We're giving more people across Australia the opportunity to choose neighbour-to-neighbour car sharing with Key Handover – a new way to share with Car Next Door.
Key Handover is perfect for:
This new way of sharing lets you rent your car to trusted Borrowers with the peace of mind of insurance and ease of using Car Next Door.
We're opening up suburbs across NSW and VIC, with more states coming soon.
Key Handover is a new sharing plan with no monthly fee and no installation necessary.
We connect you with Borrowers, handle the payments and cover your car with comprehensive insurance during the booking.
You and the Borrower arrange to handover the keys when the booking starts and ends.
After the booking, you check the odometer and confirm the distance travelled and report any incurred tolls.
You pay for all the fuel that goes into your car, but you're reimbursed for the fuel used by Borrowers. If a Borrower needs to fill up, they'll pay and send us the receipt - we'll reimburse them and pass the charge on to you. You're then reimbursed 13, 25, or 37 cents for every kilometre travelled by Borrowers, depending on the distance rate you choose. According to the NRMA, RACV and RACQ, this should be enough to cover fuel as well as other consumables like tyres.
Your car has comprehensive insurance while out with Borrowers. If a Borrower is responsible for the car when damage occurs, they will pay their Damage Cover Liability (DCL) and our insurance will cover the rest.
You'll need to keep your own insurance to cover the car at all other times.
We’ve got your back. If you receive a fine that was incurred while your car was with a Borrower, just notify us. We will get you the info you need to transfer the fine to the Borrower and compensate you for your time spent sorting it out.
Borrowers pay for their own tolls – simply keep your existing toll account, then submit your toll history to Car Next Door each month.
We’ll cross-check your statement with your car’s bookings and any tolls incurred during Borrower bookings will be reimbursed to you when we pay you your earnings for the month.
Borrowers can instantly book your car when you're not using it – just tell us when you need to use it and how much advance notice you need to handover the key, and we'll rent it out according to your availability. You can also set recurring blockouts if you need your car for a particular time or day each week.
We make sure your car will always be in good hands. All our Borrowers have had their identity verified against their licence (and passport for non-Australian drivers) and we run comprehensive credit checks and review known driving history.
Our friendly member support team is on hand around the clock if you or your Borrowers need a hand. Your car is also covered by 24/7 Roadside Assistance from NRMA / RACV.
We partner with Caltex to make it simpler and easier for our members to access low-cost local cars.
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