Renting a car can be a complete pain in the behind sometimes. Besides the price, the process itself can often be convoluted, requiring you to pre-book online or call in your reservation, and then you have to fill out all the paperwork when you get there. These days, renting a car is as easy as pulling your iPhone out of your pocket, and some of these apps promise you a better deal and a booking process that is much less painful than those of yesteryear. So, which ones are the best car rental apps for iPhone? Read on.
The best car rental apps for iPhone
9 Feb 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Cars Scanner by Dmitry Rozanov is classified as a travel app, and rightly so. Want to take a road trip but would like to compare car rental companies before you make a decision on what to drive? Use this app to help. You can compare car rental rates form over 550 rental companies and save up to 80 percent off the cost of a rental. The app offers a Best Price Guarantee where they offer exclusive rates with the most discounts, and their prices are lower than retail prices from car rental companies. Want to do a search? Type in your pick up location, start date, end date, and country of residence, and the app will show you cars from Budget, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo, Thrifty, National, and more.
- Compare car rental rates
- Over 550 rental companies
- Save up to 80 percent
- Best Price Guarantee
- Quick and easy
Carla will help you find the perfect rental car for your specific needs. The app makes it very easy to search popular car rental companies, makes the reservation process hassle free, compare prices, discounts are already applied and insurance is already included. This app also allows users to view their upcoming or past trips. This app can be used around the world and has great customer support.
- Search for car rentals anywhere in the world
- Compare prices between companies
- Find the perfect car for your trip
- Get low prices, Discounts and Insurance included
- Reservation process is quick and simple
If you already have a Sixt account, then this app is a must have for you. It helps users reserve cars quickly, manage reservations on the go, cancel reservations if needed, find branches nearby, view the best deals, save your favorite locations, access customer profile, switch currency depending on your location, contact customer support and more. This app also supports Apple Watch, Passbook and works best on modern iDevices. It’s one of the best car rental apps that we have come across.
- Car rental app for Sixt
- Make, manage or cancel reservations
- Find nearest branches, Save favorite locations
- Access customer info, switch currency
- Apple Watch support, Contact customer service directly
CarzUP partners with 25 major car rental companies across Canada, Europe and the United States. It’s a tool to help you compare prices from all rental companies, add insurance and book your rental without even needing a credit card. Search for cars by location or airport, add reminders to your calendar, and view all bookings in one place. Whatever your needs are for renting a car, this app will surely help to meet those car renting needs.
- Partners with 25 major car rental companies
- Compare prices for car rentals
- Add insurance for rentals
- Search for rentals by location
- Easy to book, Add reminders to calendar
Everybody's heard of Hertz, right? Well, this is the official Hertz app. It has special offers and quick access to Roadside Assistance, easy booking options, and it is fast and easy to make a booking. No matter if you are online or off, the app keeps your information so you can finish your reservation whenever you want. You'll get enhanced location search options so it's even easier to find a rental location no matter where you need it, either across the country or just a few blocks away. Our review of the app wasn't stellar, but apparently they have updated some features since so it has improved significantly.
- Official app for Hertz
- Quick access to Roadside Assistance
- Special offers
- Finish your reservation online or offline
- Enhanced location search options
Turo is not your typical car rental app: it's a car rental marketplace where you can rent any car you want from within the community of local car owners from across the country. You'll be able to choose from a number of nearby cars, whether it's a Jeep you want or a camper van, you'll be able to find what you need. Car owners make some extra money and renters get to choose from a unique selection of available cars. Save as much as 30 percent compared to typical car rental agencies. You will even get your rental delivered to you, and the car is insured by the people at Relay Rides so neither the owner nor the renter have to worry about it. Check out our review for more info about how this app works.
- Rent from private owners, not a car rental agency
- Choose from a unique list of available vehicles
- Rent a car locally or across the country
- Cut out the middle man and save up to 30 percent
- Cars are insured by Relay Rides
AutoRentals.com exists to help you get a fabulous deal on your car rental. The app is simple and easy to use. You can compare car rental rates from all the major car rental companies, narrow your search by car type or car rental agency, and quickly book the car you want. You are able to contact customer support from within the app, and read the flash deals newsletter to save even more money on your next rental. There are no cancellation penalties and no sign-in needed. Thousands of airports are represented in this app, so you shouldn't have a hard time finding a great deal.
- Easy to use
- Compare rates from all the major companies
- Search by car type or rental agency
- Flash deals newsletter
- No cancellation penalties
Do you love to drive? Do you love a hassle-free car rental experience? Try Silvercar. Every single car in the rental fleet is a fully loaded silver Audi A4. When you arrive at the airport, your car will be waiting for you, as simple as that. There are no counters, no waiting, no stacks of paperwork. Each car has a toll tracker: go through the fast lane, and only pay for what you use. Cars feature in-car WiFi, SiriusXM satellite radio, Bluetooth, leather heated seats, in-dash navigation, and more. Finally, they run a fair fuel policy where they'll full up the tank when you're done, and will only charge you $5 for the service (plus the gas).
- Every car in the fleet is a silver Audi A4
- Fully loaded
- Your car will be waiting for you at the airport
- Toll tracker
- Hassle-free return
Getaround is another app that connects you with people who rent out their cars. Want to rent out your car and make thousands of extra dollars a year? This is a great way to do it. It's free to join and there are no annual fees. Insurance is provided by Getaround, Inc. You can even log in with Facebook to make things even easier. Cities that are supported to date include San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Portland. Just search for cars nearby or perform a search based on the car you want to rent.
- Rent a car from a private owner
- Rent out your car to make some extra money
- Free to join and no annual fees
- Insurance is provided
Hotwire is a popular resource for finding great hotel deals and booking car rentals. Additionally, this app is designed to help find massive discounts on last minute traveling. That’s great news for some of you who need to rent a car at the last minute for work or vacation. Hotwire’s app is easy to use as you can search it for car rental places at airports or near your location, choose type of car, one page for details and billing, comes with a low price guarantee and a simple tap to call a car expert. You will need to create a Hotwire account to use this app.
- Book car rentals or hotel rooms
- Find nearby car rental locations
- Choose car size, model and pricing
- Backed by Hotwire’s low price guarantee
- Requires users to create a Hotwire account