Anyone who’s been to New York knows that every corner of the city has something new and exciting. Many people who visit New York believe that driving is not an option, and that New Yorkers only public transit or taxi. This may have been true in the past, but this is simply no longer. For a cheaper alternative to Uber and a more convenient and personal alternative to the subway, use AAMCAR, a car rental company.
Avoid Hidden Costs
It is affordable, without any hidden costs. Most car companies look affordable on the surface. That is until they slap you with hidden costs non included in the original quote. But with AAMCAR, what you see is what you pay.
With car sharing services such as Uber and Lyft sweeping the nation, it is easy to see how and why Americans are conflicted on how to get around. However, with AAMCAR, there is no question. Have the convenience of your own car to chauffeur you and your companions around on your own time to your own destination. Or use AAMCAR to move!
Uber cost vs. Car Rental cost
One of the first determining factors for weighing your cost savings for using Uber vs rental cars is considering the length of your stay. Is Uber cheaper than a taxi or renting a car? Do the math!
If you’re traveling for a full week, most people would say renting a car proves to be the cheapest option. Let’s look at the math…
Economy rental cars will typically cost between $45-65 per day and should fit two adults and two children. With these numbers in mind, you can expect to drop between $315-450 for a seven day trip.
Uber’s rates are going to be calculated by your mileage in motion, meaning if you just need a quick lift over a short distance, it’s a cost-efficient choice.
To put it into perspective, a 30 minute drive might not seem like much, but that 20 mile each way could end up costing you $40-50 there and back with a ride hailing service. If you times that by the number of days you’re staying to get your “per day Uber cost,” you might be better off just signing up for the rental.
Then there’s considering those extra charges. Do you have to tip your Uber driver?
That’s like asking if you have to tip a waitress. Technically, no, but it’s always a nice gesture as a thank you if your driver was accommodating and friendly.
Consider that when renting you still need to pay for gas as well as parking fees as well for wherever you visit. If the place you’re staying has free parking, that’s a plus, but you could always have to pay to park in a garage or have to deal with the fuss of going back to the car to feed a meter if you are parking in the city on your trip.
If you’re on vacation with your family too, consider how many passengers a ride hailer’s vehicle could hold verses a rental car.
Does Uber charge per person?
The answer is no, however, depending on the kind of car service you go with, the number of passengers varies. For example UberBLACK cars have a four person passenger limit.
If you have a full squad, renting a minivan might be the most convenient.
Keep an eye out for hidden rental car fees though as well, such as extra for returning the car to a different location, adding an additional driver, being under the age of 25, or going over your allotted miles.
There are a large range of vehicles offered by AAMCAR, depending on your needs and specifications. AAMCAR’s vehicle rentals include economy, compact, full size, mid-sized, minivans, cargo vans, SUVs, and moving vans. If one is more specifically interested in the car’s make, AAMCAR offers the Nissan Cube, Ford Mustang, Ford Explorer, and so many more. If you are travelling with a large party, AAMCAR is proud to offer a 15 Passenger Van so that everyone can participate and no one gets left behind. This 15 Passenger Van Rental is one of AAMCAR’s most popular options and is most often used for large parties, large families, and everything in between. AAMCAR also offers luxury cars to make your getaway even more special.
AAMCAR is proud to offer certain services to enhance the rental experience. Conveniently located on the upper west side, AAMCAR offers late drop off hours, late model sedans, accepts debit cards, most foreign licenses, and also speaks Spanish. Nobody wants to be stranded without any means to get around, pay high Uber prices, or be stuck on the ever unreliable public transit system. There is only one answer: AAMCAR Car Rentals.