Contributed by the Kootenay Carshare Cooperative
The Kootenay Carshare Coopeartive is really on a roll! We have reached more than 300 members and continue to expand to new areas, with Rossland coming on in 2014.
Are you wondering what all the buzz is about? Kootenay Carshare offers an affordable, convenient and versatile alternative to private vehicle ownership. Whether you are looking to get rid of a second vehicle, your current vehicle needs costly repairs, have multiple drivers for your business or you need access to a truck or van, we have you covered. October is membership drive month and we are offering free orientation for all of our branches ($25 value).
All our vehicles in Revelstoke have winter tires already on and are well maintained as well as regularly cleaned by Community Connections employment programs. Members in Revelstoke enjoy the use of a Ford Ranger 4×4 truck, a Toyota Sienna minivan, a Mazda Protégé and the economic Toyota Echo. Become a member and you could drive one of these cars.
With our low rates including gas, insurance and maintenance, your transportation budget becomes more predictable. The average vehicle owner spends $1,000/month on transportation while Carshare members spend $100 on average. That is $900 savings per month. We have a convenient trip cost calculator on the front page of our website (www.carsharecoop.ca) to help determine what your savings will be.
Our new mobile site makes online bookings even easier. Book on the fly or in advance for a little as 15 minutes or up to 28 days and everything in between. Where possible we offer a guaranteed transportation policy so even if all of our vehicles are booked we will rent you a vehicle and you will still pay our rates. That is a service you will not find anywhere else. You also have access to vehicles in Vancouver, Victoria, the Okanagan and most other Carshare coops in Canada, including the newest addition in Newfoundland.
Most of our branches are able to offer a variety of cars, trucks, vans and SUV’s to meet member’s needs. Have family visiting and want to show them around? Need to get wood for the winter? Need to get to the ski hill? Or maybe just your weekly grocery run? We have what you need when you need it.
Kootenay Carshare operates in Nelson, Revelstoke, Kaslo, Kimberely, Fernie and Rossland. As a member of a cooperative you have a say in what happens in the organization. Branches often offer social opportunities to meet other members and foster a community of sharing. By working together we are making our communities safer, greener and more attractive to new residents and business so hop on board today.
For more information visit our website at www.carsharecoop.ca where you can find the contact for your local coordinator or contact our head office at 250-352-2033. We are looking forward to hearing from you.