Rent my ride

Whether your car won’t start or disaster has struck public transport, there are times you need to get your hands on a car fast. Renting a car when you need it most can be expensive and difficult to arrange when you’re at the mercy of the major car hire firms. But now, thanks to, you can find a neighbour who’s willing to rent you theirs.

Just type in your postcode and the dates you need some wheels and it’ll show you where your nearest renter lives. There are thousands to choose from and you can narrow your search by distance, cost and car model.

This is renting cars from real people, with prices that may give the big car hire firms something to think about.