San Francisco’s steep hills can make it tough to drive in the city, but some new companies are trying to make it simpler. They won't necessarily help you navigate the streets better, but the car subscription services available can take many of the hassles out of finding a new ride—or a pre-owned one—in the City by the Bay.
Many of these programs let you sign up and shop for your vehicle online. And with pre-set subscription prices, there’s no worry about haggling over costs. Other benefits include insurance, roadside assistance, and complimentary routine maintenance as part of your monthly payment, and shorter terms mean you can skip the long commitments that come with leasing or buying. You’re not stuck with the same car for years on end, and you can often swap cars within your subscription period, for even more vehicle variety.