Why You Don’t Need Your Own Car To Drive With Uber/Lyft

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If you are someone that is looking to earn some extra cash income or you want to have the ability to work full time but under your time, then driving for Uber or Lyft is a great decision. When you end up working for either one of these companies you could make up your own hours and work whenever you want, if you need to make an x amount of money you can grind through and make it with these two jobs.

A number of people do not want to join Uber or Lyft because they are not willing to use their own car which is understandable. The wear on your car might not be worth working for wither Uber or Lyft but luckily now you do not have to own your own car to drive with both of these companies. Now that these companies are partnered with rental car companies, it make it easier and more affordable to rent and use the rental car for work. There are three big rental car companies that are offering you the option to rent one of their cars for Uber or Lyft.

Hertz

Hertz1 is one of the bigger car rental companies out there and they have over 3,500 locations around the world. Now that Hertz has partnered with both Uber and Lyft you have the ability to rent a car at an affordable rate for you to use for work. You can find a Hertz today and look at the options they offer for Uber and Lyft drivers.

The first thing that you have to do is sign up with Uber or Lyft and be approved by their staff. Once you have been approved you should go into your Uber app and look for the option “Partnership Dashboard” which gives you the option to rent a vehicle. Look for Hertz as one of the available options and pick a Hertz location that offers that program, it is very simple and could be done by anyone.

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If you end up renting with Hertz they will offer you an affordable price of $214 per week for a medium sized vehicle and will want you to put down a $200 deposit. If you want to get a bigger vehicle you will have to pay more depending on which vehicle that you want. If you are liking the car you are using you can re-lease the vehicle three more times for an extra week. After a 28 day period you will have to take the vehicle back to Hertz to get a checkup then choose another vehicle and start the process over. If you sign up for the Hertz Gold program you can gain points to use towards your future rentals.

HyreCar

For people looking to rent a car for Uber and Lyft, HyreCar2 is a great option for anyone to take a look at. HyreCar is a little different than your traditional rental car companies because instead of renting your vehicles from a business you are leasing them from individual owners. You will of course have to sign up for Uber or Lyft first and be approved, then look for the vehicle you want to lease. The cars available to pick have already been approved by both companies so the second you get the vehicle you can start working. HyreCar will have to take a look at your driving record and do a background check before they lease the vehicle to you.

The reason why people like HyreCar is because the advantages you get from how flexible the lease terms are. Most companies only offer you to rent the vehicle for a week but with HyreCar you can rent a vehicle for only a day. You are looking at $50 per day when renting and for the week it could start around $250 for cars that are suitable for both Uber and Lyft. You will not have to worry about anything else when you choose HyreCar as they will take care of everything such as maintenance and insurance.

Getaround

With Getaround3 you are getting the most flexibility out of a car rental company, the lease terms that these guys offer is incredible. If you want to lease a car through Getaround, you can be renting one for only $5 an hour and you only have to pay for it when you are using it. This is a great option for someone that wants to drive whenever they have extra time on their hands and don’t feel like using their car. You get 24/7 support, insurance and vehicle maintenance by just leasing a car from Getaround.

The first thing that you need to do before you rent a car, you need to sign up for Uber or Lyft and get approved. After you have been approved pick Getaround as an option to rent and look around for the car that you want to lease. Once you have found the right vehicle you can schedule when you want the car and for how long.

Even though Getaround is only in a couple major cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia, they are looking to expand their company throughout the whole country and the world. With Getaround you know that you will be getting the best deal for leasing a car for Uber or Lyft.

Now that you know how to lease a car for Uber or Lyft, now is the time for you to act some make some good income. There are many vehicles that you could choose from at an affordable price, it is a better choice to rent because the wear on your car is just not worth it. Make sure to compare and research online.  


Sources: 

1 https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/misc/index.jsp?targetPage=UberFAQs.jsp

2 https://www.ridester.com/hyrecar-overview/

3 https://www.uber.com/signup/drive/getaround/ 

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