Avail, a new peer-to-peer carsharing service, is launching in eight cities across the United States. Avail connects car owners who want to make extra money with travelers who need to borrow a car.
Ther p2p carsharing service is available near airports in eight major cities: Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Denver, Austin, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. Miami and Baltimore are expected to roll out soon.
As people navigate travel in this new normal, Avail is bypases lines, rental counters, and lengthy paperwork to fill out. Heading into Labor Day weekend, first-time borrowers will get a free rental, or the first day of their road trip.
Car owners will have their vehicles protected by Allstate while it's shared. Travelers also have access to roadside assistance.
To protect against COVID-19, Avail disinfects vehicles at drop-off, after each new use, and before owners pick up cars. There's also contactless pickup and drop-off, and all cars on the Avail platform must meet eligibility criteria and are inspected for safety and reliability.