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Rent a car — instantly!

At hiyacar we are transforming the way traditional car hire works. A peer to peer car hire platform, allowing you to rent a car from your neighbour.

Big news: updates to the way we pre-authorise payments

Many of you said that, if you had requested multiple cars for the same period, trying to maximise your chances to get a car, it didn’t feel right that we...

Fancy a staycation?

Planning a holiday this summer, but don’t know where to go — have you ever thought of a staycation? With some stunning parts of the UK, where would you go…?...

Hiyacar QuickStart is the future of car ownership in London

Cars are parked 96% of the time. That stat should really make us wonder about the future of car ownership. I think in mega cities like London most people will not...

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...

Look out for the instant book badge

Look out for the lightning bolt badge in some of our cars… It means that they have ‘Instant book’, that is, booking requests for cars with this badge are automatically...

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...

Big news: hiyacar Android app has been fully revamped

As an Android user I couldn’t wait to see this release out — great news for all our drivers and car owners in London that use this operating system. Huge...

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...

Top tips to rent out your car on hiyacar

Once you’ve listed your vehicle on hiyacar, there are quite a few things you can do to get more and more people to hire it. We’ve collated a set of...

Celebrate the women in your life...

International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th March kick-starts a long weekend of celebrating women, with Mother’s Day on Sunday 11th March. This year it’s even more important as it’s 100...