The instant booking feature allows renters to reserve a car instantly without the need to wait for the car owner to confirm the booking. Once a renter selects a car, they can pay for it without needing a response from the car owner. A confirmation email will then be sent to both parties with the rental agreement form, which includes all the information regarding the rental dates and the renter themselves.
Since RideLink only authorizes instant bookings for previously screened renters, instant booking is a safe way for owners to increase their earnings. Renters must meet all the requirements to be considered safe drivers. Additionally, the owner's car is insured through Allianz's comprehensive insurance for the duration of the rental period.
Cars that offer Instant Booking are highlighted as such in the search listing, on the map and on the car details page.
Once the renter sends the request, both parties will receive -as is the case with any other RideLink rental- the rental agreement. The form needs to be completed and signed by both parties before the delivery of the car.
The owner can cancel the rental up to 3 times without penalty, if he has any justifiable concerns about the behavior of the renter or in case of unforseen circumstances. The owner will also be able to deactivate the 'instant booking' option at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org