Turo Lets You Rent a Private Car on the Cheap
It can be an expensive hassle to rent a car and there aren't a lot of options. Rental cars tend to be decidedly uninspired, unless you're willing to pay serious cash to rent a luxury model for a special event. Turo is a service that lets private owners rent out their own cars to you can get exactly the rental wheels you need. People arleady share their homes through services like Airbnb. Turo takes that idea to the road. You can use Lyft and Uber if you don't have a car, but that can get expensive and it doesn't leave a car at your disposal 24/7. According to Cnet, Turo gives you that convenience at a price you can afford. RELATED: What Happens When a Rental Car is Retired?
All you have to do is select where and when you want a car and Turo will display the cars that are available during that timeframe. Since these are personal cars, there is a variety of vehicles to choose from covering everything from older minivans to snazzy new Corvettes.
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Once you find the car you want, then you're connected with the owner to arrange drop-off and pick-up details. This is where you should pay attention and make sure you know exactly what you're getting and what's expected of you, like paying your own tolls. It might not be for everyone, but for those who are tired of the usual rental hassle, it's an interesting new option that might finally get you behind the wheel of a car you'd otherwise never get to drive.
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