Is a Car-Sharing Program Like Zipcar Worth It?

Zipcar is like a timeshare, but for cars. Now, this doesn’t necessarily deserve the negative connotations that a timeshare does. Zipcar works a lot like a car rental company, but differently in the details. The user needs to buy into a membership, then they can reserve a car to drive. There isn’t really a central office you need to rent the car from though. The user reserves the car through an app, goes to the location where it is parked, then they use their “Zipcard” to unlock and drive the car. The key is stored somewhere within the car for the driver. The member also can specify the amount of time to rent the car for, sometimes as low as 30 minutes for a one-way trip!