Trip Abroad? Should I Rent a Car or Go for Ride-Sharing?
Whether you’re traveling abroad, on a business trip, on vacation, or you’re just considering ways of transportation in your city, there are many ways you can choose to get around.
I mean, there is always public commute, taxi or private hire vehicles, but since you clicked on this, you’ve probably crossed those choices out already.
There are two options in front of you, you either rent a car or choose to carpool.
While each has its pros and cons, today we’re going to discuss why renting your own car might be a better option for you.
For a one-way ride, an alternative for a cab might be ride-sharing. However, keep in mind that it’s only from your pick-up to drop-off locations, and then you’re on your own.
Shared-rides don’t have many requirements for you to book a seat, which might be more convenient compared to car rentals.
When carpooling, all you have to do is get into the car, fast forward x hours then you arrive at your destination. You don’t have to worry about gas spending or refilling the gas tank or any other responsibilities that come with owning or renting the car.
A disappointing point regarding ride-sharing you need to keep in mind is that you have to buckle up for a long boring ride in the car waiting for the driver to drop off every. single. passenger.
This might get annoying, depending on how long your ride might take, and the passengers that are riding with you.
- Safety & risk factors:
With the covid-19 virus pandemic, ride-sharing is considered highly hazardous and you simply shouldn’t be taking this type of risk as you’ll never know for sure if the passengers you’re sharing the ride with are Covid carriers or not.
The average cost for a shared-ride is around 25.37 USD and it varies up or down according to distance.
It’s correct that ride-sharing costs less, but your time, safety, and health are costless, don’t you think?
– A Wide Variety of Options:
Car rental companies like Beno give you the chance to choose from a wide selection of car brands, covering many locations worldwide, and available at your fingertips through an app that hooks you up with car rental providers so you can search and book the most convenient car suitable for your needs and budget.
Unlike ride-sharing, car rental will allow you to stop wherever you want to explore, run errands, change pace or path, and overall freedom.
You’re planning a night out and want some nice car karaoke with your friends?
Or maybe, you’re out exploring and looking for an adventure abroad?
If you’re used to being in the driver’s seat or feeling concerned about the many stops you need to make. If it’s late at night or too early in the morning. Even if you just have too much on hand and don’t want to worry about transportation. Whichever is the case, a rental is definitely the choice for you.
- Eligibility: Although car rental companies ask for certain qualifications from users, like the legal age for driving, having a driver’s license … etc. these terms and conditions were enabled to ensure your own safety at the end of the day.
- Responsibility: There are certain responsibilities, such as damage insurance & gas refill, that come with the rental. If you already have a car and know how to maintain it, a rental wouldn’t be too different. You’d just have to care for it like your own, also to ensure your own safety.
- Time: This part comes without an explanation, everything is under your own full control and preferable pace. No waiting, no late arrivals, or anything of that sort.
- Safety & risk factors: Lucky thing, car rental companies like Beno provide clean sterile cars, leaving you with no concerns over catching some disease during your time abroad! And, of course, you wouldn’t have to worry about coming in contact with strangers and possibly contracting the Covid-19 virus or UK Covid variant. In a nutshell, clean cars, no strangers, big trunks for luggage, stops, and flexibility. To us, it’s a pretty better choice, don’t you think so too? what more could one ask for! Have you tried both before? which was better in your experience? Let us know what you think in the comments section down below!