MARCH 6th, 2013

SXSW 2013

Dear car2go Austin Members,

SXSW is finally here and we want to help you get to where you need to go! To make parking at SXSW more convenient, we have secured additional FREE car2go parking areas close to all of the downtown action.

The best part about this is that the designated car2go Drop Zones will allow you to park like a VIP.

How it works:

  • Simply drive your car2go to one of our promoted car2go drop locations
  • Check in with the car2go team when you arrive and they will assist you with ending your trip
  • Go enjoy SXSW, knowing you didn't have to pay for parking

*Stopovers will only be allowed at the Drop Zone on 8th Street

Stay tuned for updates as they happen by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

For a complete list of SXSW road closures and parking changes, click HERE.

End Trip Checklist
  • Do not park in parking lots or parking garages. Improperly parked car2gos may result in fees, tickets or the car being towed.
  • Turn off the headlights and dome lights so as to avoid draining the battery.

  • Answer all end trip questions on the touchscreen before exiting the vehicle.

  • Close all windows and doors tightly to avoid a door ajar error.

  • Confirm that the text on the card reader changes to "Trip Completed" after you've swiped your card.

Report any damage to the vehicle to the call center immediately at 877.488.4224

If you have trouble ending your trip, it is important to make sure that the car is left in a properly secured state. Please call our call center at 877.488.4224 if you need extra assistance ending your trip.

KIND Snacks

When you drop a car2go at one of the designated drop zones we will have KIND Healthy Snacks to keep you fueled for your busy SX days and nights. Additionally, be on the lookout for KIND around Austin during SXSW. They will be surprising people with free KIND Snacks!

Red Bull

We'll have Red Bull's on hand as well to vitalize your body & mind so that you can tighten up your show schedule and take the fun late into the night.

Grab a Goodybag Goodie Bag!

Keep your eyes peeled for goodie bags in various car2gos all around Austin! From March 8th through the 15th, our friends at Goodybag will be dropping swag and vouchers in random car2gos that you can redeem for freebies at local businesses!

Give your voucher to a friendly server at any one of the participating restaurants for your free item! Then hold on to your Goodybag keytag to use at any of their other businesses around town to earn rewards. If you don’t have a keytag, you can pick one up at any of the over 200 Goodybag participating locations.

Make sure you check your car2go for the goodie bag before you end your trip, and don’t forget to download the Goodybag app in the iTunes AppStore.

Happy Driving!

Your car2go Austin Team