The Benefits of City Car Sharing Palestine TX

If you happen to live in a city, you might have noticed how expensive parking is. Or how you keep spending money on insurance and gas for a car you barely use. Why, you could probably get away without having a car at all.

Hertz - Amtrak Dallas Downtown
(214) 979-9494
400 South Houston
Dallas, TX
Hours
Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa 0800-1600, Su 1200-1600.
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations.
Additional Information
This location is for Amtrak Train arriving passengers only. After Hours - After hours reservations will be serviced by the Love Field Airport location, 7212 Cedar Springs. Cab fare up to $10.00 will be reimbursed, with a receipt.

Hertz - Atlantic Aviation
(210) 921-6100
475 Frank Luke Drive South
San Antonio, TX
Hours
Mo-Th 0700-1800, Fr 0700-1900, Sa 0800-1700, Su 0800-1400
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only. Tail number required on reservation.

National Car Rental
(972) 615-5400
2424 E 28th St Dfw Airport
Flower Mound, TX
 
U-Haul Company
(956) 519-3699
312 W 9th St
Mission, TX
 
Hertz - Katy Freeway HLE
(281) 531-5491
11999 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX
Hours
Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0900-1300, Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations., Gold Counter Service , Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.
Additional Information
Located in the Summit Mortgage Building, east of the Pontiac Dealership. For rentals on Saturday, go to the front of the building for Hertz entrance.

Budget Car Rental
(432) 563-1640
Midland Airport
Odessa, TX
 
U-Haul Company
(972) 539-1870
3001 Justin Rd
Flower Mound, TX
 
Advantage Rent A Car
(512) 480-3177
1100 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX
 
thys,towing wrecker service
(817) 896-4861
3416 mayhill ct
arlington, TX
Additional Information
towing a car
Hours
24/7

Hertz - 3215 South Southwest Loop 323 HLE
(903) 581-2962
3215 South Southwest Loop 323
Tyler, TX
Hours
Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa 0800-1200, Su Closed
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations., Gold Counter Service , Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.

The Benefits of City Car Sharing

The Benefits of City Car Sharing By Alison Lakin, Associate Editor
Zipcar
If you happen to live in a city, you might have noticed how expensive parking is. Or how you keep spending money on insurance and gas for a car you barely use. Why, you could probably get away without having a car at all.

This makes more sense than you might think. According to the 2005 census, 81 percent of Americans live in urban areas (that’s 243 million people!), and many of us have some form of public transportation available. But as useful as buses and trains are, they can’t cover our every need. Many of us would be hard-pressed to go without a car completely. If we don’t need one to get to work, there’s still the Costco trip to take into account or an across-town flag-football game to attend or a late night excursion to your best friend’s birthday party. In short, we need access to a vehicle.

That’s the thinking behind car sharing. The basic principle is simple: a person signs up for the program, paying a small initiation fee and agreeing to an hourly rate, then reserves a car for use – choosing by location and even type of car, or, hell, even by the car’s nickname. Paying by the hour no longer has to be relegated to seedy motel reception desks, and low rates mean taking a car for a couple hours while you brave the hoards at Ikea will cost you less than a Billy bookcase.

Car sharing started in Switzerland – oh, those innovative Europeans – where crowded cities, efficient public transportation and lack of parking relegated cars to burdensome money-wasters. Now, the concept has become established in cities throughout the U.S. as well. While Zipcar has expanded nationally, the majority of car sharing companies are based in single cities or regions. The San Francisco Bay Area has City CarShare, for example, or there’s PhillyCarShare in, you guessed it, Philadelphia.

What’s surprising is how few people actually use these services despite their obvious benefits. At the height of the gas crunch summer 2008, Zipcar’s membership numbers had reached around 225,000. That’s just about 1 percent of Americans based in cities. Consider that car sharing means not having to pay for gas or insurance – saving you hundreds to thousands of dollars a year. And maintenance costs are usually a big headache to those owners with cars out of warranty.

Monetary savings aren’t the only advantages to car sharing, having access to cars that you may not have been able to afford in the first place means your short trip will be enhanced by an array of standard features. Trucks and SUVs can be found in the fleets too, so your friend with the F-150 won’t get a call every time you need to move.

Oh yeah, there’s also the environment to think about. Shared cars equal fewer cars on the road equals less pollution, less congestion and less resources wasted. They can also solve urban parking...

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