Tips

Safe, clean car sharing during COVID-19

Safety has always been our number one priority and now, due to the current pandemic, it is even more important. In this post, there are instructions for both drivers and...

10 road safety tips 🚙

You make sure your car has an MOT every year (if the car is 3-years and older) to ensure the overall safety of your car, but are you doing everything...

Top 3 questions from our members

Here are the top 3 questions our members ask us.

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Experiences

Enjoying a Stonehenge Day Trip from London

One day car hire in London with hiyacar means you can enjoy fun day trips to places such as Stonehenge. Why not visit the famous stone circle in Wiltshire today?...

London's Roman Roads

The Roman road network in the UK is something we’re still very much learning about. There are no physical maps of the original Roman roads, but archaeologists continue to discover...

Cotswolds day trip from London

If you’re familiar with the UK landscape or not, the chances are you’ve heard of the Cotswolds. The area comprises the Cotswold Hills situated in the South Central and South...

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Money

Here’s how much you can save by hiring a car 🚙

With car ownership costing thousands of pounds a year and insurance costs rising, more and more people are turning to short term car rental for their transportation needs. So how...

Free insurance on hourly hires

Take advantage of hourly hires in August and get a full refund on the insurance 🚙

Should I rent my car out?

You 100% can and should rent your car out. We’ve already talked about how your car is hugely depreciated as soon as you buy it, and how it can become...

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Sharing Economy

Uber vs. Car Rental

Uber has become a more and more popular transport option for Londoners since its launch in July 2012. It has replaced black cabs to a large extend, with over 3M...

Main differences between car clubs and peer to peer car rental

The other day I talked about how hiyacar represents a ‘third generation’ car hire in the UK, as a peer to peer car rental. I thought it would be good...

Peer to peer car rental for Londers come true

In 2009 I helped set up the first car sharing club with a full electric fleet of cars in Spain. At that time, the mere concept of car sharing was...

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Environment

Car sharing emissions; What we are doing at hiyacar

Cars play a huge part in our societies. If we are to continue our reliance on cars then it needs to be more sustainable; that means fewer cars, used more....

How does car sharing help the environment?

The car. A tool which most of us cannot live without completely. But, with ongoing concern surrounding climate change and the environment, and the negative effect it’s having on our...

London's ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ) explained

Driving in London has never been considered easy and with the introduction of the new Ultra-Low Emission Zone charge (replacing the old London T-Charge) earlier this year, it’s getting more...

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Competition

Win a free car hiya in January

This month we are offering the gift of a car hiya worth up to £250 in January! To enter someone into the competition all you need to do is go...

Father's Day Competition

This Father’s Day you could be treating your dad to an amazing double supercar ride. This experience is fast, furious and includes the choice of two of the world’s best...

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Culture

Putting cars to the best possible use

Our blogs have always been an open view into hiyacar so we wanted to continue that theme as we potentially pass the peak of the COVID-19 but are a long...

All startups seem to use OKR's. Do you? Here's why we ditched them

In our early days we were introduced to OKR’s by a very big and successful company and thought they would be a great addition to hiyacar. They would give the...

Community is key

Community is at the heart of hiyacar, and each quarter we always like to give something back. On 15th April our team are going to be participating in the Rough...

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Launches

hiyacar is launching in Brighton

Become an early adopter and join the car-sharing movement in Brighton driven by the community.

The HiyaCar App has now launched! 🚙 🎉

You asked for it, so now you have it…

Hiyacar launch party

On Wednesday 28th June we had our official launch party so that we could tell everyone about HiyaCar QuickStart our keyless technology.

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Community

5 reasons why our members are hiring cars

When it comes to car sharing, our members are hiring cars for all different reasons, whether it’s a quick trip to IKEA or because it’s cheaper and more flexible than other options....

Gabi’s Fiat 500

Yesterday I took Gabi’s stylish Fiat 500 out for a spin. I’m a massive fan of quirky cars (I used to have VW Beetle before I needed a bigger car)...

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Tech

Moving a Medium blog to Jekyll, Netlify & Cloudflare Workers

We recently moved our blog away from Medium, replacing it with several services working together. Here’s why and how.

