How long does it take to get approved for Turo?

24 hours

Does Turo require a deposit?

In all cases, our system automatically applies a security deposit, and neither Turo nor your host can waive it. If you’re a guest in the US, you can receive a $250 discount by submitting your personal insurance information. Enter your insurance details when the system prompts you to do so.

How does Turo work for renters?

Turo is a car-sharing equivalent to Airbnb and an alternative to traditional car-renting companies such as Hertz and Avis. Vehicle owners list their cars with Turo, a company based in San Francisco, and renters can search the available vehicles in their area and rent them for daily prices set by the owners.

What happens if a rental car is reported stolen?

Get a replacement car If a rental is stolen and properly reported, the rental car company will close the contract on that vehicle. The rental car company may or may not allow you to immediately rent another car. If not, don’t take it personally but do seek out a car from a different rental car company.

Are rental cars tracked?

It should be noted that some executive rental companies might track the car via Global Positioning System (GPS), but most car hire companies do not have GPS installed to their vehicles. It is a common misconception but if you think about it, it’s simply not sustainable financially to add GPS to all the hire cars.

Does Turo check license?

Getting approved when you book your first trip Once you choose a vehicle, any Extras, and a protection plan for your trip, we’ll ask you to enter your profile photo, address, driver’s license information, and payment information.

Why does Turo say not eligible?

Requirements with regard to age, license, identification, and communication differ by region. If you don’t meet the eligibility requirements in your area, you’ll be unable to book a car. Check the age requirements for the car you’re trying to book. You must meet established age requirements to book certain vehicles.

Do I have to wash car Turo?

You’re required to provide guests with a clean and disinfected car following Turo’s cleaning & disinfection guide. To be specific, cleaning refers to the removal of dirt and impurities, including germs, from surfaces.

What’s the most rented car on Turo?

Daily Drivers

Rank car Avg. Days Booked/Month
1 FIAT 500 17

Should you wash a rental car before returning it?

Do I need to wash my rental car before returning? Usually, the answer to this question is no. Rental car companies are set up with car cleaning facilities, as they know washing the vehicles is part and parcel of the business. One area where you might need to clean up after yourself is inside the rental car.

Is renting on Turo worth it?

If you are renting out the same car you use to get around, DON’T RENT OUT ON TURO. It just isn’t worth it. Pricing is something that you can fumble around with whenever and it varies drastically by car. As you can see, it is possible to make anywhere from $1,000-1,500 per month in profit off of one BMW.

Does Turo have hidden fees?

Some Turo hosts charge quite a bit for delivery (to the airport or elsewhere) and some charge nothing, so I filtered for delivery charges of $25 or less. Be sure to filter out exorbitant delivery charges to save more on Turo. Then, I filtered price to under $50 a day to see the best options in my budget.

Can you smoke in Turo cars?

All cars on Turo are non-smoking vehicles. Turo prohibits guests, their passengers, and vehicle hosts from smoking in any car in the Turo marketplace.

What happens if you get in an accident with Turo?

If you have an accident as a Turo renter, you must report the accident immediately – at least within 24 hours of the trip’s end or date of the incident. You must also file a police report and provide the report number to Turo. If you don’t, you may not be eligible for compensation.

How do I file a claim with Turo?

If you’re involved in an accident or your host’s car is damaged during your trip, take these steps: Report the damage via our Claims Resolution Center….Guests

  1. Upload photos that document the condition of the car.
  2. Provide a description of what happened.
  3. Submit any other relevant information. This could include:

Can Turo sue me?

Keep in mind that you waived your right to sue another Turo user when you signed up for Turo and agreed to our Terms of Service. Filing such a suit could result in your removal from the platform. Also, if you were to sue, the Terms allow us to charge you $5,500 in liquidated damages. This is a legally collectible debt.

Can you cancel Turo reservation?

Guests may cancel free of charge up to 24 hours before their trip starts. Guests who book within 24 hours of their trip have one hour after booking to cancel for free.

Is Turo cheaper than car rental?

While Turo doesn’t claim or try to beat traditional rental car prices, it can be a cheaper alternative. This allows cheaper cars to be rented. The price is also governed by the car owner. For example, for our compact Smart four two it was $17 per day rental and $8.50 per day for insurance.

What happens if you smoke in a rental car?

Rental companies inspect their cars when they’re returned. If they think the hirer’s been smoking, they’ll charge a fee to get rid of ash and the smell of smoke. If smoking causes damage to the interior of the car, the rental company will charge the full cost of putting that right.

Can you rent Turo with a debit card?

Turo accepts the following payment methods: Most credit cards issued by major financial institutions. These can include American Express and Discover cards. Debit cards with a Visa or Mastercard logo that are linked to a checking account.

Can you return rental car dirty?

Whilst the car will be valeted before you take delivery, you needn’t return it as clean as it was at pick up. The car will be valeted in preparation of the next customer, however if the rental agent deem the car to be excessively dirty / soiled you are likely to be charged.

What are Turo eligibility requirements?

Besides meeting the universal requirements listed above, vehicles in the US must:

  • Be registered in any state except New York.
  • Be no more than 12 years old (see below for exceptions for “specialty” vehicles)
  • Meet our insurance requirements.
  • Have a fair market value of up to $150,000*
  • Have fewer than 130,000 miles**

How do I message a Turo owner?

To contact a host via Turo messaging, log onto Turo, open the Trips tab, and choose the booked trip you have a question about. Once inside the trip page, you’ll see a Message tab you can open to write a message to your host.

Are there hidden cameras in rental cars?

Rental car companies do not have hidden cameras in their cars. This would be against the law in the US to record video of a person without their consent. However, they do have access to the data recorded in the car’s computers, and that data can be used in litigation if the car was misused.

Does Turo do a credit check?

Turo receives insurance scores from the credit reporting agency TransUnion. TransUnion uses some elements of your credit report to come up with your auto insurance score. You can learn more about auto insurance scores.

Does Turo have an age limit?

Eligibility. The Services are intended solely for persons who are 21 or older, except in the United States where we permit guests age 18 and older to book vehicles. Any use of the Services by anyone that does not meet these age requirements is expressly prohibited.

Do enterprise cars have cameras in them?

Case in point: Enterprise Rent-a-Car, in response to a reporter’s question, issued a flat denial: “We do not install cameras in our vehicles. Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car passenger vehicles come equipped with only standard technology, as provided by automobile manufacturers.

How does gas work with Turo?

If you don’t replace the gas, your host can invoice you for the cost to replace the missing fuel plus a $10* convenience fee. Hosts have 72 hours after a trip ends to send you a reimbursement invoice for fuel costs. If they do, we’ll notify you via email and display a notification in your Turo activity feed.

Why is Turo so expensive?

Turo is always, always more expensive than hated rental car companies. Car rentals at airports used to have the most expensive fares but these days are gone. Their daily rates are often dirt cheap, I had a car for $12 a day ($21 after taxes and fees) . Turo fees for guests are higher than airport concession fees.

Is Turo sketchy?

It is very sketchy.