When travelling, most people would commonly explore a new place by taking the bus, the train, or other modes of public transport. Other people also prefer to take a cab or rent a tour service for more convenience.
A new way of touring around a city when traveling is now slowly making its way in the scene, since a lot of people nowadays prefer getting around the city with them in control of the wheel. Luckily, several new apps are now available to cater to this new way of travel. Here, we have five rental car applications that people can use when travelling.
Zipcar lets you drive cars for as short as an hour or for as long as 7 days in neighborhoods, cities and airports in many parts of the globe. There is a wide range of cars to choose from — from sedans, hybrids, vans and many others — gas and insurance already included. Membership fee is as low as $7 per month, a very reasonable amount for the excellent service it provides. Zipcards are given in order for users to unlock their rented car by simply holding the card to the car’s windshield. Unlocking via Bluetooth is also something that Zipcar is starting to develop for an even more convenient experience.
Turo is a car rental market where travelers can rent any type of car they want, wherever they want it, from a community of local car owners throughout the US, Canada, & the UK. Choose from over 800 unique makes and models, from affordable daily drivers to rare specialty cars. Rentals can be picked up or even delivered anywhere in the locality. At the end of the trip, all the renter has to do is replace the gas used and meet the owner to drop off the car.
Through GetAround, people can rent a car from over a thousand choices – from a Toyota to a BMW to a Tesla – all through a mobile phone. The rentals are very convenient and can be done on an hourly or daily basis. During the user’s first rental, their driver’s license is verified to ensure safe and legal driving. All rentals come with insurance coverage and a 24/7 roadside assistance. GetAround is free to join and has no monthly or annual fees.
Expedia is an all-in-one app where users can book hotels, flights, rental cars, activities, and bundle deals. This app helps travelers save through the deals they offer, and makes every trip around the local community much more convenient through the app’s car rental feature. The car rental can begin in the airport, and cars can be reserved for 30 minutes in advance. Expedia does not require any cancellation fee, and users could even earn points in any of their Expedia purchases, which they can redeem for their next bookings.
Rentalcars.com has extended its reach to the smartphone industry by creating its own app that lets users book the nearest car at the lowest price. It offers car rentals of different types in over 49,000 locations worldwide. The good thing about this app is that eVouchers are accepted during pickups — no printing needed for speedy and convenient renting. The app is very user friendly, with 40 languages available and a price list that can be viewed in over 91 currencies.