Do you have a car that you don’t use everyday? A person-to-person car rental service, carloco.com, has launched exclusively in Norwich and is an innovative way to cut down on motoring costs. As a car owner, you could earn extra cash by renting out your car when you’re not using it and make it work for you.
Recent research from the RAC estimates there are 2.9m ‘ghost cars’ in the UK – do you use your car less than once a week? The average car is driven for just 4.6 hours a week – 97% of the time a household’s second most valuable asset is going unused!
Or you could be one of the many people who can no longer afford to own and run a vehicle – in fact, one in four households have no access to either a car or van.
Alternatively, it could be that you simply don’t need a car on a day-to-day basis but would find it really useful to have access to one from time to time.
Carloco could be just what you’re looking for as a viable alternative to both owning a car and to traditional car hire. As the desire for ownership changes and the sharing economy goes from strength to strength, carloco hopes to play a part in building stronger local communities – unlocking the doors as the go-between for people who are happy to rent out their car and people who want to borrow a car.
You can rent car for as little as one hour, or for as long as two weeks and, unlike car clubs, there is no membership fee. Every rental includes comprehensive insurance and breakdown cover and carloco takes care of all the background screening of vehicles and drivers to provide the best possible service to members in a safe environment.
Cars have to be less than six years old and drivers must be over 25 years old, have held a full driving licence for over a year and not been disqualified from driving or had more than three motor insurance claims in the last three years. Carloco also manages payments between members.
Once you register your car, you are given a suggested rental price per hour, per day or per week – based on the age and type of car but you can adjust the prices if you wish to. As a renter, you can search the website for a car in the Norwich area that suits your needs.
Carloco is a further extension of the work of Ali Clabburn, founder of liftshare.com and one of the pioneers of the sharing economy. The youngest of four children, he grew up in an environment of enforced sharing! But on leaving school and heading off on a gap year, he became aware of sharing on a broader scale – and recognised the immense potential of a global sharing economy. His vision is to have a carloco car on every street – available to rent at affordable prices.
To find out more visit www.carloco.com