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Better Than Car Sharing

Car rental and car sharing market is growing day by day. As the world is going through a pandemic, driving a car for trips is more convenient than using public transportation.

Before choosing whether you use car rental or car sharing, you need to evaluate the pros and cons of both methods. advantages and disadvantages vary if you are looking for a car for short term or long.

Comparing Car Sharing vs. Carla

Gas Included Sanitized Vehicle Contactless Pickup Insurance Subscription Fee Minimum Age Convenient Locations
Car Sharing No Depends on the owner Only at Limited Markets if you have subscription Optional Subscription fees may applied 21 Depends on the owner
Carla Yes Guaranteed Yes Optional No 21 (18 on limited markets) Over 20.000 locations worldwide

Which is best for last minute rentals?

Rental companies’ big fleets give them the flexibility to honor customers’ last minute rental requests. With Carla, you can see best last minute rental deals from 600+ suppliers.

Which are free to use?

Both car sharing and car rental applications are free to use. However, car sharing applications may apply subscription fees when you’re finalizing your rental. You can search for various cars on Carla for free.

Which has better cars?

Car sharing experience might give you some headaches. Since cars are worn out and maintenance is dependent on the owner, car rental is a better option for renting luxury, clean, new cars.

Which has more convenient locations?

Carla offers rental deals from 150+ countries and 20.000+ locations including airports and downtown. Car sharing pickup locations are dependent on the car owner.

If you would like to pick up your car without going miles, just around your street, we suggest you to use Carla.

Will I pay anything than the rental price?

With Carla, you don’t need to pay for anything after you complete your payment at the counter. However, while using car sharing applications, extra fees might be applied to you if you want to expand your experience.

Which method has better rates?

As Carla, our main goal is providing the best ride experience with cheapest rates to our customers. You can find best car rental deals at 20.000+ locations on Carla App.

Renting a car during pandemic.

Most car rental companies offer sanitized vehicles and contactless pickups rather than most car owners on car sharing platforms. Even though sanitized vehicles and contactless pickups decrease the risks of COVID-19 spread, we highly recommend travelers who want to ride during the pandemic to wear masks, maintain social distance and wash their hands often.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a debit card on my rental?

Some of the car rental companies do accept the debit cards however an additional document such as utility bills, flight tickets may be required and the credit check may be applied at the counter.You can filter the locations accepting the debit card on Carla app while you are making the reservation.

How to avoid underage fee?

You can waive the underage fee through the Carla app by booking through the Surprise suppliers listed in the Carla app. You will see a notice on the car images if the underage fee is waived. To see the related offers, please make sure that you have marked your age correctly before making a search.

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