From the second a car is left with us, Avail's Allstate policy kicks in. Our lot staff inspect and document all incoming cars to ensure we hand each car back to its owner in the same condition it was dropped off in.
All trips are covered by up to $1 million in liability coverage at no additional cost to borrowers.
We inspect every car again to make sure it’s running smoothly and there’s no physical damage. If there’s noticeable damage, we file a claim on the owner’s behalf and coordinate repairs. Owners never pay anything in the rare case their car is damaged.
*Avail owners are required to have physical damage coverage on their personal policy unless participating in Avail Plus. Owners are still responsible for meeting their state’s minimum liability coverage laws.
We pick up the Avail car and get you to a safe location.
We facilitate the entire process. If you’re not at fault, there’s never any deductible. If you are at fault, the maximum you’ll pay is $500.
We set you up with a new vehicle so you can get back to your trip.
We will reach out to you and let you know how and where your car is damaged. If you notice undocumented damage, call Avail Support at 877-447-9403 to let us know.
We work with Allstate to document the accident and file an insurance claim so that your car can get repaired. We will provide you with an alternative car if you need it.
Allstate will contact you to assess how much repairs will cost and start fixing your car. You will never be financially responsible for any damage to your car, but we do need your permission to make any repairs.
An Allstate claims adjuster will provide you regular updates about the status of your car/claim. If you have any questions, reach out to your adjuster directly or call Avail Support at 877-447-9403 and select "3" for assistance.
Allstate will handle direct payment to the owner of the car. If you don’t fully own the car, Allstate works with your financial institution or lienholder.
Avail will get your car back to you so you can start sharing it again if you’d like.
We’re always here if you have any questions or concerns about using Avail, sharing your car, or insurance. Give us a call at 877-447-9403 or chat with us.
No. Avail provides coverage for everyone participating in car sharing. Since we would not use your policy for an accident, there is no discount for having an additional policy.
Once we find damage, we will file a claim with our insurance company, Allstate. Allstate will work with you to determine what happened while you were driving an Avail car. If you are found to be at fault for the accident, you may be responsible for a $500 deductible.
Yes. If you’re borrowing an Avail car and are found to be at fault for an accident, you may be responsible for a $500 deductible.
Avail has a best in class auto policy to cover your car while car sharing. This policy requires customers who are not a part of the Avail Plus long-term sharing program to have physical damage coverage on the car to get coverage. If you are part of Avail Plus, our policy drops that requirement. Regardless of whether you’re sharing long-term or not, your state may require proof of coverage and may not accept Avail’s policy. You should speak to your insurance agent about your state’s laws since you are responsible for meeting those.
Avail inspects your car when you drop it off, including taking photos and a video. We then inspect your car after every trip to capture any damage and ensure your car is quickly repaired if damaged.
Once we find damage, we will file a claim with our insurance company, Allstate. From there, we’ll work with you to make repairs and provide you alternative transportation if needed while your car is being fixed. Car owners are never financially responsible for a deductible while sharing and Avail will not file a claim on your personal auto policy.
Contact Avail. We will work with Allstate and yourself to get the damage inspected and, if it occurred while car sharing, repaired.