Where you live, it’s impractical to own a car (or just too expensive). But you also need to drive somewhere from time to time. Enter Zipcar, an ultra-convenient car sharing business, to come to your rescue. The service also has one of the most serviceable apps we’ve ever seen.
The cars are located in 16 major cities and on university campuses across North America and the UK. Once you’ve secured a membership (the annual fee is usually $60), you can download the app to view available Zipcars on a map or in a list using your current location; reserve a car at any time; change, extend or cancel reservations on the go; or even honk your horn from your smartphone using the virtual key on your display. Hourly rates start at $7.50 (or higher, depending on your location), and gas, insurance and 180 miles are included. Goodbye, exorbitant car insurance rates.