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YouDrive is Sri Lanka’s first and no.1  peer-to-peer online car rental service. We make it possible for people to rent out cars from other people with confidence. We do this by creating a ‘trusted marketplace’ where Owners list their vehicles for FREE and Renters find and book the vehicles with confidence.

We specialise in rental periods from 3 days – 365 days and are up to 50% cheaper than traditional car rental companies. We also offer more flexibility than typical car renting agencies. For Owners, we provide ability to earn money from their idling vehicle they are not using.


  • Upload details and photographs of the Vehicle available to rent out.
  • Receive and accept booking requests. Arrange a handover time and location with the Renter.
  • Owner check ID documents of Renter and sign a agreement
    Complete a Condition Report and take photographs to confirm condition of the car at the beginning of the rental.
  • Receive payments from Renter.
  • Arrange the return with the Renter and complete an inspection report.


  • Search for suitable vehicle at convenient location and make a booking request.
  • Wait untill Vehicle Owner accects the booking request
    Make advance payment via credit card to complete booking.
  • Arrange a time and a location to pick up the vehicle with the Owner.
  • Pick up the vehicle after signing agreement with Owner and condition report.
  • Return the Vehicle to the Owner at the conclusion of the rental period.

It is completely FREE to register, search for cars and list cars to rent.

  • 24 hours use of the vehicle
  • All other inclusions, conditions and terms are as stipulated in Car Renter Rental Agreement signed between car Owner and car Renter

No, YouDrive.lk website provides only facilities to meet Vehicle Owners and Renters and help to rent cars securely with confidence. Individual Car Owners should prepare own car rental agreement with own conditions. YouDrive.lk doesn’t hold any responsibility of the rental agreements or its conditions whatsoever.

The Vehicle Inspection is performed by both the car Owner and Renter at the time of handover. A proper inspection involves you checking and photographing a number of key areas on the car as well as noting any current damage. All defects and scratches are to be noted and the odometer reading is recorded on the Vehicle Inspection Report. Both parties must sign the Inspection Report. The same applies when the car is returned.

Individual car owners should provide valid insurance certificates for own vehicles. Renter may check the validity of insurance before signing agreement with car owners.

In the event of accident, Renter and Vehicle Owner should take actions as per the agreement signed between Vehicle Owner and the Renter. YouDrive.lk does not hold any form of responsibility whatsoever.

It should be as stipulated in the respective agreement between Vehicle Owner and Renter. YouDrive.lk does not hold any responsibility whatsoever.

Car servicing and registration is paid by the car Owner.
All vehicle Owners must ensure that they have valid and appropriate Compulsory Third-Party insurance for their vehicles whilst it is being rented.


Renters join for FREE! Just click on the “Sign Up/Sign In” button at top right corner and enter your details.

The Renter may cancel a Booking before 7 days prior to commencement of the rental period and refund the payments. (Administrative fee of 3% and bank changes to be deducted from refund).

Cancellation within 7 days prior to commencement of the renting period will incur full advance payment.

Once a rental booking has been confirmed, both the Renter and car Owner agree to a time and location to meet and handover the car. At handover, both the Renter and Owner need to complete and sign a Vehicle Rental Agreement (prepared by Vehicle Owner) and an Inspection Report. Renter should make security bond as agreed, Renter is supposed to check validity of vehicle revenue licence, insurance and their expiry dates, Agreement should be signed only with the legal Car Owner as mentioned in the documents of the vehicle. If everything is satisfactory, Renter should accept the keys and send a email to [email protected] to complete the rent.


Listing your car is easy and only takes 5 minutes. Click on Sign Up/Sign button at top right corner of any page and fill out the form to register as a Owner user. If you are already registered, simply login with your user name and password and go to Add a Car in the My Account’s Car Listing section. Click on Add Car and complete the car details form. You can always update your contact details, car listing details and change your vehicle availability status at any time.

Yes, once registered you can list as many cars as you wish. Simply login with your user name and password and go to the Car Listing in the My Account section.
Both car Owners and Renters can manage car listings or rental bookings from their online account. They can view the status of booking requests; get access to car Owner or Renter information.

YouDrive.lk charges the Renter full payment to help protect Owners from fake booking. If the Renter does not comply with terms and conditions of booking, YouDrive.lk may charge from payment and pay for damages to the respective car owner.

Renters must contact the Vehicle Owner to inform them of any delay in the return of the owners vehicle. Car Owner may take actions as per the agreement signed between Vehicle Owner and Renter.

Car Owner may take actions as per the agreement signed between Vehicle Owner and Renter, YouDrive.lk is not liable for any stolen cars whatsoever.

Vehicle Owner may take actions as per the agreement signed between Vehicle Owner and Renter.

No, YouDrive.lk does not undertake cars on behalf of Owners.

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Simply search for a car to hire at the price and location to suit you
Choose and book a car step 2


Book your ideal car for 2 – 365 days and save $$$.
Step 3 Collect your car


Arrange a convenient time to collect the car.

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