Close to Home, Car Rentals for Many New Reasons

Close to Home, Car Rentals for Many New Reasons - New York Times

Here's another example of how neighborhood parking problems could be alleviated and some people could save money at the same time.

"The American Automobile Association estimates the average cost of owning a car at 52.2 cents a mile, or $7,834 a year, based on 15,000 miles of driving.
Roy Zinkil, a mortgage banker in San Diego, says that he doesn't own a car, but that he rents one every Thursday through Monday to 'run to the store and the cleaners and do all those errands you do on the weekends.' He rides a commuter train to work during the week and pays $128 a month, or $1,536 a year, in rental fees. "


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  2. The advantage of a rental car is that they are always maintained in good running condition with insurance. You can just drive away without worrying about breakdown of any kind even though you go for a long drive. Thanks a lot.