Whether you have just been in an automobile accident or have landed in a new city, you often need to secure some form of transportation to get from Point A to Point B. In the past, renting a car was a time-consuming, inefficient chore – something nobody wishes to experience when in need of temporary transportation. These days, however, the world of technology has facilitated a sense of independence in regards to car rental services, as we can use our smartphones to quickly access a variety of different rental options. The following article will discuss four applications for Android and iOS devices that can help anybody easily find a rental car in his or her immediate area.
Airport Car Rental
Anyone who is fresh off the tarmac in a new city may find themselves in desperate need of temporary transportation. While taxi cabs and shuttles may suffice in some circumstances, there are plenty of cases in which the Airport Car Rental application can come in handy. Available on Android devices for free, this application contains rental car services at hundreds of airports worldwide. Within the app, users will be able to compare prices between rental companies and between various types of cars for rent. Once you have settled on the best deal, you can reserve the car with just a few clicks from within the application.
Any Android owner can quickly peruse more than thirty different car rental companies through the use of CarRentals, a comparison app that provides full details for all car rental options in your area. You will be able to view car rental locations by list or via map, obtain directions to its location and even make reservations. If you have any questions before a reservation is made, you can contact the car rental company via the contact information provided or the customer service team for the CarRentals app. Available on the Android Marketplace, the CarRentals app is completely free and a great solution for quick, affordable rental services.
IzziRent Car Rental
Perfect for car rentals in virtually every country in the world, the IzziRent Car Rental application can be found via the Android Marketplace for free. Users will enjoy the interface, which displays results by country, city and can be sorted by type of car and price. With more than 30,000 locations worldwide included in the app, you can rest assured that no matter where you are, a rental car service is never too far away. Reservations can be made at any time – even last minute reservations – so that you do not have to call up the rental company or wait until you arrive to handle the preliminary paperwork.
A novel service that allows users to rent cars directly from their owners, Zipcar is available in dozens of metro areas in the United States and can be used to find great, affordable transportation. You will be able to see exactly where each vehicle is housed and can reserve one 24/7. Once you have made a reservation, you can then pick up the vehicle 24/7 by using your mobile phone to unlock and start the vehicle. You can download the Zipcar app on both iOS and Android devices.
The author of this post, Jonathan Lowe, works at Key Storage, a company providing mini storage in Brampton. In his free time, he enjoys travelling and sharing his experiences through blogs.