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Welcome to the new way of renting a car

Turo lets you to choose the car you want, for as long as you want, for as little as £35 a day

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Have you heard of Turo? Well, if you’ve ever had a painful car rental experience, or wanted to make some extra money on the side… it’s what you’ve been waiting for. A car sharing platform that completely rewrites the way we use cars.

As you may know, having the right car for the right journey is fundamental. Road trip around Cornwall for the week? VW California. Long leccy cruise from London to Inverness? Tesla Model 3. Weekend at your best mate’s wedding (via a river crossing)? Range Rover. Taking the eldest up to university for the first time? Ford Transit. Job done. Turo makes this possible. Better than that, you can turn the rental proposition on its head and rent your car out and make money.

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Welcome to peer-to-peer car sharing with the world’s largest car -sharing marketplace: Turo. You’ve heard of peer-to-peer accommodation throwing open houses to guests all over the world – well, this is the same principle, but now applied to people’s cars.

The setup is simple. Turo connects “hosts” – people who are keen to share their cars, with “guests”, who want to drive them. It’s an idea with so much potential it’s surprising it hasn’t happened before.

So if you need a car – whether to pop around town or take on the dream holiday – you can choose from over 1,400 makes and models in over 11,000 cities. Turo now has over 165,000 hosts on the platform all over the world. Unlike a normal hire car, you choose exactly the car you want, with instant local access to what is available plus a responsive app to communicate with the friendly Turo team 24/7 if you have any issues.

Sharing your car on Turo could be make you hundreds – if not thousands – of pounds a month? Turo hosts make an average of £423 a month per car. That’s money that could offset the costs of owning, running or even upgrading your car, or helping with the rent or… literally anything you want.

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Some hosts share one car to boost their monthly income. Other hosts who want to take control of their financial future, build a portfolio of vehicles, and scale up a business.

For petrolheads, it’s an unparalleled opportunity to get behind the wheel of cars owned and maintained by fellow enthusiasts for whatever purpose you need, from business travel to staycations to tiding you over for week between purchases to, simply, fun. In the UK, a day’s hire from a host can cost as little as £35/day.

Or, you can join the growing host community at Turo and let your car work for you. Insurance cover and roadside assistance is included on every trip, so you can start booking out your car and pocketing money straight away. Monthly earnings depend on various conditions so head to Turo.com to find out more.

Interested? You can browse through Turo’s latest availability in the UK right here, and join the 3.1 million active guests that have booked a car on Turo in the last twelve* months...

*up to 31st March 2023

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