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Relay rides app review: car rentals with a twist-2020



There are a lot of different car rentals companies and most of them have apps to make renting a car easier, but RelayRides app is something a little different. This personal rental car app was designed to allow the average person to rent their own vehicle to others when they’re not using it. You get to make a little extra money, and the renter gets a good deal on a rental vehicle. This is a really great idea with the potential to change the rental vehicle world.

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Whether it’s a truck to help on moving day, a swanky exotic for a luxurious weekend away, or a classic cruiser for a picture-perfect road trip, with more than 400,000 vehicles listed in rent your car app worldwide, you will find the perfect vehicle for your next adventure. It’s a free car rental app, and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. 

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Start Driving

Traditionally if you wanted to rent a car you really only had one option – you had to visit a big car rental agency like Budget or Enterprise. That could be a little inconvenient if there wasn’t a store location near your house. The Relay Rides app gives you a new way to find a car rental, but the cool part is you can become your own personal car rental company. 

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For example, you may drive your car to work but then it sits there for 8 hours. Why not rent your car during those hours and make some extra cash while you’re working? It will be back where you need it when you’re done at work.

Probably the best part about this app for potential renters is the convenience. You might only have to walk down the block to get to your rental vehicle. The folks at Relay Rides also insure the vehicle so both parties can feel comfortable about the situation.

The last version of personal car rental app requires iOS 12.0 or later for iPhone and IPad users and watchOS 4.0 or later for Apple Watch users. It is compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV. 

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How it Works

So just how does it all work? From the main screen you’ll notice five navigation icons on the bottom of the screen: search, dashboard, list a car, messages, and more. There are also three more options at the top of the app: map, current location, and filter. If you’re looking for a car to rent the app will automatically show you the closest options to your current location.

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You can also take a look at options in a different location if you’re going on a trip. A cool feature of this app is the richness of information it provides you about your potential rental vehicle and its owner. By tapping on a selection you can view the price of the rental vehicle, who owns it, their description of the vehicle, and any review that may be available. After you’ve finished with your rental and returned it you have the option to rate your experience.

Listing your car is pretty simple as well. It can all be done within the app. All you have to do to get started is sign in with your Facebook account or your email. After providing some straight forward information you’ll be in business. The whole experience is quite smooth and there are no noticeable issues with this app – quite simply, it does what it sets out to do. As an added bonus Relay Rides also offers roadside assistance. 

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Pros & Cons


  • Provides a unique and easy way to rent a car, or to offer one for rental
  • Great option for leaving and viewing reviews
  • All necessary information on rental vehicles is provided


  • None

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End of the Road

The Relay Rides app offers a unique way to rent a car. It’s a great experience for both the renter and anyone wishing to rent a vehicle. It definitely works as advertised and is well worth a look.

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