How do I post an ad on Gumtree for my car?

Posting an ad on Gumtree can help local people to find out about your car. Here are some tips for writing a good Gumtree ad ...

  1. Visit
  2. Click ‘post an ad’ in the top right. You'll need to sign in or create an account. 
  3. Type in your description, e.g. 'Toyota hiace van for hire - Annandale"
  4. Choose the category: Services for Hire > Hiring > Cars, Trailers and Excavator Hire 

Slogan or tagline or motto - Fill this in using  "Hire my (car make & model) (transmission) in (suburb)" e.g. 'Hire my Mazda 2 (MANUAL) in Paddington'

Areas of Expertise:  To fill this out, copy and paste these 4 lines of text into each of the first four lines respectively:
Line 1: Car hire, car rental, car rental services, rent a car
Line 2: Van hire, van rental, van rental services
Line 3: Ute hire, ute rental, ute rental services
Line 4: Insurance, customer service, customer support

Description - The description will need to include:

(a) Details of the car

    • with the year, make model of the car

    • suburb location, state

    • price (p/hr, p/day) + 33c/ KM and

    • "includes Fuel, Comprehensive Insurance, Roadside Assistance, Servicing and Maintenance"

e.g. "Hire my 2004 Ford Falcon AUTOMATIC from Car Next Door. Located in Campsie, NSW

Price: $7p/hour or $40/day + 33c/ KM and includes Fuel, Comprehensive Insurance, Roadside Assistance, Servicing and Maintenance

You can also add any additional features and your car's profile link. e.g.:

This is a great car. It has an excellent sound system and lots of space. The car features air-conditioning and a reverse-view camera.

To hire this car, or for more information, please visit 

NOTE: To get your car's public profile link, log in to Car Next Door and go to My Cars > View Details > Profile then click "View public profile" in the top section. 

(b) Info about Car Next Door

You can copy and paste this text: 

Car Next Door is a community-based car-sharing marketplace that lets you rent real people's cars, vans and utes on an hourly or daily basis.

Note that I will never rent my car outside of Car Next Door as it would not be covered by insurance. Please do not ask.

To rent my car you need to:

  1. join for free as a member of Car Next Door. Joining Car Next Door is free, fast and simple. It takes around 5 minutes to sign up and complete the steps to activate your account
  2. once your account is reviewed and activated (usually within 3 hours, 9 am to 6pm, 7 days a week), download the app or log in to the website to find and book a car near you - there's no need to meet the car owner to exchange keys. 

Examples of work - Upload any pictures of your car to the "examples of work" section. Click 'Add pictures'

Address - Update this with the location of your car

Contact Hours - Do not update the "Contact Hours" section.

Contact details - Use your name and email address. Leave the Phone Number field blank. For the website, use the public vehicle profile for the car (same as the link you used in the description section). 

Check it and select "POST AD". 

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