanks Aaron, and looking forward to having you again this year. By the way, you're now eligible for VIP Express Check-in, no office visit required on arrival.