Which one is better, Turo RelayRides or Uber? Both of them are online transportation services that are popular across the United States. Well, you can say that both provide cars to be rented, though in different ways. Well, before you grab a service, make sure that you know what to expect from it, else you may get surprised or disappointed. Below, you can read about the differences and comparisons between Turo RelayRides and Uber. So, continue reading!
Drive Yourself or Let Them Drive?
Turo RelayRides and Uber have different systems. On Turo RelayRides, the car owners rent their cars via the online and mobile apps so that renters can book the cars. On Turo RelayRides, you will need to go to the location of the car (though delivery is sometimes available), get the keys, and drive yourself. This is great if you need transportation to many places for the whole day. However, one-way ride is usually not possible on Turo RelayRides because you will need to return the car after you have finished your business. (Read also: RelayRides vs Zipcar)
On the other hand, with Uber, the car and the driver come to you. You make an order, and they will come to you to pick you up and drop you at your destination. This is great if you only need a car occasionally to go from one place to another, or if you are very tired to drive yourself. The transportation is one-way.
Turo RelayRides actually competes more with traditional car rental companies because of the service system and pricing. Turo RelayRides generally charges on a daily basis. The prices are based on 24-hour increments. These prices are set by the car owners, and are generally more affordable. Nevertheless, you also need to be careful with risks factors because you will drive somebody else’s car.
Meanwhile, Uber has a dynamic pricing system. Prior to ordering, you can see how much that you will have to pay on the online app, and the pricing is based on the time and distance of the ride. However, the dynamic pricing may cause the same route to costs differently because of the supply and demand factors. When a particular area has lots of demands, the fares increase to attract more drivers to get there and reduce demands in the area. While this is effective to ensure that drivers will always try to fulfill demands in dense places, the dynamic pricing system has been criticized during disasters and crowded events.
|- Turo RelayRides’s pricing is generally cheaper||- Uber has a dynamic pricing system|
|- Turo RelayRides, the car owners rent their cars via the online and mobile apps so that renters can book the cars||- Dynamic pricing may cause the same route to costs differently because of the supply and demand factors|
|- You will need to go to the location of the car (though delivery is sometimes available), get the keys, and drive yourself||- With Uber, the car and the driver come to you. You make an order, and they will come to you to pick you up and drop you at your destination|
If you need to rent a car for the whole day and you prefer to drive yourself because you have lots of places to visit, Turo RelayRides is much more cost-efficient. However, for an occasional or one-way ride, or if you don’t want to hold the risk of driving somebody else’s car, then Uber is the way to go.