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Why rent a car with us?

Book instantly

Book instantly

All cars on Karshare instantly bookable. See what's available, immediately.

Support community

Support community

Renting cars from your local community is a great way to help others.

Unlock by phone

Unlock by phone

It's never been this easy to hire a car. Locate and unlock all cars with our app.

Find a car nearby

Find a car nearby

No need to head to a collection point, your next car is parked just around the corner.

Rent a car

Renting a car has never been this easy. By choosing a car from members of your local community, you can be on your way in minutes. Whether you need a rental car for an hour, a day or longer we've got you covered. Insurance and RAC breakdown cover is included in all bookings, and with contactless car collection, hiring a car is now faster and more convenient than ever.

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Download the Karshare app to be part of the more sustainable way of owning and renting a car.

Really innovative new app! Loved the ease of booking and being able to collect the Van without seeing anyone....especially useful in these Covid times!

Jamie Sawdon
We hired a van in Bristol

How car sharing works

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Frequently asked questions

Age requirements

  • You must be between 25 yrs – 70 yrs old
  • Young drivers (21 yrs – 25 yrs old) are able to drive certain cars if they have had 0 incidents since obtaining their licence

Licence requirements

  • UK or EU licence holders only
  • Must have held licence for at least 2 years
  • Must have fewer than 25% of total allowable points on licence (e.g. maximum of 3 points allowed on UK licence)

General requirements

  • No more than 1 insurance claim in the last 3 years where you were at fault


You will pay an insurance fee as a part of the price of renting a vehicle. This will fully insure you to drive the vehicle for the duration of the booking.

The standard excess for any rental booking is £750. This amount will be blocked on your card until the vehicle has been returned and the condition of the vehicle has been checked. When making a booking you have the option to reduce this excess down to £250 for an additional fee.


Head to our Help Centre for more FAQs or get in touch!

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