GPS Tracking For Rental Car Services: Part 1

07.01.16-Rental- GPS tracking

GPS tracking: No risky business & very efficient

Renting a car is the go-to solution for summer travelers that don’t want to put mileage on their own vehicle, but also don’t want to pay to fly. Owners of car rental services know that while it can be profitable, there is a lot that comes along with allowing total strangers to borrow their most valuable property. With this in mind, there is nothing better than GPS tracking to help the car rental companies monitor their assets. In part 1 of this series, we’ll be explaining a few ways GPS tracking can be useful to avoid risky business and let the company be very efficient.

(1.) Live Maps: Companies not using GPS tracking are open to vehicles being stolen with, possibly, no way for recovery. What comes next? Insurance claims. Yuck! No one likes having to file insurance claims! With GPS tracking, a live, 3G map allows the exact location of a rental car to be located in seconds. There’s no reason to not know where your rental vehicles are located.

(2.) Geofence Alerts: Car rental companies can restrict the rental of their vehicles based on a specific region. Should the vehicle travel outside of the permitted area, the alert will be sent via email and/or text message. That’s right, alerts can be set to ping when the vehicles is in motion, especially if it isn’t supposed to be.

Your rental cars hold a lot of value for your rental company and if you’re not using GPS tracking then you run an increased risk of decreasing your bottom line. Money being shelled out for paying insurance deductibles and buying the replacement vehicles is more expensive than prevention, in the long run. A bonus to being safer with GPS tracking, is that your insurance company may provide you a lower rate. Ready to give GPS tracking a try? Want to learn more? Stick around for part 2!

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