HyreCar Owner Success Guide

Are you interested in using HyreCar to create a passive income that could easily be worth hundreds of dollars a month or even more?
While the service was designed to be as simple as possible, this success guide geared toward users will make it even easier to begin profiting right away.

1. Sell Your Listing

First and foremost, don’t take for granted that, because you’re the one with the car, you’re the one with all the options.

Are you familiar with Airbnb? Hosts with a profile that includes nice images, a detailed description, and added benefits to their home/apartment tend to attract more travelers, resulting in more passive income once they list their spare room/apartment. The same concept applies to being a car owner on HyreCar.

HyreCar is becoming extremely popular. That probably won’t change anytime soon, especially as more and more people use HyreCar to drive for Uber and Lyft.

This means you shouldn’t get too comfortable with the power dynamic that you have all the options.

So, present the best possible profile and you’ll have an easy time getting your car rented quickly so you begin making money with HyreCar.

Here’s how:

  • Use high-quality photos of your vehicle
  • Keep your description short and simple (but accurate) – sell drivers on why they should rent from you instead of other owners
  • Upload the documents HyreCar requires (e.g. registration, insurance, driver’s license, and 19-point inspection)

Note: If you haven’t inspected your vehicle yet, you can use services like Rideshare Mechanic to get your vehicles inspected remotely. This service conducts a video vehicle inspection, which eliminates the inconvenient process of going to a Jiffy Lube or local mechanic. No more getting stuck in traffic, wasting money on gas, or dealing with a mechanic who wants to upsell you on other parts. Their cost is comparable to your local mechanic, and you don’t pay unless your car passes the inspection.

Click HERE to sign up with Rideshare Mechanic and get your vehicles inspected quickly and efficiently. 

2. Analyze Your Local Market

HyreCar Owner Success Guide

Here’s a secret that will help you better position yourself as an attractive option for HyreCar drivers: look at what their other options are in your local market.

Otherwise, you may be pricing yourself far too high. You could end up waiting days or even weeks before you realize your mistake, so check for this right away.

That doesn’t mean competition is cutthroat among owners, though.

In fact, many owners report a certain amount of comradery among each other. So, don’t be afraid to reach out to owners with a lot of approved bookings for tips to help grow your business

3. Your First Application

HyreCar Owner Success Guide

After you’ve analyzed your market, you should have a much better idea of how to position yourself to start earning money right away.

This includes your payment structure. When starting out, be patient with this metric. Right now, it’s important to get bookings. Keep in mind that payments are made to owners 3-7 days after the driver is charged.

NOTE: Once you’ve listed your vehicle on the HyreCar platform, you should consider using Neighbor to rent out the (now) empty space in your garage or driveway.

You can earn an additional $100-300 every month renting out your empty space! It’s a real no brainer for any car owner on the platform looking for extra passive income.

Click HERE to sign up for Neighbor and get paid for your extra space today. 

4. Prep Your Vehicle

HyreCar Owner Success Guide

A surefire way to struggle with HyreCar is to have a dirty, poorly-maintained car waiting for your driver when they show up.

So, make a habit of cleaning your vehicle and keeping it in good condition.

You should definitely do this before you take that photo for your profile that we mentioned earlier. You want to put your best foot forward, but you also need to make sure that’s how the vehicle actually looks, too. Make sure to take clear photos of your vehicle prior to pick up to ensure your vehicle is returned in the same condition you rented it out in!

You won’t earn many fans with false advertisement.

A lot of owners simply take 10% of their monthly profits and put it toward their car’s upkeep. You may not need to set aside as much, but the point is, if you have a passive form of income, you should spend some of that money on keeping it. Otherwise, you won’t be enjoying those regular checks for very long.

5. Building the Relationship

There’s no expectation that you and the driver will become best friends, but it’s not a bad idea to build a bit of rapport with them.

Send them a text to introduce yourself, but also make sure that you go over your expectations early on, too. By no means should you allow someone to drive off with your car until you’ve made your expectations crystal clear.

Staying in Communication with the Driver

It’s not a bad idea to remain in contact with the driver while they have your vehicle, either. You don’t want to bother them, but you do want them to feel comfortable contacting you back if they need anything or have a question.

