RelayRides lets people look for cars available for rent around them and also rent the cars. The application recognizes the closes city to the user's location and then places this information in a search box. Using the search box, users can find cars that are around them. RelayRides includes insurance as well. Car rentals can begin at a minimal fee per hour. There is also the offer of nationwide roadside assistance plus 24/7 customer service. Those who list their cars for rent could be able to generate an income from such rentals. There are users who would primarily want to rent vehicles and then there are those who want to make their cars available for rent. People may need to rent cars for a variety of reasons including running errands, weekend adventures, travelling, special events and other reasons.Show more screenshots »
Shelby Clark is the founder of the RelayRides company and the application seeks to take a piece of the marketshare related to people who need to borrow cars for a short period of time. RelayRides was founded in 2009 as the world's first peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace. However, the application can only be used in certain geographical regions.
With RelayRides, users can begin renting at low prices. Also, in contrast to car rental applications that focus on rentals between a person and a company, RelayRides establishes rentals between the renter and the owner of the item being rented.
The application has a nice user interface which explains what the application does. It is easy to search for cars or view samples of those who are already using the application. There is also a slideshow of cars available for rent.
Users can search for available rental cars without signing up. However, to reserve a car, sign up and an account. Also, when users have signed up, they can also receive an instant reservation regarding the car of their dreams. Sign up occurs through Facebook or with an email address.
Membership to use the RelayRides application is free. However users who are renting will need to pay the specified rental fee. There may also be discounts for rentals.
People who are looking for cars to rent can use the RelayRides application. There are benefits for those who want to rent the vehicles and those who have vehicles to rent. Also, those searching for items for rent that are nearby will find this application useful.