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Rent a car in Manchester

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 in Manchester is now faster and more convenient than ever.

Rent a car in Manchester

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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

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Frequently asked questions

Our renter requirements:

  • 21-70 years of age*
  • holding a UK, EU or EEA driving licence for at least two years
  • having max 25% of points deducted or added on the licence, depending on the country (e.g. UK: no more than 3 points added to the licence; Spain: no more than 3 points deducted from the licence)
  • have had no more than 1 at fault insurance claim in the last 3 years

*for drivers aged 21-24 years, have had 0 (zero) incidents since obtaining the licence

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!

The list below contains the makes and models of mobile phones which currently do not support our Android mobile application.

If you are a renter on our platform and your device is on the list, please note that it is highly likely that our application will not perform well (or open at all) and you will not be able to rent a car smoothly.

  • Alcatel Pixi

  • Huawei Honor 10

  • Moto G7 (+)

  • Moto G8 Plus

  • OnePlus 8

  • One Plus Nord 100

  • Oppo Find X2

  • Oppo A53

  • RealMe X3

  • RealMe X50

  • Redmi K20

  • Redmi Note (All variants)

  • Reno4 (All Variants)

  • Xiaomi Mi 9T (All variants)

We are working hard on solving these issues, so please do check this list for regular updates. Meanwhile, please contact us at if you need more information.

The best car hire in Manchester, straight from your community

We have made hiring a car in Manchester fast, easy and affordable. With peer to peer car sharing, Manchester now has vehicles available on almost every corner, thanks to our trusted owners looking to share their cars. All you need to do to rent a car in Manchester is download our app and follow the instructions.

Our KarshareGo technology allows you to locate and unlock your chosen rental car using the Karshare App, so no queues, counters or face to face key exchanges are required to gain access.

We offer both long and short term vehicle hire, so you can find a car for an hour, a day or longer!

With car sharing, you rent the car you choose. So whether you’re looking for a budget friendly way to get around or a sportier ride to let your hair down, we’ve got you covered. Our peer to peer car sharing system means that you are not paying the large overheads that traditional car rental companies charge for when storing, servicing and maintaining a fleet of rental cars. This means that we are able to offer Manchester cheaper car rentals.

Car sharing involves two sets of people: vehicle owners and renters. Owners rent their cars to members of the Manchester community, who pay a fee for the usage.

For renters, the benefits are numerous. Your rental car is the car you choose online, the vehicles are located throughout Manchester and insurance and maintenance are all included in the price. This makes it convenient, quick and hassle free.

For owners, car sharing presents a useful stream of secondary income and, without the need to be physically present to hand over keys, it’s a stress-free way of making extra cash.

Manchester is situated in North West England and is both a city and a metropolitan borough within Greater Manchester, alongside Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford. It has the fifth largest population in England and marks the halfway point between Liverpool and Sheffield.

Citizens of Manchester are often referred to as Mancunians, a reference to the ‘Mamucium’ fort built by Roman conquerors in the 1st century. 

Manchester’s heavy involvement in the Industrial Revolution as a hotspot for textile manufacturing transformed the city entirely and the iconic red brick buildings that characterise the city are still on show today. The city’s rich history has made it a popular tourist destination with people coming from far and wide to experience Manchester’s popular venues, ancient landmarks and thriving cultural scene. If you are visiting Manchester, download the Karshare app to rent a vehicle from members of the community and enjoy a stress free, contactless rental experience in the city.

If you are new to Manchester, you will be spoilt for choice with things to do in and around the city. Here are 5 of our favourite sights and activities in Manchester for visitors:

Visit some iconic historical landmarks: From a reconstructed part of the 1st century Roman fort of Mamucium, located in Castlefield, to the oldest free public reference library in the UK, Cheltham’s Library, to the beautiful Manchester Town Hall in Albert Square, one of the most important Victorian buildings in the country, Manchester is sure to keep you on your toes as you tour the city to experience some of these landmarks full of history.

Follow in Ronaldo’s footsteps: Manchester is well-known for its creation of two of the most popular Premiere League football clubs: Manchester United and Manchester City. Catch a game at the colossal Etihad Stadium or visit one of the many museums dedicated to the city’s most celebrated players. 

Celebrate the thriving music scene: Home to some of the biggest names in music history like Oasis, The Smiths, Joy Division, The Verve, Take That, The 1975 and Simply Red, Manchester has played a key role in the evolution of indie music. It is also home to the largest indoor arena in Europe, Manchester Arena. With over 21,000 seats, you’re bound to find the one with the best view!

Take a day trip to Blackpool: Located just an hour northwest of the city, Blackpool is a panoramic seaside resort and host to some of the country’s most famous dance venues, including the Winter Gardens and the Tower Ballroom, a frequent highlight of the popular Strictly Come Dancing contest. 

Catch a show: Manchester has a vibrant theatre scene with several venues located across the city, from the Manchester Opera House to the newly refurbished HOME art centre to the Royal Exchange Theatre, the largest theatre in the round located in the city’s former cotton exchange. Make sure to also check out some local pubs as they often host small-scale performances and comedy gigs.

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