Uber App users in Brisbane, Queensland are the first in the world to be able to trial Uber Rent. It is a new service offered by Uber where you can rent a car through the App.
Initially only available to 50% of Brisbane Uber App users, the service will then roll out to 50% of users on the Gold Coast, in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.
“While many Australians will drive to a wine region, down the coast or explore the mountains in their own car – not everyone has access to their own private vehicle,” Uber Australia and New Zealand, General Manager Dom Taylor said in a statement. “At Uber we believe you should always be able to get around, even if you don’t own your own car, and Uber Rent is one more way of helping people do just that.”
Uber has partnered with the Cartrawler search engine to provide a range of car rental options from major brands such as Hertz and Thrifty, available across various pickup locations.
Users of the new service will get 10% of the cost back in Uber Credits on their first rental, and earn Uber Rewards points for subsequent rental trips.
To get moving, Uber users will need to update to the latest App version and see if you have access to the Uber Rent option. If you do, select ‘Rentals’ and you’ll get access to the Cartrawlers each engine to then search for your rental car requirements. Choose what suits you and off you go.
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