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Grand Theft Auto Online Hints & Tips

From making money to hijinks with helicopters, we leave no stone unturned in the quest for more $GTA.


If you specifically want help making money, check out this guide for all our tips, or this one for our top 3 best ways to make as much money as possible in GTA Online.

This is page 6 of our hints and tips for Grand Theft Auto Online. If you have any hints or tips of your own, feel free to send them in!


Resupply During Jobs

You might not think you can, but it's actually possible to re-supply with more armor, health and ammo half-way through completing a job. So if you get low on ammo or health, or need to get more armor in anticipation of a big gun fight, visit an Ammu-nation to restock and then carry on with the job.

Rhino Tank - Get One, Insure it and Store it

Follow the guide in the image below in order to grab a Rhino tank in GTA Online AND insure it and store it in your garage!

Rhino Guide

Robbing Convenience Stores

Convenience stores are all labelled on the map – almost makes they too easy to rob right? Wrong, they'are actually pretty hard to pull off and get away with! We don't know about you, but the cops seem to be that little more aggressive in GTA Online and they definitely come after you full force for knocking over the local convenience store.

One helpful hint is to grab a mask and use it for the robbery. Then when you are out of the line of sight of the cops, take it off. You should lose at least one star (unless you were on one star already).

Also don't forget to yell or blow into your microphone while you're pointing your gun at the store clerk. This will make them get the money more quickly. Alternatively if you want to show a little less mercy/make more money - shoot them. It has been reported that this will earn you more cash!

RP Bonuses

If you complete a job as part of a team then you'll earn 20% more RP than you would have otherwise. Plus, you can get an additional 10% if you do the job with a Crew member.

RP Boosting via Racing

Races can be a great way of boosting your RP, especially because they can be done solo. You will earn between 500 and 1,000 for each race (although they cost 100 RP to enter).

Same Clothes at Stores

In case you were wondering, all clothing stores in GTA Online stock exactly the same stuff. So you can stop trying to visit them all!

Save Progress

Playing online and with the cloud etc you might think that your progress in GTA Online was saved continuously... it isn't! Before you quit a session make sure you go to the Start menu first --> "Online" and choose "Leave GT Online". Alternatively just switch back to story (single player) mode.

Selling Cars to Los Santos Customs

You can sell cars to Los Santos Customs in GTA Online with the only restrictions being that they won't take premium cars such as the Obey 9F or Pegassi Infernus, and that you can do this a maximum of once per in-game day (every 48 minutes). To maximize the amount of cash they pay you, try to find cars just below the "premium level" – cars like the Lampadati Felon GT. Luxury Sedans and high end SUVs also seem to sell well. And if you can keep the car undamaged they'll pay more for it.

Simeon Missions

Simeon will give you missions in GTA Online and they all involve repossessing vehicles (duh…). They are also repeatable which is especially handy for one particular mission involving taking an Obey 9F from outside the front of a hotel (choose to do this one on the highest difficulty setting by the way). Anyway, don't worry about trying to lose the security guards or taking them out, just grab the car and get back to Simeon's shop ASAP. Then after the mission ends and you get your rewards, choose to replay the mission. Do this over and over and you can build up a decent amount of cash quickly.

Otherwise the general consensus is that Gerald's missions (once you unlock him) are much better for earning money.

Sing in the Shower for RP

Head to your own apartment or someone else's and then take a shower. If you have a microphone and sing/blow into it then you'll earn Reputation Points! Just make sure you set your chat options to "No-one" before doing this (or maybe don't... your call).

Slide Down Ladders

Hold A (Xbox 360) / X (PS3) / L Shift (PC) while you're coming down a ladder and you'll slide down it instead. This method is a lot quicker way of getting down and definitely helps on the bigger ladders!

Thanks AiraCobra

Smoke Weed for Color Security Cams

If you smoke marijuana in the game before viewing your security cameras then they will be in color!

Your security cameras are a channel on your TV by the way...

Solo GTA Online

If you're sick of getting griefed or just want to spend some time on your own (but still play GTA Online) go back to Story Mode (switch to either Michael, Trevor or Franklin) and then press "Start" --> "Online" --> "Play GTA Online" and choose to start an "Invite Only session".

Certain missions can only be completed in public sessions, but if you want to access those without any other players around, follow our guide.

Solo Mission - $12K Payout / $100K+ Per Hour

Coveted is a mission that you can solo and use to earn over $100,000 per hour by repeating it. You need to be at least level 36 to do it.

To access it, go to Jobs --> Host Job --> Missions --> Coveted.

Coveted should take you 2 or 3 minutes to complete. You simply need to travel you a particular checkpoint and wait for a Cargobob there. Once it arrives you need to pick up a shipping container and then deliver it.

If you travel along the right side of the hill on the way down (it'll make sense when you're doing it) then you can skip many of the enemies you'd otherwise encounter.

The mission also pays 2,000 RP. To restart it after finishing the host just needs to press X (Xbox 360) or Square (PS3) in the rewards lobby.

Spend Wisely

Your money should be spent on weapons at the start and then once you get a decent weapon you should buy a garage. Do not spend money on things like clothing. It is unnecessary and will only slow down your progress!

