Car sharing is membership-based, which streamlines use. Members have convenient, direct access to vehicles without repeating paperwork or paying extra fees. Vehicles can be reserved online or by phone at any time. It's like hourly and daily car rental, but there is no need to visit an office to sign a contract or pick up keys when you need to use a vehicle. Car sharing is an alternative to car rental.
The average cost of owning a car in the U.S. is over $8,000 per year (over $660 per month), which includes fuel, insurance, maintenance and repairs, and loan or lease payments. In comparison with the average daily use of a car- 1.5 hours per day- car ownership costs about $18 an hour. Car sharing offers much of the same convenience and flexibility of owning a car, for much less than the cost of owning.
TIMECAR offers a fleet of fuel efficient and reliable vehicles (Honda Fit, Mini Cooper, etc.). As the number of our membership grows we may add other models to fulfill a variety of demands.
TIMECAR is located in Oklahoma and Texas, but there are no limits to how far you can drive. All usage must be round-trip, and vehicles must stay within the continental U.S and Canada. If the vehicle is available, you may reserve it for as long as you need it, paying by the hour or by the day.
A 2004 study by the Transportation Research Board showed that for each car sharing vehicle, up to 15 privately owned vehicles are taken off the road. This reduces the resources needed to have more vehicles on the roads. Car share members tend to walk, bike and take the bus more often.
TIMECAR members have access to a growing car sharing network worldwide. There are over 1,000 cities with access to car share vehicles, many of which offer â€œRoaming Membershipâ€ for access to their fleet while you are traveling. Skip the hassle of conventional car rental on your next trip and use one of our car sharing friends instead! Contact us at least three weeks prior to traveling to set up a roaming membership.
Grocery shopping, running errands, going out to dinner, doctorâ€™s appointment, a job interview, a concert, hiking, moving... TIMECAR is your driving alternative.