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so far this is what my steps to get money back from running costs:
1) Uber or similar
2) Signed up to qmedic.co.uk to have adverts put up in exchange for money
3) Inform my insurer that my car is harder to steal because of above^^ so asks for lesser payment

any more advice???
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(Original post by RoboDoc)
so far this is what my steps to get money back from running costs:
1) Uber or similar
2) Signed up to qmedic.co.uk to have adverts put up in exchange for money
3) Inform my insurer that my car is harder to steal because of above^^ so asks for lesser payment

any more advice???
You'll never break even - running a car comes with costs and you need to face that.
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You'll never break even - running a car comes with costs and you need to face that.
I think breaking even is possible but needs a struggle at least I am clawing back
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I think breaking even is possible but needs a struggle at least I am clawing back
When you factor in all the costs of running a car, you certainly can't break even. Do you really think that if such a method was available no one would be using it?
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You're basically looking for ways to somehow get your car involved in your earnings to create the illusion that the car is paying for itself. It's not paying for itself, you're simply looking for ways to make money which you can then spend on the upkeep.
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You're basically looking for ways to somehow get your car involved in your earnings to create the illusion that the car is paying for itself. It's not paying for itself, you're simply looking for ways to make money which you can then spend on the upkeep.
As I stated earlier to get back some of the costs I know I am not running a limo business so wont be making profit I mean anything I earn is better than nothing right?
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As I stated earlier to get back some of the costs I know I am not running a limo business so wont be making profit I mean anything I earn is better than nothing right?
Sure, but the phrase "making a car pay for itself" is a misnomer. In fact, the more you use it for work the more it'll cost to maintain.
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[QUOTE=WoodyMKC;70255578]Sure, but the phrase "making a car pay for itself" is a misnomer. In fact, the more you use it for work the more it'll cost to maintain.[/QUOTE
hey dude even if I walk it is not for free I am using calories (food costs money)and wear my shoes down everything comes with a cost if you look at it objectively.
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(Original post by RoboDoc)
so far this is what my steps to get money back from running costs:
1) Uber or similar
2) Signed up to qmedic.co.uk to have adverts put up in exchange for money
3) Inform my insurer that my car is harder to steal because of above^^ so asks for lesser payment

any more advice???
And get a reliable car, after all you don't want to be stuck with hefty repair bills. Toyota Corolla, Toyota Avensis are good examples of well built cars
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(Original post by RoboDoc)
so far this is what my steps to get money back from running costs:
1) Uber or similar
2) Signed up to qmedic.co.uk to have adverts put up in exchange for money
3) Inform my insurer that my car is harder to steal because of above^^ so asks for lesser payment

any more advice???
Sorry, but none of these will work.

You'd need Hire and Reward insurance for Uber. Depending on your age and driving history, this could be significantly higher, not to mention the increased maintenance costs, which would offset any potential revenue. Same for pizza delivery etc - you'd need Class 3 insurance (commercial travelling) and possibly that you commercial travelling after midnight depending on the type of deliveries you propose.

Adverts on cars, like the qmedic thing you suggest, have to be declared to your insurers as a modification and usually increase the cost of insurance. The theory is that it makes it a possible target for vandalism for people with a grievance against whatever you're advertising.
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Don't go for Uber, It's a total ripoff for drivers in its current state
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