The driver is also responsible for keeping in touch with you as the end of the rental draws near. They have the option to extend their rental, but if they choose not to exercise it, they should confirm that the predetermined drop-off time and place is still acceptable.

6. End of Rental

When the driver drops off your vehicle, you must click “Confirm Drop Off” to formally end the rental.

At that point, examine your vehicle to make sure there wasn’t any damage done to it.

How to Handle Issues

If you do notice something is wrong, don’t be timid about bringing it up with HyreCar.

For example, say the driver is late returning your vehicle. You can submit a complaint to support. Even if the driver readily acknowledges an issue, it’s still important that you report it to HyreCar.

Be sure you do so right away, too, and, whenever possible, document it.

As another example, if the driver returns your vehicle with an empty tank or has scratched the bumper, you want to take photos as proof for the HyreCar Support team.


7. Troubleshooting

HyreCar Owner Success Guide

HyreCar is designed to be as user-friendly as possible, but if you run into problems, the good news is that the company has created a very intuitive process for resolving them.

Try going through our Help Center first, as you may be able to get the answers you need with very little effort.

How to Submit a Ticket

That said, sometimes, it may be necessary to request individual attention for your specific problem. In that case, submit a ticket through your portal account. You can do this by clicking the ‘Contact Us’ button at the bottom of https://support.hyrecar.com/hc/en-us’.

Once you submit your ticket, you should hear back within 24 hours. While that may not necessarily include the actual resolution, HyreCar will be sure to help resolve your issue as quickly as possible.

Of course, you’re free to follow up whenever you want, but you should be able to track the status of your ticket through the portal, too.

Treat HyreCar as a Priority

As you can see, succeeding with HyreCar is a pretty straightforward process. It’s all about taking steps early on that make it easy to enjoy passive profits later.

If there’s any secret to success with HyreCar, though, it’s treating these initial steps as a priority. Give it your full attention. Treat each one as a priority. Do this and you’ll soon have a reliable side income paying you every month.

By | 2020-12-10T15:54:02-08:00 February 21st, 2020|101 Comments


  1. Sanjay February 8, 2018 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    I want to rent my brand new Mercedes Benz car for a longer period

    • Reese Moulton February 8, 2018 at 9:32 pm - Reply

      Awesome! We would love to help you do that. Have you signed up yet? If not, please visit https://app.www.hyrecar.com/partner to get started and begin listing your vehicle. If you have questions or need assistance after creating an account, feel free to email partner@www.hyrecar.com or give us a call at 888-688-6769.

      • John Vorbeck March 23, 2020 at 11:04 am - Reply

        Hey Reese, who takes care of the maintenance and repairs on the rented vehicles?



        • aliharim April 13, 2020 at 9:37 am - Reply


          The owner of the vehicle is responsible for the maintenance and repairs of the vehicle.

  2. Jon Cates February 8, 2018 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    I hv a 2010 vw jetta diesel on turo
    Etc. Do u provide insurance.

    • Reese Moulton February 8, 2018 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      Yes, we do! We provide industry leading comprehensive rideshare insurance for the duration of your rental (which is paid for by the driver).

  3. Anthony F Cutaia February 8, 2018 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Please explain in detail exactly what you mean by HyreCar provides insurance. If there are any claims is owner’s insurance have any responsibility.

  4. Bevon D Simpson April 19, 2018 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Spring is here,have a nice day

  5. Bevon D Simpson April 19, 2018 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    I BELIEVE THAT THE Hyrecar is going places,brilliant idea .

  6. Hans D Alvarado April 27, 2018 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    First time! I’m excited to my first rental experience!!

  7. Anthony Hamilton May 9, 2018 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    How quick do you guys respond to a claim. Also what are the steps after filing a claim?

    • HyreCar May 11, 2018 at 1:48 am - Reply

      Hello Anthony! Our Claims Team will usually respond within 2-3 business days. Please reach out to us at 888.688.6769 if you have not heard back from our Claims Team yet. Thank you.

  8. Denis Mathews May 24, 2018 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Excellent suggestions and a great read. I will surely follow these awesome suggestions.

