Finding the right car

Article updated on 15/11/2021

Four-wheeled cars weighing less than 3.5 tonnes are accepted.

Other types of vehicle are not covered by our insurance, so we don’t accept them on the website (commercial vans, minibuses, motorbikes, lorries, boats, buses, camper vans, etc.).

In addition, you can't hire a car on Getaround to tow a caravan, as you wouldn't be covered by our insurance.

Vehicles adapted for persons with impaired mobility

Certain cars on the platform are adapted for those with impaired mobility. While we’re not yet able to filter these vehicles during search, the listing descriptions will indicate whether the vehicle is right for you.

If you can’t find the vehicle you need on Getaround, you can go to Wheeliz, which specialises in renting cars for people with impaired mobility.

Caravans and trailers

Attaching a trailer to the car isn't permitted by our insurance and you wouldn't be covered, unless it's the owner's trailer and they are renting the car with it.

Please note that it's not possible to attach a caravan to the car you are renting.

Conditions for each category of vehicle (economy, comfort, premium)

The vehicles are divided into three categories (economy, comfort, premium) based on their model and age. Different access and insurance excess rules apply depending on the category. These can be found under the vehicle description when you are making the booking. Find out more about the insurance excess.

For cars registered in the UK

  • Economy category: you must be at least 21 years old and have held a licence for at least two years
  • Comfort category: you must be at least 25 years old and have held a licence for at least two years
  • Premium category: you must be at least 25 years old and have held a licence for at least three years
  • You must be no more than 69 years old to rent any category of vehicle on Getaround.

Due to insurance requirements, all drivers 25 years and under are required to pay a young driver's surcharge of £20 per trip.

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