Guests who book a manual transmission vehicle must be skilled in the use of a clutch. If not, they may be liable for costs associated with repairing damage to the car.
Hosts are eligible for clutch repair reimbursement if the vehicle is:
- less than 5 years old and has its original clutch
- more than 5 years old and the clutch has been replaced with OEM parts by a factory-certified mechanic less than 5 years ago
We’ll provide a proportional clutch repair reimbursement if:
- an ASE or similarly certified mechanic determines that the guest misused and damaged the clutch AND
- the mechanic provides written certification of that determination
We calculate the proportional reimbursement based on:
- how long the clutch was expected to last AND
- the number of miles the car has been driven since the clutch was installed
We presume clutches to have a normal life span of 75,000 miles (120,700 km). Hosts should submit with their damage claim any documentation that indicates their clutch has a longer life span.
Example of reimbursement
Let’s say the clutch is typically expected to last 75,000 miles (120,700 km) but failed at 50,000 miles (80, 467 km) due to guest misuse. In this case, the clutch has one-third of its life remaining, so we’d reimburse the host for one-third of the repair costs.