What it's like to share your car with others
Being a part of the sharing economy has many benefits, including being a part of the community, making money to offset the cost of having a car, helping the environment and having something working for you - while you’re not!
However, getting used to being the proud new owner of a share car does mean that you should expect a few changes, like:
- The car might not be where you left it. Don't worry, though, our GPS mapping will show you exactly where it is. (Read the FAQ on how to find your car after a booking)
- The radio station might be different, or the seat in a different spot. It’s a bit of a change at first, but you will quickly get used to adjusting the car when you jump in to exactly how you like it.
- There might be a few minor scratches. We like to think of it in a similar way to when we lend our car to our friends. If you wouldn't claim for damage if you or a friend had caused it, then you won’t be able to claim it under our insurance policy. The 25 cents that you get for each kilometre a borrower drives will add up and cover the cost of any minor wear or tear.
It’s nice to give your car a little personality, so it’s fine to leave handy or fun things in the car (eg. GPS, CDs, mobile phone holder and charger, tissues). But it’s probably best to take out anything really valuable. Personal contents are not covered under the fleet comprehensive insurance policy. If you have contents insurance, you may be covered for items that go missing from your car under that policy. Some policies include coverage for items away from home, so contact your insurer to check.
And remember to keep your car clean and clutter-free. Borrowers can reasonably expect to have use of all the seats and boot space, so they won't be too pleased if they get to your car and find it full of stuff already. Repeat borrowings is what you're after!