The car owner pays for all the fuel that goes into the car. They are then reimbursed for every kilometre the borrowers drive through their chosen distance income.
Borrowers don't pay for fuel – this is included in the distance charge.
Whoever is driving the car needs to make sure they leave it with at least a quarter tank of fuel - whether that's the car owner or a borrower.
If a borrower needs to fill up during their booking, they pay with their own money and upload a receipt for reimbursement. Any fuel the borrower purchases during a trip is charged to the owner in their monthly invoice, but this is offset by the distance income.
The cost of fuel for the average medium car costs between 7c and 11c a kilometre, and the cost of servicing and tyre wear is approximately 6c and 12c a kilometre (source: RACQ running costs guide).
The distance income should more than compensate the owner for the additional running costs of their car.
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