You pay for:
- the time you have the car; and
- the distance you drive.
If you are on the no-monthly-fee Featherweight plan, you'll also pay:
- a booking fee and
- if you choose, an optional excess reduction fee.
Each car's booking page has a calculator to help you estimate the final cost of your trip. Just enter in the dates and times you need the car, choose if you would like to reduce your Damage Cover Liability (insurance excess), and enter an estimate of how many kilometres you will travel. You'll then be given an estimated final cost.
Also read: How do I pay for the cars I borrow?
Each car has both hourly and daily rates that are set by the Owner of the car. Typical rates for cars are $5–$8 per hour, and or $25-$40 per day. Vans cost around $9-12 per hour and $50-60 per day. This will be charged upfront at the time you make the booking.
You pay a distance charge for each kilometre you drive. The distance rate is chosen by the car's owner - it will be 21c, 33c or 45c per kilometre - and clearly displayed on the car's profile. This includes your fuel and also covers the owner for wear and tear on the car. The distance is usually charged after your trip has finished, but there are exceptions - see Progressive payments for long trips.
If you’re on our free Featherweight plan, you'll also pay a booking fee. This is charged upfront at the time you make the booking.
Damage Liability Cover reduction fee
If you’re on our free Featherweight plan, you may also choose to reduce your excess for an additional hourly or daily rate. See the rates and plans page for details. This is charged upfront at the time you make the booking.
The Heavyweight membership plan gives you no booking fees and a low $500 excess for $19/month.
Read more: Insurance Information for Borrowers
An extension fee may be charged if you choose to extend your trip after it has started.
You will only need to pay a deposit for your first trip with Car Next Door. See Will I Need to Pay a Deposit?
All rates include insurance, roadside assistance and fuel. If you drive on any toll roads, the tolls will be added to your trip cost. Read more about toll charges.
Check out our Borrower Rates and Plans page for more detailed info