  9. Chidi Nwankpa June 5, 2018 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Great tips. Thanks for the write up guideline.
    Looking forward to using this platform to the fullest.

  10. Jeanie francis June 6, 2018 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Helpful info

  11. Kirk Petre June 14, 2018 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    What insurance companies will insure an OWNER and THEIR car? My agent that insures our home, rental houses, all of our cars, said no way, and good luck….. Any recommendations?

    • Aidan McKevitt June 18, 2018 at 12:59 pm - Reply

      We provide fully comprehensive commercial auto insurance through AIG for the duration of the rental (which is paid for by the driver), so both the owner and the driver are covered! If you want anymore information about how our insurance policy works, and all of the other rideshare insurance options, check out our blog post here https://www.hyrecar.com/blog/rideshare-insurance-options-uber-lyft-drivers/

  12. Kingsley June 21, 2018 at 12:41 am - Reply

    Are you operating in Austin Texas Yet?

    • Aidan McKevitt June 21, 2018 at 4:39 pm - Reply

      Hello! Yes, we are and we would love to help you get on the road! Please visit https://app.www.hyrecar.com/offers to create an account and then you will be able to begin booking a vehicle. If you have any questions or need any assistance after creating an account, please email sales@www.hyrecar.com or give us a call at (213) 269-5330.

    • April October 13, 2020 at 1:42 am - Reply

      My car is an old beater that’s a spare. If the car isn’t in great shape (but still passes inspection), can you charge less to rent it out to make it more appealing? It’s just collecting dust so it would be perfect for me.

      • HyreCar January 8, 2021 at 1:22 pm - Reply

        We only accept vehicles that are in proper working condition and have no physical defects.

  13. vicente June 24, 2018 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    valuable information

  14. Yusuf Adetayo July 19, 2018 at 9:56 am - Reply

    Hi,do you operate in New York with TLC NYC cars?

    • Aidan McKevitt July 19, 2018 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      Yes, we do provide TLC approved vehicles on our marketplace!

  15. Drew August 14, 2018 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    I am excited about renting my car to hyrecar. I plan on registering a lot of cars. Is there a limit? If not ,Should I register as a business once I am at a certain amount?

    • Aidan McKevitt August 16, 2018 at 4:29 pm - Reply

      Hi Drew,

      We are glad to hear that you are excited about listing your vehicles. There is not a limit, in fact, we have multiple fleet owners on our platform. You can learn more here: https://www.hyrecar.com/fleet.

  16. Shabir Ahmed November 15, 2018 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Does Hyrecar provide insurance during trip?
    What is safty of my care and who is resposible for that.
    I need extra insurance ?

  17. Samuel Khan December 3, 2018 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Very informative

  18. Marlon Sykes March 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Awesome article! Great for first-time HyreCar Users. Definitely looking forward to Partnering with the company!

    • jesslyn March 4, 2019 at 3:17 pm - Reply

      Hello Marlon, thank you for the positive feedback! We are thrilled to welcome you as our partner. Are you interested in renting/listing a car?

      • Marlon Sykes March 4, 2019 at 3:22 pm - Reply

        Hi Jesslynn,

        Thank you! I just listed two cars on here yesterday.

  19. Alexander Nogid March 24, 2019 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Where I can get 19 points vehicle inspection done?

    • jesslyn April 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      Hello Alexander, there are different places where you can bring you car in for a 19-point inspection depending on where you are located. In Los Angeles, Jiffy Lube is Uber partners for 19 points inspection purposes.
      You can check their locations here:

  20. Morris April 22, 2019 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    I would like to rent my car at times when I don’t need it (probably a week or two at a time), but take it “off” the market for days when I will be in town and need it. Will this work with HC?

    • aliharim June 21, 2019 at 9:20 am - Reply

      Hello! Yes, you can take your vehicle on and off the marketplace!

  21. Jennifer May 21, 2019 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    What year, mileage etc is required to rent your own vehicle ?

  22. Lucas May 24, 2019 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    What are the age and mileage restrictions for listing a car to rent out?

  23. Romy Guaba June 13, 2019 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the information. I have listed my Car already and am ready to start.

  24. Kevin Tarkenton July 7, 2019 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    I’m interested. I have a question. How much of the actual payments the person needing the car pays do I keep…
    or, what percentage?

