All cars on the Karshare platform use keyless technology. This means you don't need to pick up any keys to access the car you have booked. Instead, you use the Karshare mobile app as your key to lock and unlock your car.
Below, we will quickly run through how this works and what this will look like in the app:
1. Finding your car
You can use the pick up and return instructions in your booking confirmation email to see where the car is located.
Within 30 minutes of the booking start time, you can go into your booking on the Karshare App and tap the ‘Get directions’ button to be directed to the where the vehicle is parked.
You’re only permitted to drive the vehicle in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands as our insurance only covers you when driving in these locations. We are also not currently allowing additional drivers so only the renter whose name the booking is made under is eligible to drive the vehicle.
2. Starting your rental
To start your rental, go into your booking at press the "Start" button below:
3. Condition Reporting
Once you have pressed "Start" the app will direct you to take photos of the car to create a condition report
You can do this by selecting the "Begin walk around"
4. Selfie Verification
Once the condition report is complete, you will be asked to verify your identity by taking a selfie
5. Inputting Fuel and Mileage Readings
Some cars will require you to input the fuel and mileage readings from the car and take a photo of the dashboard showing the corresponding figures are correct.
If the screen below does not appear on your booking you can skip over this section
6. Unlocking your car
Simply press the unlock button on the screen below
Your app will function as the key to the doors of your car
7. Starting the engine
If your car requires a key for the ignition, you will find this in the glove box
N.B. Please ensure the ignition key stays in the car at all times + do not use it to lock and unlock the car or the alarm will go off
If your car uses a button to start and stop the engine, please use this
8. Ending a rental
To end your rental you will need to click the "End rental" button as shown on the screen below
Once you have completed your return condition report, your rental will be ended
However, you will still have 5 minutes to collect your belongings if you have left anything inside
9. Reviewing your rental
We would really appreciate it if you would leave a review of your rental once it has ended
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