We are not all natural gifted photographers - and drivers are not looking for the most 'instagrammable' car to rent. Our members are often looking for big boot space, clean cars and easy to find parking, which are all things that you can highlight with your car's photos.

Make sure the feature photo is of the front of the car, not the back

Showing the back of your car is important but it should not be the first things drivers see!

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Make sure your photos are in landscape, not portrait mode

Portrait mode photos might get cropped on some devices and landscape gives you the ability to show the full length of your car.

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Take daylight photos & avoid rainy days

Make sure you take photos during the daylight, and ideally on a sunny day. It will make your listing look more appealing and the photo will be of higher quality.

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Show your car in-situ

If you car is parked on street or in a specific drive, do take a photo in the pick-up location. This does not need to be the feature photo. This will help the driver find your car at the start of their hire.

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Try to take photos with a wider angle

Don't get too close to the car and try to keep some space around the car itself in your photo.

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Make sure your car is centered within the photo

Or it might look cut up on different platforms and phones...

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Make sure your car is clean & dry

This one should be a given, but make sure your car photos are taken when your car looks at its best!

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Do a little bit of editing, but don't go over the top

If you have some photo editing skills, you can add a bit of contrast to make your car pop on the feature photo... but don't over do it! No one likes carfishing 🚗🎣.

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💡 Additional tips 💡:

Highlight your car features ✨

Does your car have a great sound system? A big boot with lots of storage? Do you have a bike rack? Is your car convertible? Do you provide baby car seats? Take photos of what makes your car special and what extra perks you offer.

Some examples below...

Roof rack

Bicycle rack

Big boot

Pets 🐶

Do you allow pets in your car? Pets are the most liked internet content, so make sure to get a cute photo of your furry friend on the back seat! 'Pet friendly' is one of the most used search filters on hiyacar.

Stickers

If you've added hiyacar stickers on your car, make sure to update your photos and display the most recent look of your car. Remember... no carfishing 🚗🎣!

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