We are number 1 for car rental software on Google

When you type in a search term on Google, it shows ten results on the first page. So, if you type ‘car rental software’ in the Google search bar, Navotar will be the top result!

See for yourself by following this link: https://www.google.com/search?&q=car+rental+software

Navotar’s website shown as the first search result on Google is a testament to our very well managed website and good SEO practices. Good SEO is a defining feature as to why we are ahead of our competitors, we keep up with keyword trends and keep our site up-to-date.

We extend this work ethic to our customers as well, any business that chooses us as their digital marketing and software partner is bound to rise above their competition. We know the best way to direct traffic to your website, SEO will help your website list higher up the search results ranks of Google. Once your website is on top we can also make sure that it remains there.

Apart from SEO, we also offer website design and development. Navotar also handles social media marketing, logo design, and, content writing for car rental sites. Our marketing strategies and website development cater specifically to businesses in the rental industry.

We also offer an optional reservation plug-in for rental business owners that allow their customers to make reservations online. Navotar designed websites are mobile-friendly, another reason as to why more people will visit your site.

Want to learn more? Head over to our website at Navotar Inc.

Partner with us to see your website as a top Google search engine result!

Android-based vehicle diagnostic and tracking systems

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With GPS being widely available on smartphones, the tech industry has made advancements in real-time android-based vehicle diagnostics. Tracking the status of a vehicle is just as important as tracking its location and this can be vital for fleet owners. Using these kind of tracking systems can help greatly in maintaining your fleet and running a healthy profitable business.
The versatility of using these new devices is that the data will be sent to your smartphone via Bluetooth or WiFi. This is done by attaching the sensor device to the OBD II port (on-board diagnostic port) of the vehicle, this captures the vehicle’s data and sends it to your android/iOS phone. The device is capable of capturing data on vehicle status i.e. check-engine light, fuel consumption, collision detection, it may also be able to alert emergency services.
GPS is very useful but it can only detect vehicle location and speed, these other sensors can detect other data and transmit it to your handheld android device via the GPS or send it to a cloud that can be accessed via a gateway from anywhere. Using these android-based diagnostic and tracking systems will help reduce the number of accidents and breakdown of vehicles due to poor maintenance. With regular updates sent straight to your smartphone, you won’t miss anything.
There are many connected car devices on the market, all offering different features. It is important to choose something that best fits your fleet or personal vehicle. This depends on what your preferences are, how you manage the fleet, or what your driving pattern and usual destinations are. These devices all come with specifically designed apps and additional equipment/ features, within a varied price range.
Wireless tracking and diagnostic systems are a crucial need in the auto industry today and are changing the way we view road safety and vehicle maintenance.

7 Tips for saving money on car rentals

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Using a rental car when traveling is always a better option than resorting to public transport. You can travel leisurely, stop whenever you want, and get to your destination more conveniently. That been said it is important to know that rentals can be quite pricey. Navotar is here to tell you that there are ways to get around that.

Here are 7 car rental hacks you need to know of!

  1. Compare car rental prices

Comparing rental companies will help you get an idea of different price points and offers available. Doing this early on will help you decide on which rental car company suits your needs best.

The best way to do this is to go on to sites like Kayak and Skyscanner, they can list out all rental services available for your destination. These sites will offer you a list of rental companies for any price point, and also offer seasonal discounts.

  1. GPS

Many car rental companies will try to sell you their GPS facility and in the spur of the moment, you might just say yes. This means that you will be paying an extra fee for the service, buying your own GPS can help save money. Better yet, use the GPS app on your smartphone.

  1. What is included in the rental fee?

Before finalizing the reservation, look at the components of the rental fees. Things like tax and hidden charges can add up fast leading to a higher total amount than you expected. Familiarize yourself with the rental agreement and company policies before making the payment.

Most companies have a charge for filling up the tank once you return it as they would assume you would drop off the rental with an empty tank. You can save a lot by opting to fill up the tank before returning the car.

  1. Do you need rental insurance?

Another additional service a rental agency may offer is their car rental insurance. It is easy to agree to add the charge to your final bill because safety first right? But, why spend extra money on something you may already have?

Chances are your own car insurance may cover for damages to a rental, your credit card may also offer this additional feature. Be sure to check with your insurance and credit card providers on this before making a reservation.

  1. The pick-up and drop-off

Rental companies may have many facilities in one area for the convenience of customers as they can pick-up and drop-off the rental easily, but for an extra charge.

If you return the rental at a drop off location different to the pick-up location the rental company may charge you extra and this charge can be quite high. Avoid this by returning the rental to the original location if possible, you can save up on some cash.

  1. Avoid airport rentals

As convenient as it is to pick up a rental at the airport you have to pay a considerable amount for money for this luxury. Most rental agencies available at the airport are of very reputed international companies, so they are sure to be on the expensive side.

If you want to save money the best way is to make an early reservation from a local car rental company, they may be cheaper but that does not mean their service is poor.

  1. Discounts and offers

Keep track of seasonal discounts and offers provided by your bank or credit card provider. Car rental agencies may also offer discounts, especially around Christmas and New Year. Also, check for loyalty rewards, if you have been using the services of one car rental company frequently they may have a loyalty rewards system which may offer discounts.

  1. Look for damages

Everyone is in a rush to drive off in their rental, however, if the car has any pre-existing damages you may be charged for it. So, it is important to take the time to look at the car carefully and record any damages you see by snapping a photo. Since photos taken on smartphones come with a date stamp you can use it as valid proof.

