Think of us like an Airbnb for cars.
Car sharing connects renters with car owners in their area.
From electric cars to transit vans, you can get instant access to nearby vehicles and be on your way in minutes. By renting a car from your community, you help reduce emissions and support local entrepreneurs. With driver telematics to support safer driving and contactless car collection, car sharing has never been easier.
Insurance and roadside breakdown cover included.Rent a car
Download the Karshare app and sign up with your email address
Tell us when you need a car – input date(s), time and location
Take your pick from cars and vans in your area and select your insurance excess
Enter your payment details and upload your driving licence to verify your identity
The entire renting process takes place through our mobile app. Every single vehicle on our platform is instantly bookable, which means you will only ever be shown cars that are actually available when you need them.
Once you have selected your vehicle and verified your licence, you are free to pick up your car and start driving. Your phone will act as a virtual key to lock and unlock your car, thanks to our KarshareGo technology.
Each vehicle will contain a sanitisation kit to help you manage the cleanliness of the car at the end of your rental and return it in the same condition you found it in.
When it’s time to start your booking, head to your car’s parked location
Go through the guided pre-rental checks with your phone’s camera
Lock and unlock your car using facial recognition in the Karshare app
Return the pick-up location after your rental concludes and sanitise the car according to our Covid safety guidelines
All our renters are protected by fully comprehensive insurance, provided by our insurance partner, QBE. Our standard insurance excess is £750, but you can reduce it to £250 by paying a £25 insurance fee. This means that you will only pay a maximum of £250 if you cause damage to the car.
48 hours before your booking, we will also take a deposit of £250 to cover any additional charges after your rental. This will be returned to you within 48 hours of the end of your rental booking.
If a claim for damages is made by the car owner, we will investigate using the condition report to settle the case. We will always return your deposit unless we are certain you caused damage to the vehicle during your booking.
To rent a car on Karshare, you need to:
*We do allow drivers aged 21+, but you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org declaring that you have had no incidents where you were at fault since obtaining your licence.
Karshare uses keyless technology to make it as easy and secure as possible for you to rent cars in your area. Each vehicle on our platform is fitted with our KarshareGo technology, which connects to the mobile app and acts as a virtual key. Using facial recognition technology, we can securely authenticate you when you unlock your car. Our leading technology also records mileage and fuel levels so you don’t have and keeps an eye on your driving behaviour to ensure safe driving. These driver telematics help us keep our insurance costs low and provide you with handy tips and tricks to keep your driving score high!
“The simplest car hire process I’ve ever encountered. Such a great idea and excellent value for money. Easy to use app and brilliant customer service.”
Michael Frost, ★★★★★
“Hired a car for the weekend, very easy process. The car was lovely, very clean, a small cleaning kit was provided within the glove box which I used on return. Will definitely use again.”
Chelsea Edgar, ★★★★★
“Worked really well – Such a good idea for people who don’t need a car often and Karshare does great work supporting local charities too, so I’m a big fan!”
Kat Caldwell, ★★★★★
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Just the air bnb of car hire.
Brilliant experience. Just the air bnb of car hire. Being my first, the guys were quick to help on the phone even quite late at night.
First Time User
Very convenient for manage the booking with simple and clear instruction. The customer service staff was very helpful as well.
Very easy process. The car was lovely, very clean, a small cleaning kit was provided within the glove box which I used on return. Will definitely be recommending Karshare and will use again.
Worked really well, I'm a big fan
Needed a car I could take my dog in, and this is an option with some of the vehicles. Such a good idea for people living in a city who don't need a car often, and Karshare support local charities too so I'm a big fan!
KarShare is excellent!
So simple to use, excellent customer services, and great reasonably priced cars! Considering getting rid of my car and just using KarShare instead!
Needed a car at short notice.
Very easy to use the website. Collection and drop off hours chosen by you, no key hassle if it's out of hours. Very responsive and helpful staff. I would definitely use Karshare again and would highly recommend!
The simplest car hire process I've ever encountered. Such a great idea and excellent value for money compared to standard car hire. Smooth process, easy to use app and brilliant customer service.
An absolute hidden gem of a company!
Fantastic idea, great cars, easy and very quick. It’s all safe with contactless collections. Customer services are very quick to reply if you have a query and they genuinely want to help - and they do!
