Escape Your City: San Francisco

RelayRides blogger Amanda L. Grossman shows you 5 great ways to escape San Francisco on less than a tank of gas. You can majorly cut down on the cost of city living in places like San Francisco if you use public transportation instead of owning your own vehicle. But what are you supposed to do if you...
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Rent a Tesla This Summer

RelayRides blogger Amanda L. Grossman shows you where to take your next Tesla rental. While you may not be financially prepared to invest in a Tesla vehicle, there are some wonderful renting opportunities out there through peer-to-peer rental sites such as RelayRides. The Tesla, named after  electrical engineer and physicist Nikola Tesla whose 1882 design is used in the vehicle...
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Top 5 Old-Timey Drive-In Movie Theaters

They’re few and far between these days, but there’s nothing quite like an old-school drive-in movie theater to heighten the magic and fun of going to the movies. Here are 5 drive-in movie theaters still standing in the US. Mansfield Drive-In, Mansfield CT This three-screen drive-in opened in 1954 and still delights the college town...
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High Quality Car Photos Could Earn You 50% More

RelayRides Data Scientist Charles Durand shares the details on turning your car into even more cash. A great, high quality picture of your car can increase your earnings by up to 50%. If you are already a RelayRides member, and we hope you are, or are considering listing your car, you might not think twice...
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6 Occasions When You’ll Want to Rent a Car

RelayRides blogger Amanda L. Grossman explains when are the best times to rent a car from a peer-to-peer car rental marketplace. Most people stay out of car rental facilities as often as they can. Let’s face it, between the surprise fees and the less-than-transparent fine print, traditional car rental agencies can make you kind of nervous...
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How to Choose the Right Mechanic

RelayRides blogger Amanda L. Grossman shares strategies for how to find the right mechanic to work with. As a person who only purchases used cars, I understand the necessity of having a trustworthy and knowledgeable mechanic in your rolodex. Over the years, I’ve had mufflers and windshields replaced, head gaskets blow, weird grinding noises, a few leaks,...
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RelayRides Raises an Additional $10M in Series B Funding Bringing Total to $35M, Increases Owner Earnings and Cuts Rental Prices at SFO

RelayRides CEO, Andre Haddad, shares an important update on company financing as well as big plans to grow RelayRides’ airport business. Last month, we were excited to announce we had raised $25M in Series B funding from leading venture capital firms Canaan Partners, August Capital, Google Ventures and Shasta Ventures. We continue to be very...
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What Should You Do Before You Buy a Car?

RelayRides finance expert Eric Rosenberg shares tips on getting the best deal when you buy your next new or used car. There is something glamorous about driving a new car off the lot. The American Dream teaches us, of course, that bigger, faster, and newer cars are always the best of status symbols. Before you decide whether...
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