Canadians have always greeted the winter weather with an admirable sense of resilience and good cheer. We don’t tend to let the cold temperatures deter us from living our life – doing our chores, enjoying time with friends and family, and getting some outdoor exercise. But one thing that no Canadian looks forward to during the winter is commuting, especially by foot or public transit.
If you live in a big city like Toronto, Vancouver or Halifax, you might be acquainted with the annoyances of public transit during winter. Buses, trains and streetcars are crowded with commuters in parkas, the floors and seats wet from all the snow and sleet dragged through on people’s boots, and the temperature as chilly as the weather outside. It’s no fun.
And commuting on foot is no better. Even if you live relatively close to work, you still have to contend with the slick, slippery sidewalks and buckets of salt. It is as hazardous as it is time-consuming, and by the time you actually arrive at work, your commute has put you in a foul mood. Let’s not even get started on biking, which can be considered an extreme sport in the Canadian winter.
Commuting via public transit and walking to work is all well and good in the summer, but the winter demands something safer and more reliable. A Canadian winter demands a car. If you are a seasonal driver, or someone who only needs a car for a few months out of the year, check out Drive, the car subscription service from AUTO ONE Group that we’ve recently had the pleasure of rolling out.
For those still unfamiliar with the service, here’s a quick summary. Drive is a car subscription service that allows you to pick your car and payment plan, and then swap, renew or cancel on a monthly basis. It is, essentially, a perfect middle ground between leasing and renting: you get the flexibility of being able to drive for a short period of time, but you also get low monthly prices and the ability to keep your car for as long as you want.
Approval is quick, easy and painless, allowing you to forego the tough bureaucratic hoops of leasing or financing. If you want a car to drive this winter, all you need to do is download the AUTO|ONE DRIVE app, get yourself approved, and choose a car and payment plan that works for you. Then you can drive your car month-to-month, cancelling it when the hot weather rolls around, or swapping your car for a sleek convertible.
Get yourself to work in a four-wheel-drive SUV, and trade it in next month for a sporty, compact luxury coupe. The choice is completely yours. There’s no better time than the chilly present to sign for Drive. If you aren’t convinced, here are a few more compelling reasons.
Drive When You Need To
As mentioned, this is a big reason why Drive is popular. At AUTO ONE Group, we wanted to tailor a program to people who didn’t necessarily need to drive year-round. For those cold weather drivers, you can find yourself a car only for the winter, opting to cancel in the summer. Alternately, for those people who need a car only in the summer (to take small road trips or commute to work in style), Drive has you covered as well. Contract workers, or those who change cities frequently, will also find a lot to love about Drive, since it’s a flexible way to accommodate an unpredictable work schedule.
Free Up Your Cash Flow
It makes no sense to pay for a service that you aren’t using. If you weren’t going to the gym throughout the summer, you would probably cancel your membership. It should be the same as driving. When you don’t need a car, Drive allows you to free up your cash flow, ensuring that you aren’t paying unnecessarily for a service you don’t use.
Get Excited About Your Car
If you want to get excited about driving again, just check out our inventory of luxury cars – we have a huge selection of the hottest cars around, each one of them yours to drive for as little or as long as you care to. At AUTO ONE Group, we think driving should be fun; if you want to drive a new luxury car every month – just for the sheer thrill of it – you should have that option. You might never have considered yourself a “Porsche person” before, but with Drive, you can be a Porsche person for a month, a year, or even longer.
Some people sign up for Drive to get a more reliable car than the one they are currently driving. The fact of the matter is that a lot of older cars are unsafe on the road, especially during the winter. With our car subscription service, you know that you are always getting a new, impeccably tuned and rigorously inspected automobile. And with roadside assistance and maintenance is taken care of by us, you don’t ever have to worry about your car deteriorating. With Drive, you will always be behind the wheel of a safe car.
There Is No Time Like the Present
Drive isn’t so much a commitment on your part, as it is an opportunity. That sounds like a marketing slogan, we know – but it’s true! Signing up for Drive means that if and when you need a car you can access one at the tip if your fingers. You aren’t signing up for anything that will lock you in or hold you down; you can simply join the service now, and then drive when you need to drive.
This winter, don’t suffer through another uncomfortable bus ride or slushy walk to work. Join AUTO ONE Group’s innovative new service and get a car when you need it, how you need it, and for as long as you need it. The weather might be chilly, but that’s no reason you can’t drive a hot new car.