Borrowing plans: Featherweight and Heavyweight

Short answer:

Joining Car Next Door is free on our Featherweight plan. We also have a $19/month Heavyweight plan for regular users.

We offer two membership plans for borrowers: our no-monthly-fee Featherweight membership, and the $19-per-month Heavyweight plan for regular users.

Featherweight plan

  • No monthly fees
  • A booking fee per trip
  • Standard Damage Cover Liability (DCL) of $2000
  • Optional extra fee to reduce DCL to $500 for each trip ($1.50/hour or $18/day)

Heavyweight plan

  • $19 per month membership fee (billed on a calendar month basis)
  • No booking fees
  • Lowest possible Damage Cover Liability (DCL) of $500 for every trip

Choosing the right plan for you

Our plans suit different types of users. For frequent users it works out cheaper to choose the Heavyweight plan, despite the monthly fee. One whole-day trip per month could cost up to $23 in booking and DCL reduction fees, so you’d be $4 better off on the Heavyweight plan (and even more if you use the service more regularly). However, if you don’t think you would use Car Next Door every month, you might prefer the Featherweight plan.

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  • I cannot find any section to change rate plan from website. Has this feature now been removed?

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  • Hi Robert, the rate plan change is only available to Borrower members - if you're a car owner you can already book other cars and get the 'Heavyweight' benefits. If you have any queries about the Owner plans please contact us.

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