Tips

5 months with Bernardine

It’s not uncommon to hold the belief that you, the CEO, the founder, the product manager, or the developer are the ‘user’ of your own product. The reality is, however,...

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...

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Experiences

Where To Charge an EV on the UK's Best Driving Routes

From coastal roads to rolling hills, a lesser discussed fact about the UK is that it is home to some of the most stunning driving routes in the world. With...

10 of the most unusual car parks in the UK

The UK boasts unique structures, stunning scenery and haunting historical buildings - some of which just happen to be car parks. We have teamed with online car park marketplace YourParkingSpace...

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?...

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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 🚙

5 Reasons Why Sharing Your Car with hiyacar is Stress Free

You’ve got a car, great. You’re not using it as much as you used to and you’re after some extra cash from it whilst it’s lying idle when you’re WFH....

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Sharing Economy

The Benefits of Closed Loop Car Sharing - Interview with Emily Kerr of ShareOurCars

Noticed a lot of cars lying idle on your street since the pandemic changed commuting habits? Thinking of getting rid of your car because it’s gathering dust nowadays, but the...

A brief history of peer to peer car rental in the UK

There have been peer to peer car hire rental companies operating in the UK for over 10 years. Entering this market is difficult as the insurance regulations in the UK...

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...

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Environment

ULEZ 2021 Expansion - Everything you need to know

Are you a frequent or occasional driver around London and wondering if the ULEZ Expansion that comes into force on the 25th October 2021, will affect you? Do you rent...

Where To Charge an EV on the UK's Best Driving Routes

From coastal roads to rolling hills, a lesser discussed fact about the UK is that it is home to some of the most stunning driving routes in the world. With...

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....

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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

How commuting has changed, post pandemic

The pandemic has undeniably changed the nature of work life structure, as we once knew it. Through work from home and flexi-time working measures, adopted by many companies at the...

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...

Why hiyacar ditched OKRs

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...

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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

The Benefits of Closed Loop Car Sharing - Interview with Emily Kerr of ShareOurCars

Noticed a lot of cars lying idle on your street since the pandemic changed commuting habits? Thinking of getting rid of your car because it’s gathering dust nowadays, but the...

How Car Sharing Helps Build Empathy For All Road Users

Admittedly, I’m the first to accuse car drivers of being the guilty party when it comes to sharing the road. Especially when they, rather dangerously, get too close for comfort...

5 months with Bernardine

It’s not uncommon to hold the belief that you, the CEO, the founder, the product manager, or the developer are the ‘user’ of your own product. The reality is, however,...

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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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Lists

The world’s most stressful cities to drive in

It can be stressful to drive in busy cities, in fact, 9 out of 10 drivers admit to feeling stressed or angry behind the wheel

10 of the most unusual car parks in the UK

The UK boasts unique structures, stunning scenery and haunting historical buildings - some of which just happen to be car parks. We have teamed with online car park marketplace YourParkingSpace...

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....

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Car Sharing

The Benefits of Closed Loop Car Sharing - Interview with Emily Kerr of ShareOurCars

Noticed a lot of cars lying idle on your street since the pandemic changed commuting habits? Thinking of getting rid of your car because it’s gathering dust nowadays, but the...

The world’s most stressful cities to drive in

It can be stressful to drive in busy cities, in fact, 9 out of 10 drivers admit to feeling stressed or angry behind the wheel

A brief history of peer to peer car rental in the UK

There have been peer to peer car hire rental companies operating in the UK for over 10 years. Entering this market is difficult as the insurance regulations in 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’

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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Road Safety

The world’s most stressful cities to drive in

It can be stressful to drive in busy cities, in fact, 9 out of 10 drivers admit to feeling stressed or angry behind the wheel

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

ULEZ 2021 Expansion - Everything you need to know

Are you a frequent or occasional driver around London and wondering if the ULEZ Expansion that comes into force on the 25th October 2021, will affect you? Do you rent...

Easy same day van hire in London comes to hiyacar

Highly requested since Hiyacar first began, being able to rent vans on our platform was a dream of yours, and thus a dream of ours and now, van you believe...

2020 Review & Thanks

Well, what a year 2020 has been. They say that running a business is very much like a rollercoaster and this year has been a ferocious ride.

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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

A Groundbreaking Wireless Public EV Charging Trial, with Electric Vehicles Provided by hiyacar

hiyacar is playing a crucial role in a groundbreaking wireless electric vehicle charging trial, taking place in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. The project, led by electric vehicle charging infrastructure innovator, char.gy, with...

hiyacar launches in Edinburgh

The car-sharing platform will launch in the Scottish capital on Saturday 29 May.

Jason Frank named Chairman and CFO at hiyacar

hiyacar’s former board advisor becomes their Chair and Chief Financial Officer.

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Research

How commuting has changed, post pandemic

The pandemic has undeniably changed the nature of work life structure, as we once knew it. Through work from home and flexi-time working measures, adopted by many companies at the...

The world’s most stressful cities to drive in

It can be stressful to drive in busy cities, in fact, 9 out of 10 drivers admit to feeling stressed or angry behind the wheel

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...

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