Why Own Your Own? Consider Car Sharing
ďIf you live in a city, you donít need to own a car.Ē
–William Clay Ford Jr., CEO, Ford Motor Co.
Car sharing is based on the premise that many of us can fulfill most of our transportation needs with walking, biking and public transit. For those times when we canít, we can rent a car, or join a car sharing service. More than 72,410 Americans and Canadians already do.
There are a number of fixed costs for owning a car, such as loan or lease payments, insurance, registration and, in some areas, paying for a parking stall.
If you donít drive very much, but still want the convenience of an automobile for specific jobs, car sharing may be the answer. Car sharing is an economical alternative for those driving 7,500 miles a year or less.
Visit carsharing.net to find out where your nearest car sharing depot is located.
Do you ‘care share’? How is it working for you? Any other ideas for leaving the car in the driveway, or giving up the car altogether? Share your ideas by commenting below!
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