Renting out your car on Car Next Door and wanting to get more borrowers hiring your car? We've got some suggestions for ways you can increase your car's bookings and ways to encourage more people to join the car sharing movement!
Traditionally the busiest times for people to be renting out your car is in the summer but there are ways you can encourage more people to hire your vehicle in the slower season (winter) as well. One of the best things about these methods is that they are easy and free for you to do! By helping to raise awareness for Car Next Door you ultimately will help yourself. The more people that are aware they can rent out a well priced car from their neighbour, the more likely they are to borrow your vehicle.
Be An Advocate
Word of mouth is one of the best ways to grow your local community of car-sharers, and you can give free driving credit to your friends to try us out by inviting them to join Car Next Door with your invite code.
You can also distribute posters of your vehicle, or Car Next Doors mission in your local community hotspots such as cafes, recreation centres and grocery stores.
One of the key differences between Car Next Door and other car sharing platforms is you - the car owners. By renting out your car to your neighbours, you're helping to reduce the number of cars on our streets, and people seeing regular car owners talking about is is always going to be more impactful to them, as it is social proof that sharing your car is here to stay in Australia. By getting involved and handing out flyers your voice can help spread the word of Car Next Door and of car sharing in general. It may come as a surprise if you've been sharing your car with us for a while, but a lot of people still haven't even heard of the concept of car sharing, and many that have are not aware that it is something already operating in Australia.
If you would like to help market your car, we can send you a community noticeboard poster with your car's details. Here is an example of a community noticeboard poster (email firstname.lastname@example.org for a PDF you can print out).
Advertise it online!
Create a Gumtree listing for your car - here's how to write a great Gumtree ad for your car.
Once you've made the free Gumtree advert for your car, share the ad on Facebook with your friends. You can edit the privacy of that share to public so that if any of your friends share your ad on their network it will be accessible to all their friends as well. Gumtree is a handy platform to advertise on because a lot of people go on there looking for car hire.
Facebook Marketplace is a great way place to also create an ad to expand your reach. You can also share this post with your friends and encourage them to share it on their own pages. The more people seeing your car for rent, the more likely you will be able to rent it out to more people, which ultimately means you'll earn more money. You can place an ad on Facebook Marketplace for car hire under the Classifieds - Services category.
Give your car a shout-out on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Share your Car Next Door invite code
You may not be aware but as a Car Next Door owner or borrower, you have a referral code you can use to earn driving credit for yourself and your friends. If you follow the link above you can login and get your personal invite code.
Engage with us on Social Media
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and share our content!
We post a lot of blogs and information on here - if you can share those with your friends and family, that helps us help you! The more people that know about us and our platform, the more borrowers there are to rent out your car.
We love car sharing, and hope you do as well! If you haven't yet joined Car Next Door as either a borrower, or you'd like to rent out your own car, follow the links below to sign up now!