How to pay for a car rental with a credit card or credit union
A new online app that lets users rent cars and hire vehicles without a credit or debit card, and without the need for a bank account, is gaining traction.
The company, CarRental, launched a car leasing service in the United States earlier this month.
The service costs $39 per month, and allows users to book their own vehicle and pay monthly fees.
It also includes the ability to rent cars to a select number of other users.
The company has been using the app to help drivers rent cars in the U.S. for about a year.
A car rental company that charges users a monthly fee to use its app, instead of having to pay a monthly subscription to the company, said CarRent is an attempt to help consumers make the most of their cars without having to rely on an institution or an agency.
CarRental has already been used in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago, according to a company spokesperson.
It is also being used in the Phoenix area, said the spokesperson, who did not want to be identified because the app is still in development.
The app lets users search for a specific car and rent it from a list of companies, including rental cars for rental or leasing.
Users can choose to rent their vehicle through CarRage, the company’s website, or through a website like DriveRental.com.
Users can rent cars for one month at $39.95 per month for a vehicle ranging in size from a hatchback to a midsize sedan.
The website shows a monthly rental cost of $89.95 and then asks users to input the total number of vehicles they are interested in.
The average cost is $199.95, the spokesperson said.
Car Rental does not require a credit, debit or PayPal account, which allows users who don’t have credit cards to make payments on their own.
The app also allows users with an existing credit card to rent a car with a $10 monthly fee.
Users pay the fee directly through their credit card by visiting a local credit union and paying the $10 fee upfront, the spokesman said.
In Phoenix, where the app was launched, the fees are $1 per vehicle and $20 per vehicle, according the company.
A similar app, Car Rental Plus, is also available in the area, but only for drivers who rent cars through the company and who pay monthly rental fees.
The Phoenix city council passed an ordinance in March that will allow drivers to rent vehicles without using a credit union or car rental agency, according.
The council’s executive director, Scott Tarrant, said he expects the new app to be used by many Phoenix residents who rent vehicles for short-term rentals, like the car rental app that he founded.
“We see a tremendous opportunity for drivers, as well as those who rent car towing, to become more productive by having their own private car rental service that is very affordable and easy to use,” Tarrion said.
A few drivers who have tried the app told ABC News they found the rental fee to be reasonable.
Rental company manager Alex Goss said he has seen a spike in users from Phoenix who are looking for a new car rental.
“There’s a lot of people who just don’t want to pay their own monthly fee for a service that allows them to rent from someone else,” Goss told ABCNews.com in an email.
Goss said Car Rage has seen an uptick in customers since the app launched.
The first week the app became available, the app received 5,000 reservations.
That number grew to over 1,200 reservations in the past week, he said.
“It’s kind of the tipping point, and it’s a good sign that people are starting to realize that they can rent a vehicle on their behalf,” he said, adding that people who have rented cars before have tended to use the company because of its low rates.
“They may not be comfortable renting out their car for a full year, but they’re starting to understand that if they want a car that they want to own and be able to control, Car Rent is a good alternative,” he added.