7 emergency moments when you need a car in your life

Jul 16 2017, 7:51 pm

It happens to us all: those emergency moments when everything is anything but perfect.

Part of living in Vancouver means we’re constantly jumping through hoops to get to where we need to go, and sometimes it feels like we have the odds stacked against us.

Thankfully, there’s an antidote for most of our traveling woes. Around the city you’ll find a slew of car2go vehicles, and what makes them so special is that they’re always there to save us during those super awkward emergency moments – pronto.



If you haven’t already hopped into a car2go, then you’ll be happy to hear that this car-share service is highly accessible to its 128,000 members in Vancouver because it offers a whopping 1,100 vehicles. The best part? It’s super easy and quick to sign up, plus if you use the promo code VAN15, registration is free and you’ll receive a $15 account credit.

To celebrate our ability to save our own butts when the going gets tough, we’ve compiled a list of funny but all too real scenarios in which a car2go can fix our problems – and fast.

Escaping a bad date

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Sometimes we don’t pick up on the red flags before the first date. You thought you’d be meeting your future husband, but as it turns out, he’s obsessed with Brazilian gerbils and replays bad dad jokes for a good majority of the date. He starts talking about conspiracy theories and how reptilian aliens will soon be taking over planet Earth. His goal is to get married within the next year.

You need to leave. Now.

This is where the reliable car2go comes in. There are always a ton nearby so you can escape that dud of a dude before he asks to see you again. As long as you have a smartphone or tablet with data then you’re good to go. Fortunately, all rates include fuel, insurance, and authorized parking – so you’ll have that extra peace of mind as you escape your nightmare of a date. Vamoose!

Getting to a party on time

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It’s one thing to be fashionably late to a party, but it’s another to miss those hilarious moments that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. When you’re running super low on time, public transit just isn’t going to do the trick. Your solution? Abracadabra, car2go is there to save your day – yet again. Fortunately, you’ll be showing up in style since the fleet now includes new Mercedes Benz vehicles – so very appropriately extra. And again, you’ll have no trouble finding one because there are 1,100 vehicles in Vancouver.

Going to Ikea

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Everyone relates to this one because we’ve all had to make that emergency trip to Ikea. This is one of those circumstances during which you can’t depend on public transit and anyone who’s a true car2go insider knows you can fit a ton in those cars (especially the four-doors!). You can fit those new pillowcases, a duvet, plants, and the chair you’ve been dreaming of within the comfort of your car. And because you can rent a car2go by the minute, hour, or day, there won’t be any surprises when you roll up in your driveway.

Shopping at Costco

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You’re tired of hitting the regular grocery stores because let’s face it, you can’t afford them. You’re also tired of spending money at restaurants because again, you can’t afford them.

This is where the magic of emergency runs to Costco come in – everyone knows you can score stellar deals, but you need a car2go to get there. Those emergency Costco runs really pay off because you’re saving copious amounts of money, in addition to the money you’re saving by car-sharing.

Making your job interview

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A job interview is already a very scary thing. Add on to that the stress of getting there and you’ve concocted the recipe for a full throttle nervous breakdown. Instead of trying to Google Map your way through the city on public transit, find a car2go so you can eliminate all that unnecessary stress. When you’re driving you can rehearse your answers out loud so you feel fully prepared once seated in the waiting room.

Getting to difficult-to-access places

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It happens all too often. You want to hit that secluded beach, the funky restaurant off the beaten track, or the outlet shopping mall that’s more than just a hop, skip, and jump away from your home. A lot of people automatically eliminate the possibility of visiting these places because they don’t actually have the means to get there, which makes driving a car2go a serious game changer.

When you can’t catch a cab

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Why? Just why?

Why is it so difficult to catch a cab in Vancouver? We could grumble over this one for a while – or we could easily find a car2go in the same amount of time. It’s no secret that our city has reached the brink of a taxi apocalypse, and the situation shows no sign of slowing down. Instead of trying to flag down a cab in those emergency moments, take matters into your own hands and find a car2go. It’s that easy.