FAQ

Top Questions Signing Up Everyday Usage Pricing & Payment Terms of Use

Top Questions

How does Drive Germain work?

Use the Drive Germain app to request your next vehicle, including when and where you would like the next vehicle. A Drive Germain concierge will deliver the fresh vehicle, transfer everything over to your new car, and ensure you’re all set to go. Flip into new cars as often as you would like. Our goal is to ensure you have the perfect car for any occasion.

What is included in a Drive Germain subscription?

Every Drive Germain subscription includes rights to a vehicle, insurance and unlimited flips between vehicles. There are no mileage limits.

The Drive Germain concierge team delivers hand detailed vehicles to wherever you request. We take care of all maintenance and repairs so you can focus on driving. 

For information on the different tiers of Drive Germain service, check out our pricing.

What vehicles are included with Drive Germain?

Drive Germain offers a variety of vehicles including luxury sedans, hybrids and plug-ins, SUVs, trucks, off-road vehicles, and performance cars.

A few vehicle highlights:

Premier: 

Sedans: Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C Class, Lexus IS...

SUVs: Toyota 4Runner, BMW X3, Audi Q5...

Large SUVs/Minivans: Honda Odessey, Toyota Sienna, Ford Explorer...

Trucks: Ford F150's

Coupes / Convertibles: Ford Mustang, Audi TT, BMW 2 series, Audi A3, Chevy Camaro, Lexus RC200t…

How does Drive Germain pick the perfect car for me?

Think of Drive Germain as your personal concierge service. Tell us about your needs and we'll match them with the perfect vehicle. More seats? Extra luggage room? Special date night? We've got you covered.

We listen and learn. And don't worry, if we ever miss the mark we will bring you a new car right away. We focus on the details so you can focus on enjoying the journey.

How does insurance work?

Insurance is included with all Drive Germain subscriptions. All approved drivers are covered by the Germain insurance policy. Policy highlights:

  • $1,000 Deductible 
  • $1,000,000 liability coverage (combined single limit)
  • $300,000 uninsured motorist (combined)
  • $2,000 medical payments to offset any out of pocket or deductible costs

How long can I keep a vehicle?

As long as you want! 

There are no restrictions on how long or how short your flips can be. Occasionally, when a vehicle has been with a member for many weeks, we might need to ask for it back so that we can do routine tasks like preventive maintenance. However, at worst we’ll flip you into a fresh vehicle that is just like the one you have.

In practice, most members flip several times a month and enjoy doing so!

How new are the vehicles?

Premier vehicles are the current or prior model year. Each vehicle is detailed before and after it ever goes to a member. Many of our members tell us that every vehicle feels like new!

Signing Up

How do I join Drive Germain?

Download our app here and hit “Sign up”. Follow the instructions to create an account. You will need to provide a credit card, select a plan and provide a picture of your driver’s license. We will verify your information and check your driving history. We may need to speak with you during that process. In most cases, we can approve an application within one business day. Then we will contact you to get you started and schedule your first flip!

Is Drive Germain in my area?

Today, Drive Germain is live in Columbus, OH. If you’re outside of Columbus, sign up for news and updates and we will let you know when we arrive in your city.

Who is eligible?

Anyone 21 or over with a valid license and clean driving record.

How do I receive my first vehicle?

Once accepted, your Drive Germain concierge will work with you to deliver your first vehicle. We recommend you reserve at least 30 minutes for your first delivery so we can answer any questions and show you the ropes.  

What should I do with my old vehicle?

Contact the sales team at 614-412-0210 to learn more about getting out of your old vehicle!

What is the Drive Germain joining fee?

The $500 Drive Germain joining fee is required for all new Drive Germain memberships. The fee is non-refundable and charged when your first delivery is scheduled.

Everyday Usage

How well equipped are the vehicles?

The majority of vehicles are equipped with a mid to high-end trim package. Most of our vehicles have leather seats. Other options vary by make/model and specific vehicle. We cannot guarantee the availability of certain options.

Are pets allowed in vehicles?

We do allow pets in the vehicles, but they must be transported in a crate. It is better for the car and safer for your furry friend!

What happens if my vehicle needs repair?

Our goal is that you will never have to worry about maintenance or repair issues. If something unforeseen occurs, use the Drive Germain app to notify us and we will get you back driving!

What happens if I get into an accident?

First, make sure that everyone is safe, get your vehicle to a safe place, exchange information with the other parties and notify the police. Once the situation is stabilized, call us at (614) 412-0344. We will bring you a fresh vehicle and handle everything with respect to the vehicle involved in the incident. 

How much advance notice is required for a flip?

While there is no minimum notice required, the best experience is to book a few days in advance.

Booking a vacation? Go ahead and book your flip too.

Need something this afternoon? Don't stress, we will bring you the best option available.

Do I tip the concierge?

Drive Germain does not allow tipping. Concierge delivery is part of the overall Drive Germain member experience and included with the monthly subscription. If you have an exceptional Concierge experience feel free to reflect it in the service rating or by letting the team know.

Pricing & Payment

Where can I find the insurance card?

View a digital version of your insurance card under "Your Current Ride" on the home screen of your Drive Germain app. Hard copies of the insurance card can also be found in the glovebox.

What about fuel?

All Drive Germain cars are delivered with a full tank of gas, and Drive Germain members are only responsible for the fuel they use. If you flip a vehicle without a full tank, your concierge will refill the vehicle and add the charge to your account following your flip. We never charge a fuel premium or convenience fee.

When is payment due?

A valid credit card is required during sign up. Your first payment will be charged when we confirm delivery of your first vehicle. Subsequent payments will be charged on a monthly basis, in advance. Any additional charges for gas or upgrades will be charged as soon as the flip ends.

What is the minimum commitment to Drive Germain?

Drive Germain is a monthly subscription service. Pay for the first 31 days and give it a try. If you like it, your subscription will renew automatically monthly after the first period. If you ever want to cancel, just let us know and we will end your subscription after your current month has expired.

Can I move between the different plans?

Yes, members can move between plans at any time. Your monthly subscription fee will be prorated. We require that members moving to a lower rated plan have been on their current plan for at least one month.

Can I pause my subscription?

Yes. Going out of town? Love Drive Germain but need a break? Just pause your Drive Germain account and have one less monthly bill covering something you're not even using. No lease or loan allows that! 

Pause your Drive Germain account for any number of days for a $200 convenience fee. Then pick right back up where you left off for no additional charge!

Do you offer corporate memberships?

Please email hello@drivegermain.com for more details on corporate memberships.

Terms of Use

Is there a mileage limit per month?

There is no mileage limit. Drive on!

Can anyone else drive the vehicle?

Yes, eligible drivers may be registered as additional drivers and added to the member’s account.

Are members responsible for their Drive Germain car?

Yes, we expect our members to take care of Drive Germain vehicles as if they owned them. Please drive responsibly, keep your vehicle clean, and let us know of any minor dings or spills via the Drive Germain app.

What is the condition of Drive Germain vehicles?

Drive Germain is committed to delivering vehicles that are in excellent condition. To that end, we use technology to ensure that the vehicles are properly maintained and driven responsibly.

What data does Drive Germain collect?

We want to ensure the best service and safety for all of our members. To do so, we keep track of various data points to record vehicle and driver history. For more information on terms of use, please reference Drive Germain's Privacy Policy.