Lyft launches rental service in LA and the San Francisco Bay Area

On Thursday, Lyft announced that its car rental service, which has been undergoing testing, is finally launching for the public -- and renters will get unlimited miles.

The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Lyft is expanding its range of services to include car rentals among its existing ride-sharing options. 

The service is called Lyft Rentals and can be found directly in the Lyft app. Regardless of whether a vehicle is temporarily needed for a road trip, to run errands or to help people move their belongings to a new home, users are never charged for how far they travel. In fact, the company explicitly states that "you get unlimited miles."

The cost of your ride to and from the rental lot will be covered up to $20 each way, and Lyft states that there will be "no lines, hidden fees or last-minute vehicle model changes." Each rental vehicle comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and phone chargers in addition to free, optional add-ons like car seats and tire chains.

Cars available to reserve at launch include Volkswagen's Passat and Atlas, though hybrid vehicles will soon be optional, as well.

Right now, Lyft Rentals is only available in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.