How to book Your Own Car – and Possibly Park for Free in the Airport – Revisited
A lthough it had difficulties with internal turmoil and being significantly restructured, FlightCar was listed at number 12 from the 14 hottest on-demand startup companies of Forbes for 2020 with a valuation of $103 million – only to close shortly after that on Thursday, July 14, 2020.
FlightCar “sold its technology platform to Mercedes-Benz Research & Development The united states, after a surprise announcement to staff”, based on this article compiled by Bruce Brown of Digital Trends.
How to book Your Own Car – and Possibly Park free of charge at the Airport – Revisited
“One way to trim the costs of parking at or close to the airport is to use a service in which you not only can park your vehicle for free; but you can in fact make money from it” is what I wrote in the following paragraphs regarding renting your individual car back on Wednesday, January 6, 2020. “Car rental platforms for individual owner services use a private car – which would normally be parked idle in an airport for the duration that its owner is away on a holiday – and let to be used to someone who needs utilization of a car while they're going to the location in which the car is based and registered. The concept is that it is a win-win-win system: the car owner profits in the utilization of their car, which can be around several hundred dollars per month; visitors includes a vehicle to book for purportedly a more affordable rate than the usual typical car rental; and also the company which arranges the rental profits as well.”
The vehicles used must meet minimum requirements – if you have a car which is Fifteen years old; does not have a “clean” title; and it has logged 250,000 miles, you won't have the ability to take advantage of this service.
Potential renters of the vehicle must meet minimum requirements too, because the car is not rented to simply anybody who wants to rent one.
Insurance coverage can be obtained to both owner of the automobile along with the renter. The owner of the vehicle doesn't have to cover insurance policy, which the vehicle is covered up to its full value or as much as $1,000,000.00; whereas the renter can pick to pay extra for insurance – as well as choose the quantity of coverage desired.
Despite the demise of FlightCar only six months and eight days next article was written, “TravelCar has launched in its first U.S. city” in La, according to this article written by Gary Leff of View In the Wing – but Turo is still running a business and is the leader within this specific niche from the rental car industry.
Turo – that was originally known as RelayRides – rents the non-public vehicles of car owners in hundreds of locations throughout the Netherlands and the District of Columbia.
If your vehicle may be worth $75,000.00 and also you rent it for Thirty days out of each month, you are able to supposedly earn up to and including more $47,208.00 each year; but of course this means that you will simply have 5 days from the year that you can drive your vehicle – however, you could also supposedly pay off your car within two years. Obviously, that doesn't include costs from such expenses as primary car insurance, maintenance and cleaning fees to keep your car looking brand new.
You was once in a position to park for free at Los Angeles International Airport and Bay area Airport terminal while your car is rented – but Turo has since eliminated that option; while TravelCar offers parking at the airport, train station, seaport or city center.
By the way in which, smoking is not permitted at any time in almost any vehicle you rent through Turo; and pets are not allowed without explicit consent in the owner.
Professional photography of your car is complimentary whenever you list your car for rent.
- Turo will cover any basic maintenance needs on cars during long-term – meaning 30 days or even more – parking reservations. Basic maintenance includes:
- Oil and filter changes
- Tire rotation
- Tire tread depth inspection
- Windshield wiper maintenance
- Basic mechanical inspections
- There are three ways to which you can rent out your vehicle with Turo:
- Deliver your car to custom locations around town, within a set radius
- Deliver your car to nearby airports
- Travelers get the car at your location
- You can choose the folioing options of picking up a car you rented through Turo:
- Local pickup
- City delivery
- Airport delivery
Outside of the Netherlands
A similar business design exists in the form of companies such as Car Next Door around australia and easyCar Club – yes, with this same familiar orange as easyJet – in the United Kingdom.