The lack of own automobile transport for a modern person is not a problem anymore. The widespread use of rental services has led to the fact that drivers do not always think about purchasing their own car, preferring to use the services of renting a vehicle. Such a service is super convenient and saves a lot of time. Furthermore, it also eliminates problems with repairing and maintaining a car, as well as the need to have an equipped parking space.
In addition, contacting a rental company means the availability of a suitable car, quality service and many additional services (instant retrofitting, driver services, and assistance in organizing a route). Rental companies are adapted to the needs of customers and can offer long-term or short-term services, with their own conditions and benefits.
Short-term rental, or car sharing, has appeared relatively recently, and it is considered a progressive service. Unlike classic rental, which is paid daily or hourly, car sharing is an automated rental with per-minute payment that helps to get from point A to point B.
How does car sharing work? Rental cars with keys in the ignition switch are parked throughout the city. You just need to determine the location of the car closest to you, book it and get to the car. It is easy to find it – the mobile app accurately indicates the parking location on the map. In addition, many companies supplement their maps with a “blink” button, by clicking on which you will quickly find rental vehicles by hazard warning lights. The service is provided from the moment you press the start button in the mobile app.
Every car driver with at least a small driving experience can use the car sharing service (different companies require three to five years of driving experience). If you are already 21 years old, and you have a driver’s license, just install the mobile application and enjoy the rental service.
Planning to use car sharing, it is better to first visit the site of the rental company and study all the conditions of the provided service. Registering in the mobile application, you will need to enter your personal data and add a bank card for further payment.
Despite the increasing prevalence of carsharing, the popularity of classic car rental does not decrease at all, but rather is constantly growing. 7Cars Company explains this with the following benefits.
Making a decision about the need for a particular rental service, you need to take into account the specifics of the future use of the car. If you need a vehicle “here and now”, only for a one-time movement between several places, then it is faster and more profitable to use car sharing. If we are talking about a more long-term rental (for a day or more), then it will be more rational to use the classic option. Also consider other factors: do you need additional options for a car, such as a roof rack or a navigator? Is it necessary to choose the model, class, capacity of the vehicle in your situation? If you answered these questions positively, then choose the traditional rental.