Your Car Can Earn You $6,000 a Year

These days, everyone is trying to save money any way they can, and we’ve become pretty savvy with our savings.

Sadly, it never feels like enough. Just when we sock a little away, something important always seems to come along for that extra cash—a medical appointment, a home repair, or an important bill needing to be paid.

Don’t get depressed. HowLifeWorks just wrote about a new program that lets you earn big bucks while also helping the environment.

Getaround is a new car rental business that’s quickly growing in popularity. It allows you to rent your vehicle to others in your city while you’re not using it. According to HLW, “The program is completely safe, your automobile is protected, and Getaround owners make $300 a month, with the most active owners making up to $6000 a year.” And when you think about your monthly car payment, that’s good money.

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Yes, It’s Legit
Getaround includes insurance that covers liability, collision, property damage, and uninsured motorist protection. The company also prescreens drivers and vehicles to ensure they both meet the company’s stringent eligibility requirements. Plus, if you’re renting out your vehicle, you always maintain complete control over who rents your car. You have the power to accept or deny any rental request.

To qualify, your car must be a 1995 model or newer, have less than 150,000 miles, an actual cash value of less than $50,000, less than a 300 horsepower engine for regular cars (400 for SUVs), seat no more than 8, and have more than two axels. Once accepted, you’ll get requests for rentals, choose who you want to rent it to, and start earning money. Owners get paid at the beginning of each month.

If you’re looking to rent a car and are between the ages of 19 and 21, you must have a clean driving record. If you’re over 21 with no DUI or drug-related incidents in the past seven years, or had only two minor violations or at-fault accidents in the past three years, you’re good to go; all eligible renters must have more than two years of driving experience.

After every rental, both the car owner and renter offer feedback about the experience— that helps you know what you’re getting into from either side.

Beyond earning money or saving money, you’ll also be helping the environment. Each shared car takes 10 cars off the road and reduces personal carbon emissions by more than 40%. So as a member of Getaround, you’re reducing the negative impact that cars have on the environment.

This is a classic win-win scenario. You make money during the times your car would otherwise be sitting idle, people who don’t own a car can access one when they need it, and everyone does their small part to help the planet. “Saving” in all its forms doesn’t get any easier than that.

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