Can the driver contact the car owner before renting out a car? Megan February 26, 2018 05:01 Updated Follow Yes! The driver can click the “Message Owner” button on a vehicle listing. Related articles Can a driver rent a car directly from an owner? What is the Process for Reporting an Accident? What if the driver is late returning the car? Who pays for gas? Late Return Policy Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.