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Renting a car is a smart business model growing in popularity worldwide, including in Pakistan. The owner rents their vehicle for a limited time in the car rental business, usually a few days or weeks.
On the other hand, there are numerous agencies or platforms where one can rent a vehicle in response; they charge a fee for locating customers. Car rental companies primarily serve individuals who require a car on a short-term basis. Rental cars, for example, are needed by people who do not own a vehicle, out-of-town visitors, or owners of damaged or disabled vehicles who are awaiting compensation for repairs or insurance.
There are many platforms in Pakistan where you can rent a car quickly and easily, and one of them is known as Uber. Many companies in Pakistan offer a variety of options. One option is to rent your vehicle every month. Based on a short-term contract, this would allow you to return your car. On the other hand, if you want to give up your vehicle for a long-term deal, you will have to part with it.
Renting a Car Requirements
Conduct extensive research before deciding on a travel agency or organization. You should not rent a car until you have found a reputable car rental company of your choice. However, to rent your vehicle to travel agencies or businesses in Pakistan, certain conditions must be met, and specific details must be remembered. The following are the terms and conditions.
The condition of your vehicle is critical. When renting a car, most businesses or travel agencies will not accept a car in poor condition. You should take your vehicle to a mechanic before renting it out.
A contract that guarantees the recipient a specific fixed amount leaves no room for explanation. The amount you will receive is stated clearly in the contract, either by the specified period, such as each month. However, there are other types of agreements that can impact your earnings. For example, suppose you provide the company with your vehicle and driver. In this case, you can receive up to 75% of the driver’s earnings. However, the driver’s salaries will vary according to the number of hours he drives.
If you believe the contract will be profitable after depreciation and maintenance costs are deducted, always rent a car.
In Pakistan, the type of agreement you sign depends entirely on the availability and demand for your vehicle. There are three types of arrangements that are commonly available. They are as follows:
Weekend: A weekend agreement is a part-time earning agreement that includes only Saturday and Sunday.
Short-Term: A short-term agreement typically includes a period ranging from a few weeks to a year. The term can be changed based on the needs of both parties.
Long-Term: A long-term agreement lasts more than a year. Both parties agree in this contract on maintenance and other costs incurred on the vehicle during the contract term.
You must be aware of the dangers that your car may face. You must ensure your car before renting it out for this purpose. Several well-known Pakistani insurance companies can assist you with additional procedures. With security concerns improving in Pakistan, the travel industry is also thriving in the country’s north. As a result, renting out more cars has become its own business. As tourism in Pakistan grows, you can easily make some extra cash. However, before sending your vehicle far away, ensure it is adequately insured.
Car rentals are subject to various circumstances that differ from one country to the next and from one organization/company to the next. Typically, the vehicle must be returned in the same condition in which it was leased. It must also not exceed the mileage limit, or the company will be charged additional fees. The driver must have a driver’s license in Pakistan, so the rental company should ensure that the driver has one.
Many car rental companies accept credit card payments for extra charges such as road tolls, monitoring-related fines, or lost fuel. Some businesses/companies require a substantial cash deposit instead of a credit card. Some businesses accept debit cards for deposits, usually proof of a round-trip travel ticket, such as an airline, bus, or train ticket.
How Does Car Rental Work in Pakistan?
Car rental companies make money by purchasing or leasing a large fleet of vehicles and renting them to customers for a fee. Anyone in a variety of ways can form rental fleets. You can purchase them directly from the manufacturer. It’s risky because you don’t know how much the car will fetch when you get it out of the contract. On the other hand, you can sign up for the manufacturer’s guaranteed buy-back programs.
Rental car agencies in Pakistan also have relationships with used car dealers. As a result, they sell ex-rental cars to the general public through these dealers and purchase new cars for rental purposes.
Car rental rates vary depending on the vehicle’s quality and location. Car rentals at the low end, such as the Mehran, typically cost between 1000 and 1300 PKR per day. Luxury rental cars, such as a Honda, Civic, or a 4×4 vehicle, can earn up to 3000 to 5000 PKR or more per day.
Your car rental business can make money if you have an ideal location, a diverse fleet of vehicles, and competitive rates. It is possible to earn 1 million to 3 million PKR in the first few years. After that, keep growing your business, eventually making a lot of money. Extend your car rental business across the region and the country, and you could earn millions of rupees per year.
Expenses for Car Rental Business
In the rental car business, there are two types of business expenses. We’ll go over both of them in-depth here.
Wages, utilities, insurance, a new car to the fleet, fleet repairs, leasing of office/parking lots, high-speed Internet marketing, and website maintenance are examples of ongoing expenses. Employees at the entry-level will earn between $500 and $1,000 per day. A monthly salary of 20,000 to 30,000 is typical for an on-site mechanic.
If you hire a marketing professional, he will demand a monthly salary of $30,000 to $35,000. The exact salary rate applies to an accountant and a web designer. Insurance is required to protect your company and its vehicles; budget at least $10,000 to $15,000 per month for this expense.
Utilities, such as high-speed internet and electricity bills, will cost several thousand rupees per month. Depending on the number of clients you have, servicing your fleet of vehicles will most likely cost between $5,000 and $10,000 per month. Allocate at least $10,000 per year for website improvements and around $5,000 per month for marketing.
Vehicles will be added to the fleet, or you can lease them. Expect to add a new car every few months and always have at least 1 Million PKR or more on hand for such a purchase.
Consider this expense over a year, and new additions to the fleet would most likely cost millions of rupees per year if purchased outright.
The Procedure for Renting a Car
In comparison to the Western world, one does not have to go through the entire process of renting a car in Pakistan. One can rent a vehicle in just a few steps by logging into car rental platforms or by hand in public (the trusted way in backward areas of Pakistan ).
You must list your vehicle, provide the company with your vehicle information, and agree to its terms and conditions. The company may take up to two weeks to respond to you and respond immediately on a platform such as PakWheels or OLX. After the listing process is completed, the company will contact you to inspect the condition of your vehicle. Depending on your car’s model, condition, and luxuries, you can earn up to $10,000 per day.
You now understand the entire process of the rental car business; if you enjoy it and have some company to invest in, you can start your own.