Getting around in Cincinnati is about to get a lot easier. That’s because car subscription services are now launching in the Queen City. They’re a new way to enjoy the many benefits of car ownership without actually owning—or even leasing—your vehicle.
Patterned after smartphone services, car subscription programs allow you to pick from different plans that best suit your driving needs. You can choose from different vehicles, and swap between them, for extra variety. You pay just one monthly fee that usually includes car insurance, roadside assistance, and complimentary routine maintenance.
Some of these programs also follow the no-contract approach, so you can pay as you go and stop when you want. And neither of the two now operating in Cincinnati require large down payments, the way most purchase and lease situations do. They do take two very different approaches, though.