Avail makes car sharing simple

Get guaranteed earnings when you share your eligible car for at least five consecutive days from any of our neighborhood locations in Chicago or Denver.
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Earnings

Avail lets you sit back and enjoy your couch, the park or wherever you may be, so that the money you earn is truly passive.

Earn up to $25/day when your car is borrowed.
Standard
$20
Mid-size SUV
$20
Vans
$20
Large SUV
$25
You’re guaranteed to earn at least $50/week while your car is with Avail.

Share your car in your neighborhood

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Chicago
Share your car from a location close to home. We're in neighborhoods from Evanston to the South Loop and everywhere in-between.
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Denver
Drop off and pick up your car at a location convenient to you. Share in Broomfield and Capitol Hill.

You drop off your car. We handle the rest.

Avail makes car sharing simple, so the money you earn is truly passive. We treat your vehicle like it's our own and take precautions to protect it from the inside out.
We manage the details.
Sit back and earn while we take care of bookings, key handoff, cleaning, refueling, post-trip inspections and payouts.
We keep you protected.
From the second a car is left with us, Avail's Allstate insurance policy kicks in. Owners receive up to $1 million in primary liability coverage.
We pay you each time your car is shared.
At the end of each trip, you’ll be paid instantly through the Avail app. Transfer your earnings to your bank account anytime.
Borrower screenings
We make sure that borrowers are 21+, have a valid U.S. driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle record check before borrowing a vehicle.
Customer support
Our customer support team is available 24/7.
We manage the details.
Sit back and earn while we take care of bookings, key handoff, cleaning, refueling, post-trip inspections and payouts.
We keep you protected.
From the second a car is left with us, Avail's Allstate insurance policy kicks in. Owners receive up to $1 million in primary liability coverage.
We pay you each time your car is shared.
At the end of each trip, you’ll be paid instantly through the Avail app. Transfer your earnings to your bank account anytime.
Borrower screenings
We make sure that borrowers are 21+, have a valid U.S. driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle record check before borrowing a vehicle.
Customer support
Our customer support team is available 24/7.
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How car sharing works

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Verify your car’s eligibility
Check that your car meets our qualifications to be accepted for sharing.
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Create an account
Pick a convenient Avail location to share your car and list it for at least 5 consecutive days.
3
Get ready for sharing
Remove your possessions from your car, head to the lot, park in an Avail space and drop your keys in the key box.
4
Sit back and earn
We share your car with other drivers. You earn money.

Is your car ready to earn?

All cars shared on Avail must meet these guidelines:
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An automatic transmission
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A gas-powered or hybrid engine
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Less than 125,000 miles
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A valid, up-to-date registration
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Model year 2014 or newer
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No visible damage or major maintenance issues
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No open recalls
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Insurance coverage that meets your state minimum requirement
Note: Electric vehicles are not eligible for sharing at any location. Subcompact vehicles are not eligible for sharing in the Avail Plus program.

Read our reviews

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I love Avail! Both as a renter and as a vehicle owner. They go above and beyond for both services and are always friendly, quick and helpful!
Jaycie S.
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Awesome car rental company with wonderful customer service. I especially like that I can rent my car out there when I leave town for extended periods of time. They always take great care of the cars & customers. Highly recommend!
Kimberly T.
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I can’t say enough positive things about Avail. My car has been borrowed around a dozen times now and it’s always been returned in spotless condition. [...] I recommend their service to anyone.
Emily F.
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I love Avail car sharing. [...] My car gets washed, vacuumed and all around cleaned before I pick it up. On top of that, if it gets used I get paid. I feel safe using it because it’s affiliated with Allstate insurance. If something happens, I know I’m covered.
Charlotte L.
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Avail always takes care of me and my car! Love this service.
Erika V.
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I signed up to share my vehicle and I am blown away by how well they treated my car while I was gone. My car is clean, sanitized and running as well as it did before. I trust them and would definitely and WILL be working with them again.
Daryl W.
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Frequently asked questionsFAQ

