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Alkimist

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So i reserved a rental car at hertz yesterday and when i got there they said they don't do lyft. I have an itinerary emailed from them. What's the deal here?
 

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drivininsac

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So i reserved a rental car at hertz yesterday and when i got there they said they don't do lyft. I have an itinerary emailed from them. What's the deal here?
It looks like you probably changed the pickup location of the rental. Only certain Hertz locations actually participate in the program and that is what is populated first. I am pretty sure the airport location would not be one of the participating locationa.
 

Old Smokey

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So i reserved a rental car at hertz yesterday and when i got there they said they don't do lyft. I have an itinerary emailed from them. What's the deal here?
You must go to the Lyft Express Drive page, find the location near you and go to their email and wait for their "invitation." Not all Hertz are Lyft. In Costa Mesa they have maxed out on the program and last I heard it is a 2 month waiting list. GM is a investor and a partner in the Express Drive program, perhaps a shorter wait time. They have refined the program since the conception, you can't reserve cars on line any longer.
 

Alkimist

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It looks like you probably changed the pickup location of the rental. Only certain Hertz locations actually participate in the program and that is what is populated first. I am pretty sure the airport location would not be one of the participating locationa.
Yes i did change it because It was the only one that is open during weekends,.
 

Alkimist

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You must go to the Lyft Express Drive page, find the location near you and go to their email and wait for their "invitation." Not all Hertz are Lyft. In Costa Mesa they have maxed out on the program and last I heard it is a 2 month waiting list. GM is a investor and a partner in the Express Drive program, perhaps a shorter wait time. They have refined the program since the conception, you can't reserve cars on line any longer.
I just went with uber hertz. since lyft wasnt available. I'll be getting my rental tomorrow, any tips?
 

Alkimist

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I don't know much about Ubers program with Hertz. I do think the ride count is higher to get the fees waived.
Didn't got any cars because they said i did it as an applicant. I don't know what they're talking about but what i did was click reserve on the uber website and follow the instructions. Anyways i think i might rent with hyrecar what do you think about hyrecar? I really appreciate your help.
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Alkimist

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This gig is hard enough when you own an appropriate car outright. Lemme get this straight. Not only are you a new cherry to this, but you dont actually have your own car that youre gonna use? In light of everything posted here in these forums, and god knows where throughout the internet, you actually think getting involved with rideshare is a good idea. So good of an idea that youre willing to not only make what it pays for the time invested, but additionally you are willing to erode your net even further by paying to rent lease a car for iffy rates? Wow

Awesome. Do it!!!! But dont act suprised in the near future if this plan gies awry and ppppllllease dont be talking bout too many drivers out there in the coming months.

Forewarned is forearmed

Everybody wants to be an independent contractor But so many people dont have a car for this. Or sometimes a phone and they look to uber lyft to equip them going against the argument of us wanting to be true blue independent contractors

Youre in socal. Not my market. So i will say that getting a car through anyone comes with issues. They all revolve around $. With ones through uber lyft directly, they own ur a$$ from then on. Best make your quota boy else pay that 200 ish week. Thats 800 mo for some cheap pos. Really? Last i checked a benz aint that much a month. Amgd out.

But wear and tear is covered and you can stop anytime u want. Give car back.

Then what All that rent gone.

Don't make your ride quota. Ooohhh. Whats the weekly or per mile charge then.

We all question these companies algorithm and wonder if it is actually equitable. If you dont make ur quota. Whose fault is it? At this point. Noone is really sure.

If u have to live in that car to make it. It might not be a good deal.

Maybe u have no car as it is and think these cars for rent as long as you rideshare are awesome ideas but youre either gonna have to pay through the nose per week per mile etc or live in that thing to make ur quota.

It seems like over saturation by drivers everywhere

Part of which is due to too many buckets on the road or too many leased cars.

This whole thing used to pay so well. And it is a struggle to make any money on this anymore.

Theres an article about a car service renting cars to ppl in boston or somewhere to ppl looking to cash in on rideshare Funny Thing is that the rate that uber says you can make up to in that area subtracted by the hourly of that car etc leaves the people making less than the minimum wage hr in that area.
So just because someones willing to put you in a car to do this doesnt mean that this stuff is blowing up and u betta get in on it. Actually, this stuff is slowly imploding.
We always said that one day uber and lyft would make us pay pax to pick them up like we just drive people around and for every fare our net worth goes down, and all of this seems to be a step in that direction.
I have a 2015 honda civic but it's in the shop right now. Im only planing to rent until my car is done. I also have an iphone so i don't think i need to be equipped by uber/lyft. Im just asking if it's a good idea that's all. appreciate your honest opinion tho
 

drivininsac

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I have a 2015 honda civic but it's in the shop right now. Im only planing to rent until my car is done. I also have an iphone so i don't think i need to be equipped by uber/lyft. Im just asking if it's a good idea that's all. appreciate your honest opinion tho
If I were you I would wait until the car you want to use is finished with it's repairs.
 
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