You Can Now Rent Your Car Out Airbnb-Style

The Airbnb-like car company Turo is helping you in renting out your car day-to-day just like you would your apartment. It also allows people to bypass dealing with car rental agencies and (often) get a cheaper and cooler car.

Would you consider renting out your car? Here’s how it works:

  • Create a free listing of your car, with some clean photos and a description. You’ll also want to keep your calendar up to date so that renters know when your car is available.
  • You’ll get a notification when someone wants to book your car. You can contact the traveler with any questions, then confirm or decline the trip.
  • Coordinate meeting the renter, then check their license, walk around the car, document fuel and mileage, then send them on their way.
  • Go about your day as you normally would, except while pocketing some cash.
  • Coordinate a meet-up to pick up the car, make sure everything is in order, rate and review the renter and head back home.

It’s just like Uber, except you are doing the driving, and it's in someone else’s car. Here’s how it works:

  • Sign up on Turo, enter your travel dates and search the vast selection of locally owned cars.
  • Request to book the car of your choice and the owner will get back to you in eight hours or less (typically less).
  • Coordinate the meet-up to get the car and go enjoy yourself.
  • Before meeting up to return the car, you’ll replace the gas you used. Then just hand the keys over at a spot you’ve chosen to make the trade at and be on your way.

For more information, click here.

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