DriveMyCar Uber Rental

Rent an Uber vehicle from private owners on DriveMyCar’s online peer-to-peer platform.

DriveMyCar is a peer-to-peer car rental platform where Uber drivers can rent a car for a minimum of seven days, with discounts offered for rentals longer than six months. This service is available all over Australia. You can choose from a range of models, each with its own pricing schedule. Rental fees include insurance, maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance. A deposit is payable before the start of the rental period.

Product NameDriveMyCar Uber Rentals
Included Distance1,050 km included per week
Excess Distance Cost$0.2 per km
Membership Fee$100
Price Per Week (from)$179
Insurance Included?Yes

Pros

  • Personalised Account Manager
  • Flexible rental agreements
  • Wide range of cars

Cons

  • 1,050 k/m per week allowance
  • High upfront costs
  • High excess k/m charge
  • 21 years+
  • Have a full, valid driver’s licence
  • Have a decent credit history

Main points to consider when renting a vehicle through DriveMyCar

Before you rent a vehicle, you must be registered with Uber and approved by DriveMyCar, which includes a credit check. This is a peer-to-peer service, which means you will be dealing with the car owner directly. You can also read reviews on each car owner from previous renters. While the rental fee includes insurance and maintenance, you will be liable for other costs like cleaning, fines and additional kilometres. Besides Uber business, rentals can also be used for personal purposes.

Features of DriveMyCar’s vehicle rental

Here are some of the features you can expect from DriveMyCar.

  • Both Uber and personal use. You can use the rental for Uber and personal use. While you have the option to sign on an additional driver, only the renter can use the car for Uber business.
  • All-inclusive price. The weekly rental price starts at $179 and includes insurance, 24-hour roadside assistance, servicing and vehicle registration. There are no hidden fees.
  • Account manager. You have a DriveMyCar representative dedicated to managing your contract.
  • Secure. Renters’ identities are screened and verified, and credit checks are conducted to ensure financial responsibility. Bookings are only confirmed after the renter pays a bond and the first payment. In turn, renters can leave feedback for car owners.
  • Wide range of vehicles. DriveMyCar puts renters in touch with private owners, so it offers a varied fleet of vehicles with around 40 makes, each with its own fee schedule.
  • Flexible rental terms. You can rent from a minimum of seven days up to 365 days. If you’d like to return the vehicle, you have a seven-day notice period before handing it back.
  • Longer rentals available. You can rent a car for up to a year with a longer rental contract.
  • Free kilometres. You have a free kilometre allowance of 1,050km per day.

How much does it cost to rent a vehicle with DriveMyCar?

Listed below are some of the fees associated with the rental contract.

  • Rental fee. Starting at $179 per week, the rental fee includes insurance, registration and maintenance.
  • Membership fee. A $100 membership fee applies.
  • Bond. Before the rental is confirmed, you must pay a bond of $300 plus the first rental fee.
  • Additional kilometres. You will be charged $0.2 per extra kilometre.
  • Cancellation fee. If you cancel the rental after having signed the contract, you will be required to pay 30% of the total rental fee or $200, whichever is greatest.
  • Lost keys. You will be charged an administration fee of $40 for losing car keys.
  • Pet or smoking fee. You will be charged a $300 cleaning fee as well as an administration fee of $40.
  • Toll fees. You must pay all your own toll fees, as well as a $10 administration fee.

How to sign up with DriveMyCar

If you’d like to sign up with DriveMyCar, visit the website to fill in the online form. Registration is free and completed online. Make sure you fulfil the following eligibility criteria.

  • You must be at least 21 years old.
  • You must have a full, valid driver’s licence.
  • You must have a decent credit history.

Peer-to-peer car rental is a great way for Uber drivers to increase their earnings using well-maintained, reasonably priced rental cars. Your credit history will be taken into account when you register, so make sure that you can afford the fees before signing up.

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    AndyApril 5, 2018

    Do these cars need to have an Uber inspection before use?

    • finder Customer Care
      NikkiApril 5, 2018Staff

      Hi Andy,

      Thanks for your message and for visiting finder – the leading comparison website & general information service built to give you advice in your buying decision needs. How are you doing today?

      The vehicle inspection is performed by both the car Owner and Renter at the time of handover. A proper inspection involves you checking and photographing a number of key areas on the car as well as noting any current damage. All defects and scratches are to be noted and the odometer reading is recorded on the Vehicle Inspection Report. Both parties must sign the Inspection Report. The same applies when the car is returned.

      Hope this helps! Feel free to message us anytime should you have further questions.

      Cheers,
      Nikki

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    TedDecember 11, 2017

    Toll charges are the renters responsibility when renting a car for an Uber purpose. Is the toll not added to the trip when taking a passenger?

    • finder Customer Care
      MayDecember 25, 2017Staff

      Hi Ted,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Typically, toll surcharges are charged to riders and reimbursed to the driver/Uber partner, as detailed in the payment statement. Please also note that tolls and other road surcharges are only paid when a rider is in the car. It will not apply to toll charges incurred when you’re en route to a rider or after you’ve dropped them off.

      Hope this has answered your question.

      Cheers,
      May

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