How much money will I earn?
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When your eligible car is borrowed, you’ll earn a fixed amount each day based on your car’s class. Standard cars, mid-size SUVs and vans earn $20 per day and large SUVs earn $25 per day. Even if your car is not borrowed during its sharing period, you will still get guaranteed earnings from Avail (more on that below). If your car is borrowed and you earn a fixed daily amount, it will count toward your guaranteed earnings. If your car is borrowed frequently during your sharing period, you can earn more than your guaranteed amount. If your car is not borrowed at all during its sharing period, you will still make your guaranteed earnings.

Guaranteed earnings
You’ll earn a guaranteed $50 for every 7 consecutive days you share your eligible car. That means you’ll earn $100 for two weeks of sharing, $150 for three weeks and $200 for 28 days.

You don't have to share your eligible car in 7-day increments, though. No matter how long you share past the 5-day required minimum, your guaranteed earnings will be prorated accordingly ($7.14/day).

What are some examples of the payout?
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Here are a few examples of how this works:

Example 1: If you list your eligible car to be shared for 5 days and you earn $20 from borrower trips during that time, you’ll make a prorated guarantee of $35.71.

Example 2: If you list your eligible car to be shared for 7 days and earn $0 from borrower trips during that time, you’ll still earn $50 in guaranteed income.

Example 3: If you list your eligible car to be shared for 28 days and earn $400 from borrower trips during that time, you’ve surpassed your minimum guaranteed earnings, and you'll earn $400.

Guaranteed earnings are paid out per eligible car and are set automatically per sharing period. If you share for 28 consecutive days, you can expect your automatic payment to be sent on day 29.

Is there a minimum or maximum listing length?
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You must be able to share your car for a minimum of 5 consecutive days. There is no limit on how long you can share.

Do I need to do anything before I share my eligible car?
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Create an Avail account and schedule your car to be listed for sharing for at least 5 consecutive days. Then, remove your personal items from your car, park in a designated Avail parking space and leave your keys in our key box — we'll handle the rest. We facilitate sharing, insurance, cleaning and customer service, so the money you earn is truly passive.

Avail shall not be responsible for items left, stored, or transported in or on the car at the time of sharing.

How do I get paid?
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We'll make your earnings available in your Avail account each time after your eligible car is shared and at the end of your sharing period if you haven’t already met your guarantee. Owners who list their eligible car to be shared for more than 28 consecutive days will receive their guaranteed earnings payout on day 29, and again at the end of their sharing reservation or after the next 28-day period if they share for multiple months.

You can then transfer the funds from your Avail account to your bank account at any time.

Does Avail offer insurance coverage?
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Every trip on Avail is covered up to $1 million in insurance from Allstate, along with roadside assistance and 24/7 customer support.

How do I qualify for select maintenance coverage?
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You may choose to have a qualifying third-party inspection to be eligible for complimentary routine maintenance coverage, including oil and filter changes, transmission and differential fluid changes and some wear and tear items such as tires and brakes. Coverage will be based on mileage accrued while the vehicle is listed on the Avail platform. Those who choose not to receive an inspection can still share their car, but won’t receive any routine maintenance coverage.

How does the inspection process work?
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You’ll be responsible for scheduling an inspection with Pep Boys and driving your car to and from the appointment, as well as paying the $49.99 fee. You’ll need to tell Pep Boys you are receiving an inspection for Avail and email your completed inspection to inspection@availcarsharing.com. 

Currently, third-party inspections can only be performed by Pep Boys. We’re working to add more partners and expand ways to receive a qualified inspection.

Can I change my sharing dates?
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Yes. Go to “Reservations” in your Avail account to change your sharing dates.

Who will be driving my car?
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Someone like you. They may be local or from out of town. No matter where they're from, we always pre-screen the drivers who borrow with Avail. Additionally, every driver on Avail must be 21+, pass a motor vehicle record check and have a valid U.S. driver’s license.

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