Vacations can be fun, exciting, enriching, relaxing, and dusty. Yes, that’s right, ‘dusty’. A week-long vacation may sound like heaven. But getting back to the old routine and cleaning your car that has been gathering dust since the past seven days can be quite a challenge. Not to mention the unwarranted ignition troubles that often seem to crop up due to disuse. Vacations can be expensive. Wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to make money from home, while on vacation? This is where Getaway comes in.
Getaway is a unique new initiative that is quickly gaining new ground with many travelers across the US. Getaway is the brainchild of Getaround and lets you loan your car when it is not in use. All you have to do, is register your car on the Getaround website, decide pricing depending on the condition and type of your car, and simply rent it out when you are not using it. Once registered on the website, getaway ensures that everything from pricing, renting, maintenance and insurance is taken care of. What’s great about this initiative is that it is green, contributing to a healthier environment by taking new cars off the road.
Getaway members can rent their cars from as low as $3/hr and earn anything between $350 and $1000 per month. This is a great scheme which saves people the trouble of having to set up and manage their own rentals. Getaway employs stringent driver screening and ensures that no renter has a DUI or any other serious offences on their record in the past 7 years. There is also a late fee if the car is returned after a scheduled drop off time.
Getaway is now in beta for the San Francisco and Chicago area, and is aimed at college students, vacationers, honeymooners and even members of the military who spend long periods of time overseas. And with a recent $13.9 million in series A funding, this innovative rental concept is on the brink of a major expansion.
So the next time you go on a Grand Canyon Tour, go backpacking across Europe, or just decide to park your vehicle in your parents’ driveway for the course of your college life, try Getaway and get the ROI rolling.