When the rental begins, you pick up the car — or have it delivered to you (some owners will provide this service for a fee or free). Turo sends reminders before a trip begins and as its end approaches. Any communication between owner and renter takes place via the app. As your own insurance policy, take photos before you take off and upon your return. Meet up with the owner at your agreed upon drop-off site when the trip ends. … [Read more...] about Turo 101: How to skip the car rental agency but still rent a great car
How Peer-to-Peer Car Rental Works As a car owner, you list your vehicle, describe it, and upload some photos, and state when and where it will be available. The operator may set a rental rate based on your car’s market value, or you can set a different rate. You can also set a mileage limit if you wish. When someone requests information or books your car, you confirm or deny availability. At pickup time, you set up a meeting with the renter and hand over the keys. At return time, you meet the renter again, retrieve the keys, and go on your way. During the rental period, the matching service covers your car with million-dollar insurance and a 24/7 roadside assistance program. As a renter, you check out the options available for your trip, along with posted prices. Select one, agree to terms, set up the meeting with the owner, and then you have a car to drive around. Afterward simply replace the gas you used, return the car, and head for your next destination. The operator charges … [Read more...] about Can Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals Solve Your Airport Parking Problems?
Lyft also has partnerships with public transit agencies, including the transportation authorities of Marin and Solano in Northern California, Orange County Transportation Authority and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Its most popular route in San Francisco is a first-mile, last-mile connection to the Caltrain station. These agreements allow you to hail a Lyft from your hotel and then connect to mass transit with Lyft's app, which is often a more efficient and cost-effective way to reach your destination. … [Read more...] about Travelers are rethinking rental cars
If Ubering has left you nostalgic for getting behind the wheel, here’s an app that can help you get back your motor-mojo. Turo (turo.com) allows drivers to rent their car or rent someone else’s car for fun and profit. The Tesla Model X, Maserati GranTurismo Convertible and Aston Martin V8 Vantage are just a couple of cars for rent on the “Elite in Los Angeles” board, but it’s not all about expensive cars. We found a 2014 Jeep Wrangler in Denver with built-in navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming and a bike or ski rack (additional). Prices were reasonable: The Jeep was $99 a day. If you want to list your car, Turo will set its rental price based on location, market value, time of year, etc., or you can do it yourself. … [Read more...] about Know & Go: Zika-free travel alternatives; Mexico air restrictions lifted
Within 10 minutes we were stepping out onto Randolph Street where the Friday happy hour vibe was spilling onto sidewalks through open restaurant doors. We grabbed a drink at Haymarket Pub and Brewery then popped across the street to snag a table before the dinner rush at Little Goat Diner, a kid-friendly sister restaurant to the famed Girl & The Goat. After filling our bellies with tempura mashed potatoes with kimchi, chop chae and buttery cheddar biscuits, we ambled our way down the popular street back toward downtown, absorbing the energy of a city welcoming its weekend. … [Read more...] about Can a family vacation without a rental car?