GM’s OnStar Car Owners Now Able to Rent Out Their Vehicles

By Andrew G. Simpson | July 17, 2012

  • July 17, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    bill ford says:
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    Well you just voided the personal auto polciy coverage. Nice job GM.

    • July 17, 2012 at 1:55 pm
      Former Status Quo says:
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      Read the article Bill:

      The personal auto policy doens’t apply. The Relay Rides policy covers the Rentee for $300,000 and the owner for $1MM. So if someone is involved in an accident driving your car, the driver has a $300,000 limit; if that is exhausted, then there an additional $1MM in place (called second level coverage)

      • July 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm
        BerwynAgent says:
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        And phys dam is covered how? Can any of the $300K for the driver be used to pay for damage to the rented vehicle?

  • July 17, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    Brokette says:
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    “GM. Lowering our expectations one driver at a time.”

  • July 17, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    insurance pinko says:
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    For the applicable law in CA, refer to CIC 11580.24.

  • July 18, 2012 at 11:18 am
    Hillsborough agent says:
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    Can hippies even afford OnStar??

    • July 24, 2012 at 10:29 am
      Hillsborough agent says:
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      you people have zero sense of humor.

  • July 23, 2012 at 11:03 am
    NCAgent says:
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    Does this scare the crap out of anyone else? I don’t care if ride sharing company has insurance. If the claim is bad enough you are going to get named in a lawsuit. Plus you don’t have any control out of how people care for your vehicle. There is something to be said about pride of ownership. Chances are you if you don’t own it you wont care for it as much. Its a control thing for me. I dont let anyone outside of my immediate family drive my car. I know their driving record. I know they won’t beat up my car or use it for illegal activity. To my knowledge this hasn’t come to NC and I hope it doesn’t for a long time.

    • July 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm
      An Actuary says:
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      Sorry, NCAgent, but RelayRides is already in NC. Right now I could rent somebody else’s car in Raleigh, and then drive to your neighborhood, drive all around your neighborhood all day for $25 plus the cost of gas. If I only knew where you lived.

      • July 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm
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        Actuary, you may want to reconsider using Relay Rides. Their insurance provides coverage unless the renter engages in a prohibited use. In that case the renter is personally liable. My guess is that if they can’t afford a car, good luck getting them to pay for damage from a prohibited use. Below is a list of only some of the prohibited uses from Relay Rides website.

        - Permitting someone who is not an approved RelayRides Driver to drive a RelayRides vehicle.
        - Using a RelayRides vehicle in any race, test, or competition.
        - Using a RelayRides vehicle in a careless or negligent manner.
        - Using a RelayRides vehicle to carry persons or property for hire, such as a taxi or parcel delivery service. You may, however, use the car for business purposes, such as attending meetings and carrying associated materials.
        - Transporting any flammable, toxic, volatile, poisonous, dangerous or illegal substances.
        - Using a RelayRides vehicle for any illegal purpose.
        - Using a RelayRides vehicle while the driver is under the influence of any intoxicating substance.
        - Using a RelayRides vehicle outside the continental United States or Canada.
        - Using a RelayRides vehicle without a valid license. It is your responsibility to inform us when your license is expired or suspended

        • November 1, 2012 at 8:19 pm
          Jim says:
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          If you aren’t comfortable with it, then don’t rent your car out.

  • July 24, 2012 at 10:02 am
    S FL agent says:
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    OMG !! This sounds crazy ! what an insurance NIGHTMARE if something happens. Just don’t see how this is going to benefit anyone. I can’t imagine this in Florida where we are already number one in insurance fraud. I can see the attorneys lining up now – this will further complicate accident investigations and claims settlements.

  • September 10, 2012 at 10:22 am
    Pedro says:
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    So, if a renter uses the car for an illegal purpose such as hauling drugs and they are caught, the vehicle is confiscated, does the owner have any recourse or is it just gone?

  • September 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    Joe says:
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    What is your insurance carrier going to say? NOT! This idea is totally ridiculous and will get you cancelled faster than you can say “I’m renting out my car”.

  • October 1, 2012 at 11:49 am
    Marija says:
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    The thing with the App is that you need to download it, get it rgtesiered then enter other info required. So problems Ive seen with the app are is that sometimes it becomes un-synced from your phone another issue is registration issues with the app when accessing it. If you have those issues politely asked to be transferred over to Technical Assistance. Remember technology isn’t always 100% reliable is prone to problems.

  • October 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    dreamer says:
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    A marketing gimmick to make the gimmick maker some money. What leasing co or finaince co would allow this in thier contract? NONE!

  • November 1, 2012 at 9:31 am
    T Dubya B says:
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    If my car was 10 years old or older, and if I was so poor I was judgment proof, then maybe, just maybe, I would consider renting out my car. Otherwise, forget it.



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