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Car Share in Hamilton

Car sharing allows for a group of people to have the convenience of driving without the hassles of auto ownership, maintenance and insurance! Car share memberships are ideal for commuters who use an automobile occasionally or for those who want to reduce the number of cars they own. Users may reserve a vehicle for any requested time and duration.

Car Share providers in Hamilton

There are three car share providers in Hamilton:


Communauto/Vrtucar operates over 1,000 vehicles and is Canada’s largest carsharing provider in 2016. It serves 5,000 members in 7 cities in Ontario including; Ottawa, Kingston, Waterloo, Hamilton. Guelph and London. Vehicles are available to members 24/7.

How it works:

  1. Register online. Your member number and key fob will be sent in the mail.
  2. Reserve your car using the mobile app, online, or by phone. Book by the hour, days, or even weeks.
  3. Pick up your car at its reserved parking station. Unlock your car by laying the key fob over the sensor on the windshield. When you’re done, just “fob out” to lock the doors.
  4. Make your trip. Make sure to return it to its station where you picked up your car before the end of your reservation.

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Zipcar gives members on demand access to a variety of cars in cities, campuses and airports, by the hour or day.

How it works:

  1. Apply online to get your ZipCard to unlock thousands of cars, trucks and vans across the globe.
  2. Book a Zipcar for a couple hours or the whole day. 
  3. Walk to the car and hold your Zipcard to the windshield to unlock the doors.
  4. When your time is almost up, return the car to the same reserved parking spot.

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