The Real Deal: Could peer-to-peer car sharing help you save this summer?
You've likely rented a car through companies like Hertz, Enterprise and many others - but what about peer-to-peer car sharing?
News 12's consumer reporter Janice Lieberman has The Real Deal on how it works.
It's known as the Airbnb of car rentals - where car owners offer their personal vehicles for a good deal. Deals that seem more affordable than the rental counter - but, could it put the brakes on your plans?
Peer-to-peer websites offer car renters a variety of cars any time of the day delivered to the airport, their hotel, or wherever they are staying. The prices can be more or usually less than traditional companies. But added insurance could jack up the price. The plus? You get a variety of models to experience.
If you have a car you are not always using, consider renting it out. It may be a quick way to make some extra cash if you are willing to let a stranger drive it!
And if you only need a car for a few hours, you may want to check out a company like Zipcar - it's available in big cities and near many universities. They are considered a rideshare company offering cars for rent from a few hours to a few days. The cars are located at certain locations, and include parking fees, gas, and most insurance costs, but you will need to pay a monthly or yearly fee to join.
No matter which company you choose, make sure you read the reviews. There have been times where the renter never shows up to drop off the car, leaving the renter in the lurch. And check your auto insurance to see if you are covered.
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