AARP car rental company is launching a car rental program in Arizona.
The company announced Thursday that it is launching “Car Rental Plus” to offer car rental companies the option of partnering with them on car rentals.
The new car rental service will allow users to book and arrange car rentals in their own name and for the person renting them.
Car rental companies, like CarRental Plus, have been struggling to get their foot in the door in Arizona and other parts of the country.
This could be good news for the industry as it seeks to compete with car rental services like Uber and Lyft.
Arizonans are not happy with their cars, and they are unhappy with having to pay $2,000 to rent a car, which has led to many car rentals failing.
Car rentals are not only expensive, they are a pain to book.
The Arizona State Patrol reported that Arizona had the fourth-highest rate of car theft in the country last year, with more than 16,000 vehicles reported stolen, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
That number is higher than New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, or Philadelphia.
This is an opportunity for car rental sites to find an audience in Arizona that they didn’t have in other states, said Michael C. Carrasco, a co-founder of CarRent.com.
“This is a way to get the word out and get people to book,” he said.
CarRenter, a rental car service that also lets customers rent a vehicle from their own accounts, launched in December and currently has more than 3,000 drivers in Arizona, according for carrentals.com, the company’s website.
The goal is to expand into the state’s rural communities, which have higher rates of car thefts, and also to provide more affordable cars.
“We are working closely with the Arizona State Police and other law enforcement agencies to provide a safe and secure environment for car rentals and provide safe and reliable service for our users,” said Mike Egan, chief operating officer of Car Rent, in a statement.
Car Rent has been in business since 2011, and has partnered with other car rental businesses like AutoRental, but the company says it will continue to expand to other states and territories.
Car Rental also has a mobile app that lets users book car rentals online and print out rental receipts for them to use on their phones.