Renting cars can be expensive and inconvenient. On the other hand, many car owners don’t need their car a lot and have it just sitting in the garage most of the time. RelayRides tries to bring those together in a peer-to-peer car rental service.
The idea is very similar to Airbnb but instead of renting out a spare room, you’re renting out your vehicle for a set amount per day, week and month. You can set your own availability and pickup and drop off points. Convenient!
For someone looking to rent this is interesting as well because there can be pickup points close to your location and all kinds of cars (and thus budgets) are available. You’ll have to rent for at least one day though, so it’s probably not the best service if you only need a car for a few hours.
Those with a spare car should definitely look into RelayRides airport services. Instead of having to pay for expensive parking at the airport you can simply leave your car with RelayRides and earn money while you’re gone if someone rents your car.
Renters are screened by RelayRides, a $1 million insurance policy is included and 24/7 roadside assistance is offered as well, giving some peace of mind to anyone willing to use the platform.