At Getaround we want our vehicle owners to get the most out of their carsharing experience, and managing your car's info and availability is key to success. So here’s our guide to optimizing a carsharing calendar and vehicle listing.
You’ve got places to be and your car’s got people to see, so when your schedule frees or fills up it’s important to reflect that on your car's calendar. When you've blocked off time on your calendar, your car won't appear as available for drivers to book.
Reminder: Renters can book an available car up to 15 minutes before a trip.
How to Optimize Your Getaround Calendar
Your car's calendar is accessible from the "Cars" view. To get started, login to your account with your desktop browser, or navigate to "Cars" via the hamburger menu on the Getaround App.
Next, tap "Calendar" under the image of the car you'd like to manage. You can block off time by the month, or day, down to the hour.
Time can be blocked off (or removed from a block) easily. Once you're inside the calendar view, tap the day you'd like to block, and hit the "Add block" button.
Select the start and end time, and tap the "Block time" button at the bottom of the screen. You'll see a confirmation prompt with a green checkmark, tap "Okay."
You can also remove blocks by selecting a date that's actively blocked and tapping the "X" button on the righthand side.
You'll see a prompt saying, "You sure you want to delete this blocked time?" Confirm by selecting "Delete."
You can also set weekly recurring calendar blocks if you have a regular commitment.
Optimizing Your Car Profile
Drivers are always interested if a car has options or features they can utilize. Does your car have child seats, a ski rack, winter weather chains, or satellite radio? These things might make someone's trip more easy or enjoyable, and your car more rentable, so make sure your car's profile description includes all the details.
Your car profile settings are best managed on the desktop website. Owners logging on to Getaround.com will land on the "Cars" view.
Next, tap the "Manage" button underneath the car you'd like to update. Here you can edit and update your car's information like description, car availability calendar, location details, or specific instructions for parking, picking up, or dropping off.
Now you're familiar with the Getaround owner management tools, and we hope that you feel empowered to carshare with confidence. Owners on Getaround love making money off of their car, the flexibility that extra income affords, and the ease and simplicity of sharing on Getaround, and we're certain you'll feel the same way too.