Splitting Loot/Cash

If you want to split up cash with your team after you've completed a job then simply press and hold Back on the Xbox 360 or Select on the PS3, or M on PC.

Sports & Super Cars

If you want to keep a sports or super car in GTA Online (and insure, modify, sell it, etc) then you need to purchase it outright from the Ultimate Motors website using your phone. You cannot steal them to keep them or even sell them.


We've produced the ultimate guide to stats for GTA Online - how to earn them, what stats are best suited for you given your specific playing style, and also which stats we think are the most important. Click here to view the full guide.

Steal Back Impounded Car

If your car is impounded there is a way to steal it back without having to face off against the Police.

Instead simply call Gerald for some sort of gang-related mission and start doing it ("Death Metal" is an example). The mission instance will disable all cops, but your impounded vehicle will still be in the lot. So simply steal it back!

Sticky Bombs on Apartment/Garage Doors

If you're getting griefed by someone, or just want to have some fun, here's something you can do. Simply place a sticky bomb next to either the door of your apartment or your garage and then watch your griefer via the security cams. When they are within range simply detonate the bomb! If you have a buddy you can also place a bounty of their head to lure people to their apartment, and then do this!

Stock Tires with Colored Rims

Note: this will only work with some vehicles...

If you want to keep the stock tires of your vehicle but change their color you can do it. Here's how. First buy the new wheels you want and then color them. Now simply put the old stock tires back on your ride. They should remain colored!

Stolen Car Price List

Here's a list of the prices you'll be able to sell some stolen vehicles to Los Santos Customs for... Note that the list is incomplete (still being compiled) and that you can also check this out for yourself in-game. Simply go to and check the price of the relevant car. You'll be able to sell it for 10% less than retail.

  • Albany Buccaneer - $2,800
  • Albany Cavalclade (Classic) - $7,000
  • Albany Cavalclade (Modern) - $9,000
  • Albany Emperor - $800
  • Albany Manana - $800
  • Benefactor Dubsta - $9,000
  • Benefactor Schafter - $6,500
  • Benefactor Serrano - $6,000
  • BF Injection - $1,600
  • Bravado Bison - $3,000
  • Bravado Buffalo - $3,500
  • Bravado Gauntlet - $3,200
  • Bravado Gresley - $2,900
  • Canis Mesa - $3,000
  • Cheval Fugitive - $2,400
  • Cheval Surge - $3,800
  • Declasse Granger - $3,100
  • Declasse Rancher XL - $900
  • Declasse Sabre Turbo - $1,500
  • Declasse Tornado - $3,000
  • Declasse Vigero - $2,100
  • Dundreary Landstalker - $5,800
  • Fathom FQ 2 - $5,000
  • Gallivanter Baller (Modern) - $9,000
  • Imponte Ruiner - $1,000
  • Karin Asterope - $2,600
  • Karin Futo - $1,000
  • Karin Rebel - $700
  • Karin Sultan - $1,200
  • Lampadati Felon - $9,000
  • Lampadi Felon GT - $9,500
  • Maibatsu Penumbra - $2,400
  • Mammoth Patriot - $5,000
  • Obey Rocoto - $8,500
  • Ocelot F620 - $,000
  • Pegassi Ruffian - $1,000
  • Schyster Fusilade - $3,600
  • Ubermacht Oracle 1 - $8,000
  • Ubermacht Zion - $6,500
  • Vapid Bobcat XL - $2,300
  • Vapid Dominator - $3,500
  • Vapid Peyote - $1,200
  • Vapid Radius - $3,200
  • Vapid Sandking SWB - $4,500
  • Vapid Stanier - $1,000
  • Weeny Issi - $1,800

Stolen Premium Cars

There is no way to garage, sell or modify a stolen premium car so don't waste your time trying to do so.

Stop Griefing Tanks

If you have a level 100 killing/griefing you in a tank then one way to possibly get them to stop is by getting to your vehicle and then repeatedly running into the back of their tank. Yes, this will kill you, but it will be classed as a "Bad Sport" kill by them and they'll need to pay for your vehicle insurance costs.

This kinda means that you end up griefing them back, but it works! It also helps if you have your buddies nearby who can do the same thing to help you out (and who don't mind dying a few times...).

Stop Tanks with a Sniper

It's easy to stop guys in tanks, you just need to shoot at them with the sniper. Where though is the key...

You need to aim at the front left quadrant of the tank, pretty much where the driver is sitting inside it. Note that this will be by the hatch, but not at the actual hatch itself. When you score a hit/are in the right spot your reticle will turn red. Shot that spot twice with the sniper and the driver will be dead. You just need to try and envisage exactly where the driver would be sitting...


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Matt Gibbs

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Matt first came across the Grand Theft Auto series when he rented GTA III from his local video store, and it's been an obsession since. After playing through every GTA game since then, he decided to start GTA BOOM (initially in preparation for the launch of GTA V and as a way to document the hype, news and rumors about the then upcoming game. When Matt isn’t editing the content on BOOM, you’ll find him working on the server or making other improvements to the site, helping to update our library of guides and make them more useful for readers.