Use Your Phone To Unlock A Sweet Ride With This New Car Rental App

Use Your Phone To Unlock A Sweet Ride With This New Car Rental App

Gone are the days of hopping in a rideshare only to cringe at the blaring ads on the radio playing, finding an unsuspecting beer can in the door or simply just being afraid for your life on the road thanks to a more than overzealous driver.

Enter: KINTO, car hire but not as you know it. Whether it’s for a weekend adventure down the coast, a quick trip into town for lunch or an afternoon journey out to Mum's place — KINTO is the car share app using revolutionary tech that transforms your smartphone into a car key —  allowing you enjoy the freedom of flexible rental terms for an hour, a day or weeks on end, from a location convenient to you.

So how does it work? We’ve partnered with the legends themselves to fill you in on how you can move like magic.

Sign Up

The first step is to download the KINTO Australia app from the app/play store. Sign up through the app by entering your personal details, licence, payment card and a selfie (but with your driver's licence, not your bestie!). Once your application is approved you’re good to go.

Choose Your Car 

There are no duds with KINTO, they stock only the prime workhorse of the car world: Toyotas. You can choose from a range of modern Toyotas — small, sedan, SUV, ute or van — and the majority of them are hybrids. Literally any activity or trip and there's a KINTO car for it. You can score your ride for as little as 1 hour, all the way up to a whole year. 

Book it in 

To secure your car, it's all on your smartphone. Book, unlock, drive and pay all from the KINTO app anytime. Yep, that's right — pick up your car from a range of national locations like a Toyota dealer, on-street or off-street location 24/7 and unlock your car with the app. Every booking includes fuel, insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance and cleaning. The best bit? You can hire a car for as little as $9.75 an hour + 30c per km and there are no membership or sign-up fees. It's that easy. Head here to suss out vehicle locations or even request one in your area.

Return it 

Dash around to your heart’s desire and complete every job you could ever think to use a ute for, and return it to the drop-off point. It’s really that easy – hook up that Spotify and bask in the ease (and window breeze) of KINTO as you steer into your best life. 

Reimagine how you get around with KINTO. Whether it's for as little as an hour or a year, you can access cars to suit whatever your lifestyle brings — all from the palm of your hand. All you need to do is download the KINTO app, pick the option that works for you and get going.

Editor’s note: this article was produced in partnership with KINTO. Thank you for supporting the partners who make Urban List possible. To read our editorial policy, click here.

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