For owners: do I get compensation or fee relief if my car gets damaged?

We don't provide compensation for lost income, however we do compensate you $25 for every day that your car is unavailable to you due to damage caused by a borrower.

You will still be charged membership fee while your car is out of action, as you'll still have the car-share technology.

Payment when you're unable to use your car 

If your car is damaged by a borrower, we'll pay you $25 for each day your car is unavailable to you, to a maximum of 28 days. This payment is to help you find alternative ways to get around while your car is out of action. (Car Next Door does not provide replacement cars, but you can put this money towards booking another car on the platform if you need one).

Note that you're only eligible for this payment if your car was damaged while in a borrower's booking, and only for the days when the car was unavailable to you (for example, while it is at the repairers, or if the damage renders it undrivable). The compensation doesn't include any delays caused by you. We'll only offer this compensation if you use one of our preferred repairers, and it's not available for mechanical issues or tyre damage. 

This payment is not a compensation for lost income while your car is unavailable to borrowers. It is a goodwill gesture we extend to you in recognition of the fact that you have been inconvenienced by the actions of a borrower. This is not covered by our insurance policy.

Membership fees

You will be charged your membership fee whenever your car is on the Car Next Door platform, even at times when it is out of action due to damage. The membership fee includes comprehensive insurance coverage for your car whenever borrowers are driving (and at all times if you're on our Instant Keys Plus+ or legacy $60 plan). It's important to remember that your car's coverage under our policy is what makes it safe to rent out your car, and possible to repair the damage caused by borrowers.

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