Carsharing is simple to use, just sign up with a service, reserve a car, pick it up from the designed location and drive away!
Carsharing can be a great supplement to your various travel options. For example, take the commuter rail, the bus or bike to work, then, as needed, rent a car on an hourly basis to drive to your lunch appointment, meeting or even a weekend getaway at the beach. Or, if your family owns one car, use a carsharing service for those occasions when you need a back-up car or truck.
Here are some benefits of carsharing:
Carsharing makes it easy to get a car on your schedule and branch locations can often be found nearby.
If you carpool to work, but some days are unable to carpool back, carsharing can be a great, inexpensive way to get back home.
Many companies have corporate accounts for carsharing, making it even easier for you to take transit to work and then get a car to drive to your weekly meeting down the street. Be sure and check with your employer.
Many services, such as ZipCar, have streamlined their process for picking up your car. Some even offer smartphone apps that allow you to unlock cars with your phone.
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