What is Carbar?
Carbar is a no fuss way to drive that doesn’t involve ongoing and unexpected running costs, long-term debt repayments and balloon commitments.
For a fixed weekly payment…
- ✓ We provide you with your own car
- ✓ We'll take care of insurance, rego, servicing and roadside assist
- ✓ There's no commitment. You can cancel anytime
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How does it work?
You can subscribe to a Carbar vehicle online, anytime. Simply...
- Sign up to a create an account for free
- Browse 100s of quality vehicles, login and pay to secure your car online
- Arrange to pick up your car or have it delivered to you
Please note delivery is only offered within 50kms of Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney
Why is there an upfront fee?
Is there a cancellation fee?
What does subscription include?
Is roadside assist included?
Are tyre changes included?
Yes, unless the damage to the tyre has been from driver negligence
What is the minimum term?
There’s no minimum term. We just ask for 2 week’s notice and we can arrange pick up of the car
What if I have a car already?
If you love the idea of car subscription but hate the idea of selling your car privately, we can buy your car for cash. Simply
request a quote for free online
Can I request a car if you don't have it on the website?
Yes you can and we would love to help you find a car for subscription
How long can I have a car?
As long as you need it. You can upgrade, downgrade or end your subscription with just 2 weeks’ notice
Are the cars new or used cars?
We have both new and used cars available online. If we don't have the car you are looking for, please call us on 1300 620 685 (Mon-Fri 8am-6pm) and we will start looking for that car for you. Alternatively email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I need to cancel my subscription?
Easy, give us 2 weeks notice. We can even arrange to pick up the car.
What is the difference between subscription and leasing/renting?
Carbar is a no fuss way to drive that doesn’t involve ongoing and long-term debt repayments and balloon commitments. You also won't get surprised by any unexpected running costs. You can change or end your subscription with just 2 weeks’ notice.
Can drivers on Ps use Carbar?
As long as they are on P2 drivers licence.There are no extra ongoing costs for P2 drivers, but your excess in case of an accident may be increased.
Does it cost extra if I am under 25?
There are no extra ongoing costs for drivers under 25, but your excess in case of an accident may be increased.
Can my friend / partner / child drive the car too?
They sure can. We just ask that you let us know about any regular additional drivers, and provide a copy of their valid drivers license.
Is there a kilometre limit?
Our standard allowance is 500 km per week, or 26,000 km per year. Excess kilometres are billed at $0.14 per km.
Where do I pick the car(s) up from?
You can arrange to pick up your car or have it delivered to you within 50kms of Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane CBD.
Can I swap the car?
Yes, you can. There is no minimum term so you can change your subscription anytime.
What do I need to apply?
For Australian residents, we will need to collect a Drivers License and medicare card.
Non-Australian residents will need an International Drivers Licence and International Passport.
We also ask to validate you can service the weekly payments with 3 months of bank statements.
Is it necessary to have a driver’ license for above one year?
No, but you will need to submit a driver declaration which may affect the insurance access
How often are payments made?
The upfront fee is paid on confirmation of your car. Once it's delivered, we'll charge the first four weeks in advance. After four weeks you'll switch automatically to fortnightly billing in advance. If you want to move your billing day, just give us a call.
What happens if I have an accident or damage the car?
As part of your weekly fee, Carbar pays to insure approved drivers. If an accident or damage occurs during the Subscription Period or results from your use of the Vehicle, you must immediately notify Carbar and follow all instructions given by Carbar.
There is an excess fee of $2000 but if the cost of repair is cheaper, we will work with you on appropriate alternatives.
If I get into an accident, is there a 24 hour number I can call?
If you are subscribed and have had an accident, please call 1300 227 365 and select 2 from the menu.
Can I subscribe to a car if I have an international driver’s licence?
Of course you can. As long as you’re registered with the relevant local road safety authority and have a Client ID, that shouldn’t be an issue.
Can I use a Carbar car for ride sharing?
Unfortunately, we do not offer our cars for ride sharing.
Are traffic and parking fines covered by Carbar?
Carbar encourages and promotes safe and responsible driving.
Any parking fines or traffic infringements will need to be paid by the subscriber.
Carbar will notify the subscriber if a penalty is issued and delays in payment will attract handling and admin fees.
Are Toll roads included?
No. Infringements, etags and toll fees are not included as part of your subscription.
In some instances, subscribers may forget to install their toll device or tolls devices fail. The manual processing and administrative work attracts additional fees and costs for both Carbar and subscribers.
To avoid any additional charges to your account, we recommend setting up a personal account on Linkt before driving.
How often are the cars maintained?
As per vehicle servicing schedule. If you have any issues with the vehicle, please contact 1300 620 685 so we can organise a swap car and collect it for you.
Can I get a residents parking permit with a Carbar car?
We can help you by providing a letter to send to your local council requesting permission to get or change a residents permit.
Do you cover cleaning?
Carbar will take care of almost everything.
Subscribers will need to fuel the car, pay tolls and look after the car while it's subscribed ensuring it is clean and not damaged when it's returned.
How do I return the car?
Just call our 1300 620 685 to make an appointment to return the car. We can collect or you can drop off.