Uni Car Ads will pay £30 – £50 a month for having harmless adverts on your car.
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Uni Car Ads will pay £30 – £50 a month for having harmless adverts on your car.

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Found 8th Jan 2014
This is for Students only as they are trying to advertise local businesses to university population.

Sorry non-uni students but this is a great deal for students nevertheless

How it works
1. Sign Up Your Car Today - Fill in your details on the form on the right (you are only expressing an interest at this point). You will receive a confirmation email.

2. You will receive an email from us telling you about the business wanting to advertise and how long they would like to have the sticker placed on your car for. You then either accept or decline the offer. We allocate the ads on a first-come first-served basis of reply.

3. Uni Car Ads place the adverts on your car and remove them for you. You will be asked to drive to a nearby garage that we work with and they will have the ads ready to place on your car, which only takes 10 minutes. You will also be asked to fill in an online contract. (see FAQs for more info).

4. You will be paid at the end of every month by direct debit. The adverts will be removed by the garage who placed them.

Uni Car Ads place large ads on STUDENT CARS, they are parked within the densely populated areas that students live, surrounding the campus.
- Quadrille

Anyone can sign up to this, not just students. Well that's what they said to me when I asked if I could apply if I go to college.
- shahzadh37

63 Comments

I know times are tough but you'd really have to need that extra £30 per month to go for something like this (in my extremely humble opinion). Still, heat added because it's essentially free money!

What a rip off, I would expect at least £5 a day.

are there another one for non-student?

RedDemonic

are there another one for non-student?



Not this company - UniCarAds

Seems like a lot of hassle for a very small income, driving to a garage, waiting there, driving home, a month later drive back to the garage, wait again and drive home..

All that for potentially £30

What if it advertises a product/service someone uses and it goes horribly wrong they get annoyed and your car gets trashed as a result oO

winifer

All that for potentially £30



Also potentially £600 - your choice.

Original Poster

For some students, £30 goes a long way especially if they are trying to keep a car. So couple of hours in a month would be worth it to be honest.

Bunglistik

What if it advertises a product/service someone uses and it goes horribly … What if it advertises a product/service someone uses and it goes horribly wrong they get annoyed and your car gets trashed as a result oO



If Tesco turned on you, would you go find a Tesco ad and trash it? Really?

Quadrille

Also potentially £600 - your choice.



OK then, what about if the garage damages your car? anything in the faqs or t&cs about that?
Petrol costs + depreciation to the car takes away from the "potential £600", which really is probably going to be £360, as doubt many/any will actually get the higher band of payments

Aswell as a potential increase in insurance premiums for actually even doing this
"We do require you though to check with your insurance company before we advertise on your car. In a small amount of cases a small premium may have to be paid. "
Edited by: "winifer" 8th Jan 2014

Not much good for students in London unfortunately as most of them use public transport to get around.

This company have said before that they will consider non uni students, as many people happen to live and work in student populated areas which is just as effective advertising.

I can see insurance companies interpreting this as a form of 'modification' in their ceaseless efforts to avoid paying out

sabu57

I can see insurance companies interpreting this as a form of … I can see insurance companies interpreting this as a form of 'modification' in their ceaseless efforts to avoid paying out



Probably will try that, or something along the lines of saying you are distracting other motorists

when they take off the sticker ads, most of the time your car's paint get damage. i.e..lacquer

winifer

OK then, what about if ...



Calm down, calm down .. no-one's twisting your arm.

I'm sure students can make their own calculation; for some it's a good deal, for others, not so much.

Just like every other deal.

im looking at university and doing the sums right now.

i can tell you that the minumum of £360 a year is a large amount of money when you have none.

plus who cares about depritiation if your car is only worth £100?

thanks op will defo look at this next year.

Quadrille

If Tesco turned on you, would you go find a Tesco ad and trash it? Really?


The point is your putting this on your OWN car not a tesco billboard see the difference?

winifer

Probably will try that, or something along the lines of saying you are … Probably will try that, or something along the lines of saying you are distracting other motorists


Or using it for business purposes... (_;)

Bunglistik

The point is your putting this on your OWN car not a tesco billboard see … The point is your putting this on your OWN car not a tesco billboard see the difference?



Not really.
I can't say there's zero risk - but it looks to me a lot like winning the lottery backwards. Or being run over by a bus.
Taxis in London have had ads for decades, and I never heard of gangs of roving ad-smashers vandalizing them. Maybe I need to get out more ...

Quadrille

Not really.I can't say there's zero risk - but it looks to me a lot like … Not really.I can't say there's zero risk - but it looks to me a lot like winning the lottery backwards. Or being run over by a bus. Taxis in London have had ads for decades, and I never heard of gangs of roving ad-smashers vandalizing them. Maybe I need to get out more ...


Lol OK I shall leave it there (_;)

SFJnet

I know times are tough but you'd really have to need that extra £30 per … I know times are tough but you'd really have to need that extra £30 per month to go for something like this (in my extremely humble opinion). Still, heat added because it's essentially free money!



But tbh people pay money for t-shirts and walk around advertising (evil companies like Gap) all the time...at least someone is getting paid to drive around advertising crap.

Bunglistik

What if it advertises a product/service someone uses and it goes horribly … What if it advertises a product/service someone uses and it goes horribly wrong they get annoyed and your car gets trashed as a result oO



Where do you live for that behaviour to happen?

chapchap

Where do you live for that behaviour to happen?


In the UK (_;)

Seriously though its an area with a very low crime occurrence, yet only a few days ago, someone stole the covers off my door mirrors (levered off with a screwdriver) oO If it had happend where I used to live I'd understand so I don't believe anywhere is 100% safe

Anyone can sign up to this not just students. Well that what they said to me when I asked if i could apply if i go college.

Original Poster

shahzadh37

Anyone can sign up to this not just students. Well that what they said to … Anyone can sign up to this not just students. Well that what they said to me when I asked if i could apply if i go college.

Thanks for this I'll add it to the post.

Bunglistik

In the UK (_;)Seriously though its an area with a very low crime … In the UK (_;)Seriously though its an area with a very low crime occurrence, yet only a few days ago, someone stole the covers off my door mirrors (levered off with a screwdriver) oO If it had happend where I used to live I'd understand so I don't believe anywhere is 100% safe


http://www.quickmeme.com/img/a6/a646c45633cfab95a2aaf727480883aba7de652148fb3601db61853a62d3b3da.jpg

Somehow this isn't going to look as cool on my car as Sparco, Alpine, Sony, Brembo, Blitz, Greddy or of course Monster Energy.

winifer

OK then, what about if the garage damages your car? anything in the faqs … OK then, what about if the garage damages your car? anything in the faqs or t&cs about that?Petrol costs + depreciation to the car takes away from the "potential £600", which really is probably going to be £360, as doubt many/any will actually get the higher band of paymentsAswell as a potential increase in insurance premiums for actually even doing this"We do require you though to check with your insurance company before we advertise on your car. In a small amount of cases a small premium may have to be paid. "



Depreciation costs from driving to and from a garage once a month? Don't be absurd. And obviously don't do it if your insurance company says that it will increase the premium...

While I can see why people wouldn't want to bother with this, most of the arguments given against it are ridiculous. If you're happy to have adverts on your car for a couple of hundred quid a year then what's the big deal?

What if the advert is for an escort service!

s4mri

when they take off the sticker ads, most of the time your car's paint get … when they take off the sticker ads, most of the time your car's paint get damage. i.e..lacquer



I work with vinyl graphics including application and removal from vehicles and have never known any removal to damage paint or lacquer, the worst thing to happen generally is for the graphic/sticker to shield the paint from the sun so that the covered area is darker than the rest of the paint that has been exposed to the sun. Even this takes a few years to show.

there are insurance implications to doing this, so be aware - could be classed as business use too so business class policy add on needed,

many insurance policies specifically state - they will not use their vehicle for commercial use or advertise on their vehicle.- so check the small print

there are lots of schemes offering similar a few years ago - none that ever came of benefit to anyone

Does anyone know just how big these adverts will be?

Original Poster

HayleyThePanda

Does anyone know just how big these adverts will be?

take a look at the pictures on their website. Gives a good idea.

mrwhitelabel

there are insurance implications to doing this, so be aware - could be … there are insurance implications to doing this, so be aware - could be classed as business use too so business class policy add on needed,many insurance policies specifically state - they will not use their vehicle for commercial use or advertise on their vehicle.- so check the small printthere are lots of schemes offering similar a few years ago - none that ever came of benefit to anyone



Spot on.
If you just ignore this particular point and then have an accident, you could find that your insurance policy worthless because of such a clause.

Good find heat added

jazid

If you just ignore this particular point and then have an accident, you … If you just ignore this particular point and then have an accident, you could find that your insurance policy worthless because of such a clause.



Which is exactly why they tell you to check your insurance before you sign up.

Crikey. And they told me rocket science was challenging

BEWARE.
I am in no way say that this company is fake or a scam, But please do your homework on these guys before committing.

This is a well known scam doing the rounds again.
The BBC did a feature on it a while back. They Usually use ads on gumtree, facebook etc. offering the above. The car owner usually gets ads on there cars then the printers invoice you for the supplied ads.at a inflated price.
The scammer gets paid for the car ads on your car and you never get paid.

Please do your homework on any company offering car ads etc.. Most are a scam.
My advice if offered a car ad. quick phone call to the advertiser to check if its genuine.



Please don't get conned watchdog is off air at moment and Matt Allwright has to walk now Dan Penteado got done for benefit fraud.

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