Membership lets you enjoy the convenience and comfort of your own vehicle at a fraction of the cost. Our cars are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are conveniently located in Hook Norton at four different locations. Wherever you are in the village there should be a car close to you, they can be booked in advance or at the last minute through our online booking system.
Our cars are some of the greenest around! Our diesels run on HVO Biodiesel which can reduce CO₂ emissions by up to 90%, compared with conventional diesel. Our Renault Zoe’s are EV’s (Electric Vehicles) which are charged at locations with large PV (Solar Panel) installations.
The maximum you should expect to pay for a day’s use is around £9.00*. Hire costs include: fuel, road tax, Insurance, servicing, MOT, and roadside assistance. All you need to do is drive! With Hooky Car Club: If you’re not using the car, you’re not paying for it.
We run 4 cars which are dotted around the village and these can be booked instantly through our online booking system. The benefit to the Hooky Car Club is that the car you use can morph from:
Our sturdy little super-mini. Back to basics motoring at it’s best
Our load lugging skoda comes complete with a towbar and spare number plate
Renault Zoe (41kw)
Our newer and longer range Zoe is capable of 170 miles*
* dependant on weather conditions and driving style
Renault Zoe (22kw)
Our original Zoe is capable of 80 miles on a full charge*
* dependant on weather conditions and driving style
Membership is £5 a month, with hire costs at 60p an hour and mileage rates between 23 – 42p depending on the car you hire.
The maximum you should expect to pay for a day’s use is around £9.00*. Hire costs include: fuel, road tax, Insurance, servicing, MOT, and roadside assistance. All you need to do is drive!
The average person in the UK spends £284 a month to run their car; that figure goes up to £480 with some form of finance. Whereas on average our users pay around £100 a month; with our highest users maxing out at around £250 and some of our occasional users paying as little as £10 a month.
That’s their total cost with no hidden fees. With the Hooky Car Club, if you’re not using the car, you’re not paying for it!
I think it’s a complete liberation, not to have to think about MOT’s, Car Insurance and repair bills now… all of that has disappeared and I’m really really happy about itSarah – Hooky Car Club Member
I think the car club is great… it’s a real godsend for us!Isabel – Hooky Car Club Member
It’s so simple to book the cars when I need them and the costs have really vindicated my decision… The Hooky Car Club is working really well for me.John – Hooky Car Club Member
The Frequently Asked Quesitons
Is the car club running under the coronavirus lockdown period?
Yes – but please read the sanitisation instructions before you go to collect a car:
Can anyone join?
- You need to be aged over 20 years.
- You can not have been convicted for a serious driving offence
- You need to have held a full driver’s licence for at least one year with (see the terms and conditions for permitted endorsements, claims, accidents, convictions etc).
Can I use it straight away?
Yes, if the website shows the car is free then it can be booked and used immediately. You can also book the car many months in advance.
How do I book the car?
Booking is done through our website which shows the availability of the car, we’ll give you a password when you sign up. It is really easy and takes less than a minute.
How do I contact Hooky Car Club if I have a problem?
Please call us on the Car Club mobile phone during normal working hours on 0753 534 5885 . We will do our best to find the best solution. Alternatively email us at email@example.com .
How is my mileage recorded?
Your mileage is recorded on the tripsheet and collated at the end of each month. You can view your account of completed journeys and bookings over the internet at any time.
How will I be charged for use of the car?
Every month you will be sent a statement for you to make a payment by bank transfer.
How will I unlock the car?
A keysafe is situated near the cars and by entering a six figure code you will retrieve the keys.
Is there a membership fee?
There is a £5 monthly membership fee. Any additional driver from your household will benefit from a reduced membership fee of £2.50 per month.
What happens if I am going to be back later than the time booked?
Please try to ensure the car is returned within the reservation period. If you are going to be late, please call the next user or Hooky Car Club to minimise inconvenience and if necessary make alternative arrangements. There will be a fine for returning the vehicle late and unreported.
What about congestion charges, fines or tolls etc?
You will be responsible for the payment of all additional charges incurred whilst using the car. For example, parking tickets, speeding fines, fines for using the bus lane, congestion zone charges, parking costs, road tolls.
What about insurance?
You will have fully comprehensive insurance, but there will be an excess of £250 (or more in some circumstances) in the event of an accident. All the cars have roadside recovery and return to base breakdown cover.
Please notify Hooky Car Club if your circumstances change, for example receiving points on your licence or being involved in an accident.
What does the membership fee include?
- MOT, servicing and repairs.
- Breakdown cover
- Wear and Tear
What happens if I have an accident?
If an accident does happen, report the accident to us and we will arrange for all the repairs and insurance issues to be resolved. If the accident is your fault then you will need to pay the excess charge. We aim to ensure that in the event of an accident there is minimal disruption to the member and service.
What if I notice the car is damaged before I set off on my journey?
Please check the car for damage before you set off and if you notice any, please report it to Hooky Car Club using the mobile number and complete the damage incident form in the tripsheet folder.
What if the car isn’t available when I need it?
Please let Hooky Car Club know and we try to see if another car can be made available.
What will this have saved me?
Using the car 7.5 hours a week on average will save approximately £1,500 a year on the cost of a reasonable second car – and you won’t have had all the hassle of cleaning, taxing, insuring and maintaining the car!
Where will the car be parked?
You will be shown the cars an their home locations when you join.
Who will fill the car with fuel?
You will normally find the car already has some fuel, but if you run low then pay for fuel and retain the VAT receipt. Place this in the in-car tripsheet folder and you will be reimbursed on your next statement. If the car has a quarter of a tank or less when you return it, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can re-fill it with biofuel. The Renault Zoe’s should be plugged in when returned to its base and unplugged before use.
Will I have to use my own childrens’ car seats?
You are welcome to fit your own booster and child seats for children. We also have two avaliable to borrow, please email us at email@example.com for more information.
Will the car be clean?
Yes. We ask all members to ensure that the car is left clean and tidy at the end of each journey. We will try to ensure standards are maintained. If you discover the car is messy before your journey, please advise us using the mobile number.