Turo is a car rental marketplace that can help you save money when you’re traveling. Founded by an entrepreneur who was frustrated with trying to rent cars, Turo makes it easy for people to make money by renting out their cars while they’re not using them.
Here are five interesting facts about Turo:
1) When users sign up with Turo, they create listings for their vehicles and upload pictures of them.
2) Renters then use these listings to find the right vehicle for their trip.
3) Turo collects the payment and charges hosts (car owners) a fee.
4) Similar to Uber and Airbnb platforms, Turo’s review system fosters quality and accountability for both car owners and renters.
5) The service also offers insurance coverage and roadside assistance if needed.
How does it work?
Turo is a peer-to-peer car rental marketplace where users can save time and money by renting their personal vehicles. Renters’ cars are insured, inspected, and meet local standards—so all you have to do is drive. The company saves travelers time and money by providing high-quality service at a reasonable price. By 2020, they planned to be in every major city across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, however, due to the lack of local regulations in place, the platform just opened up New York marketplace on June 27th. A recent study from Business Insider revealed that traveling with Turo will cost 40% less than using traditional methods. It’s safe, secure, and easy to use so what are you waiting for?
Is renting a car really cheaper than owning one?
Renting a car may seem like an expensive endeavor, but there are many hidden costs of owning a car that can cost you thousands of dollars over time. To save money and have convenience, try renting your next vehicle! With Turo, it’s easy to find a ride around the city or country.
You can browse through listings by location or make specific requests for certain types of vehicles, even requesting features such as child seats or automatic transmission (which are not available with all vehicles). The prices vary depending on the type of car you rent from Turo’s partners. Check out this brand new 2022 Chevrolet Trax available to rent in Poughkeepsie, NY >>
How much does it cost?
It all depends on which car you rent and how long you need it for. Turo just arrived in New York and there isn’t much data to project the cost of rentals. Everything is more expensive in New York, as you know, so to give you an idea, here are a few of our most popular vehicles in other markets:
-Chevrolet Cruze: $37/day
-Toyota Prius: $51/day
-Ford Mustang: $105/day
-Dodge Charger: $128/day -Mercedes Benz S550: $198/day
-Audi A8L W12 quattro: $633/day
Which types of cars are available on the platform?
Users can choose from a variety of car makes and models. From convertibles to luxury SUVs, and even exotic cars like Ferraris, Turo has something for everyone. The platform also boasts an impressive lineup of high-end vehicles, ranging from Porsches and Bentleys to Lamborghinis and BMWs. If you want a more luxurious driving experience while in New York City, Turo is definitely worth checking out.
What happens when you have an accident?
When renting a car from an owner, it’s important to understand what happens if you have an accident. While we can’t speak for all owners, Turo wants their customers to be aware that when you rent with Turo, car insurance is included so you don’t have any additional out-of-pocket expenses after your trip if something goes wrong. They also protect renters and owners by requiring each customer to provide their driving history before they book their rental, which means no surprises during checkout or later down the road. If you’ve had an accident in the past 7 years, or been convicted of DUI/DWI or reckless driving within the past 10 years, Turo may not approve your rental request.
What happens if you damage the rental car?
Damage is covered by insurance during every trip through Turo’s partnership with AXA. In addition, a damage protection fee is included in every reservation; if any damage occurs while you’re renting, you can use that amount to pay for repairs or ask Turo’s customer service team to reimburse you. There is a deductible involved, so read the fine print before booking.
Who can use the platform?
Since not everyone has a car, Turo was designed for people who don’t have their own cars but want to rent them. If you live in a city and are short on space or simply don’t want your own car, but still need one from time to time, renting someone else’s is a great option. A couple of examples of other ways to use the service include: if you’re out of town and find that rental cars aren’t available at the airport (a common issue in many places), or if you’re driving across the country with friends and want to split the cost. Plus, it’s always nice when there’s no pressure of returning a vehicle at any certain time – just drive as long as you like!