A trip’s total cost is made up of these elements:

  • Trip Price: This is a vehicle’s listed rate multiplied by the trip length. Each host sets their own standard daily rate.
  • Trip Fee: The trip fees varies depending upon the age of the driver and the trip price.
  • Overall, total trip cost is generally 30-40% cheaper compared to traditional rental companies.

Example A:

Host decides the rental price of his car at $80 per day. A guest, aged 30 years wants to rent the car for a day. The breakup of the trip cost would be as follows:

Daily Total trip cost: $100

Daily Trip price:         $80

Daily Trip fees:          $20

The guest pays $100, the host receives $80 and Drive lah receives $20. (for 24 hours rental)

Example B:

Host decides the rental price of his car at $80 per day. The guest aged 23 years wants to rent the car. He needs to pay a young driver fee due to higher insurance cost. The breakup of the trip cost would be as follows:

Daily Total trip cost: $108

Daily Trip Price:        $80

Daily Trip fees:         $28

The guest pays $108, the host receives $80 and Drive lah receives $28.

Example C:

Host decides the rental price of his car at $55 per day. A guest aged 26 years wants to rent the car. The breakup of the trip cost would be as follows:

Daily Trip Price: $55

Daily Trip fees: $17

Daily Trip cost: $72

The guest pays $72, the host receives $55 and Drive lah receives $17.


Credit card charges pertaining to the trip price are borne by Drive lah. Credit card charges arising out of any other fees & charges are to be borne by the host.

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