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posted on December 5th, 2012

These days, everyone from power moms to backpackers makes a habit of browsing options on Airbnb before they go on a trip. Why? Well, for one, there’s the value, but there’s a lot of reasons people prefer to lodge with a local rather than check into one of many hotel chains. For those partial to the Airbnb experience, Turo can offer the same perks for renting a car — USA Today recently called the “Airbnb for rental cars”.*

Turo is a car rental marketplace where travelers can rent any car they want, wherever they want it, from a community of local car owners in the US and Canada. Travelers choose from a unique selection of nearby cars, while car owners earn extra money and help fuel the adventures of travelers they meet along the way. Each trip is backed by a $1 million liability insurance policy and physical damage coverage, with comprehensive roadside and customer support.

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Choose the perfect car

When you go on Airbnb, you’re not just picking a smoking or non-smoking room, there are a whole host of selections you get to make. Secluded mountain yurt with hammocks or centrally located townhouse with a hot tub? You can search for exactly what you want.

You can also search the exact specifications you need on Turo. Find cars with four wheel drive for mountain trips, car seats for family excursions, bike and ski racks for the outdoorsy, or a zippy convertible for that perfect beach trip.

Not only do the cars in the Turo marketplace belong to real people who can customize the experience for your particular trip (for instance, they can deliver their car to guests for added convenience), but also there are over 900 unique makes and models to choose from. That means whether you need a Prius for everyday errands, a sturdy pick-up to move that new vintage dresser, a sleek Porsche for an event, or a Ferrari purely for the fun of it, you’ll find it on Turo. You get the exact car that you book, with the custom features you want.

Rent your dream car

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Save your shekels

One of the primary reasons people use Airbnb is to save money. Similarly, when you rent cars on Turo, you’re saving an average of 30% compared to a traditional rental company. Additionally, if you decide to rent a hybrid or fully electric car, you’ll save even more on gas.

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So why choose from a fleet of identical, cookie cutter rental cars when you can rent the exact car you want, at a competitive price? Next time you need a set of wheels, check Turo out and find the perfect vehicle for your next adventure.


* Jennifer Jolly, “The best technology to take on a trip”, USA Today, September 8, 2015.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/personal/2015/09/08/best-travel-technology/71872558/