Really helpful customer service
Really helpful customer service! Had some issues with a car that couldn't be avoided and the solution provided was instant, generous and came with an excellent level of support.
Adam and the Karshare team went above...
Adam and the Karshare team went above and beyond..They dealt with everything quickly with excellent customer service. will definitely use them again
Karshare is absolutely brilliant
It was easy for me to use the App, find a car I wanted and hire for the time I needed. The team were fantastic and resolved any issues I had. Will certainly be using again and encouraging others to do so. Well Done :)
Above and beyond!
An excellent, professional and yet friendly service. Adam and the team went above and beyond to help me rent my car through KarShare and I am proud to support the scheme.
A pleasure to do business with
A very friendly and professional company, always doing their utmost to ensure that I have everything I need. Their liaisons are super and the contact is first-rate. Promoting a sharing economy can only be a good thing.
What an amazing solution
If you must own a car, renting it out helps with those costs! I know the team by name, they don't treat me like a number which is refreshing. I really rate these guys and believe in what they are doing, so give them a go.
First time using Karshare
The help I received over the phone was great and I felt so taken care of. I would recommend this company to anybody; the best customer service I've had in a long time. Will definitely be using you for the future!
The team at Karshare were very helpful
The car I hired was in great condition and was easy to drive. I think this company are providing a very useful service and I will definitely use them again.
We hired a van in Bristol
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!
Perfect experience! Easy to book, no need for a credit card, and the whole team is just a delight to deal with. 100% I will continue using this app!
Great service, easy to use
Great service easy to use and amazing staff. The car I wanted had to go into the garage, but dealt with it really fast and dropped another car to me and picked it up! No issues at all! Going to be using it again this weekend!
Easy to use, clean and very professional
Used the app to hire a car for half a day and everything worked smoothly super clear and just a call away if not had any questions. Will use it again!
Easy to use, clean and professional
Used the app to hire a car for half a day and everything worked smoothly super clear and just a call away if not had any questions. Will use again!
Despite the original car and its...
Despite the original car being canceled due to a breakdown...I was personally delivered a car...courteous, friendly, and easy to be customers
Best customer service I have ever received
I was looking for a more environmentally and community-based way to rent cars and was very happy to find this...just a street away from my house!
Karshare I can say proudly that they definitely provided a great service during the start of the pandemic. They provided cars safely and followed all protective measures for front line staff.
I would like to thank Karshare
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Karshare who worked very hard to ensure that I get a suitable car to go to work as an NHS front line doctor.
Amazing during the pandemic
I work for the NHS and they offered to cover the fees to enable me to get free access to a car so that I could get to work safely. This was hugely beneficial for myself, my team and my patients.
Such a positive impact
Karshare made such a positive impact for my life during the lock down. From identifying a car donor to extension of the free rental and returning, I will recommend Karshare whenever I can.
Lovely and supportive staff, Andrie who has been handling most of the arrangement with me is such a lovely and supportive gentleman.
Excellent service and communication
Excellent service and communication from start to finish would recommend to everyone
I cant be grateful enough!
Cars were always in excellent condition. I haven't had a single problem, no one provides such a good and easy service asking for so little.
I’m a community advanced clinical practitioner and don’t know what I would have done without Karshare
"Karshare made the loan of my car really easy. They cleaned the car before and after loan until it was immaculate. I'd totally recommend them."
Came to my rescue.
"Karshare is an amazing company who came to my rescue. The process was so simple, what a pleasure to work with such a caring, forward thinking people."
"Absolutely PERFECT! The team has changed the lives of so many, including myself, and has reminded us that there are still many generous people in this world."
"Great service so easy to get the car for me it was free of charge, everything included, I asked for an extension which I got without question."
Such a benefit.
"Such a benefit to my working day not having to wait for buses that add 3 hours to my day an exceptional service greatly appreciated."
The most fabulous scheme.
"The most fabulous scheme. I am so proud of you all. The Karshare team make it so easy for me to receive the car and I had such amazing service. Thanks everyone."
Friendly and efficient.
"I’ve been very impressed with Karshare and everyone who has helped with this community car sharing scheme. They’re friendly and efficient."