Would you like to earn cash from your car? You can with Fleet. Recently I spoke to Richard Herlihy from Fleet about the company’s new car sharing app. 1. What is Fleet? Fleet is a brand new type of car-sharing app that lets Irish car owners rent out under-used vehicles to make extra money on the side and help cover their running costs. In turn, Fleet users get to rent cars as and when they need them, ranging from the affordable to more luxurious models for special occasions. 2. How does it work? We’ve made the entire process as simple as possible. Everything is done in-app: browse a range of cars across Ireland, pick the one you like, and submit a request. Once a booking is confirmed, you simply meet the owner, survey the car, collect the keys, and sign-off for insurance in the app. 3. Why would a user choose Fleet over a car hire company? We offer a very different type of experience to traditional car hire. We have no fixed location: the cars on Fleet (122 currently and … [Read more...] about 8 Things To Know About Fleet Car Sharing App
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A Car Nerd's Guide To Japan An insider look at car culture in Japan. More than 1.8 million people in Japan bought new kei-cars in 2017, meaning one in three new cars sold in Japan last year had engines with only 660cc. The kei-car is very much a uniquely Japanese product that only seems to only make sense in Japan. So what’s it really like to live with one? I found out. (Full Disclosure: Nissan Japan were kind enough to provide me with a Dayz Highway Star, one of their most popular kei-cars to live with for a week.) We sometimes call them Galapagos cars because they’re uniquely evolved products designed exclusively for a closed market—something that runs in stark contrast to the rest of the globalized auto industry. They exist for tax and insurance reasons in Japan and designed to be super small for its crowded streets and tiny parking spaces. Some kei-cars have found their way overseas, such as the Daihatsu Copen, which was exported with a larger 1000cc engine. … [Read more...] about I Lived With a Japanese Kei Car for a Week and This Is What I Found Out
Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place. Much like kicking Anakin Skywalker into a river of lava, we end 2016 with some bittersweet memories of the good times in between the bad. Yes, we do march into an impending dystopian future, but we drove some nice cars on our off days. Fun isn’t obsolete yet, folks! We still had cars to drive, and there were some truly magnificent machines in our lives over the last 12 months. When times get strange, perhaps the best way to sustain sanity is to reconnect with your irrational passions. Like turning gasoline into noise, just because. It’s what we do. It’s what you do. Or if it’s not, we’ll do our best to bring you along. Here were some of our favorite rides in 2016. –Andrew Collins 2017 Ford Raptor I was so out-of-my-mind excited to drive the new Raptor that by the time I actually got into the driver’s seat, I was starting to doubt it’d be able to live up to the hype … [Read more...] about The Best Cars And Trucks We Drove In 2016
Is it possible to over-insure a car? See more car safety pictures. Dana Hoff/Photographer's Choice/Getty Images The last time you met with your auto insurance agent, you had a lot on your mind: your next appointment, your grocery list, your yard work. So you nodded as he talked about low deductibles and roadside assistance extras and signed the contract before scrambling out the door. But now it's time to renew your policy, and as you browse through your paperwork, you begin to wonder if those high monthly premiums are a result of carrying too much insurance on your vehicle. But how do you know if you're over-insured? Before we get started, remember that driving a car that's over-insured is preferable to being uninsured. Every state except New Hampshire requires drivers to carry liability coverage, which pays for injuries to passengers and damages to other vehicles and property when they cause an accident. Some states require additional forms of coverage to get on the road … [Read more...] about Is your car over-insured?
Taking great care of your beloved classic car isn't enough -- you need to insure it properly. See more pictures of classic cars. ©iStockphoto.com/alacatr There's a reason you call that hunk of metal in your garage your baby. Whether it's a cream-colored '37 Buick, a turquoise '57 Chevy or a cherry red '77 Camaro Z-28, you treat it like one of the family -- maybe a little better. But no matter how protective you are of your kid-on-wheels, you'll still need to insure it. Driving a classic car even short distances on the road without auto insurance is both risky and illegal. About half the owners of antique and classic cars put them on their regular auto insurance policies [source: Kristof]. Not a good idea. Ordinary insurance is for ordinary cars. The book value of an ordinary car goes down every year, and so does the total amount the insurance company will pay if it's damaged. Well-maintained classic cars, on the other hand, hold their value and often appreciate in price. … [Read more...] about What type of insurance do you need for your classic car?