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Vehicle Inspection Form

If your car is older than 10 years or has more than 125,000 miles you will need to submit a passed inspection prior to joining Getaround. Please have a certified mechanic complete the form and then submit it to your Account Executive once you are ready to list your car! Complete this form to submit your proof of passed inspection to your Getaround account executive.

Onboarding Eligibility. A vehicle must be less than 10 years old and have less than 125,000 miles to be eligible for onboarding. No inspections are required for onboarding these cars. Vehicles 10 years and older (up to 2007) and/or that have more than 125,000 miles may be eligible for onboarding if the vehicle successfully passes a vehicle inspection.  

Annual Inspection Requirements. Vehicles over 10 model years and/or that have more than 125,000 miles require an annual inspection to remain on the Getaround platform.

Inspection Requirements. Inspections submitted must have been completed within the past 30 days. Inspections must be completed and signed by a certified mechanic. If the vehicle fails the inspection, the host may complete the necessary repairs and submit to another inspection.

Where to get an inspection. The inspection can be completed by the certified mechanic of the host’s choice. Many hosts will have their inspection completed during regular maintenance. The host is responsible for the inspection fees.


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Host FAQs

Partnerships

Q.

Does Getaround actively develop partnerships that can help hosts grow their car sharing business?

A.

Getaround has an entire team dedicated to developing new partnerships that increase demand for cars. Take a look at this recent announcement by the city of Boston. We also are working with hospitality companies and legislative and regulatory lawmakers that understand how car sharing is good for the economy and the environment.

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Multi-day trips

Q.

Can guests book trips for more than a day?

A.

While most Getaround trips tend to be for less than a day, many guests commonly book a Getaround car for a weekend trip or even longer. Some guests have even booked Getaround vehicles for weeks at a time.

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Miles limit

Q.

How many miles is a guest allowed to drive a Getaround shared car in one day?

A.

Guests are limited to 200 miles per day. Guests that exceed this limit incur a per-mile fee, part of which is reimbursed to the host.

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Market differentiator

Q.

Why is Getaround a better platform for my cars?

A.

Made possible with our Getaround app (software) and Getaround Connect® (hardware), Getaround has built a platform of connected cars, meaning every step in our booking process incorporates the contactless car sharing experience. From the way we vet our guests to how we manage our demand data, we have created a platform that allows hosts to grow a fleet they can easily manage across an entire city (compared to needing all of their cars in a single parking lot).

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Host age

Q.

What is the typical age range of a Getaround host?

A.

Becoming a Getaround host is easy, and the barrier to entry is low; we see some hosts starting fleets in their early 20s and building businesses they manage for many years. While the typical age range is between 25 and 40, we have hosts well into their senior years as well.

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Guest age

Q.

What is the typical age range of a Getaround guest?

A.

While guests must be at least 19 years old to use Getaround cars, most users are between 25 and 49.

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Growing markets

Q.

What markets are showing the most significant growth?

A.

Cities with medium population density and limited transportation options — Getaround calls these transportation deserts.

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Parking locations

Q.

Where do Getaround hosts park their cars?

A.

The host can park cars in any legally permissible location within an active zip code on our platform. By working with their dedicated fleet business manager, hosts can gain analytics and insight about where demand is highest. Getaround also negotiates parking spaces with municipalities and businesses and makes these spaces available to hosts.

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Cars per host

Q.

How many cars does the average power host have on Getaround?

A.

In 2020, the average number of cars listed per host was 8. In just the first three months of 2021, the average has increased to 12 to meet escalating market demand. However, many Power Hosts join the platform with just one or two cars and grow their business from there. There is no perfect number of vehicles for any fleet, and every host can grow the business at the pace that works for them.

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Power host

Q.

What is Getaround's Power Host™ program?

A.

Getaround has seen a growing demand in car sharing interest from people who need cars to live and work. We developed this program to support the many entrepreneurs who have seen this trend and are building their car sharing businesses to share multiple cars on our platform.

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Power Host program

Q.

Why did Getaround launch the Power Host™ program — is it better than the previous host program?

A.

The previous host program focused on single-car hosts, but demand from guests has increased over the last year as hosts with more cars on the platform continue to be successful. The Power Host program has more features and resources that help hosts start quickly and scale to profitability.

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More money

Q.

How does the Power Host™ program earn Getaround and the host more money?

A.

Getaround and Getaround hosts share the revenue from trip reservations. As demand has increased, so too must the supply of cars. With this program, we hope to encourage current hosts to increase their fleet sizes, gain market share, and attract new individuals and car businesses to the platform.

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COVID-19

Q.

What COVID-19 protocols in place for hosts? Does Getaround offer tips and resources to keep cars sanitized and clean?

A.

Getaround provides hosts with tips and other information about sanitizing their cars, but most proactively provide sanitizing wipes and modify their cleaning routines to keep guests safer during the pandemic. If we learn a guest has tested positive for COVID-19, we promptly inform the host so that the vehicle can be sanitized for the safety of the next guest.

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Car limit

Q.

Is there a limit to the number of cars a power host can have on the Getaround platform?

A.

No. The Power Host™ program is for fleets of all sizes — from the two-car owner to the large car lot seeking to increase income from cars customarily parked and used for different purposes.

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Car theft

Q.

How has Getaround responded to car theft?

A.

Getaround has a dedicated team that assists with all safety concerns. Car theft is not common, but we work with law enforcement and the host to enable quick recovery if theft occurs. Getaround diminishes risk by helping hosts choose safer parking options and constantly improving our technology and hardware.

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Increase demand

Q.

Aside from the Power Host™ program, what else is Getaround doing to increase demand for car sharing?

A.

Getaround is focused on numerous initiatives to increase platform usage, but even without these initiatives, we have seen a marked increase in demand as the pandemic becomes more controlled.

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Vehicle inspection form

If your car is older than 10 years or has more than 125,000 miles you will need to submit a passed inspection prior to joining Getaround. Please have a certified mechanic complete the form and then submit it to your Account Executive once you are ready to list your car! Complete this form to submit your proof of passed inspection to your Getaround account executive.

Onboarding Eligibility. A vehicle must be less than 10 years old and have less than 125,000 miles to be eligible for onboarding. No inspections are required for onboarding these cars. Vehicles 10 years and older (up to 2007) and/or that have more than 125,000 miles may be eligible for onboarding if the vehicle successfully passes a vehicle inspection.  

Annual Inspection Requirements. Vehicles over 10 model years and/or that have more than 125,000 miles require an annual inspection to remain on the Getaround platform.

Inspection Requirements. Inspections submitted must have been completed within the past 30 days. Inspections must be completed and signed by a certified mechanic. If the vehicle fails the inspection, the host may complete the necessary repairs and submit to another inspection.

Where to get an inspection. The inspection can be completed by the certified mechanic of the host’s choice. Many hosts will have their inspection completed during regular maintenance. The host is responsible for the inspection fees.

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