Reduce your excess with our Excess Waiver

When you purchase our Car Sharing Excess Waiver, you reduce your excess to a much smaller amount. This insurance is designed to waive the excess you pay under the standard...

New 'owner hub' and new availability calendar

This is a very exciting release. We’re committed to offering the best possible tools for car owners, so cars can become real income generating assets. The combination of the new...

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Car Sharing

Don’t write off the car, write it into the future

An open letter to Sadiq Khan Dear Sadiq Khan, In response to an article, you tweeted from ITV on post lockdown London, we wanted to express our views with the...

Shaking off the 'Airbnb for cars' tag

Back in 2015 when it was just Graeme and myself, planning out what we wanted hiyacar to be, we found the easiest way to communicate to the public was as...

Car Sharing So Close You Can Drive It

The sharing revolution has only just begun and one aspect of it in particular that just keeps growing and growing is car sharing. Car sharing is available throughout the UK,...

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Insurance

Our insurance just got cheaper

Today we have announced a reduction in our insurance premiums for all our members across the board as well as additional reductions on our shorter bookings.

Back live & on a pathway to sustainability

After 2 months of downtime we are now fully operational again and our insurance pricing has caused a bit of a stir amongst our members. We have been very vocal...

Hiyacar will be back live shortly… what’s the story?

Hiyacar will be back to doing what we do best, which is connecting drivers with cars when and where they want them, at the back end of January.

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Hackdays

Hack Day — The Final Push

End of quarter is always a busy time for tech teams and indeed companies as a whole, as everyone pushes to get those last projects finished and those last quarterly...

Hackday: The Referrals Scheme

Monthly Hack Days are back in the tech team’s calendar and although we have a list of weird and wonderful hacking ideas we wanted to get Sarah, our CMO, involved...

Hiyacar HackFest: ‘full immersion’ to ship stuff as quickly as possible

Following the success of introducing Hack Days to the development team, it became apparent that more items could be delivered in a shorter space of time if the guys were able to...

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Stats

Looking back at our hiya stats from 2018

In 2018, hiyacars did an incredible 1.75million miles and 312,616 hours!

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Summer

Enjoy the heatwave in style ☀️

Many of the car owners on our platform have beautiful convertible cars that are sitting idle on their driveways waiting to be driven. Whether you need a car for a...

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Road Safety

10 road safety tips 🚙

You make sure your car has an MOT every year (if the car is 3-years and older) to ensure the overall safety of your car, but are you doing everything...

What should you do when driving in fog?

Fog lights seem to be quite the conundrum on the road. We’ve all seen it; people using their fog lights when it’s not even foggy out and, in complete contrast,...

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Howto

How to message an owner before making a request 🚙

If you have any questions that you want to ask the car owner before making a booking you can easily start a conversation with them through our app before making...

Filtering your search

Finding the perfect car for your next journey couldn’t be simpler. Whether you need an automatic city/hatchback or a 7 seater with air-con, you can narrow down your search quickly by using...

Top 3 questions from our members

Here are the top 3 questions our members ask us.

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Updates

Travel after lockdown: How is London moving?

In March, the UK government advised everyone to avoid any and all non-essential travel. As a result, movement around major cities was reduced drastically. In London in particular, where previously...

Car sharing emissions; What we are doing at hiyacar

Cars play a huge part in our societies. If we are to continue our reliance on cars then it needs to be more sustainable; that means fewer cars, used more....

Our insurance just got cheaper

Today we have announced a reduction in our insurance premiums for all our members across the board as well as additional reductions on our shorter bookings.

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Opinion

Don’t write off the car, write it into the future

An open letter to Sadiq Khan Dear Sadiq Khan, In response to an article, you tweeted from ITV on post lockdown London, we wanted to express our views with the...

Shaking off the 'Airbnb for cars' tag

Back in 2015 when it was just Graeme and myself, planning out what we wanted hiyacar to be, we found the easiest way to communicate to the public was as...

Would you introduce yourself on a lie?

There has been a recent Twitter storm, highlighting how Google allows brands to bid on other brands names and even include their brand name in their adverts. This tactic is...

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Press Release

Hiyacar helps NHS workers #NipHomeSafe with Fold7

Campaign promoting free peer-to-peer car hire for NHS staff and emergency volunteers launches across London

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