Advantages Of Not Owning A Car

Advantages Of Not Owning A Car

Posted 2017-04-09 by Marie Vonowfollow
Adapted from Pixabay Image

About eighteen months ago I decided to see if I could manage without a car. My old car wasn't worth fixing and I didn't want to spend money on a replacement. Living without a car isn't an option for many people but I have found there are numerous advantages for me at this point in my life.

Advantages of not owning a car include-
1. Saving money on -
  • Registration
  • Insurance
  • RAA
  • Petrol
  • Tyres
  • Servicing
  • Car repairs
  • Accessories such as steering wheel cover, seat covers, sound system and replacements
  • Car cleaning supplies

  • 2. Less stress -
  • Someone else does the driving and watches out for all the hazards
  • Don't have to worry about dangerous weather conditions making the road hazardous
  • Don't have to search for somewhere to park
  • Don't have to worry my car will get damaged while parked
  • No worry about detours delaying me
  • Don't have to negotiate road works

  • Road works Image courtesy of Pixabay

    3. No guilt about-
  • The environmental impact of driving a car
  • Not maintaining it as conscientiously as perhaps I should
  • Having a dirty car

  • Managing without a car
    I am able to walk to nearby places including the main street. This means I get enough exercise without thinking about it. I live a seven minute walk from the railway station. Local buses and a bus that travels to nearby towns also stop at this station. There is a taxi service I can use when needed.

    Image courtesy of Pixabay

    Now and then a friend gives me a lift.

    I get my groceries delivered. Many other businesses deliver for a reasonable fee. I have found it is worth while checking the cost of delivery. One local hardware store uses a courier service to deliver goods and charges $70. Another has their own vehicle for deliveries and charges $40 and a third only $15. Guess where I shop if I need hardware items delivered?

    Soon after deciding to try managing without a car I found the advantages outweighed the disadvantages read more . Although I needed a car in the past, these days I am enjoying the numerous advantages of not owning a car.


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