GIG Car Share



    GIG Car Share's review

    Published: 2017-05-11, by .

    GIG Car Share lets you use a car, granted you’re in a supported city

    • Pleasant, clean, and polished intuitive UI
    • May rival Uber
    • Doesn't support a lot of cities
    • Confusing and unclear pricing
    • Costly

    "Use a car"


    Looking to get a nearby car? Say hello to GIG Car Share. Available for the Android and iOS, GIG Car Share lets you find nearby cars that are available for you to use, granted you’re in a supporting city. To get started, simply enable your GPS. In supported cities, GIG will locate nearby cars for you to use. Don’t worry about having enough gas or insurance, as GIG promises to take care of the logistics. Simply book your car, pay up per mile and minute parked, and start using it for as long as you’d like.


    Don’t expect to have a difficult time getting up and running with GIG, as it sports a solid user interface that’s quite easy to use in a cinch, even rivaling Uber.


    Don’t expect this app to support a lot of cities yet as it only brings support for Oakland and Berkeley, so there’s not much really that you can do here, other than wait. Also, expect a very confusing service in regards to its exact pricing and costly if you park.

    Daniel Adrian Sanchez

    by Daniel Adrian Sanchez

    May 11, 2017


    Gig is a one-way car share app. It’s simple: Use the app to find a Gig near you, drive it anywhere, and end your rental just about anywhere in the Oakland and Berkeley HomeZone*.

    Gig is wheels for whatever, whenever. With Gig, you can do All the Things!

    • Get in and go – fast, free signup, simple registration, and on-demand access to cars.
    • No membership fee – only pay for what you use.
    • One-way trips – take a Gig from one place and drop it off in another.
    • Flexible – use a car for as long or as little as you like.
    • No surge pricing – rates by mile, hour, or day. We’ll automatically charge whatever is lowest.
    •The whole package – parking in the HomeZone*, gas, insurance**, and roadside assistance included.
    • Bring your bike – every Gig is a Toyota Prius C Hybrid with a bike rack.

    Drive more. Enjoy more.

    Get the app, find a car, get in, and go.

    For more info, visit

    *Limited to approved parking spaces.
    **Insurance coverage is subject to certain restrictions and limits, and may not apply or be adequate in all circumstances. See Member Agreement for more information. Promo Codes: Limited time offer. Limit one per person; only valid for first time users while supplies last. Credits must be used by date indicated in the app. Cannot be redeemed for cash.
    Certain restrictions apply; please visit for more information.

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    Users comments for GIG Car Share

    Midori Sugiyama

    by Midori Sugiyama

    Nov 06, 2017  |  "Great"

    Better connection than before.

    Colleen Riordan

    by Colleen Riordan

    Nov 06, 2017  |  "Good"

    Love the service but the app can be really twitchy.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Nov 01, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Hate doubles

    Sean Charlesworth

    by Sean Charlesworth

    Oct 28, 2017  |  "OK"

    Review of service - great idea which I like more than Zipcar. Cars have been fine other than most smelling like weed which is hard for them to control. Customer service has generally been fine. My gripe is that the insurance situation is terrible. There's liability coverage but if the car is damaged, stolen, etc IT'S ALL ON YOU. They mention that your insurance should cover this but most people like myself who are using this service DON'T have insurance because we DON'T HAVE A CAR. Unlike Zipcar there is no option to buy additional insurance - which I would pay for! I was also hit with a $100 fee due to the confusing nature of the parking directions. The app instructs you to park car where it will be ok for 2 hours. Parked on street cleaning side which was 5 hours off, so car is good for at least 2 hours as instructed. No one used car - it got a ticket - Gig charged us $100 because fine print says you are responsible for any tickets within 12 hours. This does not jive with the parking instructions. Great idea that needs work. Read the fine print.

    DougW Wiedwald

    by DougW Wiedwald

    Oct 21, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Love the roof racks.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Oct 05, 2017  |  "Great"

    Great app, hope they keep expanding the area of availability. Make sure to only drive where you have cell service until they mail you your key card.