If you’ve ever had to rent a car, you’ll know only too well that things don’t always go as exactly as you’d like - from the lengthy queues at the airport service desk to collect your keys through to the extra fees and charges that somehow get added to your bill.
However, issues such as these could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to our latest Startup of the Week.
RideLink is a “peer-to-peer car rental marketplace, where people can rent their car to other people”.
Here’s how it works:
Simply search for cars in your chosen location on the dates that you require. Then filter those results by price, make and model, or features. Once you’ve found the car that meets your needs, you can then use the platform to make a booking directly with the car owner and make payment for the rental. You can then liaise with them over where you will meet to pick up the keys etc. Once the rental period is up, simply replace any fuel that you’ve used and return the car to its owner.
A pretty simple process, all in all!
For added peace of mind, you will be covered by comprehensive insurance and 24 hour roadside assistance for the duration of your rental.
If you’re a car owner, you can apply to list your vehicle on the RideLink platform and once it’s approved, you’ll be ready to start renting it out and thereby make some money.
You will of course have to pay a commission fee for using the platform and you can find the details on that and any other questions you may have on the entire process on the RideLink site itself.
It looks like the sharing economy is here to stay and RideLink seems to be yet another great example of just how good it can be…