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Turo: Revolutionizing Car Rentals


Turo: Revolutionizing Car Rentals

What is Turo?

Have you ever dreamed of getting behind the wheel of a brand new Tesla Model S? How about a Jeep Wrangler with all the bells and whistles attached? Fortunately, you can stop dreaming without breaking the bank. Latest SF startup Turo, lets drivers rent whatever car they want, anywhere they want it, without having to deal with the hassle of paperwork and crazy high prices competitor rental companies put their customers through.

Think Uber or Lyft, but instead of selecting from a pool of drivers, you can choose from a marketplace of top-of-the-line cars that you can drive yourself. With Turo everyone wins, the car owner gets a bit of cash for loaning out their car, and the customer gets to sit behind the wheel of any car they choose.

How Does it Work?

While Turo’s car rental system can seem too good to be true, don’t worry, it isn’t. The Turo system is entirely safe and is proven to work in over 4,500 cities around the world. For car renters, all you have to do is sign up, and browse the wide selection of cars in your local area. Once you’ve found the vehicle you want, the owner will either confirm or deny your application. After you’ve been accepted, you get to pick up the car and drive it to your heart’s content. Once you’re done, all you have to do is refill the tank and meet the owner to drop off the car.

The process is just as simple for those hoping to list their car in the marketplace. All you have to do is upload some high-quality photos of your vehicle, respond to ride requests in a timely manner and make cash from people who want to drive your car as much as you do. And don’t worry, Turo will cover the cost of your car if a renter ends up in an accident thanks to their $1 million coverage plan.

How Turo Changes the Car Renting Game

Traditional car renting can be a pain. Between the paperwork, poor selection of decent cars, and crazy prices, more often than not, travelers opt for public transit and Uber over car renting. Turo takes all of the fuss out of car renting and lets you get behind the wheel of the car that you want to drive. Turo is also operating in thousands of cities across the US, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Some of the popular Turo cities are Montreal, Atlanta, Houston, San Diego, Seattle, Boston, Berlin, London, Toronto, Washington D.C, and Los Angeles.

Turo is the perfect choice for those seeking adventure and freedom to fully explore the places they travel to. Turo also grants car owners to actually make a living off of their cars, instead of just blindly pumping money into them through car payments and maintenance. You can make a sizeable amount of cash depending on the value of your car and how many days a month you rent it out. For instance, a car valued at around $20,000 that is rented out 15 days a month on average could result in a $6,500 yearly profit. If someone was committed enough, they could earn a comfortable living off of their car, and potentially even quit their day job. Just like Uber and Lyft revolutionized the taxi cab and rideshare industry, Turo, is bound to turn the car rental industry on its head.

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A writer and photographer from Los Angeles, CA, Conner is a full-time contributor to BurstOut Magazine, and also has his own personal blog, Grizzly Jones Travels, where he shares his collection of nature photography and stories from the wild. Conner also writes a considerable amount of fiction. His work has been published in literary magazines like The Bravura, The Pomona Review, and The Cave. He has also earned honorable mention in Writer’s Digest. When Conner isn't writing for BurstOut or hiking, he's often found working on his novels or just having a beer with close friends.

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