Understanding the requirements for cars and owners

To be accepted on Getaround UK, your vehicle must:

  • Be registered & parked in the UK.

  • Be privately owned, manufactured to carry up to eight passengers and not exceed 3500kg in weight.

  • Be covered by a yearly insurance policy, at least third-party liability insurance.

  • Be registered after 01/01/2013.

  • Have up-to-date tax, MOT and insurance.

  • Be between ABI insurance group 1-36 (37 and above not accepted).

  • Have mileage less than 130,000 miles.

Other types of vehicle are not insured: commercial vans, minibusses, buses, caravans, motorbikes, quad bikes, no-license cars and driving school cars. You can't rent your vehicle on Getaround to tract a trailer either. You wouldn't be covered by our insurance.

We do not accept previous write-offs. Any vehicles that are Cat A, B, S, X, and N are not covered by the Getaround insurance.*

If your car is leased, it usually depends on the type of financing contract, it depends on the financing or leasing company whether you can rent it through Getaround. Some companies 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.

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

As an owner, you must be:

  • The owner of the vehicle - i.e. your name (private individual or legal entity) is on the registration certificate (V5C) as the registered keeper.

  • A UK resident for more than 3 months.

  • At least 21 years old.

  • Without personal bankruptcy or any County Court Judgements (CCJ) during the past 3 years.

If these conditions aren't met, you will not be covered by our insurance and will be responsible for paying all costs in the event of an incident.

NB: Vehicles with significant engine horsepower (such as Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, etc.) or high value are not allowed on the platform due to their excessive insurance risk.

*Previously Cat C and D.

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