Getaround - Car Share and Rental App
Imagine for moment you own a car. You bought this car because you used to drive to work and now commute on public transportation or you just really like having the luxury of a car. (And all other cases for owning a car and not using it). Your car sits parked in a lot or you move it everyday for alternate side of the street parking. With all of this factored in, the car is not paying for itself.
Now imagine there are those of us who don’t own a car and sometimes need to get places that public transportation can’t accommodate, it takes too long, or we will have to much stuff. And we want to drive ourselves because ridesharing taxi apps sometimes aren't the solution. What if those of us who need a car for a few hours or a couple of days could help you pay for your car? Getaround is a car sharing app that can do just that. With top rated insurance (covering up to $1,000,000), drivers check through the DMV with every new driver, and easy communication between the owner and the driver it really is super easy. Drivers have 24/7 roadside assistance, car locking capabilities from your phone, and communication from both Getaround and the car owner.
Now, since the GJC team does not have a car, we decided to take Getaround for a spin and take a trip to IKEA and why not do it in a Tesla. There are a fleet of them at Newport Mall waiting to be rented by you. And yes, we drove a Tesla because go big or go home! It was such a cool experience (even if we are scared of the other drivers on the road). Let’s talk about the app/online - As a car owner - you work with the Getaround team once you are approved, so you don’t feel like you are signing up and left to figure it all out alone. You will actually meet someone from the team when they put the Getaround Connect™ into your car which allows the car to be unlocked and locked via the app. Once it is all connected, you manage the car’s availability on the Getaround App Calendar and will be notified when the car is booked.
As a car renter - When you are searching for a car you look for your dates, times, and set your location. You can see all the cars in the area that fit your parameters. Once you book, you get step by step instructions on how to find the car, where to leave the car, any car specifics, and in our case a video on how to actually drive the car (a Tesla)!
Besides freaking out we were driving a Tesla, it was such a seamless experience of renting and from what we hear from the owners they think it is pretty great too. Some additional statistics to help you decide if you want to rent your car through Getaround!
Most of the 250 million cars in the U.S. sit idle 22 hours a day.
Sharing your car takes approximately 10 cars off the road. Fewer cars mean more parking, less pollution and less traffic
Helping the community and the environment mentally pays off too. You'll be surprised how respectful and grateful renters are.
Owner’s have been making $500+ a month renting their cars and that definitely covers a chunk of the costs.
How can you rent your car?
And if you want to rent your neighbor’s car - SIGN UP here and we highly recommend a Tesla!!! Happy driving!
**This post is a sponsored post. While our trip was comped, all opinions expressed are our own.**