Buffalo CarShare members can visit the website to view the times and locations of cars available and reserve a vehicle for the amount of time they need. The website will also show them when the other cars are booked, allowing them to make their plans according to availability. When the reservation comes up, the member goes out to the car, uses a Buffalo CarShare key fob to access the car, and then drive the car as if they own it. The car tracks the time out, time returned, and mileage traveled. The car is returned to the same spot it was taken from and is then available to the next member.
Although still a growing industry, car sharing has worked very well in other cities. Independent car sharing organizations have taken off in the following cities: