Living in London I don't really need a car; I find it an unnecessary expense since in this city we are lucky to have buses and, more recently, some tube lines running 24/7. However there are times when I would love to own a car and not have to rely on cabs or other services. So when I recently discovered Enterprise Car Club, a membership-based hourly car rental service, I was keen to try it out for several reasons:
It is self service—approved members just find a vehicle pickup point near their house and pick the car up from there.
You can rent the car for as little as half an hour, perfect for a quick trip to the supermarket.
Signing up is very straightforward (you can find more information here) and once you are approved and your membership card arrives (it took less than a week for me) you can make your first booking. I decided to organise a day trip to the Castle Combe, in the Cotswolds, with my friends, Rosella, Anna and Cecilia. You can't beat a road trip—so much more convenient and fun than taking the train, you can stop if you spot a pretty scene you just have to take a photo of and you can sing along to Backstreet Boys as long as you want.
What I loved about my first experience with Enterprise Car Club:
Great customer service. I didn't read the instructions and forgot I needed to enter my pin to unblock the car. When I called for assistance they quickly explained where I had gone wrong and we were soon on our way (and they didn't make me feel stupid).
There is a card you can use to refuel, if needed (as fuel is included with membership).
Convenience of unlocking the car with the membership card—all you do is wave it over the windscreen.
A few photos from the day below.
This blog post was sponsored by Enterprise Car Club. If you are interested in trying the service, sign up now and enter promo code BLOGECC to receive £10 in driving credits with your new membership.