Archive for February, 2008

New Car Locations

February 13, 2008

Good news! We’re adding 4 new car locations this week.

  • Andersonville– 5200 N. Ashland (Trumball Elementary)
  • Edgewater– 6214 N. Winthrop
  • River North– 30 W. Huron (Whole Foods)
  • Rogers Park– 1624 W. Morse

Stay tuned to Motormouth for new car locations coming to Albany Park, Evanston, Hyde Park, Lakeview, South Shore and West Town! And, judging from the member survey and the opinions that have been expressed on this blog, you’ll be happy to hear that many of the new cars will be hybrids. Currently 1/3 of our fleet is made up of hybrid vehicles, but by the end of the year we’ll proudly be able to say that ½ of our cars are hybrids.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…. Or not?

February 8, 2008

Remember when you were little- think elementary, middle school age. You there yet? It might help to close your eyes for this little exercise.

So now your eyes are closed (well, obviously not since you’re still reading this- but you get the idea), you’re picturing yourself in your pre-teen years, it’s a cold February morning and you wake up to snow, ice, sleet and wind- you’re ecstatic, you love these days, you check the local news- school is cancelled! Yes! “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” you hum to yourself as you retreat to your warm bed.

Flash forward to the present. No longer does such a morning put a smile on your face. In the present day of jobs that don’t recognize the beauty of snow days and the commute that often goes hand in hand with such jobs, the snow days we all once loved are now cause for foul language and frustration.

While dreaming of sunnier days and changing your computer’s screen-saver to a serene beach scene can help ease the pain, so too can a good venting session! So we want you to share your craziest Chicago weather experience with us! Whoever’s story makes us laugh the hardest and cringe the most will receive $10 in driving credit. Ready, set, vent!