Travel is one of the potential sectors today. No wonder, many startup travel have sprung up in the country. Start from a startup provider of ticketing and hotel booking platform, to package travel marketplace. One of the service sectors also began in the realm of startup travel is the platform of car rental online. This time, we summarize the two players in the realm of rental cars online worldwide already between Turo vs Getaround. Roughly, the application which provides the best service if you are told to choose? So as not to get confused, you should read the review that we provide below.
Turo is an online car rental service that allows users to rent any car, whenever and wherever they want it. The rental plans are simple to understand and quite comfortable. Once known as RelayRides, Turo has emerged as one of the biggest players in e-rentals. This allows people to rent a car and put their own car for rent. Being around for a long time definitely gives the edge of Turo, who has now been a loyal user community that trusts it. The huge expansion also ensures that the tenants always get the cars they want, without waiting for anything.
Getaround is a new player in the field of Car Hire online, but it has garnered a lot of attention. The high-function app that offers a number of features is certainly what added to the attraction. Online rental companies take the technology to the surface, making the virtual experience as much as possible. Although Getaround has a limited presence today, it is rapidly expanding and may soon have a global presence. The company focuses on customers who want to rent a car for a short duration of time, thus offering hourly rates as opposed to the more popular daily. However, limited presence also limits the choice of cars available to you.
How do Turo work?
The renter eligibility must be at least 21 years. First of all, you must sign up in advance using your Facebook, Google Account, or Email address and provide information that will allow Turo automatically to verify your identity. Once your identity has been verified, you can book a car. Your own self will provide your travel dates and location, and Turo will provide you with a list of cars that you can rent immediately. Several cars are available to be booked instantly too. While other car owners have up to 8 hours to respond to your request.
If you already booked the car, all you will have to do is get to it. Many drivers on Turo also offer delivery, so you can ask them to bring the car to your current location. When your rental time is over, gas up the car and then return it to the owner at the specified meeting place as soon as you can. The cost, cars are listed on Turo with a daily rental rate. You can pay the same price whether you want the car for two hours or twelve, it is just the same rule. This price can range from around $20 per day for a sedan to around $1000 for luxury cars.
How do Getaround work?
Renter eligibility must be at least 19 years old. It has no major offense or alcohol or even drug related incidents in three or seven years and also no more than two offenses or accidents combined in the last 3 years. If you register an account, you will see a list of cars on the site that allow to rent and there is information on where you can select them.
Rent can be made on a daily or hourly basis, so if you only want a car to run multiple tasks, you are not locked to a higher daily rate. Own cost can be as low as $5 per hour, all based on your time and location. Highest prices may not be specified, but their price filter search function goes to $152 and more. While the daily price is usually between $50. The car will be parked in a special Getaround parking space or on the street parking within 25 miles to the address listed on the Lease form.
Turo and Getaround provide insurance for car owners when renting their vehicles. Starting from Turo, Turo offers three insurance plans when you rent out your car. Both companies roll insurance costs to commission levels such as basic rate insurance that offers $1 million in protection obligations, $125,000 in damage protection of your car, and $3,000 deductible.
The second is the standard plan has been deducted $0 and offers a replacement vehicle while you repaired. Last or the most expensive is a premium package that will provide coverage and wear and protect against lost rental income should your car break down. How about Getaround? Getaround offers one level of insurance, which includes liability, property damage, collision, theft, and insurance protection of motorists. The insurance policy offers $1 million in protection, and the company also offers roadside assistance 24/7 included with any Lease.
Turbo only offers rental plans on 24-Hour windows, with the same amount in increments. It is not economical for those who want a car for a few hours. In case you exceed the window, you have to pay for an additional day, which will again be heavy on your pocket. There is one more thing that you must know that the owner should personally hand out of the car to the tenant, which may not always be a good idea. If you are a busy car owner, Turo effectively wastes your time for transactions that must be done by the company itself.
While Getaround has one of the gaping shortcomings of Getaround is its limited presence. Until now, Getaround is available in only a few major cities, which makes the phrase “anywhere, Anytime” not entirely applicable to them. And also, virtual transfer keys eliminate the needs of customers who actually meet the owner. While it looks good, it also does not provide a space for confidence build between the two parties. This can result in the owner being hesitant to hand over their car.
Turo vs Getaground actually have very good applications, but in certain case Getaround uses an in vehicle “brain” that can renter can use to unlock a car if they have an active reservation. While Turo only can allow rentals of 24 hours or longer and also in 24 hour increments. Also, Getaround’s in-car technology lets owners set their cars’ minimum rental periods, which can be as short as 1 hour, so Getaround competes directly with car-sharing companies like Zipcar and Maven.