After the successive hikes in used and new car prices and fuel prices, many people are looking for alternative methods. The advice that will save millions of great expenses has come. With this alternative, it is possible to save on tax and maintenance costs, as well as on many other issues. 1-hour fee is 135 lira, 2-hour fee is 269 lira, anyone with a driver’s license and credit card can use it. Prices vary according to the brand and model, you can even use it on out-of-state trips to bring it to the same city. Post writer Bilal Emin Turan shared the details of the ‘transport minute rental formula’…
Due to the increasing prices, instead of buying a new vehicle, the demand for different alternatives is increasing, especially in big cities. One of them is the minute-hourly car rental model. With this method, which does not have to worry about additional costs such as MTV, insurance, maintenance, you can save on the annual costs of a car by using it as much as you want when you need it.
HOW MUCH IS THE ANNUAL COST?
Motor Vehicles Tax (MTV) every six months, motor insurance once a year, compulsory traffic insurance, vehicle inspection and exhaust emission measurement every 2 years if the car is over 3 years old, annual periodic maintenance, winter tires, battery costs that are discharged because the vehicle has not been used for a long time, washing , parking, bridge and highway tolls, parking… Except for fuel, the annual expense for these items reaches 20 thousand liras for the car alone. Add the fuel cost according to your usage habits.
SHORT TERM NEEDS
On the other hand, things have changed with the prices of automobiles, which have been on an upward trend recently. Second-hand prices have also increased. Therefore, the number of those who could not reach the car or who did not want to invest money in the car due to these high prices began to increase. Realizing this gap, short-term rental companies have accelerated their activities recently. In this sense, the high monthly rental costs made it attractive to rent a minute, when needed.
DROP WHERE YOU WANT
It is also easy to use this system, which offers a cheaper transportation alternative than taxis on some routes. First of all, you don’t need an agency to rent a car. You can select the vehicle closest to you from the map and open and use it without a key with the application you download to the phone. You can park the vehicle on a street where there is no risk of being towed. By closing the doors with the application again, you have finished the rental. No insurance, fuel or maintenance. In this way, you can go wherever you want, whenever you want, according to your budget, and turn off the ignition.
HOW IS THE CHARGING?
150 LIRA FOR 30 KM
Short-term rentals are mostly used in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. The prices of the companies that make daily, hourly, 15-minute rentals do not tire the budget. After all, you can control how long you will use it according to the route you will go. Companies generally do not want a membership fee, but the amount is low for those who do.
The prominent companies that provide this service in Turkey are as follows: Tiktak, Moov, Zipcar, Yoyo… For example; In a common practice in Istanbul, the minute rent of a Renault Clio manual gear vehicle is 2.99 liras. If you cover a distance of 30 kilometers in 50 minutes, including traffic, the out-of-pocket amount is 150 lira.
CHEAP THAN YELLOW TAXI
The yellow taxi goes the same distance for 199 liras, and the turquoise taxi for 228 liras (yellow taxi opening fee is 9.80 liras, and the cost per kilometer is 6.30 liras). It is also possible to rent the same vehicle by the hour, not by the minute. 1-hour wage is 135 lira, 2-hour wage is 269 lira. So it’s an hourly advantage. There is no extra charge for rentals up to 200 kilometers per minute.
When this limit is exceeded, it writes 2.99 lira per kilometer. The application also offers different prices according to the type of vehicle. You can see the price and vehicle model from within the application. You pay by credit card. The application that offers the most tools in your location will do your job in an affordable way.
ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Car rental applications, which provide a wide range of services from airport transfers, tourism transportation, festival events, student trips, wedding organizations to sports activities with VIP vehicles, allow you to rent buses, midibuses and minibuses, unlike other applications. By renting luxury vehicles with chauffeurs 24/7, both within the city and intercity, you only pay for what you use.
OUT OF FUEL!
For short-term rental vehicles, fuel is included in the price. So there is no extra fuel charge. When the fuel is finished, the contracted fuel dealer is visited and the vehicle is filled according to the fuel type with the vehicle identification system. Not a penny is paid. On the other hand, bridge tolls made during the rental period are collected separately.
PAYMENT WITH CREDIT CARD
At the beginning of the rental, the provision amount is blocked from the credit card. When the rent and mileage fee is collected from the credit card, the bank is instructed to remove the authorization block. The provision block is lifted within 10 days at the latest, depending on the bank.
WHAT ARE THE OTHER ADVANTAGES?
You do not have to buy a vehicle or make long-term rental contracts.
You can rent as much as you need, whenever you need it.
There is no car rental office, so there is no problem with office closing and opening hours. So there is no time limit, 24/7 service.
You can experience different driving experiences by using the vehicle of many brands, models and colors for as long as you want.
Driving experiences also give information about the vehicles you plan to buy in the future.
Every operation (opening, closing) can be done easily via mobile applications on the mobile phone. The key is in the glove compartment.
You do not need to allocate an additional budget when purchasing fuel for vehicles.
When you want to deliver the vehicle, you can park it in a place where there is no parking ban or in the Ispark car parks.
You can go out of the city with the car you rented, but you have to deliver it in the city you rented.