If like Wheelshare member, Tricia, you drive less than 6,000 miles per year then joining the car club could save you up to £3,500 a year. Replacing a second family car with car club membership is likely to bring even more cash savings.
“When I sat down and calculated how much it was costing to run & maintain our little run-around car, I was shocked it worked out to well over £100 a month! Now we only have the one family car and use Wheelshare cars whenever we need a back-up. Also, having access to the Ford Galaxy seven seater is really useful when friends or family come to visit.”
Find out for yourself – The national charity, CarPlus, have a very simple Car Cost Calculator at the bottom left-hand corner of their webpage. For a more detailed analysis, try the ThisIsMoney website’s calculator. Or visit The AA’s website to compare some standard running costs.
£25 one-off joining fee (covers the DVLA check)
Hourly rate: £4.50 Ford Fusion / £5.10 Ford Galaxy 7-seater
Mileage fee: 21p per mile (including fuel)