Nowadays, the way we move around cities is changing a lot. With the popularity of applications like Uber and 99 Taxi, some people are thinking twice before buying a car.
But what are the pros and cons of having your own vehicle compared to using transport apps, taking into account aspects such as cost, convenience, impact on the environment and even our lifestyle?
Let’s talk about money
Buying a car: Buying a car is not just about paying its value. It has insurance, maintenance, gasoline and taxes. And we cannot forget that the vehicle loses value over time.
Using transport apps: For those who don’t drive every day, apps may be more affordable. You only pay when you use it and don’t worry about maintenance or parking.
Convenience and flexibility
Have a car: Having your own car is more practical, especially for going to places that public transport cannot reach. You can travel whenever you want.
Transport apps: The apps are good because you don’t have to drive or find a parking space. But in places with few cars available or at peak times, it may not be so easy.
And the environment?
Own car: Cars are major polluters and contribute to climate change.
Transport apps: Even using cars that pollute, these applications can reduce the number of cars on the road, helping the environment.
Buy a car: For many people, having a car is a matter of independence and status.
Use apps: Perfect for those who like practicality and don’t want to worry about the responsibilities of owning a car.
So which is better?
The choice between buy a car or using apps depends a lot on your lifestyle, how you move around and your concerns about the environment. Having a car gives you more freedom and is practical for some, but apps can be a cheaper and better-for-the-planet option for others. The important thing is to think carefully about your needs and what is most important to you.