When a borrower takes a trip, we show them instructions at relevant times during their trip. Make sure borrowers see your instructions at the right time by putting them in the right place in your car’s profile.
To edit your instructions, go to Cars > Manage this car > Listing on the website or Cars > Profile on the app, and select the relevant section.
If your car has a dedicated parking space
When borrowers pick up your car they’ll see your car’s parking address. If your car is in a locked garage they'll also see your access instructions.
When borrowers return your car they’ll see your car’s parking address, access instructions and instructions for ‘Best places to park’ and ‘Where not to park’.
If your car is parked in the street
When borrowers pick up your car they’ll see the car’s current GPS address. When they return your car they’ll see your car’s ideal parking address and your parking tips.
Your car’s ideal parking address must be in an unrestricted parking zone. If your house is in a restricted parking zone, set your ideal parking address to somewhere nearby that’s in an unrestricted zone.
- In the ‘Best places to park’ section Include at least three streets nearby where unrestricted parking is available
- In the ‘Where not to park’ section, include any streets where there is restricted parking
- If your car has a parking permit, include the streets where your permit is valid
You can include photos or video in your parking instructions. If you need more than two sentences to explain your instructions, we recommend you include photos or video. Upload photos from your computer or phone or link to a video you've already uploaded to YouTube.
If your lockbox is on your property
When borrowers start a trip, they’ll be directed to find the lockbox first. They’ll be shown your lockbox’s street address and your lockbox description.
If you leave the lockbox street address field blank we’ll show your car’s homezone address. If your lockbox is not located at the same address as your car’s homezone, make sure you fill out the lockbox street address field.
It can be hard to describe exactly which pole, fence or gate your lockbox is attached to. Add photos or video so borrowers can see what they’re looking for. Upload photos from your computer or phone or link to a video you've already uploaded to YouTube.
If your lockbox is on your car
Borrowers will be directed to find your car first, and will then find the lockbox on your car’s window.
Borrowers will be shown your car manual instructions at the end of the pick up process – after they’ve collected the keys and taken condition photos of your car. They can also access the instructions at any time during their trip.
This is a great place to include any instructions unique to your car, like:
- How to open the fuel door
- How to use the bluetooth or cruise control
- Where to find any extras you keep in your car like phone chargers, tissues or disinfectant wipes
If you find borrowers are regularly asking you the same question, include the answer in your car manual so they can find the information they need without needing to contact you.
If your car has an immobiliser, enter the instructions to disarm it here. You can also add photos or video.