LEAP Car Club


Get all convenience of a car without the hassle and expense of owning one. You only pay for the time you use the car and don’t pay for fuel, maintenance, insurance, breakdown or cleaning.  LEAP Car Club is a social enterprise and we have cars parked centrally in Lochwinnoch, Linwood and Johnstone that can be hired for as little – or as long as you want, with access to the cars 24 hours a day.  Cars can be booked online at a moment’s notice or booked up to 6 months in advance.

What our members say

  • ‘Now I know how motoring should be. I have no car cost because all I do  is use the Car Club Vehicle’
  • ‘Being a member is a great idea and I fully recommend it to anyone who wants to use a car but not own one.’
  • ‘I joined today and have already been out for my first drive — incredibly quick and easy processing of my application,’  
  • ‘The Car Club is fantastic. Joining the Car Club meant I didn’t need to replace my car – I now just use the Car Club when I need to travel.’ 
  • ‘Before I joined the Car Club I had serious problems getting out of the village to visit friends and family, go to the supermarket, swimming pool etc because of my working hours and poor public transport… In short, the Club has given me a new lease of life and I think it gives great value for money.


We now offer two different kind of membership options: a one-off annual payment of £60 or monthly membership subscription.

The monthly membership subscription works by paying £15 upfront and then £5 per month, by standing order, thereafter. This can be cancelled at anytime.

We also offer temporary one month memberships for £10.

Linstone Housing Tenants currently get free membership!


You only pay for the time you use the car and don’t pay for fuel, maintenance, insurance, breakdown or cleaning. What a saving!

We have two types of cars in 5 locations which cost.

Toyota Auris Hybrid – £4.69 per hour + 16p per mile. Daily Rate £37.50 + 16p per mile.
Nissan Leaf (Electric) – £4.99 per hour + 6p per mile Daily Rate £34.00 + 6p per mile.

Linstone Housing Tenants  pay a discounted rate of:

Toyota Auris Hybrid – £1.50 per hour + 16p per mile. Daily Rate £13.50 + 16p per mile.
Nissan Leaf (Electric) – £1.50 per hour + 6p per mile. Daily Rate £13.50 + 6p per mile.

For longer hires a more competitive ‘per day’ rate can be offered.


Fuel is paid using the LEAP Car Club fuel card at no cost to you.  You hand the card to the petrol station and we pay the bills. For the electric car, you just swipe the card provided, and we sort out the rest.

We also take a deposit per household in case of accident. This can be either £100 (£35 for Linstone Tenants) in cash or bank transfer. In the event of an accident the driver is liable for £250 excess.  No accident, no charge.

Where are the cars?
Lochwinnoch – Location: The McKillop car park. Vehicles: Nissan Leaf Electric Car & Toyota Auris Hybrid.

Linwood –  Belmar Court Car Park, PA3 3EE. Vehicle: Toyota Auris Hybrid. Blackwood Avenue Car Park, PA3 3JX: Nissan Leaf (Electric)

Johnstone – Arran Drive, Sandyflats, Johnstone, PA5 8PR: Nissan Leaf (Electric)

Who can join?
Drivers with a full current driving licence (UK or EU)

Drivers over 21  years of age

Drivers with 2 years motoring experience with no more than 6 penalty points

How do I join?
The LEAP Car Club Coordinator will take you quickly through the whole process. We will take a copy of your driving licence,  a copy of a utility bill or other proof of address, the payment for annual membership and the refundable deposit.

We will explain the booking process, the car features and controls and the terms and conditions of use (all of which can be viewed online at www.leapcarclub.co.uk) The Car Club Coordinator will be happy to answer any questions you might

To find out more or to join contact Mike or Regine

Email: mike@myleapproject.org and regine@myleapproject.org
Call:  0300 020 0639

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