Ute hire on the Gold Coast

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Ute Rental on the Gold Coast

Need to hire a ute in Ute hire on the Gold Coast? There are hundreds of real people’s utes of all types and sizes listed on Car Next Door. Whatever you need a ute for - Car Next Door has something for you. Borrowing a ute from your neighbour is easier than with traditional rental companies as you can skip the counter and all that tedious paperwork. Whether for a road trip or trip to the shops, find cars around you on the app and get prices by the hour or by day. It’s free to become a member, and because the keys are at the vehicle, you can skip the rental counter and get instant access to your ute.

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Hiring a ute on the Gold Coast - useful information

You can hire a ute at the Gold Coast from a car hire agency or through a car-sharing service like Car Next Door.

Car Next Door is really flexible because you can book a ute by the hour or the day. With a hire car company you’ll be charged for a whole day, even if you only need the ute for an hour or two. It’s also much easier to book, pick up and return the ute. There’s no paperwork: just join Car Next Door for free and book a ute for the time you need it using the app. You can pick up and return the ute at a time that suits you – just follow the instructions in the app to get the keys and get on the road.

How much does it cost to hire a ute in the Gold Coast?

If you hire a ute from a rental agency in the Gold Coast, it’ll probably cost you around $100 a day. You’ll pay a daily rate, plus the fuel you use and extra fees to reduce your cover excess. With Car Next Door you can borrow a ute in the Gold Coast from $8 an hour or $35 a day, plus distance. Reducing your excess will cost just $1.50 an hour or $18 a day.

Do I need a special licence to drive a ute in the Gold Coast?

You can drive a ute on a normal car licence. A car licence allows you to drive any car, ute or van that’s under 4.5 tonnes and has up to 12 seats.

What exactly is a ute?

A ‘ute’ (pronounced ‘yoot’) is a term used in Australia to refer to a vehicle with a tray behind the passenger compartment. It’s short for ‘utility’, and in the USA is called a ‘pick up truck’.

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