The 3 Best Car Sharing Companies in New York City

New York City is an apt city for car sharing services. Congestion, high parking fees, and astonishingly high housing costs make it difficult to own a vehicle in Gotham. The good news is that there are plenty of high-quality car share services to choose from. With a car on every corner, finding and obtaining a car when you want it has never been easier.

Zipcar NYC makes it easy to drive a car without owning one. Zipcar spots are easy to find around the city and their mobile app gives you a great picture of where cars are available. Reserve a car online or from the convenience of your mobile device. With Zipcar NYC, you can browse vehicles and reserve a car in your neighborhood or another country from your iPhone or Android device. You don’t have to worry about paying for gas either. Zipcar NYC provides a gas card in each vehicle in addition to $1 million insurance coverage on each vehicle and 24/7 roadside assistance. If you have an itch to suddenly head out to Vermont for a winter weekend, Zipcar NYC includes up to 180 miles per day before any mileage charges kick in.

Enterprise, a strong name in the car rental industry, provides a fleet of pickup trucks, fuel-efficient sedans, and hybrid/electric vehicles to fit every need. Three distinct plans are available. Infrequent drivers will want to choose the Pay as You Go plan, which costs $7.00 per hour with 180 miles included. On the other end of the spectrum, the Prepay Smart Saver costs $50 per month and also includes 180 miles per day. High-volume users will benefit most from the this plan. All plans include gas, insurance, and 24/7 roadside assistance for every trip.

Another big name in the car rental business, Hertz equips all of its car share vehicles with the NeverLost® GPS system. This system has up-to-date weather forecasts and current flight status information in addition to street-level GPS navigation. Most cars also come with Bluetooth connectivity. This technology is deployed across an impressive fleet of cars, trucks, vans, and hybrids in cities throughout the world, including cities across Europe. They allow one-way rentals, which is a rare feature that comes in very handy if you find your driving plans have changed. Finally, Hertz 24/7 has partnered up with the Lowe’s home improvement chain to offer truck and van rentals at all Lowe’s locations throughout the country.