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3 minute read Car Sharing Lifestyle

8 Times Public Transport Won’t Do

When you borrow a car with Veygo’s Car Sharing Insurance, you get all the bonuses of having a car (not relying on public transport) without the hassle and expense of owning one!

by Louise Thomas

What do you actually need a car for?

With used cars costing an average of £4,526 a year to run, it’s understandable that people are put off investing in their own set of wheels, but there are definitely times when having a car is a lifesaver.

You don’t have to rely on public transport when you really need access to a car – you could just borrow a mate or family member’s car from one hour to 30 days with Veygo Temporary Car Insurance.

So what could you possibly need a car for in this day and age? In no particular order, here’s just a few of the reasons we’ve found:


1. Furniture pick-up

Remember that time you tried to take the mirror from Gumtree home on the tube? You never have to experience that again. Instead or splashing out on delivery and waiting at home all day, or manoeuvring flat pack on the bus, just borrow a mate’s car for an hour and drive your goodies home.

2. Time to move

Even if you’re only moving two streets away, carrying boxes and furniture back and forth will do your back in. Borrowing a car makes the whole experience of moving home much easier and far less stressful.

3. Tip off

When you’re finished clearing out the stuff you no longer want from your home, you may find that you have a lot of rubbish for the tip – nothing a quick trip in the car won’t sort! 

4. Visiting pals

When your friends don’t live just around the corner, it can be difficult and expensive relying on public transport to meet up. Trains and busses hardly ever run on time and half the time you have to walk or Uber to your final destination. Borrowing a car means you can hit the road in your own time and not sit next to a random stranger for three hours.

5. The driver is busy

When your housemate, parent or partner is the one with the car, it’s easy to rely on them for lifts. But what happens when they are too busy to drive you around? If they’re away with work, out with friends or stuck at the library revising, you can just borrow their car instead or waiting for the bus in the rain!

6. Romantic break

It’s not ideal relying on trains, busses or even a worse….your parents, when you’ve planned a romantic mini break. Ditch those passion killing transport modes and borrow a car for your long weekend.

7. Jolly holidays

When you’ve planned a trip with your mates, a car is essential. It’s likely that there will be someone in the group with access to a car to borrow for a few days, and Car Sharing Insurance means you can share the driving too. You can enjoy your thoughtfully put together playlist without glares from disapproving commuters on the train.

8. Bank Holiday Weekend

Whatever you’re planning to make the most of the bank holiday weekend, a car will probably come in handy. With public transport reduced on bank holidays it can be awkward even nipping to the shops, never mind organising day trips or a staycation, so borrow a car from a friend or family member and have some fun!

The solution?

Choosing Car Sharing Insurance has loads of benefits. It’s often cheaper than car rental or public transport (1 full car vs 5 train tickets… do the maths) and it can start straight, away giving you all the freedom you need, whenever you need it.

Louise Thomas

Hi I'm Louise and I'm a Marketing Executive at Veygo. I've been driving for nearly two years after several "practice" tests! I love the freedom that comes with finally having a driving licence. Road trips with my friends are the best - especially when we've got an awesome playlist going! (check out our Spotify for road trip playlists!)

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