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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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....

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...

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?...