Our Instant Keys technology and how it's set up

Short answer:

If you choose to use our Instant Keys technology, you'll get three devices for your car to make renting it out easy: a lockbox, toll tag, and GPS tracker. Setup is easy – it takes around 20 minutes and doesn't require any alterations to your car.

 

Your Instant Keys kit

Instant Keys kit comes with an electric lockbox, toll tag, GPS tracker, stickers, extension cable and window bracket

An electronic lockbox

The lockbox provides 24/7 key access to borrowers, so you don't need to worry about meeting up to hand over the key. It has a keypad on the front. The borrower gets a unique code for each booking. They punch in that code to open the lockbox and get the keys, and put the keys back in the lockbox once they've parked and locked your car at the end of the booking.

A toll tag

Any tolls incurred in your car – by you or borrowers – will be charged through our toll account. Our booking system automatically works out who had the car at the time the toll was incurred and charges the right person. We subtract your own tolls from your monthly income, and the borrower's tolls are billed completely separately - you never see them. You can take your own toll tag out of your car and suspend your account. If you have a pre-paid or auto top-up toll account, check if you have any remaining credit and ask your toll provider for a refund.

A GPS tracker 

Our GPS tracker measures how far borrowers drive so we can pay you your distance income.

Setting it up doesn't require any permanent or physical alteration to your car or property. When the devices and optional stickers are removed, your car will be just like it was before.

In some scenarios, we also send out a secondary GPS to put inside your car. It’s just as easy to set up as your GPS tracker, but you’ll need a Phillips head screwdriver to put in the batteries.

Additional Items

Your kit also contains stickers, an extension cable and a window bracket for the lockbox (if the lockbox will be kept on the car window).

Getting and returning the devices

We send the devices to you with instructions for setting them up. If you need to stop sharing your car for any reason, you'll just need to send them back to us.

Key Handover

If you choose to use Key Handover, there won't be any technology installed in your car. The key exchange, tolls and distance tracking are all managed manually.

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