New sign-up & on-boarding steps for our drivers

We've re-designed the sign-up and verification steps for new drivers, in both iOS and Android. Now the whole process should be easier and more intuitive.

Read more about this update on our blog.

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New active booking screen for QuickStart cars

Now the active booking screen for QuickStart cars includes a visual 5 minute countdown, to indicate that that's the time you have to start the car before the inmobiliser is rearmed. Many members had found this confusing, we hope it's much clearer now!

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Fancy renting out a QuickStart car? Take a look at this recently listed Ford Focus for example.

Car Sharing Excess Waiver available for web & Android

Now when making a booking you can purchase our Car Sharing Excess Waiver and reduce your excess from £500 to £0. This product is perfect if you feel like you need extra peace of mind. It also provides additional benefits such as misfuelling, towing and cover for any damage to the tyres, auto glass, undercarriage and roof of the vehicle.

Updates to the way we pre-authorise payments

Our payment system for drivers has just got much better. Now we pre-authorise the full amount for the first booking, and only any additional amount required for further bookings.

Find out more about this BIG update at hiyacar blog.

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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 ('instantly') accepted.

We believe the combination of QuickStart and Instant Book makes hiyacar easier and more convenient for everyone. At the moment only a handful of cars have Instant Book enabled, but we hope the number of them will expand more and more.

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Brand new car details page (website)

We've redesigned how the car information is presented, making it much easier to use. For example, the total price refreshes automatically on the right hand side when you enter date & time, and the owner profile section is now neat and clear. You can also easily distinguish QuickStart cars.

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Check out the changes searching for cars in London, or look at this Honda Civic or this Volkswagen Golf.

Payments made super easy (iOS)

We've improved the usability of the check-out screens in our iOS app (an Android update is on its way too). Now you can easily confirm your booking details and, if you already had a payment card added, literally pay in one tap.

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Share & Earn available for iOS

Now you can easily invite your friends to join hiyacar and get some £££ by doing so, in just a couple of taps :-) Hiyacar is much better when your neighbours and friends are part of it, so why not bringing them on board?

You can easily find the 'Share & Earn' section under your 'Profile' tab.

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If you haven't already, you can download the hiyacar app today

Communications opt-in added to sign up

To ensure that we're GDPR compliant by 25th May and that our members receive the right communications from us, a new marketing opt-in step has gone live on the website. This opt-in is not only available for sign up via email, but also via Facebook. The option will be available in the apps very soon.

We hugely care about protecting our members' data and are working on improving our notifications and preferences, so they're easy to see and manage. More updates soon!

Page load times reduced

Some tweaks to our back-end systems were deployed reducing page load times by around 20% across the site

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