Which borrower membership should I choose - Featherweight or Heavyweight?

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
  • $5 booking fee per booking
  • Standard Damage Cover Liability (DCL) of $2000
  • Optional extra fee to reduce DCL to $500 for each booking ($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

Which plan is right for me?

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 booking per month would cost $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.

How to switch plans

There are no lock-in contracts with either plan and it’s quick and easy to switch between the two by logging into the members’ site.

If you switch plans while you have an upcoming booking, the membership plan you are on at the time of the trip will apply. For example, if you make a booking while on the Featherweight plan and upgrade to Heavyweight before the trip starts, the Heavyweight plan will apply to the booking (you won't be charged a booking fee or a fee to reduce your Damage Cover Liability).

The billing cycle for the Heavyweight plan is done on a calendar month basis. This means that you'll be charged $19 when you first switch to Heavyweight (even if it's on the last day of the month), and then $19 at the start of every new month. Even taking just one trip on the Heavyweight plan saves you $23 in booking and Damage Cover Liability reduction fees, so you're getting more than $19 value even if your first month on Heavyweight isn't a full calendar month.

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