In South Florida, an app-based car rental service was launched to simplify the process of renting a car. The mobility app, Skurt, was soft-launched in Miami last October 2015 so that consumers can use their Smartphone to rent a vehicle. The car will be literally delivered to a consumer who uses the app to access the service.
The founders of Skurt came up with the idea of using an app towards the end of 2014 after the frustrations encountered in renting a car. Most car rental companies require renters to be at least 25 years old but since Harry Hurst and Josh Mangel were under-age, they can only rent with additional fees and paperwork. With Skurt, consumers can rent a car even if they are only 21.
According to Everette Taylor,the chief marketing officer of Skurt, Miami is the perfect location for the app because of the growing tech market and tourist population that require different transportation options. Uber and Lyft turned Miami into one of their fastest growing markets because the people have embraced the on-demand service. However, unlike ridesharing companies, Skurt has not yet met any controversies and compliance issues with local rules and regulations.
Skurt is not running into trouble with car rental agencies but the company is facing the challenge of not being able to operate at airports. Skurt currently operates in Brickell, Wynwood, Miami Beach, downtown and midtown Miami but its services will soon be available in areas like Broward and Palm Beach pretty soon.
A lot of on-demand app developers focus their efforts on San Francisco or New York but Skurt wants to be different. Expansion for Skurt mobility app is planned all over South Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Broward, West Palm Beach and many more areas.
Car rental through app is not yet available in Crete but there is Flisvos Tour that can provide you with a vehicle of your choice to be able to explore the island. The car can be rented at the Chanai airport for your convenience. You are guaranteed the most affordable price with quality and efficient service 24 hours a day.