09 Dec, 2019, 14:29 ET
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., Dec. 9, 2019 /CNW/ -- Hagerty, the world's largest membership, insurance and media organization for enthusiast vehicles and owners, today announced it has expanded DriveShare by Hagerty to allow rentals to licensed Canadian drivers visiting the U.S.
Launched by Hagerty in 2017, DriveShare is a one-of-a-kind, peer-to-peer car-sharing service that gives car fans the chance to drive cool and classic cars for any occasion. Previously, only U.S. licensed drivers could rent from DriveShare. Canadian and other international drivers will now automatically receive liability and physical damage coverage as a part of the rental fees.
"This is a big deal for both car fans north of the border visiting the States and for U.S. car owners who rent out vehicles on the app," said Steve Haas, senior manager of DriveShare. "We've had a lot of inquiries from Canadian travelers who were disappointed that they couldn't rent on the platform yet. We're thrilled to finally be able to tell them, 'Now you can!'"
According to export.gov, 21.5 million Canadians visited the U.S. in 2018, spending an estimated $22.1 billion, up three percent from 2017.
Considered the Airbnb of classic cars, DriveShare now boasts more than 2,000 vehicles across the U.S., from classic cars and trucks to modern muscle cars, luxury vehicles and SUVs. Drivers can plan their trip online at driveshare.com or by using Hagerty's free Android or iOS apps.
International drivers are required to create a profile on DriveShare.com, where their driver's license will be verified prior to rental. International drivers interested in renting should contact [email protected] in advance of their planned rental. Drivers must be at least 25 years of age and meet DriveShare's renter eligibility requirements. Non-driving rentals are also available for display and special events.
Hagerty is an automotive lifestyle company and the world's largest membership, insurance and media organization for enthusiast vehicle owners. Hagerty is home to Hagerty Drivers Club, DriveShare, Hagerty Valuation Tools, Hagerty magazine and Motorsportreg, and is the world's largest provider of specialty insurance for the enthusiast vehicle market. We keep car culture alive for future generations through numerous youth programs and by supporting the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) and the RPM Foundation. For more information, call (800) 922-4050 or visit www.hagerty.com.
For further information: Jonathan Klinger, Hagerty, 231-922-8822, [email protected], http://www.hagerty.com
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