What are free car programs and are they real?
Usually when people talk about “free car programs” they are talking about programs that either give you a free car to drive – which already has ads placed on the car – or you place advertisements on your car and drive – and they pay you a monthly fee.
Need a Car?
The programs that give you a car to drive for free are a great deal. This is a good program for someone who doesn’t currently own a car – but would like to have a car available to drive to the supermarket and run everyday errands – without having to lay out large sums of money for the initial purchase of the vehicle. The cars that these programs give you are new or newer model vehicles. They are not tired old vehicles ready for the scrape pile. They are very well maintained vehicles – usually 1-3 years-old – with professionally done attractive graphics selling a product or service.
Put Ad on Your Own Automobile
Getting paid to put advertisements on your car and drive around is another free car program. These companies supply the advertisements that are placed on your vehicle. They can be those magnetic type vinyl signs that are easy to put on or take off. Depending on the company you choose – you may be asked to drop off your vehicle – at a location that may place permanent decals on your car – or spray paint these advertisement graphics on your car. These decals and spray paint options are good looking attention grabbing designs that would need a professional to remove and restore your car to its original condition. The companies that require these permanent ads are quite rare. The pay is higher when you opt for decals or painting – versus the magnetic signs – which are easy to remove and do not damage the surface of your car.
What Are the Requirements?
Whatever program you decide to do – there are some requirements: You need to be a licensed driver with a clean driving record and be at least 18-years old. The companies that give you a free car to drive have requirements as to how far you have to drive every month and may have a GPS device already installed on the vehicle to verify the mileage driven. You’ll need to check whether insurance or maintenance is included in the deal.
The programs that pay you to drive with the removable magnetic vinyl-type signs have minimum monthly mileage requirements and don’t allow you to remove the signs. Wherever you go, the advertisement has to be on your car.
If this is something you are interested in – you can check the Internet to see if there are companies that offer this in your location. You might also try classified ads in your local newspaper.