Understanding the requirements for cars and owners

To be accepted on Getaround, your vehicle must :

  • be a privately owned vehicle (i.e. ‘normal’ cars : these cars have “VP” in field J.1 (type) of the Carte Grise (vehicle registration certificate)) or a utility vehicle with a PTAC of under 3.5 tonnes (these vehicles have “CTTE” in field J.1 (type) of the Carte Grise (vehicle registration document) and < 3500 in field F.2 (weight)), and of less than 13m3. Other types of vehicle are not insured: buses, caravans, motorbikes, quad bikes, no-license cars, driving school cars… You can't rent your vehicle on Getaround to tract a trailer either. You wouldn't be covered by our insurance.

  • in Belgium, not be a collection car (with a plate number in "O")

  • have its final registration. In Spain, if the car is dedicated to rentals the registration must indicate that it's registered for "Public service: use without driver" (via the relevant authority: Tráfico). If you change your car registration to this, the car must pass a new routine inspection.

  • be parked in their registration country

  • be be covered by an yearly insurance policy, at least third-party liability insurance.

  • have a routine inspection and maintenance certificates up to date during the rental.

  • be under 200.000 kms (130.000 miles in the UK) in mileage

  • be under 15 years old

Additionally, we recommend you check with your insurer that you're allowed to rent your car, according to your insurance contract.

Besides, you have to be the owner of the vehicle (ie your name (natural or legal person) is on the registration certificate).

  • If your car is in leasing, it usually depends on the type of financing contract (PCP, Hire Purchase, Contract hire, Personal Loan,…) and the financing or leasing company. Some allow it, some don’t. You should have the answer in your documents, and you can always contact your financing/leasing company directly if still in doubt.
  • If you want to rent a relative's car on Getaround, you need to have a written authorization signed by the owner allowing you to rent the vehicle on Getaround.

If these conditions are not respected, you will not be covered by our insurance, and any damage will be at your expense.

NB : Except in France where these vehicles are covered, vehicles where the horsepower is superior to 13CV or 300 KW are most of the time refused : sports models from Porsche, Ferrari, Jaguar ...

For cars registered in France

  • Tinted windows : If your vehicle has tinted windows at the front, you have to make sure the opacity is inferior to 30%, or you could not be covered by our insurance, and couldn't rent your vehicle on Getaround. In case of doubt, you can go to a specialist to measure the window opacity.
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