These tips will surely help you reserve a rental car the smart way! Are you ready to make that reservation?
Drive safe from Navotar.

Can the auto industry recover from the covid-19 pandemic

 

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The Coronavirus outbreak has affected the world socially, politically, and economically. This has lead to many industries taking a fall within the first few months of this year, from retail to finance industries, everything has been put on hold. But what is the impact on the auto industry?

It was shown that auto sales in China fell by 80% in March, where the COVID-19 pandemic originated from. The U.S. was also affected by factory shut-downs as well as temporary or indefinite halting of rental and taxi services as they mainly depend on airport reservations/ pickups which have reduced due to certain countries shutting down their airports.

However, there is a certain way in which the auto industry is still active i.e. customers opting for rentals over public transport. Therefore there is a demand for rentals in certain parts of the world which means that one part of the auto industry can still survive. However, car manufacturers will be largely affected as there will now be a large flow of rental cars entering the used car market which means most people will opt for them over brand new cars.

Car manufacturers may still have hope if they use good marketing tactics to encourage customers to purchase their vehicles. Automakers in the U.S., such as Ford and Chrysler have introduced such incentives by reducing the purchase rate for new cars and offering 0% finance rates to customers during this time.

Many rental companies are even taking initiative to assure customers’ health safety like the German company Starcar which promises clients that the rental is disinfected after each ride. Other companies like Europcar are opting to promote their home delivery services (the rental is delivered to the customer’s home and collected after the renting period). Therefore, many solutions exist in which rental companies can contribute and still bring in revenue during a time like this.

As of April, it has been shown that auto retail sales in the U.S. are starting to recover since their decline in March. This may only keep improving but at a slow rate as in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic, it will take a while for people to go back to their normal lives. Health and safety would still be a priority therefore auto manufacturers and car rental businesses will have to keep operating with caution.

How do you insure a fleet of cars?

 

Do rental car fleets require insurance? Yes, like any other business car rentals require to be insured. Maintaining a fleet can be complicated, make it less complicated by insuring your fleet!

There are many insurance companies specifically catering to rental businesses, but that does not mean every insurance company fits your business model. You need to choose an insurance provider that has policies that align with your business and will benefit you the best.

Types of Insurance

  • There are two types of insurance policies to choose from;
  • Third-party insurance covers costs for any damages in the event of an accident caused by one of your vehicles. This means that any damages to your vehicle will not be covered.
  • Comprehensive insurance covers any costs required to fix damages to your car in the event of an accident.
  • You can also obtain a policy covering any driver, which means you can ensure customer safety as any person who drives a car from your fleet will be secured.

Things to consider before obtaining Fleet Insurance

  • Insurance companies require a list of the vehicles that need insurance in your fleet as insurance price depends on the size of the fleet. Therefore you will have to submit a list of at least the minimum number of vehicles in your fleet along with the age limits.
  • Since you now have an insurance list contact as many insurance providers as possible and find out which policies fit you the best. Consider starting with a local insurance provider before moving on to online-based insurance companies. Compile all pricings and policies into a spreadsheet to better compare prices and choose what fits your business best.
  • Since each car rental business may operate differently, it may be best if you consider opting for a customized car rental insurance policy. This is important in the case of different vehicle types intended for different purposes, the insurance policies required by two types of cars may be different i.e. recreational vehicles vs vehicles for city and highway driving.

Typical components included in fleet insurance policies

  • Liability coverage
  • Bodily injury and property damage of a third party involving your rental car. Other policies included are:
  • Injury Protection (PIP)
  • Motorist Coverage (UM)
  • Motorist Coverage (UMI)
  • Comprehensive and Collision insurance
  • Coverage included repairs or replacement of damaged vehicle due to accident with another vehicle or stationary object.
  • Covers for damages made to your vehicle by fire, theft, and, vandalism.

Where can you look for fleet insurance providers?

The top spot would be ARRC (Auto Rental Resource Center), members are given access to a variety of fleet insurance vendors. They also provide access to fleet management software, one of the recommended companies is Navotar that is a specialist in fleet management software and car rental business website development.

Using quote comparison sites can also help in looking for the best fleet insurance provider that fits your business model.

There are many fleet insurance providers, here are a few you may want to consider for your business.

  1. Erie

Erie offers excellent in-person and over the phone customer service and provides no-cost bonus features, optional add-ons and risk control. However, they are only available in 12 states.

They offer non-owner coverage, lifetime repairs guarantee, and roadside assistance is offered free of charge. They follow a monthly payment plan.

  1. Allstate

Allstate offers customizable coverage and speedy claims, this helps you keep your employees and assets protected. They provide services in all 50 states and follow a monthly 12-month payment plan – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, including Washington, DC.

They offer a 10% bundling discount, safety device discount as well as an economy car discount up to 10%. Allstate offers rideshare coverage, non-owner coverage, lifetime repairs guarantee, whilst roadside assistance is optional.

  1. Progressive

Progressive offers customers with specialized coverage and industry-specific options. They are available in all 50 states. It may not be the cheapest fleet insurance provider, however, its customizable coverage plans may help you save money and get exactly what your business needs.

They offer non-owner coverage, lifetime repairs guarantee, with roadside assistance being optional.They may offer one of the best fleet insurance coverage in the country, however, their customer service may not be the best.What do you think about Fleet Insurance, is it worthwhile to spend on insuring your fleet?

We believe if your fleet is insured that your business will be secured, to find out more information visit:  https://arrc.net/commercial-fleet-insurance/

Navotar would like to wish you good luck with your rental business ventures!