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Enterprise CarShare - Go Anywhere, Anytime

Thursday, August 25, 2016

For the most part, my decision to not be a car owner has been one of few regrets, leading to far fewer expenses, the pleasure of not dealing with traffic and a pretty notable increase in my activity level translating to better health.  There are, however, times when having access to an automobile would quite honestly simplify my travels and increase my productivity. Last week, I had one of those days where my list of to-do’s far outweighed the hours available to me in a day.  As a result, I ended up cruising around the city in a Fiat 500 quite effortlessly thanks to Enterprise CareShare.

Enterprise CarShare

Enterprise CarShare is an automated way to rent a vehicle by the hour, the day, or overnight, offering a variety of makes and models that are parked in your community and are accessible 24/7. It's great for when you need to rent a vehicle on the spur of the moment, whether it be for a day trip or to go grocery shopping.

Enterprise CarShare

Having used Enterprise Rent a Car for various weekend getaways, I wasn’t surprised to find their CarShare Service convenient and accessible. Once I received my membership card and downloaded the mobile app, I was all set to select a convenient location for vehicle pick-up and drop off. I have to admit, choosing the car took a lot longer. I mean, just because I don’t own a car doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a sweet ride!  

Enterprise CarShare - Fiat

With my membership card and a lengthy to-do list in hand, I picked up my rental by simply holding the card over the windshield sensor to unlock the door. The keys were conveniently waiting inside. I did a thorough check of the car (interior and exterior) and then went on my way. The first few stops included shopping for the perfect birthday gift, groceries from the farmers market that included items too heavy to carry on foot, and a drop-in at my yoga studio to teach a noon-hour class.
I even managed to stop in and see my nephew, the biggest automobile aficionado I’ve ever known, and take him for a little spin. 
A dozen more errands, a quick stop at home to clean up, put on some heels (something that I rarely consider doing if I’m commuting or walking beyond a few blocks) and I headed out for a fancy dinner with my girlfriends. It had been a long but productive day, filled with great moments, air conditioning (an absolute must while driving around on a hot summer day), teaching, visits with family and friends, and a stop at a gas station to refuel. I was so pleased to know that fuel is included in the membership. I just needed to use the prepaid card that can be found inside the vehicle.

Once I returned the vehicle, I quickly learned that drop off is a breeze. The keys remain in the car and the membership card is used to lock up. But I also discovered that, with each step I took further and further away from the vehicle, how enjoyable it was to allow myself the day to get on the road and use Enterprise CarShare to break up my routine. Life doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon and there’s always so much to see and do. Why not rent a vehicle that can get me where I want, when I want without all the costs and commitments that come with owning a vehicle? I’m on board with that.

About Enterprise CarShare

Enterprise CarShare is a member-based service offering automated rental vehicles by the hour, the day, or overnight. They offer a variety of cars from compacts to pickups and cargo vans to get members where they want, when they want – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. New members in Canada can join for $10 and receive $10 in driving credits using this "BLOG16" promotion code. US members can explore local offers here.

Disclosure: I have received special perks to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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  1. great way of doing things, hassle free

  2. We have rented from Enterprise several times over the years, neat that they have now ventured into the car sharing enterprise too. (Judy Cowan)

  3. Perfect for those who live in the larger cities that have other modes of daily transportation links. We have no choice but to have a vehicle to get around.
    Florence C

  4. Enterprise is great!! Good company with a good reputation!

  5. Rented through Enterprise when our car was totalled, we were satisfied customers

  6. I never rented a car before, but this sounds like a great company to deal with!

  7. This is a really great service, especially if you live in Toronto and don't have a car!

  8. carshare is great to know about! When we lived in the city, Enterprise was our go-to rental place!

  9. This is such a great idea for anyone who has errands to do within a day or even a getaway to have convince of a car. Making it very easy by waving a card over the front of the car. I do love this idea.

  10. This is such a great idea for anyone who has errands to do within a day or even a getaway to have convince of a car. Making it very easy by waving a card over the front of the car. I do love this idea.

  11. How nice that fuel is included in the membership with a prepaid gas card! You chose a pretty sweet ride for sure. Looks like Enterprise made your day!

  12. oh I love this idea! we opt to share one car, but once in a blue moon it'd be lovely to have access to a second!


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