Uber Drivers Now Can Rent A Car By The Hour With GetAround

Uber Drivers Now Can Rent A Car By The Hour With GetAround


– [Narrator] Uber drivers now
can rent a car by the hour with Getaround. What up, YouTube, it’s your boy, Jermaine back with another video and guys, I’ve got another video for you today. Uber, I know you guys have heard of Uber, I just received this email
from Uber a few hours ago and check this right here out. Uber, rent by the hour, earn by the trip. Still interested in driving with Uber? Now, you can reserve a car by the hour and earn money by picking up passengers. Your first day is free. To top if off, gas,
insurance and unlimited miles are included with your registration. If renting works for
you, it’s only $5 an hour after your first time. Wow. What do you guys think of that? Now, when I first opened this message, I was like, what the but
then I thought to myself, dude, this is actually a good idea and I’m surprised it took
Uber this long to do it. I was thinking about this a year ago. I thought, man, wouldn’t it be really cool if you could just rent a car by the hour and a few months ago, this
company called Maven popped up and Maven, a lot of
people thought that Maven would have this sorta
deal where you can go and you can rent a car by the hour and you can drive with Uber and Maven just didn’t really work out. It didn’t really take off. This is the Maven website here and these are some of the pickup locations where you could pick up Maven cars. I have yet heard of one driver who has used a Maven car for Uber so I guess Maven is out of here for now but I think this is really, really cool that now you can rent a car
by the hour with Getaround. Now, I’m very, very curious to hear what you guys think about this. Now, myself, I think this is pretty cool because you don’t have to pay for gas. Another cool thing about this feature, for someone who has very,
very limited flexibility and let’s say you don’t have a car, man, this will be perfect for you. I, myself, I’ve already signed up. I’m waiting to be approved or whatever and I will definitely
be using a Getaround car to do Uber instead of a Hertz rental. Now, don’t get me wrong, the Hertz rental was still a good deal especially if you know you
wanna keep the car for a week but in my case, my jobs
are sorta switching up. Maybe I don’t wanna rent
a car for an entire week. Maybe I just wanna rent
a car for three days or just rent a car on a rainy day and then the next day it’s not raining, you go back out and take
your bike or whatever. So I think this is a
really, really good deal. Now, at the same time, $5 an
hour may seem really expensive and I can already imagine
the comments popping up. Well, sometimes I go
out and work four hours and I only make $15. In that case, I really
don’t know what to say. Maybe Uber would see that
okay, you worked three hours and you only made $15 and it costs you $5 an
hour to rent the car. Maybe they would I guess
waive it or something because that’s straight up proof that you’re not making money. So I don’t know, I’m kinda just
giving my own opinion there. I don’t know what Uber is gonna do if someone is making less than $5 an hour because I could actually
see that happening. During certain hours,
during certain times, I can see drivers going out and probably not even making
enough to pay for this $5 car but at the same time, you
don’t have to pay for gas and insurance is included
which is really, really cool. Now, if you haven’t heard of Getaround, Getaround is a site that
allows you to rent your car out to other people in the community. Very, very, very similar to Turo. There have been a lot of
YouTube videos out there talking about Turo and how you
can rent your car with Turo. Well, Getaround is sort
of Turo’s competitor kinda like Uber and Lyft. So Getaround and Turo, they’re sort of in competition together but it seems like Getaround has a different market than Turo. Turo is, I don’t exactly
know which one is bigger but I wanna say Getaround
is just a little bit more high-tech than Turo but at the same time, I haven’t used Getaround, not yet. I can’t wait til my
application is finished because I’m definitely gonna go out and rent a car with Getaround
and use it with Uber. That’s gonna be perfect because now, I can wake up and if it’s cold outside, it’s six in the morning, I can wake up and rent
a car with Getaround, keep the car for four hours, drive the morning rush hour,
make some deliveries or so and then turn the car back in at 10 and then from 12 to two,
I can go do another job and I don’t have to worry about a car because one thing that
just really annoys me about having a car in the city is you have to pay for parking, you have to worry about
did you get a ticket, someone breaking your car. If I can just rent the car
only when I’m using it, that’s gonna be better. That’s gonna be better for me. That’s gonna be, I believe
that’s gonna be better for a whole lot of other drivers too. I don’t know, this is
just a new partnership and I think this is, I
really like this partnership. I can’t wait to try it out. I can’t wait to try it out and
make videos talking about it but for now, think I’m gonna get ready to wrap this video up. This is really, really cool. Uber, let’s see how this works. Yeah, let’s see how this works but anyway, guys, if you like this video, give me a thumbs up. If you wanna see more
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yo, thanks a lot for watching. Peace out.