Carsharing saves you money. With fuel prices increasing all the time, sharing a daily commute will save money on fuel costs. You’ll also save money on road tolls and parking costs. Sharing journeys by car can reduce the wear and tear on your vehicle and less car usage means less maintenance, a longer car life and fewer repairs.

NUI Galway Car Share launched Photograph by Aengus McMahon

Carsharing reduces the number of cars on the road. This will decrease congestion and cut your journey time. Fewer cars on the road also means easier parking, potentially saving you more time. Carsharing can also take the stress out of driving! By sharing your daily driving duties you will arrive at your destination feeling more relaxed.

By travelling in groups rather than alone, Carsharing decreases the number of single occupancy vehicles on our roads and thus Carsharing can reduce pollution and CO2 emissions associated with vehicle use. This can result in cleaner air, a cleaner environment and less of the negative impacts associated with climate change.

Carsharing provides an ideal opportunity to meet new people from your area or workplace. You’ll find the journey to work will pass much more quickly when you have company, and it’s an opportunity to network and to meet people in different departments in your workplace! You may even find your stress levels lowered by the increase in camaraderie that comes from sharing the drive!

By sharing driving duties with others you will arrive at your destination feeling more relaxed. You may find one of the main benefits of sharing a car to work is taking the stress out of driving – instead of starting the day irritated from traffic jams and the long search for parking, you’ll arrive ready to face the day ahead!

For more information on car sharing or to set up a car sharing group (free of charge) visit

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