Private vehicle ownership can sometimes feel like a necessity in rural areas like Hope Valley, where public transport may not be adequate for your needs. But did you know that according to the RAC Foundation, the average car spends just 4% of its time being driven? For a whopping 96% of the time, the average car is parked on a drive or elsewhere. So how can you get the most from your car ownership with this in mind?
Car sharing may be the answer. You could do this informally with a friend or neighbour; click here
for some top tips and a case study from Hope Valley. Informal car sharing is normally with one person as part of a goodwill arrangement.
Alternatively you could consider a more structured arrangement, which allows you to hire out your car to others when you’re not using it, just like the well-known AirBnB model for hiring out rooms or properties. Apps such as Hiyacar
handle bookings, payments and insurance to share your car with people you haven’t met before. This gives you peace of mind that common questions about car sharing have been thought through by a tried-and-trusted provider.