Car clubs are privately operated ‘pool cars’ and members of the club can book the car for use. They are usually cheaper than conventional car hire.
Car clubs encourage people to forego private car ownership and they are also attractive to people that make very limited use of a car. While not having the expense of buying, insuring and maintaining their own vehicle, members have access to a car. Research has shown that car club cars replace between 6 to 20 privately owned vehicles.
Bookings can be for an hour, for 2 to 3 days or longer and is usually cheaper than conventional car hire. You can book online or by phone, and payment is by the hour and/or miles travelled.
ZipCar and Enterprise Car Club are car club operators with cars parked across the borough.
Updated: 21 October 2019