Breeze Car Rental Reviews
About Breeze Car Rental
Breeze Car Rental is a new company whose goal is to help people take advantage of the income stream made possible by today’s market for “on demand” services, including ridesharing, delivery, and other miscellaneous tasks.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, there are many people living in the United States today who would love to use the new trend of on-demand services in order to earn money, but they unfortunately do not own a car of their own. Breeze Car Rental provides them with short term leases in order to solve this problem.
They require their lessees to be at least 21 years old, own a smartphone, have an in-state driver’s license for at least a year, be fluent in English, and have a clean driving record. No renters will be accepted if they have a history of DUIs, bankruptcy, repossession, or criminal charges in the last 7 years. Drivers are also required to meet an insurance coverage minimum, which is clearly laid out on their website.
Once you are approved, you will receive one of their Toyota Priuses. You will have a mileage cap of 2,500 miles per month, with a charge of $0.15 for each mile you go over. They suggest their users commit at least 20 hours per week to their on-demand income, though most of their members commit 30 to 40.
They also have a referral program, where current drivers will get $100 for each referral who successful becomes a Breeze member, and a $1000 bonus if you can sign up 10 members in 30 days or less.
In order to use their services, you must pay a one-time $250 membership fee and once you receive your car, typically one to two weeks after your application has been accepted, you will be charge a weekly fee of $195 for the entire time you keep your car.
When you first receive your car, you must keep it for at least one month, and then you will be able to return it as long as you give Breeze two weeks’ notice of your intent to return the car.
Because this service is essentially a car rental service that offers leases as short as one month in length, there is no real standard Refund Policy which can be provided for their members. If you have any issue that you think may justify a refund of any fees you have paid to them, you should contact their Customer Service directly.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact their Customer Service team with questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at [email protected]
Though there are not many reviews of actual members of Breeze Car Rental at this time, there are some very interesting articles about this service and whether or not it truly offers people the benefits it claims.
According to an article on TheBillfold.com, it will take a Breeze member 41 hours of driving to pay for their monthly rental fees (not including the initial $250 membership). This means that drivers who working the recommended minimum of 20 hours per week will work two weeks of the month to pay for their rental, and the other two weeks of the month will result in actual income.
But this doesn’t include the other costs of being an income based driver, including the insurance coverage you must have, the cost of gas, saving money to pay toward taxes since you will be an independent contractor responsible for your own taxes at the end of the year, and the smartphone service you need. As TheBillfold.com concludes, most drivers making money from ridesharing are essentially just covering the costs of what they need to be a rideshare driver.
This doesn’t mean that people should completely discount this service as an option, but they should carefully consider how much time they will be able to dedicate to this income earning opportunity before taking on the responsibility of a short term lease.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are other car rental services that are designed to work with these opportunities, though it’s still a relatively new market at this time.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your Breeze Car Rental reviews below.