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Say Hello to Avail Downtown

Fast, Convenient Car Sharing in Chicago

Say Hello to Avail Downtown

Fast, Convenient Car Sharing in Your Neighborhood
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Chicago locations

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Evanston
1890 Maple Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
Open 24/7

Lincoln Park
2555 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614
Open 24/7

Lincoln Park
527 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
Open 24/7

Lincoln Square
4501 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Open 24/7

Loop
360 E South Water St
Chicago, IL 60601
Open 24/7

Loop
210 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60606
Open 24/7

Loyola
1210 W Arthur Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
Open 24/7

Near North Side
456 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611
Open 24/7

Near North Side
1 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654
Open 24/7

Near South Side
150 W Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60605
Open 24/7

Near West Side
1330 W Fulton St
Chicago, IL 60607
Open 24/7

Oak Park
1135 Westgate St
Oak Park, IL 60301
Open 24/7

River North
540 N State St
Chicago, IL 60654
Open 24/7

South Loop
1212 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
Open 24/7

West Loop
1 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661
Open 24/7

West Loop
1035 W Van Buren St
Chicago, IL 60607
Open 24/7

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Why You’ll Love Us

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Honest Pricing
Upfront, affordable prices with no surprises or hidden fees.
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Convenience
Book a car, drive, & drop it off without lines or paperwork.
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Choice
Find your perfect fit from city-smart sedans to rugged SUVs.
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Protection
Every trip comes with insurance coverage from Allstate & 24/7 customer support.

How It Works

1
Find a Car That Fits You
Book a car online. The car you pick is the car you'll get.
2
Pick It Up & Drive
Grab the keys from an Avail key box & hop in. No lines, no paperwork.
3
Enjoy Your Trip
Change your reservation at any time. When you're done, drop it off where you picked it up.

A Service You Can Trust

“ They had everything ready to go when we got there. Hands down easier than using a typical rental car company.”
Katelyn H.
Borrowed a Ford Escape
“ The customer support reps were easy to talk to and very helpful. I was happy to be able to talk to someone any time I had a question ”
Ray P.
Borrowed a Hyundai Santa Fe
“ Thanks to everyone we had a great time in Colorado. I will definitely be using 'Avail' again!”
Jason E.
Borrowed a Toyota Prius

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Avail and how does it work?

Avail is a car sharing company, which means the cars are owned by real, local people. However, we take care of the car exchange, cleaning, inspection, and insurance process so it’s easier for you and for the owner of the car.

Where do I pick up/drop off my vehicle?

At any one of our Avail key box locations. You can find a location near you here.

What type of vehicle will I get?

It’s your choice! You select the exact vehicle you want. We have a great selection of affordable cars to get the job done, from rugged SUVs to city-smart sedans.

How do I get my vehicle?

Select the vehicle and location that’s most convenient for you. On the day of your reservation, go to the pick up location you selected and use the app to unlock a key box and get the keys for your vehicle.

How does Avail make sure a car is safe?

We inspect every car for maintenance and safety. Plus, every car must be less than 10 years old and have fewer than 125k miles.

Is insurance included?

Yes, all Avail drivers are covered by Allstate insurance complete with access to roadside assistance and 24/7 customer support.

For bookings that start on or after June 20, 2022, Avail’s insurance is excess over any other coverage that may exist (i.e. your personal auto policy or a credit card policy).

For questions about whether your personal auto policy or credit card policy may apply, please contact your insurance provider or a licensed insurance agent.

How do I add a 2nd driver?

It’s free. They just need to create a profile on Avail and add/verify their driver’s license. Once their profile is created and their license is verified, email support@availcarsharing.com with their name to have them added to your reservation. Thanks for letting us know. Now they’re covered, too.

Is there a fee for drivers under 25?

Nope. All drivers 18 or older pay the same.