  25. Tony Rousan July 10, 2019 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    what if the car I am renting broke down?
    Do you have access to car warranty?

    • aliharim July 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm - Reply

      Hi Tony! If the car breaks down we have a tow service, owners are responsible for service, maintenance, and repairs.

  26. Louis J Baio Sr July 18, 2019 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Would a 2 door Smart Car be allowed to be rented ?

    • aliharim July 18, 2019 at 1:56 pm - Reply

      Hello, Unfortunately we do not allow 2 door cars currently.

  27. Nick Mariano July 24, 2019 at 4:59 am - Reply

    I own a Rental Car company in upstate NY. Does Hyre Car do business in NY. If so would you send me information on how to do business with your company.

    • aliharim July 24, 2019 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      Hello Nick! I am having my fleet specialist reach out to you. Please be on the lookout for a call or email.

      • Nick July 24, 2019 at 6:50 pm - Reply

        Great thanks

  28. Allen August 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    I’m concerned about drivers driving my car into mexico as my car is in San Diego. If there a way to block the use of the car from leaving the state of California?

  29. Najmuddin Latifi August 22, 2019 at 2:51 am - Reply

    Do you have operate in Virginia?

    • aliharim August 22, 2019 at 10:53 am - Reply

      Hello! Yes, we are operational in Virginia!

  30. Mike Allison August 26, 2019 at 9:35 am - Reply

    I have a collection (7) of 2005 through 2009 Dodge Magnums, two of which are SRTs. All are fleet maintained and have less than 150k miles. Can I rent one or all of my cars on hyercar?

  31. Saurabh September 7, 2019 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Whats an average daily rental for sedan in Virginia

  32. Timothy September 15, 2019 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Quick question,
    Can I rent out my car financed car?

  33. M October 6, 2019 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Please guid me when you should the driver send the payments of the rental days (earning)

  34. Emmanuel Neba Ambebila October 7, 2019 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Hi, I am already an uber driver. My car will not be available for 3 weeks. If I hire a car through hirecar, how do I get it registered under me in the uber platform and how long does it take?

  35. Emmanuel Neba Ambebila October 7, 2019 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    From experience, which are the top profitable cars to list on your platform?

  36. Emmanuel Neba Ambebila October 7, 2019 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    If I list my car, Am I going to be responsible for paying taxes during the tax season?

  37. add hunters October 21, 2019 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Good job! Hope to have time with you and share mine about apartments for sale

  38. Jen October 24, 2019 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Hello! One question, as a owner, would I have to pay a fee whenever my car is rented?

  39. Alpha November 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Hi there I have a 2015 Hyundai I’m not driving, I want to rent it to a friend of mine but would like to do it through Hyrecar. Please let me know what we should do?

    • aliharim November 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm - Reply

      Hello, please call our main line at 8886886769.

  40. Auto details November 14, 2019 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    We have a dealership, can we put our cars on this platform?

  41. Emmanuel Neba Ambebila November 14, 2019 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    How do I know the market power in my region. I am in Dallas area Texas. I am planning to buy a new car purposely for this and I don’t want to list it and it sits there without being rented


    • aliharim November 15, 2019 at 2:28 pm - Reply

      Hello, we would be happy to help. Please call us at 8886886769.

  42. Roop January 5, 2020 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    What is the latest model year vehicle i can list for renting? I have a 2004 Volvo XC90.

    • aliharim January 6, 2020 at 10:43 am - Reply

      This will vary depending on the Uber/Lyft vehicle requirements in your specific state. You can find this information on the Uber or Lyft support page. As long as it qualifies for one or the other, you can list!

  43. SANDRO R MACIEL January 9, 2020 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Olá, estou disponibilizando um carro pra alugar, mas estou alugando pra um cliente particular,
    não sei como bloquear datas e coicidentemente ja alugou 3x e não estava com a data disponivel
    para o Hyre.

  44. SANDRO R MACIEL January 9, 2020 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Hi, I’m providing a car for rent, but I’m renting to a private client,
    I don’t know how to block dates and coidently already rented 3x and was not with the date available
    for Hyre.

