Car Ownership and Car Sharing
Do you think you need access to a car instead of using another mode of transportation? Here are a couple of options.
Car sharing is short-term use of a car that's shared among a group of people. This is commonly coordinated by a company that cares for the car and manages issues like insurance and parking. Car sharing allows access to a car for people who choose to not own a vehicle or who cannot afford to own a vehicle.
There are a few car share programs in NE Iowa.
- Decorah: Luther College has a Uhaul CarShare program. This
program is available to community members as well as students,
faculty, and staff.
Click here to learn more.
- Fayette: Upper Iowa University also participates in the Uhaul CarShare program. This program is available to community members as well as students, faculty, and staff. Click here to learn more.
In rural America, having access to a private automobile can be a necessity at times. When paired with carpooling, it can be an affordable way to move people around. To learn more about carpooling options click here.
Northeast Iowa Community Action (NEICAC) has a car ownership program that helps low-income workers purchase a vehicle.
The Wheels for Work program is designed to help eligible families and individuals purchase an affordable and dependable vehicle.
The program offers 0% interest loans to people who are working and meet eligibility requirements. You can learn more here.
Wondering how much it costs to drive your car? AAA has a great guide: Your Driving Costs
There are several car rental providers in the area.