The sharing revolution has only just begun and one aspect of it in particular that just keeps growing and growing is car sharing. Car sharing is available throughout the UK, but it’s especially booming in large cities such as London, where you’re charged just for having your car parked within a certain zone. So what is car sharing and how does it work? Well, allow us to elaborate.
Car sharing is, in its overall form, the sharing of a car; whether that’s two or more people sharing the same car to save money or whether it’s someone using another person’s car. Much like a traditional rental company, there are peer-to-peer car-sharing platforms (like ourselves) that put individuals in touch with car owners in order to use their car while they’re not using it. Clever, eh?
Drivers can log on to our app, via their mobile phone, to find the closest available car to them; no middlemen, no fuss. Just a location and the ability to unlock the car using their mobile phone. The cars available are owned by private individuals who have registered to allow access to their cars as and when they’re not using them. Convenient for the individual looking to rent the car and an absolute game-changing money-maker for the car owner. Cars are available to hire by the hour or by the day, there’s no need to travel to any sales offices and you’re not restricted by office hours. The database of vehicles is forever growing, too. We ourselves offer a large database of local vehicles, available any time of the day or night.
And, you don’t have to live in the city to use a car-sharing peer-to-peer platform, either. Say you’re visiting London and want to pop just outside of it for a meeting or for an interesting road trip while you’re in the area. Or perhaps you just fancy rocking around in something a bit more fun or you really don’t fancy that same tube journey, maybe it’s a lovely day and a convertible is the only way to travel, for example. The database is wide and varied and the car of your choice could well be ready and waiting for you to pick up.
Car sharing is a facility that takes much of the hassle out of the traditional way of renting a car. It’s more a question of how car sharing can work for you, rather than how does car sharing work. If you’re looking for a convenient way to rent a car that fits in with your busy life then a peer-to-peer car-sharing platform is certainly the way to go. Whether you’re looking for something specific, or you’re simply wanting a mode of transport for a short period of time — say there are no direct trains, or you just want to take the hassle out of public transport — trusted peer-to-peer platforms such as us will have you covered in one form or another.