If you're visiting Maui and just realized how much it costs to rent a car seat for your infant, toddler or child from a Maui car rental company, this should help.
In my own research, I've seen and also heard from clients that they spend almost as much on a car seat through an airport car rental service than the daily car rental price itself. While I don't know the reason for the hefty prices, I can suggest our alternative:
Just 3-4 mins from the airport, Maui Vacation Equipment has a locker system, which allows clients the flexibility to pickup their baby car seats (or any other baby rental equipment) with the added flexibility of timing. In this way, you don't need to be rushed to pickup the car seat. If you flight is late, thats ok! The car seat is waiting in your assigned locker. You simply order online and select Locker Pickup/Return upon checkout, and then we message you further instructions with your specific locker number and entry code the day prior to your arrival. Alternatively, we also have free delivery island wide if you prefer to have the car seat delivered and picked up from your accommodations.
I encourage you to do your own research, but Ill also throw in another note about an issue I come across once or twice a month:
Parents renting car seats from a Maui car rental company often find the seat to be in poor working condition, or might have a popular brand name seat, but zero padding left on the seat for their 5 month old. This is when i get a call from the prospective client asking if I have a car seat available in Kahului. Now given this doesn't happen every day, but worth noting.
My intention with the post is not to scare you, but just to share some knowledge I've observed over the past year and possibly find some clients who might find our system and prices will better serve them while visiting Maui.
Hope this helps and feel free to reach out with any questions!
Below are links to our available car seat rental products:Highback Booster Car Seat
Convertible Car Seat
Booster Car Seat
Baby Car Seat with Base