Sharing – Zipcar and Flexcar is a new way to save Money and Time
February 26th, 2006
Zipcar in New
Car Sharing is
a new way to get around. You can get around a major city with a car
sharing. You pay a membership fee to participate and you book times
and places when you will use the car. The good part about this is
that a person has a parking spot for the car, and can avoid parking
tickets and expensive parking fees.
There is an
estimated 80,000 people that are participating in the car sharing
services. Flexcar is mostly on the west coast covering major cities
including, Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San
Francisco. Flexcar also services Washington D.C. and Chicago. Flex
car has the best support at this time in Seattle. A person in
Seattle is only a 5 minutes walk from a Flexcar.
the cities of Boston, Chapel Hills – NC, Chicago, Minneapolis / St.
Paul–MN, New York, New Jersey, Portland – OR, San Francisco,
Seattle, and Washington D.C. The rates are start at $8.50 per hour
or $60 per day rental. You can get discounts off the rate if you
have an extra value plan.
What is great
about car sharing is that gas is included in the fee, so is the
parking fees, and so is the car insurance. This could make it more
affordable for many people because you may only need a car on a
semi-regular basis. It can save you a bundle in the cost of
insurance and even car repairs and maintenance. If you are in the
big city and don’t have to use your car very often are frustrated by
parking it sounds like car sharing is a really great idea. It could
also be beneficial for frequent business travelers that are doing
day trips in the city. It might even give rental car companies a
run for their business as business travelers may use this method in
the future instead of traditional rental cars.
Sunday Morning reported how people are saving money with the car sharing.
One lady said she may need a car one month and not at all another, and she
was so happy not try to find parking as it is part of the service.
The cost of car insurance, gas, parking, the cost of car payments,
and maintenance make car sharing very attractive, especially for the
young adult in the major metropolitan city.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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