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Use your phone to unlock a sweet ride with this new car rental app

Use your phone to unlock a sweet ride with this new car rental app

Gone are the days of hopping into a carpool only to squint at the blaring commercials on the radio, find an unsuspecting beer can in the door, or simply fear for your life on the road thanks to an overzealous driver.

Enter: KINTO, rental car, but not as you know it. Whether it’s for a weekend adventure down the coast, a quick trip into town for lunch or an afternoon trip out to Mom’s place – KINTO is the car sharing app that uses revolutionary technology that turns your smartphone into a car key – allowing you to enjoy the freedom flexible rental terms for an hour , a day or weeks at a stretch, from a place that suits you.

So how does it work? We’ve partnered with the legends themselves to bring you information on how to move like magic.

Sign up

The first step is to download the KINTO Australia app from the app/play store. Register through the app by entering your personal details, license, payment card and a selfie (but with your driver’s license, not your bestie!). Once your application has been approved, you’re good to go.

Choose your car

There are no duds with KINTO, they just have the most important workhorse in the automotive world: Toyotas. You can choose from a variety of modern Toyotas — small, sedan, SUV, off-road or van — and most of them are hybrids. Literally any activity or trip, and there is a KINTO car for it. You can score your trip for as little as 1 hour, up to a whole year.

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Order it in

To secure your car, everything is on your smartphone. Order, unlock, drive and pay all from KINTO app anytime. Yep, that’s right – pick up your car from a variety of national locations such as a Toyota dealer, on-street or off-street 24/7 and unlock your car with the app. Every booking includes fuel, insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance and cleaning. The best bit? You can hire a car for as little as $9.75 an hour + 30c per km and there are no membership or registration fees. It’s that simple. Go here to find out where the vehicle is, or even request one in your area.

Return it

Roam around to your heart’s content and complete every job you could ever imagine using an outboard for and return it to the drop off location. It really is that simple – hook up that Spotify and enjoy the ease (and window breeze) of KINTO as you steer into your best life.

Rethink how you get around with KINTO. Whether it’s for as little as an hour or a year, you can access cars to fit whatever your lifestyle brings—all from the palm of your hand. All you have to do is download the KINTO app, choose the option that works for you and get started.

Editor’s note: this article was produced in collaboration with KINTO. Thank you for supporting the partners who make Urban List possible. To read our editorial guidelines, click here.

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