Let’s face it, there are thousands of reasons you might need a car. Groceries are heavy, pets need to visit the vet, and you've got places to go and people to see. They’re all perfectly valid reasons to drive a vehicle, but does it justify buying a vehicle? With so many transportation solutions available nowadays, maybe it's time to consider the many reasons to opt for carsharing instead of car owning. Here are a few motives f0r embracing the carefree car-free lifestyle available when carsharing with Getaround.

1) Save on gas, insurance, maintenance, taxes, fees, and more

Sure, owning a car might seem pretty straightforward. You buy the car, you drive the car. That’s it, right? So why is it that you need to pay for this, that, and the other thing every few weeks? Owning a car means owning all of the problems associated with that car, and carsharing means washing your hands of all of that. You get access to a wide variety of vehicles without any of the maintenance and upkeep of ownership. How's that for straightforward?

2) Kiss the garage goodbye

Oh, the mythical garage spot. A 75-square foot rectangle of pavement that’s somehow a gazillion dollars per month, and also insanely difficult to procure in many cities. If you buy a car and you're shelling out again for a parking space, our sincere financial condolences go out to you. Ditching the car and going all-in on carsharing means forever shedding the burden of having to maintain a spot near your home. Your neighborhood shared car is already parked and waiting for you on Getaround.

3) It's eco-friendly

Getaround makes it easy for vehicle owners to offer their vehicles to verified drivers nearby, this is where the “sharing” in carsharing comes into play. More drivers using less vehicles more efficiently means fewer cars on the road, fewer emissions expelled into the air, and less materials consumed in the pollutive auto manufacturing process. We’ve only got one planet Earth, people, and we share because we care about passing it on to the next generation.

4) Good for parking

Again, with less cars out in the world, fewer cars need to be parked on the road. Any road. Like the road you live on, or the one you need to park on outside your workplace or favorite restaurant. When we utilize cars more effectively, we cut down on the amount of cars that sit idly taking up space in parking spots. And with more people carsharing, you waste less time endlessly circling the block looking for an acceptable spot.

5) A car for every occasion

One problem with owning a car is you’ll only have that one car. Unless you're buddies with Xzibit and his crew of custom auto body professionals, you'll be hard pressed to convert your sedan into a convertible for cruising the coast, or a truck for moving that couch. That’s why having instant access to a wide array of cars on demand is really the way to go. With Getaround you can go anywhere anytime, in the perfect ride for the occasion.

6) Live a minimalist lifestyle

In the age of Marie Kondo, a car is just one more thing not bringing happiness into your cluttered life. But sometimes people need a vehicle to get to their zen spaces, that's why Getaround provides drivers with an opportunity to rent vehicles flexibly by the hour and pay only for the time they actually need, helping keep your cost of mobility minimal.

7) Get into sharing culture

Remember kindergarten? Back then, we all learned that sharing is caring. Then, time passed and some miserable souls manage to unlearn that. But it now seems like sharing is making a comeback. More and more people are warming up to sharing lifestyles every day and recognizing the game-changing benefits. With all the transportation options and variety available via apps on your phone, you can now live your best shared life by homesharing, bikesharing, and scootersharing… so why not carshare too?

8) Live flexibly

Sometimes all you need is to run a quick errand. That shouldn’t mean having to look after a car for a full day. When you carshare with Getaround (unlike traditional car rentals) you can rent flexibly by the hour, week, or day, and pay only for the amount of time you intend to use the car.  Getaround offers all the vehicles you need, ready to go in 15 minutes, so you can hit the road with maximum convenience and quickness.

9) Indulge your whims

Want to drive a Tesla on the Pacific Coast Highway? We've got you covered. Take a truck to the top of Crested Butte? It's go time! Practice parenthood by driving a minivan around town? Kind of an odd one, but hey, we can facilitate. That’s the true beauty of carsharing. If you’ve got a whim, Getaround's got the wheels.

That’s nine reasons to commit to carsharing, but there are many more reasons to kick your coche to the curb. The only way to find your specific reason is to find your specific car. Or cars. So, get out there and enjoy the drive!