Planning A Road Trip With The Squad? Here's LBB's Guide To Renting A Car In Pune

Divya posted on 14 June

Ten-Second Takeaway

Whether you’re commuting around the city, or need to take a weekend vacay; here’s a handful of companies that will give you the independence and mobility of having your own car in Pune.

AutoRiders.in

One of the most trusted names in the car industry, AutoRiders International Ltd., around since 1994, has a strong commitment to delivering and upholding top-notch standards of service. With a minimum quota of 10 hrs on weekdays and 24 hrs on weekends for booking a car, a hatchback tariff can range from Rs. 45 to 65/hr, and an MUV can go for anything between Rs. 95 to 135/hr (VAT extra). A refundable security deposit of Rs. 5000 can be made in cash.

In addition to being no younger than 21 yrs of age, you must have a valid driver’s license from 3 yrs prior or more, as well as original proof of ID which will be verified at pickup time. You’ll have to chip in for fuel, as it isn’t included in the rental cost. We think it’s total VFM for those weekend getaways with your squad!

Voler Cars

Founded out of Kolkata in 2010, Voler Cars is a young car-tech company that has now grown to 8 cities, striving to make their user experience a smooth, hassle-free one. Tariff for a hatchback ranges from Rs. 65 to 140/hr, while an SUV costs between Rs 90 – 180/hr (VAT extra) for a minimum of 10 hrs with unlimited kilometers. There is no extra charge for a security deposit or insurance, but that also means you are more liable in case of an accident.

You have the freedom to pay for your own fuel, which is a much better option than having it included in the rental cost. Each car comes with a mobile charger, USB slot and an inbuilt music system, to make those road trips extra fun! To be able to book one of their cars, you must be 18 yrs or older, with valid proof of ID and no prior criminal offences. You can also add a co-driver at the time of booking – as long as they meet the same eligibility criteria. Voler Cars also offers doorstep delivery at an additional charge. Payment is accepted through Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking or Voler/Citrus Wallet.

MyChoize.com

MyChoize comes from parent company ORIX – Japan’s second largest self-drive car rental company, and has a presence in 9 cities (including Pune). Eligibility to book is 21 years of age, with a valid 1yr old driving license, and original ID proof. The minimum time you can rent a car for is 6 hrs, and is as affordable as Rs. 67/hr for a sedan and Rs. 94/hr for an MUV (VAT extra), plus a refundable security deposit of Rs. 6000. Bookings must be made at least 4 hrs in advance.

Fuel is not included in the rental cost, so you only pay for the fuel you have used. The car comes equipped with basics like a fire extinguisher, mobile charger, torch, and medical kit; plus an AUX cable, USB port and Bluetooth – so you can blast your fave summer anthems while driving around! They also offer delivery to your doorstep/office/the airport at additional cost. Pro tip: don’t miss the ‘Deals’ section on their website for additional discounts and offers. Payment must be made via Credit Card/Mobile Wallet/Net Banking.

Myles

Myles car totes themselves as India’s first self-drive service, with over 38+ car models across 21 cities. Booking is simple – in 3 easy steps, and cars can be hired 24×7 and collected from 9 pick-up points in Pune. You must be 21 years old, with a valid driver’s license and proof of ID. A basic hatchback starts at Rs. 100/hr, while an SUV goes for 159/hr (VAT extra). Fuel is included in the cost when you book an hourly rate. If you book a car for over 24 hrs, you only pay for the fuel that you use.

Myles has also just recently introduced a Loss Damage Waiver policy, meaning you can forego the hefty Rs. 5000 {refundable} security deposit for a non-refundable charge of INR 100 per day. It sounds so easy, we’re ready to book and head off on a road trip right away! Payment is accepted via Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking only.