If you live on the Gold Coast you’ve been wanting to reduce the costs of owning your car, now you can!
The Car Next Door car sharing network in Brisbane has grown to over 80 cars, utes and vans shared with a community of over 100,000 registered borrowers, adding to the national network of almost 2,000 privately owned share cars.
Car sharing on the Gold Coast is easier than ever, with Australia’s favourite peer-to-peer car sharing platform Car Next Door. With free membership and carsharing vehicles conveniently located all over the Gold Coast. Live car free and rent a car, van or ute for just one hour, or as long as you need.
After launching on the Gold Coast in November 2017, we have cars ready for approved borrowers to borrow when owners aren’t using them, allowing owners throughout the Gold Coast to make some passive income from their cars to offset the cost of ownership.
The Gold Coast already has a very busy car rental industry with plenty of out of town visitors and locals needing to get to areas that are not well serviced by public transport, so we expect that owner’s cars will be kept busy with new borrowers and borrowers who are already on the platform.
Its a win-win situation, because borrowers can save on the cost of car ownership by not needing to own a car to get around, renting cars out only when they need it, and the money goes back to owners, keeping money in the local community. For borrowers, as more cars join the platform it becomes more convenient to borrow cars because they are closer to home. Additionally, because borrowers can rent cars by the hour, or by the day, they can save money on car rental when they don’t need a car for a whole 24 hours.
How does Car Next Door work for car sharers?
Car Next Door is a unique alternative to other car sharing options because it enables verified members who’ve had licence and credit history checks to borrow cars without needing to meet the owner and hand over keys. This is because of the unique lockbox that we supply and the calendar booking system, so owners have the ultimate control over when their car can be borrowed and making it a lot more convenient for owners to rent out their cars.
At the start of a booking, borrowers are given a code to access the keys from the lockbox and a GPS tracker tracks the distance that borrowers travel. After a borrower completes their trip, they simply take the car back to where they borrowed it from, and return the keys to the lockbox. We provide the technology, fully comprehensive insurance and 24/7 Roadside Assistance to make it safe and easy for car sharers to borrow their neighbours car.
Join now as a borrower. Membership is free and it takes five minutes to signup.
How does Car Next Door work for car owners?
As a car owner, you can signup to list your car online in around ten minutes. Once you've listed your car for our Instant Keys membership, someone from our team will give you a call to setup a time to install the stickers, lockbox and GPS in your car. Owners are paid directly into their bank accounts each month (minus a monthly $60 membership fee which covers fully comprehensive insurance for owners and borrowers). Car owners can then cancel their own current membership, as their Car Next Door membership includes insurance for their own trips as well!
Car Next Door’s fully comprehensive insurance covers all trips for borrowers and owners for damage and as it replaces the owner’s existing comprehensive insurance, so there’s usually a saving straight away.
Learn why people like Joy are sharing their cars with their neighbours
A more connected, less congested Gold Coast
Peer-to-peer car sharing is going to introduce another transport alternative into the Gold Coast area for those who don’t own cars and provide an opportunity for car owners who don’t use their car a lot to recoup some of the costs associated with ownership. It’s estimated that one share car can take as many as 5-10 cars off the road, so the move will also help to work towards easing traffic congestion. Millions of cars in Australia sit idle 96% of the time. It’s a waste! Car Next Door turns any car into a share car – saving people money, building community, and helping the environment.