Do I Qualify?

All members must:

  • Be 18+ years old.
  • Already hold a driver’s license.
  • Have had no major traffic violations* in the past three years and no alcohol- or drug-related traffic violations in the past 7 years.
  • Have 1+ years of fully licensed driving experience. Driving experience while holding a provisional license qualifies, but driving experience on a learner’s permit does not count unless you also hold a valid license to drive in a different country

If you are:

Over 21 and have 3+ years of licensed driving experience: you may have no more than one (1) minor traffic violation in the past 18 months AND no more than two (2) minor traffic violations in the past 3 years.

Under 21 and/or have less than 3 years of licensed driving experience: you must have no traffic violations.

Out-of-State and International Licenses

HOURCAR accepts members from all over the world. Depending where your license was issued, we may need you to provide additional documentation of your driving experience and history. If this is the case, we will contact you via email or phone after we receive your application.

*Major violations include (but are not limited to) excessive speeding (15+ mph over the speed limit), driving to endanger, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended/revoked license, vehicular felonies, or a school bus violation.

HOURCAR reserves the right to deny membership at its discretion. In addition, the HOURCAR Member Agreement obliges members to notify HOURCAR staff immediately should they become non-compliant with any of these qualifications.

“With HOURCAR, we don’t have to pay for insurance and gas – it turns out to be far less expensive than owning a car.”

“If you want the convenience of a car without the responsibility that comes with owning a car – HOURCAR is a great choice.”

“It’s nice to have options – we can reserve a truck to run to the furniture store or a hatchback for a large grocery haul or a trip to the dog park.”

“I use HOURCAR to help the Minneapolis Art Lending Library safely move artists work. It’s a great option for budget-tight organizations”


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