Holiday for less by car sharing

December 15th, 2014
by The People Who Share

Summer is making its way over to the U.K. and that means rain. So if you haven't booked your holiday yet, it's probably time that you did. Of course with a recession still looming, many of you have probably being putting your holidays on hold recently. With this in mind, you'll no doubt be looking for new ways to save money.

In my previous article I touched upon how much money car sharing could save you on your daily commute. But with car sharing sites like BuzzCar (Paris's largest peer-to-peer car sharing site) and Getaround (a popular American P2P car-sharing service) popping up around the world, you'll be able to save your pennies abroad without sacrificing the experience. In fact it might even turn out to be a bit of an adventure!

Peer-to-peer (P2P) services like Getaround mean that you can rent a car from somebody nearby. This means you'll get the chance to meet friendly locals who are often more than willing to provide you with tips and advice on your travels. A bit of inside knowledge can go a long way in a foreign country!

The car sharing industry has been increasing exponentially year on year, which means you'll never be short of choice when it comes to choosing a vehicle. Car sharing sites are typically much cheaper than standard car rental firms and are also better for the environment. What's more, you'll be fully covered by insurance which is typically thrown in to the whole package, and in some cases fuel is included in the price too.

If you don't like the idea of using a peer-to-peer service, there are alternatives out there. Zipcar for example is the most popular and widely recognised car sharing platform. What makes it different to conventional car rentals services is the way that you get billed for your usage as opposed to a daily/weekly rate. So if you're on holiday and you're making short trips to the supermarket every other day it's going to be more economically viable to car share.

So there you have it, no need to holiday less when you can holiday for less with car sharing. It's All Share offers the best car sharing deals from different providers so be sure to take a look and grab yourself a great deal.