Carhood: How to Get Paid While You Park at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane Airport

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Written By Reena

Born in England, raised in Canada and now living in Australia, I love travelling and experiencing new cultures. On Family Forays, I share our family travel experiences (in Australia and overseas) as well as provide travel advice, sanity-saving tips and feature family-friendly destinations.

Does the cost of airport parking make you break in a cold sweat? You’re not alone. Flying out of Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane can cost a lot especially when you’re paying for  parking. However, Ford Australia have partnered up with Carhood, a company that helps car owners earn money from their vehicles while they travel, and cuts the exorbitant costs of airport parking.

Carhood is an Australian start-up company – featured in Channel Ten’s Shark Tank in 2016 – that offers members free airport parking and a cut of the proceeds when renting out their vehicle, fully insured, to other approved members. Beyond the financial incentive, the service also provides members complementary kerb-side chauffer service and car wash. The partnership is especially useful for families by helping save money while on family trips, and even having the car detailed while away (goodbye crumbs in the back).

Carhood lets people parking at the airport rent their vehicles out to other approved traveling members. Every rental is insured up to $35 million, and every renter is pre-screened. Members get free parking, a car wash and get paid if their car is rented out. Approved members renting with Carhood get the lowest rental rates guaranteed, with free insurance and no fees. It’s free to join!

Cars can be any make and model but the car must be a 2002 model or newer with less than 200,000 kms on the odometer. Ford owners are offered special benefits, including a rental discount on Ford vehicles and increased revenue share, as part of pioneering deal. Carhood will offer Ford owners special benefits including 35 per cent revenue share (up from 25 per cent) and a 10 per cent rental discount when renting a Ford vehicle.

The service is currently available at the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane airports with plans to expand nationwide. For more information or to sign up, visit the Carhood website

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