How it Works – The Basics

Join It

Choose your membership plan – Occasional, Regular, or Corporate. It’s up to you based on your driving needs.

Book It

Log in and book it for however long you need. Or, phone our 24/7 booking hotline if you’re not near a computer. We are flexible like that!

Drive It

Pick up your car at its reserved parking spot, make your trip, and return it to its spot when you’re done. (Yes, it is that easy)

Dig It

Tell your friends about how easy, convenient, and cost-effective it is to use CarShare, and help us grow! (and get yourself a driving credit)

The Cornerstones for Cooperative CarSharing

The amazing thing about the carsharing industry is it part of a shared economy. We all benefit when things run smoothly and we are also all affected when members do not follow the rules. Here’s 5 simple cornerstones for effective and efficient carsharing!

Fuel Up

Gas is included so there is no reason not to! Always make sure there is at least 1/4 tank of gas when ending your booking

Report Damage

Always do a quick circle check and send us a report of any vehicle damage, low gas, or cleanliness issues. You are our eyes on the ground level so we appreciate the heads up

Be Punctual

Remember that unlike rentals, carshare vehicles can be booked back to back. Being on time is crucial to making sure everyone gets to their destination on time.

No Smoking

Trust me – we will know! Smoking in our vehicles is against the law and comes with a hefty fine

Clean Up

The cleaning fairies visit our cars regularly but it is still important to make sure to dispose of all garbage and personal items before leaving the vehicle.

Sounds Easy? It is! Learn more with this Orientation Video

The Quantum Delivery Program

The Quantum Station Program allows members to book a vehicle at any of our 50+ Quantum Stations in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Elmira. With 24 hours’ notice, a vehicle will be delivered to the Quantum Station of your choice for your reservation. Use a conventional station to book a vehicle on shorter notice.

This innovative program is the first of its kind in the Canadian carsharing sector and is generously funded in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. This program helps Community CarShare better serve all neighbourhoods, especially neighbourhoods that do not yet have enough demand to support a conventional station. Looking for how to book a Quantum booking? Check it out here.

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