Getting a car to drive for DoorDash can be challenging. If you’re under 25, most car rental companies won’t rent to you without additional driver insurance.
But what if you don’t live in an urban area and renting a car isn’t feasible? Do you have friends or family nearby who could lend you a car? It can be tricky, but there are some ways around this problem.
If you need a car to get started with DoorDash but don’t own one yourself, then you might be wondering if it is possible to use someone else’s car instead. After all, not everyone has access to a vehicle that they can use for this kind of work.
Is It Possible To Use Someone Else’s Car on DoorDash?
Yes, it is possible to use someone else’s car on DoorDash. If you don’t own a car, or don’t have access to one, then there are a few ways you can go about getting into a car to deliver with DoorDash.
In order to do this, you will need to have a car owner sign up to drive with DoorDash on your behalf. This allows you to get into their car and use it for deliveries.
Once you have someone on board for this, you’ll need to make sure that their car is suitable for you to use. For example, it should have seatbelts and airbags — and be registered to drive on the road. DoorDash has some specific requirements that a car owner must meet in order to drive on the platform. You can see these requirements on the Car Owner Requirements page.
Using a Co-Ordinated Vehicle With DoorDash
If you’re using a co-ordinated vehicle, then you will get access to a car that has been set up by another driver to be used as a drive-thru vehicle. Because you will likely be using a car that is already being driven, this option is only available in a few select cities. You can use this to enter the platform and then switch over to driving your own car once you’ve received your permit.
Some things to keep in mind with this option is that the car will probably need to be cleaned before you deliver. You may also need to return the car back to the original owner before the end of the day, or you may need to pay for an extra day of use.
Using a Shared Vehicle With DoorDash
With a shared vehicle, you can use a car that is owned by someone else but is available to be used by drivers through a car sharing service — like Getaround or Car2Go.
These services let drivers rent out their cars to earn some extra cash — which means that you could use one of these cars on the platform. You will need to sign up for the car sharing service, get verified, and then search for a car to rent. You can then start delivering with the car. Whenever you are done, you can bring the car back to the same location where you picked it up. This option can be great for drivers who want to use a luxury car like an Audi or Mercedes, but might not be able to afford one on their own.
Using a Vehicle from a Sharing Platform with DoorDash
One of the most common and accessible ways to use a car on DoorDash is to use a car that is owned by a driver who has signed up to share a vehicle on a car sharing platform.
If you are friends with someone who has signed up to share a vehicle on one of these platforms, then you could go to them and ask if they would be willing to let you put the vehicle on the app. You can start a conversation with the driver to see if they would be willing to let you use their vehicle. If they are, you would need to get their information and then enter it into your account on DoorDash.
If the driver has already signed up with DoorDash and put their car in the system, then you will be able to use it on the app.
There are a lot of ways to get into a car to drive with DoorDash. If you don’t already own a car, or don’t have access to one, then you will need to find someone who is already driving for DoorDash to sign up and use their vehicle. This person would need to meet all of the standards that are outlined in the Car Owner Requirements page.
You can also use a car sharing service like Getaround or Car2Go to rent a car that you can use for deliveries. If you’re using someone else’s car to drive with DoorDash, make sure you get permission from the car owner and meet all of the requirements outlined in DoorDash’s Car Owner Requirements.