Whether for a birthday, baby shower or just to get away for a hot minute, our family is one that welcomes an impromptu road trip or two.  We embrace having fun, new experiences that help us create lasting memories as a family. There are times when these family road trips require a vehicle that has more room than our current vehicles, which would make longer road trips, especially when our moms are tagging along a lot more comfortable. This is where the new car sharing app, Maven comes into play.

Maven CAr Sharing App

Maven is a General Motors (GM) on-demand car sharing brand that offers a seamless car sharing experience straight from your phone. All you have to do is download the Maven app, which is available on iOS and Android, fill out a simple questionnaire and you will be on your way to cruising with your family in the latest GM vehicles from a Chevy Cruze to a Cadillac Escalade while listening to your favorite tunes on SiriusXM Radio. Vehicles are also equipped with 4G LTE WiFi™ which is a must for a blogging mamma like me; we always have to stay connected.

Using the car sharing app is pretty simple. Vehicles are populated on the app based on your current location. When you find the car that suits your needs and style, you use the Maven app to reserve your vehicle. Did I mention that everything is done on your phone? I mean everything!

Maven City CAr Sharing Pros

The Maven app was created with convenience in mind. Your phone not only allows you to use the app to locate and reserve a vehicle, but it also serves as the key to unlock and lock your reserved car as well as start it. Cool, right?

You are probably wondering what using a car sharing app of Maven’s caliber is going to cost you, right? Unlike other car sharing services where you have to upfront an annual or monthly fee, the app does not have one. Starting at $8 an hour (up to 180 miles per day), car reservations are affordable, too. And, you get free gas and car insurance.

Maven Car Sharing App vs zipcar


Maven gives you an excuse to whisk away your family, hop in the car to have some fun, quality #MavenFamily time. Whether you are taking them out to celebrate a birthday, visit a museum or even to visit grandma, Maven can help you be there for those special moments.

The Maven app can be used to reserve a GM vehicle for hourly or daily rates in any of the following cities:  Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Jersey City, Los Angeles, New York City, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington DC and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Download Maven here: http://m.onelink.me/6395f8e9, and apply this code KIMBERLY0266 to get a discount towards a future trip.

A complimentary Maven loan was provided for review purposes only. All opinions are my own and are honest. 

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Kim is the do-it-all mom (and wife) who not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also blogs about her love of family, travel, beauty and skincare. Now that she has a kindergartener, Kim has added Class Parent to her resume. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she makes them look easy.

  • Terri Huggins

    I’ve heard of this before, but haven’t been fortunate to use it as yet. I need them to work their way down to Jersey from NYC. Once they get here, I’ll be happy to give it a try. The pricing seems great!

  • I actually heard of Maven and drove on of their cars recently. Unfortunately they closed all of the Atlanta locations so no more Mavens in my area.

  • Kasi Perkins

    I had not heard of Maven before! Sounds like a cool concept to try out!

  • I’ve not heard of Maven but I like the concept. Hourly rentals and Day rentals are all you need sometimes. I would try this out.

  • Carissa

    This would be an awesome thing to have in Cleveland, especially downtown I think it would be very beneficial to tourist and those who live in the city

  • Oh now this is interesting! We have Zipcar here in Nashville but no Maven yet. I hope they will consider the market here. I’m so in love with the Chevy Cruze.

  • Tiffany Heard

    Wow that is interesting, I have never heard off this app before but this is Why I love technology because you have everything at the tip of your hands. I’m going to San Diego next week and you have me thinking should i try to rent a car or should i try and rent one.

  • Joyce Brewer

    I’m delighted to hear it’s available here in Atlanta. We’re just a family of 3, but occasionally we need a larger car if someone is visiting.

  • This seems amazing! I am going to share it with my husband and see if he would be interested in using the service.

  • I have never heard of this but I think that it is a great idea! I need to try this next time I go Vegas. I’m going to look into this.

  • Maven Car Sharing sounds totally awesome! It’s such a cool idea. I have to try it on my next road trip 🙂

  • Daria Vinning

    This is so ccol…. Now that we have these two grand girls traveling will be more difficult for us all traveling together on a road trip. I will definitely lock this into my phone. Thanks for sharing…

  • Kemkem

    This is such a great idea! How convenient! The fact that it’s charged hourly is also good. I will definitely look into that on our next visit. 🙂

  • Sheena Steward

    Wow! What a cool app. I heard about car sharing apps on the news last week and was wondering about it. I need to research and see if there are any in my city. Thanks!