In today’s world, the lack of personal transport has not been a problem. There are a lot of alternatives that allow you not to buy your car at all. For example, we offer car rental. At your disposal, the entire large fleet of Ukr-Prokat in Odessa. And the longer the lease term, the better it is.
And relatively recently, car-sharing has appeared in Ukraine. These are also cars for rent, but the process is more automated. Rent is charged every minute, and cars with keys in the lock are waiting in particular parking lots. To unlock the vehicle, you need a mobile application.
But which is more profitable: classic rental or car-sharing? Let’s find out!
The peculiarities of Car Sharing
It is a convenient and practical modern service that saves time. You do not need to communicate with the managers of the rental company, spend time on documents and other formalities. The whole process is as automated as possible.
Due to online registration, there is no time limit. If you need a car in the middle of the night, it’s not a problem when rental companies have their business hours. And yet there are no such strict requirements for the driving experience; the main thing is just to have a driving license.
You do not need to separately look where to park the car, because the application has all the spots already shown and chosen for you. Numerous developers have already built a signal option when the vehicle flashes an alarm after pressing a button in the application. At the same time, the car can not be left anywhere. It must be parked in the same particular parking lot.
The calculation is made every minute when the classic rent is at least daily. It is convenient if you need a car in the afternoon or even for a couple of hours, so you do not have to overpay. On the other hand, when the vehicle is needed for a long time, this advantage turns into a disadvantage because then it becomes more expensive.
The peculiarities of Car Rental
Renting a car has no analogs whether the vehicle is needed for a few days, a week, or longer. For example, during the repair of your car or just to check another brand.
When signing a contract, you receive round-the-clock support, which you can contact in any unforeseen situation. And such an agreement is always more reliable than ordering online.
Unlike car sharing, you always have a choice. Instead of a car located nearby, you can choose the brand and model that will be the most comfortable, affordable, and suitable for your current tasks.
Car rental is the best option if you need additional accessories or services (for example, a navigator or a child seat. You can even rent a car right away with the driver, the option that car -sharing doesn’t offer.
The rental company always provides a whole package of services. For example, we at Ukr-Prokat are responsible for technical inspection, repair, and maintenance. You do not need to worry about the serviceability of the car or other nuances. Car-sharing companies also check cars, but this cannot be done immediately after each customer.
What to choose?
It all depends on your goal. If you need to get from point A to point B once, car sharing is suitable. It is an alternative to conventional public transport. If you need to get to work, go to the store, or occasionally drive a short distance, then car sharing is quite convenient. But be sure to find out if there are parking places for your endpoints.
When you need a car for a more extended period, you have big plans, a busy sightseeing program or a lot of business trips, then choose a classic rental. It is much better when you need to select a specific make or model of a car if the class or capacity is essential.