How Car works

Your journey starts here

Rent a car

  1. Sign up

    Sign up for Car with Facebook, Google, or your email. We’ll confirm your identity and eligibility so you can become an approved driver.

  2. Find the perfect car

    Enter your travel dates and location and search our vast election of unique, locally-owned cars.

  3. Book it

    Book the car of your dreams. The owner will confirm or decline your trip ithin eight hours, but typically it’s much sooner. Book cars instantly on listings with the Book Instantly” badge.

  4. Pick up the car

    Meet the car owner to pick up the car. Many owners offer delivery, so they may bring it right to you.

  5. Return

    Go explore! In the city or the woods, for a few days or a few weeks, rain or shine, grab your shades and go create something to write home about.

  6. Return the car

    At the end of your trip, replace the gas you used and meet the owner to drop off the car. Walk around the car again, hand over the keys, give them a high five, and start planning your next adventure.

List your car

  1. List your car

    Create a free listing with a few clicks. Describe your car, upload some clean photos, and you’re ready to go.

  2. Respond to requests

    You’ll get notified when someone requests, or books your car instantly. Confirm or decline the trip as soon as possible, and contact the traveler if you have any questions.

  3. Meet your guest

    Coordinate where and when you’ll meet your guest. Check their license, walk around the car, check the fuel and mileage, and send them off on their adventure.

  4. Kick back and earn

    Rest easy, Car covers your car with $1 million in liability insurance and 24/7 roadside assistance throughout the trip, so you can just watch the dollars roll in.

  5. Pick up your car

    Meet your guest, make sure everything’s in order, give them a high five, and head on home. Don’t forget to rate and review them in the app to help keep our marketplace strong and honest.