MirrorTrip is a new car rental solution which has launched in Western Canada earlier this month, though considering how good the idea is, it will probably spread its wings soon enough. MirrorTrip has also released an application for Android devices which lets you tap into its services. Now, many of you are probably wondering what is MirrorTrip, so, let me explain.
If you often rent cars, you are probably well aware of how expensive the service can be, especially for one-way trips, well, MirrorTrip is here to help you with that. This service / app will basically connect you with people in a place that you plan to go, people who are planning to head in the opposite direction at your arrival, thus creating a two-way trip, essentially.
Think of this service as carpool service, in a way, as it's not exactly carpool, but the idea is in the same ballpark. Once you agree with the person who is headed in the opposite direction using MirrorTrip, all you need to do is arrive to the agreed car pickup spot before the person needs to leave in the opposite direction, drop off the car while confirming the transfer via MirrorTrip app, and you're good to go.
This service can, essentially, save you a bunch of cash, and the company claims that everything is as secure as it gets. The initial launch of the service is happening in Western Canada, as already mentioned, and it is launching in partnership with Hertz. MirrorTrip is currently serving Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, Prince George, Edmonton, and Calgary.
What Else Does MirrorTrip Offer?
The MirrorTrip app will compare rates from top car rental companies, thus helping you save some extra cash along the way. MirrorTrip also takes into consideration insurance and 24-hour support as well, as it will compare those for you as well.
You can coordinate your trip either via the company's official website, or its official application, it's up to you, just keep in mind that you will need to confirm the drop-off upon arrival, so having an app installed on your phone is a great idea if you plan on using the service.
The company actually did a great job of explaining the whole process in a short promo video which is embedded down below, so feel free to take a look. Now, not only is this service quite useful for those of you who use one-way car rental frequently, but you will save quite a bit of cash along the way as part of the process.
MirrorTrip's Android application is quite simple, and that's not a bad thing at all. This app puts focus on the service it is providing, and does not really get in its way with anything else. Take a peek in the gallery down below if you'd like to know more about that, as you will be able to see a number of official screenshots which show you the app itself, and the process of planning your trip. If you'd like to download the app, and try it for yourself, a link is included down below, the app is available via the Play Store.