Tips for a Better Car-Sharing Experience: A for Access
Car-Sharing gives you the unique experience of driving a car without the responsibilities and the high costs of ownership, especially in Singapore. As we move towards a greener and more sustainable future, Car-Sharing can create more liveable cities by reducing our collective carbon footprint. By sharing resources, Car-Sharing reminds us that we are all members of a common society.
The ‘sharing economy’ comes with its own unique set of challenges. To enable the use of a car at affordable rates, Car-Sharing depends on you to leverage on the benefits of self-help, mutual respect and cooperation.
To foster a better and more enjoyable Car-Sharing environment for everyone, Car Club is proud to introduce the first of our “Tips for Car-Sharing” series – A for Access! Each instalment begins with an alphabet from A to E, so do stay tuned for the other parts of the series.
In “A for Access,” we will be introducing a few tips on what to look out for before you access the car. Let’s begin!
1. Book a Car That Suits Your Needs
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Decide on the purpose of your trip, and the number of people you intend to ferry.
- For short trips involving couples, or a small number of people, consider booking the Volkswagen Polo, Nissan Note or the Honda Jazz
- The size of hatchbacks is comfortable for up to 4 people. It’s a convenient option to head into the neighbourhood or go on a casual date.
- For shopping and groceries, consider booking the Mitsubishi Lancer or the Honda City
- Spacious sedans provide ample backroom for groceries..
- For trips and leisure activities with family, and more than 5 people, consider booking the Toyota Sienta or the Toyota Wish
- These MPVs can fit child seats – and still have room for more
- For long trips, getting around Singapore comfortably with multiple stops, consider booking the Toyota Altis or the Mazda 3
- Fuel-efficient cars mean that you won’t burn a hole in your pocket
Check the rest of Car Club’s makes and models available. Remember to check which category the car belongs to
2. Check For a Car Near You
Use Car Club’s station locator to find a car near your home or public transport. This is where you’ll pick your car up and return it after your trip ends!
3. Plan Your Trips With Sufficient Allowance
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Allocate buffer time for traffic jams or congestions. If car is returned past reservation time, there will be a per-minute surcharge until car is returned. If another member is inconvenienced because of your actions, there will be a heavy penalty imposed. Let’s do our best to keep the Car-Sharing scheme a cooperative and welcoming environment for all members!
We have reached the end of “A for Access”! Keep your eyes peeled for more instalments on Car-Sharing tips in the future. Car Club can expand our fleet and stations and maintain our competitive pricing only if our membership keeps growing! Tell a friend about us and get $40 driving credits each for every friend that signs up based on your recommendation.