Car Sharing Hacks to Make Your Rental Experience More Enjoyable

Car sharing is a type of car rental for those who want to use a car for a few hours instead of a few days or more. It’s most popular with those who don’t own a car and need to make an occasional trip or even commute daily. Blink Mobility is proud to offer a car rental service made up of all-electric vehicles, helping L.A. get across town without adding to the pollution.

There are many times in everyday life that we all need a car when walking or bicycling just won’t cut it. It’s tough to get around when your choices are walking/biking, precise bus schedules, or expensive taxis. Do you need a car occasionally but don’t want to pay for the car, parking, and pricey insurance? Some solutions also allow you to use a car whenever you want to, without the hassle, and now without the pollution.

In that spirit of innovation, Blink Mobility is a 100% electric car-sharing service and part of the City of Los Angeles’s mobility solutions. Blink Mobility is available to anyone over 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Members have access to a network of shared electric vehicles 24-hours a day, seven days a week, at self-service locations throughout central Los Angeles.

Want a more enjoyable experience with car sharing? Try a few of these hacks to make your life easier.

1—Join a membership.

Many rental companies require drivers to join a membership before driving a car. Memberships offer discounts and be sure to sign up for emails and texts so your favorite rent company can send you a coupon or message that cars are currently at their lowest price.

2 –Play with rental days and times.

Rentals are more expensive when they’re needed the most—such as weekday mornings and weekends. If you need a car, but the time frame is negotiable, try afternoons or evenings, when prices will be at their lowest. Pay attention to price changes at your favorite car rental.

3—Bring your own GPS and children’s seats.

It can cost as much to rent GPS or baby seats as it does to rent the car! And some rentals don’t have them. Remember to bring your own and save a bundle.

4 -Skip the air conditioner.

Regardless of whether a car is gas-fueled or electric, running the air on high can be an expensive idea. Open the windows if the weather allows and preserve your charge to go further, longer.

5—Refuel before returning the car.

Whether the car is electric or gas-fueled, it can be tempting to drop off a car on empty but expensive when you get charged for it. Get the best price you can and shop around before you refuel. Some businesses or complexes offer free charging; take advantage when you can.

Blink Mobility is perfect for those who want to rent a car for a few hours rather than days. Have an errand to run out of town or further than you can walk? Moving? Visiting family? Get to work and back when there’s no carpool?

Blink Mobility is your sustainable way to drive L.A.

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