Wheelz: Now College Students Can Make Money Renting Out Their Car

You don’t know how many times I was carless at school, and wished I didn’t have to take a bus with a bunch of smelly foreign exchange students. At the same time, you don’t how many times I was too broke to fill my car’s gas tank, and had to take the bus anyway. Wheelz solves both of those problems, and the best part is that it’s only for college students.


Loaners: if you’re looking for some extra cash, this is a great way to do it. The company installs its DriveBox into your car, and then lets the less fortunate, but more financially stable, college students take your ride out for an hourly or daily fee. You set the price, and you get 60% of the profit. So calculate how much you need to buy that PS3, or a new bong, or just to refill your gas tank for personal use. Little bit afraid to let some stranger borrow your car? Don’t worry: Wheelz has every registered vehicle covered under a $1 million insurance policy. And for added “social insurance,” every renter needs to have a Facebook account to log in through. Of course mom and dad won’t approve, but they don’t really need to know.

Renters: Does the bus piss you off? I know it does, don’t even try justifying the hassle. If you have a little bit of extra cheddar to burn than all you need to do is: 1. be at least 18 years of age, 2. sign up with your .edu email and Facebook profile, and 3. reserve a ride on the web or via Wheelz’ iphone app. It’s that easy. After that you just find your rental and be off. Done.

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