FAQ

How do I join?
You will need to read and complete our membership form.  Pay the annual membership fee of £30 and refundable deposit of £150, by cash, cheque or BACS

My spouse or other family members wants to join too?
Other members of the same household or family may become “Family Members”.  Each one still needs to complete a separate membership form; membership fee is £10 annually for each additional family member.  You need only pay one refundable deposit.  The only restriction is that you can only be driving one car at a time in your family unit.  If you sometimes need to use two cars at the same time you will both have to pay the full membership fee and the deposit.

Can I use the car for business?
Yes, our insurance covers business use, subject to a few restrictions such as commercial travelling and using it for reward such as a taxi service.

Are there any other insurance restrictions?
You must have never been convicted of drink driving  and have a reasonably clean licence.  If necessary we will check your details with our insurers to make sure they are happy.

What do you do with the deposit?
We hold it in a separate account until such time as you leave the club or we need to use it because you have had an accident, which was your fault and we need to pay the excess or pay for repairs caused by you.

Will there always be a car available?
Usually there is, but occasionally both cars may be in use.  We recommend you think ahead and book even if you are not 100% sure you will need it.

How do I book a car?
We use Google Calendars so you can book a car 24/7.  Details will be given to you on joining.  You can also contact our coordinator, who will book a car for you.

How do I pay?
We send out bills at the start of the following month and ask that you pay within 7 days by electronic or telephone banking, we also accept cash or cheques.

If I have booked a car and don’t use it, is there any cost?
No, not currently, all we ask is that you cancel your booking as soon as you know you won’t be needing the car.  This allows others to book it, should they wish to.

Where are the keys kept?
They are kept in secure locations which are accessible 24/7.  You will be shown the location during your familiarisation session.

Do I have to pay for petrol?
Yes, get a receipt and you can claim the cost back against your usage.

What about any speeding or parking fines?
These are the responsibility of the driver.  If we receive a notification from the authorities about a fine, we will first notify the person who had booked the car, then notify the relevant authorities, who will then write directly to the person.

What about charging the electric vehicle?
There are currently two locations where we can charge locally, one in Llanidloes and the other in Glan-y-Nant.  Our electricity usage is monitored and we pay it monthly.  At other locations you will need to get a receipt whenever possible.  Note, it is free for us to charge at a Renault garage.