Car share with confidence

New to Liftshare? We understand it might feel a bit intimidating to share a car if you haven't tried it before, but there's every reason to give it a go.

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5 ways to stay safe

We’ve designed Liftshare to be as safe as possible. Our service has helped thousands of successful lifts take place, and we’ve sparked numerous new friendships. But it still pays to follow some common sense tips when you organise a lift...

1 Avoid exchanging your full name or address before you’ve met someone. We will never share these details ourselves.

2 Make good use of the secure messaging on Liftshare before your lift, and only agree to a lift if you’re happy.

3 Some members choose to show each other their IDs - e.g. passports, student cards or driving licences - so they know they're travelling with the right person.

4 You’re never under obligation to take a lift. If you don’t feel comfortable, don’t go through with the lift – even if it’s been agreed.

5 As with any activity that involves meeting new people, it’s advisable to meet in a public place the first time. It’s always a good idea to let friends and family know your plans, too.

You can also check someone's driving licence information here or view or share your driving licence information here.

Great driver – what about the car?

If you’re taking a lift, you may want to check the details of the car you’re travelling in. Ask your driver for the number plate and make, and you can check its MOT and tax status on the Government’s website.

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Liftshare doesn’t affect your car insurance

If you’re not generating a profit from the trip – and aren’t giving a lift to more than eight people at once – the Association of British Insurers states that normal car insurance policies are unaffected by car sharing. Since the fees you earn from passengers are based on Government-approved fuel contributions, you don’t need to worry.

Your personal details are safe

Only your first name, bio and journey details are visible to other users when you offer or request a lift. So there’s no need to worry about your personal details.

Putting you in touch

Your mobile number is shared with your driver or passenger only once your booking is confirmed, so you can organise the fine details of your lift.

It’s easy to get to know people!

Profile information helps to provide a good introduction to each member. And whilst it’s not compulsory, we also encourage all members to upload a photo of themselves. Check the different lifts on offer and you’ll soon see someone you’d be happy to share a trip with.

See what others say

To help people find great drivers and passengers, members leave ratings for each other after each trip, just like on auction websites.

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The SEUK TrustSeal

Liftshare was the first car sharing company to be awarded the TrustSeal. This confirms that Liftshare runs on good practice principles when it comes to helping and supporting our members, while providing mechanisms such as a secure online payment option and peer reviews for the benefit of all users.

It also assures we’re transparent with our refund policy, have clear health and safety guidelines, provide relevant guarantees and take appropriate steps to verify the identity of our users. To find out more information on the TrustSeal, visit