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Is It Worth Signing Up For Car-Sharing? A Car Club Review

Question:

We are considering between buying a car and joining Car Club. We are a married couple, no children yet and would only use a car occasionally (grocery shopping, weekend picnic and etc.) Does anyone have any experience using this Car-Sharing scheme? Appreciate any Car Club review.

Answer:

       1.Benefits:

More savings, fewer worries

Many Car Club members have been without a car for more than 10 years. They book a car when they need one and where certain locations are not accessible with public transport.

Is it a wise financial move? Let’s do the maths.

According to futureofcarsharing.com, an average car is used for only one hour per day. For the rest of the time, a vehicle left unused is a liability that depreciates in value.

Even with the price dip for COE in 2016 and you are purchase a Category A car, the upfront damage of owning a personal vehicle is 40% down payment ($23,598). Not to mention the monthly financial commitments coming for the next five years.

If you don’t drive often to justify the expenses, don’t burden yourself with the financial responsibilities that come with a car.

Peace of mind

Joining our Car-Sharing scheme gives you the peace of mind knowing that there is always a car available near your neighbourhood or any of our 90+ Car-Sharing stations across Singapore.

Say for example: It is 11pm and you want to go for a midnight supper, all you have to do is take out your phone, book a car with us and keep your tummy happy with eateries from steamboat to fried chicken.

You can use a car any time you need and for as long as you want. You only pay for what you use and it costs as low as $9.00 per hour.

We make it as easy as possible for our members. You drive the car, park it then walk away. We take care of the petrol, insurance, road tax and maintenance.

Car Club offers a variety of cars from Toyota Vios to Volkswagen Jetta or the auto Mitsubishi Grandis 7-seater. Whether it is to pick up your furniture from IKEA or to drive a client to see a new house opening, you can choose a car perfectly tailored to your needs.

“It’s a relief to not have a car anymore but it is also a relief knowing if you need one, it will be there.” – Mrs and Mr Wong’s Car Club review.

2.Con: You might want to plan in advance if you want to book a car during the festive holidays

Car availability during peak seasons is a common concern for all Car-Sharing companies in Singapore.

With the largest fleet of cars in Singapore (200+ cars and growing), Car Club reviews the ratio of members to cars regularly. We work hard to make sure that all of our members have access to cars whenever and wherever they need.

As of now, during non-peak hours, you have a very high chance to secure a car when you need to. During peak periods, we thrive for 80% success rate, which means 8 out of 10 people booking cars will have access to ones.

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