    • aliharim January 9, 2020 at 8:44 am - Reply

      Hey Sandro, keep your phone handy. We will have an agent give you a call here shortly to explain proper procedures in this case!

  45. Miguel January 10, 2020 at 3:17 am - Reply

    Everything sounds great but I can’t find any billing or pay for renting your car out on this app. How much of the rental cost goes to my pocket at the end? For example if I want to rent my car to someone for $20 a day, how much of the $20 for that day gets deposited into my bank account??

  46. Kevin February 7, 2020 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Can I have more than one vehicle listed on the platform?

    • aliharim February 24, 2020 at 11:34 am - Reply

      Hello! Yes, you absolutely can. Please call us at 8886886769 if you need help getting started.

  47. Sarah February 21, 2020 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    How is it handled if a driver gets a ticket during their rental period with your car?

    • aliharim February 24, 2020 at 11:08 am - Reply

      Hello! We have a service called TIKD that assists with those matters.

  48. Kelly February 23, 2020 at 9:43 am - Reply

    What year car do I need to have?

  49. Jeff March 23, 2020 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Hello, do you operate in Canada?

    • aliharim April 13, 2020 at 9:35 am - Reply


      Unfortunately, we are not operational in Canada.

  50. Thomas March 23, 2020 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    I am concerned as this can be a surprise expense given the daily mileage run rate ( 150 miles a day, could require service every 20 days or so, $40-80, plus other equipment replacement adds up $ quickly.)

  51. Thomas March 23, 2020 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    HyreCar vehicle listing support.

    If my vehicle requires maintenance ( normal re-occurring e.g. oil change) or service ( infrequent, unexpected but common e.g flat tire, brakes possibly involving towing roadside support) who is responsible for the service payment?

    I am concerned as this can be a surprise expense given the daily mileage run rate ( 150 miles a day, could require service every 20 days or so, $40-80, plus other equipment replacement adds up $ quickly.)

    Would I need to take the vehicle to the shop for the service or may I direct the driver (seems much more efficient for both parties, given time distance & scheduling coordinations, even prior to CorVid Emergency but especially now ( dangerous) ?)

    Thank you for your efforts.
    Stay safe & healthy.

    HyreCar vehicle listing support.

    If my vehicle requires maintenance ( normal re-occurring e.g. oil change) or service ( infrequent, unexpected but common e.g flat tire, brakes possibly involving towing roadside support) who is responsible for the service payment?

    I am concerned as this can be a surprise expense given the daily mileage run rate ( 150 miles a day, could require service every 20 days or so, $40-80, plus other equipment replacement adds up $ quickly.)

    Would I need to take the vehicle to the shop for the service or may I direct the driver (seems much more efficient for both parties, given time distance & scheduling coordinations, even prior to CorVid Emergency but especially now ( dangerous) ?)

    Thank you for your efforts.
    Stay safe & healthy.

    • Thomas March 25, 2020 at 2:12 pm - Reply

      Following up are you still operating?
      Talked with a medical provider they are seeing a surge in need for medical testing/ diagnostic – interested drivers – are you accepting new vehicles ads?

      • aliharim April 13, 2020 at 9:19 am - Reply


        Yes, we are operational. Please give us a call at 8886886769.

    • aliharim April 13, 2020 at 9:30 am - Reply

      Hello Thomas,

      Thank you for writing us. We want to ensure you receive the best support and answers I encourage you to reach out to us. Give us a call at 8886886769. We will also be sending an email shortly. Thank you!

  52. Iqbal Husain May 11, 2020 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Thank you for inputs

  53. Jenn August 12, 2020 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Why are all your links about insurance broken?

  54. Gazi ibrahim September 1, 2020 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Great Idea, Would I be able to have more than one vehicle recorded on the stage?

  55. Rally car September 7, 2020 at 8:57 am - Reply

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  56. Rally car September 7, 2020 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Hi Yeah, you can take your vehicle on and off the marketplace!

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  58. Alberta-Ferguson November 22, 2020 at 2:48 am - Reply

    Nice post :). I am facing some troubles to keep my car in the garage. What garage door can be perfect for my apartment to garage my car? Waiting for your expert opinion 🙂

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