Our most successful carshare owners all have one thing in common: high availability.

And by availability, we mean the factors that influence accessibility for renters, which can be broken down into:

  1. Time availability (or available hours)
  2. Location availability (or where the car is located)

Time availability

In the case of time availability, higher available hours leads to a direct increase in earnings potential. Equally as important is consecutive available hours. Increase your chances of showing up in searches by having uninterrupted chunks of available time for renter booking. Whenever possible, make your vehicle available for the busiest carsharing times: weekends and holidays

Did you know...

  • Making your car unavailable for just one hour reduces that day's potential earnings by 30%
  • 44% of total earnings on Getaround occur on weekends

You can monitor your estimated earnings week over week in your owner dashboard.

Owner Dashboard view:

Earnings overview summary

The Comparison view presents a vehicle’s weekly estimated earnings versus similar cars in the vicinity. You can use this information to gauge and adjust to competition in the area.

Earnings overview comparison view

Managing vehicle availability is easy with Getaround's profile management tools. Owners should proactively update vehicle calendars (you can set recurring time blocks) and optimize vehicle descriptions to increase booking opportunities and search availability.

Location availability

Proximity (or location) is another top factor influencing most renter bookings.

If your weekly available hours aren’t netting the estimated earnings you expect, consider relocating your vehicle somewhere with greater carshare demand (if you do, make sure to update your vehicle home location settings). The most active locations for carsharing are typically near transit centers, high density neighborhoods, or campuses.

Take these two simple steps today to optimize your owner earnings. And if you’re interested in getting touch with our team to help you maximize your potential even further, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Owner Success team!

As always, thanks for being part of our Getaround community!