There’s no mistaking it… love is in the air. And we aren’t just talking about you and your significant other. For us, it’s all about the beauty of car subscriptions. We can’t resist the luscious temptation of these monthly car rental services, and once you learn about everything they have to offer, you won’t be able to either. Here are the 14 things we love best about car subscriptions from Canvas (but let’s be real — we love them more than mere words can describe).
1. There Are So Many Makes Available
While Canvas is a part of the Ford family, that doesn’t mean we discriminate against other brands. In fact, we offer numerous other makes so all drivers can be satisfied with their ride. Currently, we’re up to 14 different brands and a wide variety of crossovers, SUVs, hatchbacks, and sedans, so everyone can find their perfect ride!
2. All the Cars Are Lightly Used
Because we know how important safety is to each and every driver, all of our cars are less than two to three years old. This keeps them road-ready with the latest and greatest safety features and technologies. So you can rest assured each vehicle is reliable.
3. Insurance Is Included
Dealing with car insurance is a hassle, which is why Canvas takes care of that for you. There’s no additional monthly fee — all costs are included in your set payment. All cars come with a commercial auto liability of $300,000, a $5,000 limit on medical payments, and a $500 deductible for comprehensive or collision damages.
4. Maintenance Is Included
One of the downfalls of car ownership is taking care of all the regular wear and tear that happens to your vehicle. Luckily, all maintenance costs are covered by Canvas when you take your car to an approved service location. Issues with components like the brakes, transmission, engine, electrical system, suspension, and more are all covered.
5. Tolls Are Discounted
Do you drive on a lot of toll roads in California? If so, you know just how annoying it can be to pull up to the toll booth, dig out your change, and pay the exorbitant fee. Luckily, each car from Canvas already comes with a FasTrak pass linked to the license plate. For each toll you go through, you’ll save at least $1 on the toll rate. You’ll also get to avoid the $2 monthly charge for having the transponder. Just keep in mind that Canvas doesn’t actually pay your tolls — these will be billed to you directly.
6. Roadside Assistance Is Included
We don’t mean to keep sounding like a broken record, but there are a ton of add-ons included for free with you Canvas car subscription — including roadside assistance service. If you find yourself in need of help, all you need to do is dial 1 (844) 294-8006 to get a tow to the nearest service station.
7. You Can Customize Your Car Subscription Length
Whether you just need a couple months to save up for car ownership or want to lease your car long-term, car subscriptions can be altered to your specific needs. The shortest term available is just one month, and the longest term is 12 months. Keep in mind that the longer the term, the lower the monthly fee.
8. You Get to Shop Online
That’s right — there’s no heading to the dealer to negotiate with a conniving salesperson. You can browse Canvas’s wide selection of cars online without ever having to set foot on a lot. When you find the one you like, go through the convenient checkout process, and the car will officially be yours until your car subscription is over.
9. You Can Schedule Returns Whenever You Want
When it comes time to say goodbye to your Canvas car, returning it is as easy as driving to the mall. All you have to do is schedule an appointment seven days before your return date. Once you’re there, the process is similar to returning a rental car, as the car will be inspected (including gas tank levels, so remember to top off).
10. There Aren’t a Lot of Qualifications
Getting a car from Canvas isn’t a difficult process. You don’t have to submit your SAT scores or solve a Rubik’s cube in under 30 seconds. Instead, there are just three qualifiers: being over 21, having a good driving record with a U.S. driver’s license, and having a good credit score.
11. Your Car Can Be Delivered
Much in the vein of items from Amazon, Canvas cars are available for delivery once you order them online. If the car you choose comes with a delivery option, it will be driven directly to your front door by a friendly Canvas agent. However, if that’s TOO convenient for you, you can also schedule to pick up your car at a local Ford dealer. The process has to be a little challenging, right? Wrong.
12. You Can Choose Different Mileage Packages
Not all drivers are on the road every day, and we believe that pricing should reflect that. That’s why every car comes with 500 miles per month for free. For drivers who believe they’ll go over that, they can upgrade to higher mileage packages for an increased monthly fee. And for drivers who basically cruise the roads for a living, the unlimited mileage option is a great choice.
13. You Get a 3-Day Guarantee
We want you to be happy with our car subscription service, which is why we offer a 3-Day, Get-it-Right Guarantee on all our cars. Three days after picking up your car, you have the right to return it with no questions asked. You can then get a full refund or switch the car out for a different model.
14. You Can Refer Your Friends
What’s better than having a car subscription for yourself? Helping all your friends get car subscriptions as well! Share the love when you provide your friends with your referral code. Once they get their car delivered, they’ll get $150 off their first payment. And if they keep the car longer than three days, you’ll also get a $150 credit.
We like to think that William Shakespeare’s sonnets were not about his forbidden lover, but rather, about the amazing passion he had for car subscription services. After all, doesn’t the line “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” fit better with the glistening shine and warm engine of a Ford Fusion than a regular old person? Regardless, we’ll take the throaty growl of an exhaust over a bouquet of red roses any day.