Don’t have a car? No problem. Car sharing is one way to drive without the costs of insurance and maintenance, especially if you only need a car on occasion. In Atlanta, there are currently several options for improving or expanding your car commute options. See below to explore hourly, daily, weekly and monthly rental opportunities around the city.
HyreCar is a great service if you want to earn extra money while supporting car sharing in Atlanta. You can rent out your car for others to use for days, weeks or months. Driving records of potential renters are reviewed and HyreCar insurance covers $25,000 of vehicle damage and up to $300,000 for liability.
HyreCar also verifies vehicles for Uber and Lyft use if you’re looking for a way to make money by providing rides to others. All cars have a minimum two-day rental so you can try out being a driver or run errands that might be more difficult to do on transit. It’s a good idea to sign up to drive for Uber or Lyft before joining HyreCar if you plan to get involved with those services.
The more traditional car-share program, Zipcar provides cars that can be rented by the hour or day. You’ll find many cars near MARTA stations, making it an easy transfer from train to car (view MARTA station guides to see which stations have cars). Choose from monthly or yearly membership plans that include gas and insurance. Join Zipcar today and get $25 free driving in the tank.
Work or go to school at or near Emory University or the CDC? Then Enterprise CarShare is for you. This program has cars available only on the Emory main campus and the Clarimont campus. The yearly membership fee is only $35 and the first year is free. Choose from hourly, daily or overnight rentals. Gas and insurance are included, and these cars are a good option for running errands during the day if you normally take MARTA to work or school in the area.