Q: When will NeighborCar be available?
NeighborCar is currently in beta testing so we can fine tune our service. We hope to have testing completed and the service be available this summer 2019. Check our website for updates.
Q: How much will NeighborCar cost?
That depends on the number of households sharing ownership, and the type of car purchased. A targeted amount of $150. Per month per household is the goal.
Q: Can I keep my own insurance company?
No, the NeighborCar system relies on commercial insurance covering the car and group of owners so insurance is included in the cost.
Q: Can I share a car that allows pets? How about smoking?
Yes, NeighborCars allow most pets but there are some requirements.
For the courtesy of other owners, smoking is not allowed in any NeighborCar vehicle.
Q: Will any NeighborCars be smoker-friendly?
Sorry, for the courtesy of other owners, smoking is not allowed in any NeighborCar vehicle.
Q: How will scheduling work so everyone is happy?
An easy to use calendar available on-line and on your mobile phone will allow members to schedule time of use. Fees are made up of two parts: fixed costs assessed to members, and a portion for time used.
Q: Can I let a friend use a NeighborCar?
Each member household gets to designate two users.
Q: How are scheduling conflicts, messy owner issues, empty fuel tank surprises, etc. resolved?
The NeighborCar agreements include a rules and expectations covenant. It also includes a member board to discuss and decide unforeseen issues that could arise. Fuel is included in the fees and the cost distributed based on usage.
Q: If a NeighborCar vehicle gets a parking violation, who pays the fine?
This is also covered in the NeighborCar Covenant… The driver agrees to pay parking violations.