How do I become an approved DriveShare driver?
Only DriveShare vetted and approved drivers are allowed to drive the cars. To be an approved driver, you will be guided through the verification process upon submitting your first booking request. We check your driving history to ensure it meets our eligibility requirements and if it does, you can drive during any DriveShare reservation. Note that it may take up to 72 hours to become an approved driver. We strongly suggest that any co-drivers create an account 72 hours before any planned rental. We cannot guarantee that the process will be completed in less time.
If your passengers are approved DriveShare drivers, then they can assist you with the drive. If not, they will have to remain as your radio station guru. You must still be the driver for the pickup and drop off of the car. It's your responsibility to confirm whether or not your passenger has been fully approved before letting them drive the car as well.
Should a non-approved driver be allowed to drive the vehicle, the renter will become fully liable for any damage and fines that may occur.
What kind of car can I rent?
You’ll find there’s a wide range of vehicles on driveshare.com! You can choose by make and model, year, transmission, and many other options. Naturally, you have the choice of price range as well. Some vehicles may be equipped with a manual transmission. If you are not proficient with a manual, please do not attempt to book a car that is equipped with one. If you are unable to drive a manual, the owner can cancel the booking at any time and no refunds will be issued in this case.
What is the security deposit for?
DriveShare requires a security deposit (minimum $500) before you may drive any car. If your payment card is a debit card, this amount will be deducted from your account; if it is a credit card, the amount will be pre-authorized. In each case, this will usually happen when you initially rent the car. However, if the trip is scheduled to start more than a week from the time you’ve paid for the rental, the security deposit will be charged 7 days prior to the trip starting; if the security deposit fails, your trip will be automatically cancelled. This deposit will be reversed 72 hours after you return the car in the condition that you first rented it. Depending on your bank and the means of payment, it may take up to 7 business days after we release the deposit for the funds to be available in your account. Credit cards will usually show a swifter return of the funds availability, as they will be a release of authorization.
How does pick up and drop off work?
Each owner will arrange pickup and drop off locations with the renter. Many owners are willing to drive a certain amount of miles to meet with the renter. Please specify any special request with the owners prior to booking.
What if there is an issue with the car?
Should there be a mechanical issue with the vehicle during a rental, DriveShare provides the industry's most comprehensive roadside service on all vehicles during the rental period. This roadside assistance is included with every rental at no cost to the owner or renter.
This service is provided through Hagerty Roadside ® and includes:
- Guaranteed flatbed towing with soft straps
- Dispatch operators who understand and care about classic cars
- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week coverage
- Dispatch for lockouts, battery jumps, tire changes & emergency fuel delivery
Depending on the circumstances of the issue, a refund may be offered to the renter.
Can I rent a car for an upcoming event?
Absolutely! Many of the vehicles listed on our site are also available for events and special occasions, such as weddings. Some owners may offer a discounted daily rate for an Event rental. Please contact the owner with any specific request prior to booking.