Short answer:

When you borrow cars on our platform, you'll pay an hourly or daily rate plus a rate per kilometre. The per-kilometre rate includes fuel, and also compensates the owner for all the other operating costs associated with your driving, like tyre wear and servicing.

Distance rates

Each car has a distance rate chosen by its owner. Owners can choose from these distance rates: 13c, 25c, 31c, 37c or 45c per kilometre. Keep in mind that borrowers also pay an additional 8c/km to Mobility Mutual for damage and loss cover. Each car's distance rate is displayed on its profile and in the search results.

After your trip has ended – or at intervals during your trip if you’re driving over 550 kilometres – we'll calculate how far you drove and charge you for each kilometre according to the distance rate.

What the distance rate includes

The distance rate includes all the fuel you use and helps to cover the owner's other running costs from your driving. Running costs include things like tyre wear, servicing costs, and general wear and tear on the car. You’ll also pay an additional 8c/km for damage and loss cover.

 Important

You must return the car with at least 1/4 of a tank of fuel. If it is left with less, there is a fee applicable. See buying fuel during a trip for how to refuel the car and get reimbursed.

Progressive payments for long trips

In most cases, distance charges are only charged after your trip has ended. For longer trips, we'll charge you $500 each time the distance you've driven reaches that value.

How far is $500? It depends on the distance rate of the car you've booked:

  • At 21c/km, $500 is 2381km 
  • At 33c/km, $500 is 1515km
  • At 39c/km, $500 is 1282km
  • At 45c/km, $500 is 1111km
  • At 53c/km, $500 is 943km

You can view your current estimated distance 24 hours after your trip has started in the app.

You'll receive an email and a push notification each time you reach the distance threshold ($500, $1,000 and $1,500) and we'll charge your payment method overnight. If you won't be able to make the payment, please contact us right away.

 

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  • I didn't drive the car today( sunday), but my trip is showing i drove 280km when it was only 238 km the last time I checked

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  • Hi Clifford, the updates you see are not real time, they only update into our system periodically. This means that the distance you see might not include the last few hours. In this case, the number you saw on Sunday had updated with the rest of Saturday's distance.

    Thanks for pointing out that this hadn't been mentioned in the article, I'll update it to avoid any further confusion!

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