How Does Car Sharing Work and What Are The Benefits?
Car sharing is a car rental system that, unlike traditional rental programs, is suitable for people who only need a vehicle for a short time. Sharing a car is easier on the wallet than owning a car because you only pay for the use of a specific vehicle, depending on the time of use and/or distance traveled.
Unlike ownership, you don't have to pay large sums of money upfront to buy a car, or spend money on maintenance, repairs, or parking over the years. People who typically use car-sharing schemes in Singapore want 24/7 access to a vehicle, rather than just being able to rent it during business hours; and prefer a car near the house, office, hotel or the like.
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By participating in a car-sharing program, you can find out about vehicles parked on your block of flats or down the street, and you don't have to worry about going to the airport or remote downtown locations, to access your ride.
There are many advantages that you can have by choosing car sharing. As noted above, if you rarely use your vehicle or travel a lot and need to use a bicycle when traveling, you can save money. You also have the opportunity to test different makes and models of cars instead of being tied to just one.
Car sharing also has a very positive effect on the environment. First of all, if many different people can use a vehicle, this means fewer cars to produce and fewer resources to use. In addition, there are fewer cars on the road, emitting pollutants (air and noise) and consuming less gasoline.