Turo Vehicle Requirements-(Simplified Turo Car Requirements )


Turo Vehicle Requirements
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Turo is a car-sharing marketplace where travellers can rent any car they want, wherever they want it, from a community of local car owners.

If you’re looking to join the car-sharing revolution, Turo is a great option. But before you list your vehicle on the platform, it’s important to make sure it meets Turo’s requirements.

We have previously explained how Turo works.Opens in a new tab. In this article, we will outline Turo car requirements not leaving out the vehicles that are ineligible for Turo.

Why are Turo Vehicle Requirements Important?

When it comes to car-sharing, Turo is a trusted leader.

In order to ensure that all Turo vehicles meet high standards for quality and safety, Turo has requirements for the vehicles that can be listed on the site.

Turo wants to make sure that all renters have a safe and enjoyable experience while using their service.

This may seem like an inconvenience, but these requirements are in place for both the safety of the renter and the longevity of your vehicle.

Universal Turo Vehicle Requirements

 Turo Vehicle Requirements
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In the United States, Canada, and the UK, all vehicles must meet the following requirements to be listed on Turo;

  • Verify that your vehicle meets all the legal requirements for your region.
  • Your vehicle should be maintained at all times and ensure it meets Turo’s maintenance and safety standards.
  • List only vehicles that are registered to you or to an owner who has authorized you to list.
  • A Vehicle with dealer or trader plates is not eligible for listing.
  • Have not been declared a total loss.
  • It should have less than 130,000 miles (or 200,000 kilometres).
  • The vehicle should have a clean title.
  • Turo’s insurance requirements must be met.

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Turo Vehicle Requirements by Country

I’m going to outline some specific requirements that apply only to certain countries.

US Turo Vehicle Requirements

If you’re thinking of listing your car on Turo, read on to learn more about Turo vehicle requirements in the US.

  • The vehicle’s age should not be more than 12 years old. (Except for ‘specialty’ vehicles-More explained below)
  • Vehicles with dealer or trader plates are not allowed.
  • It must be maintained at all times.

It should have less than 130,000 miles.

However, they may remain listed after 130,000 miles if they are in excellent condition and meet legal, mechanical and safety standards. Turo has maintenance and safety inspection partners like YOURMECHANIC, ANDGO BY GOODYEAR, etc. More on this will be explained below.

You will be good to go as long as you get listed before 130,000 miles. Once your vehicle is listed, they will have an inspection tab where you are going to upload a report from your approved local mechanic. This way, you will be pretty much good to go for a whole year.

Turo uses an exclusivity policy;

  • It requires you to list a vehicle only on Turo and not include any other car-sharing platform.
  • *Do not list your vehicle for rent if you have listed it on another car-sharing platform.

For vehicles operating in Newyork;

  • It should have an inspection sticker with validity extending at least to the following month.
  • Should meet Turo’s insurance requirements which include but are not limited to keeping a personal insurance card, vehicle registration, and Turo incident information card in the car at all times.

The vehicle’s title ought to be clean. You can get a vehicle history report.

The best-known vehicle history reports are sold by Carfax and AutoCheck, but you can get some limited background information for free from several sources like National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), VehicleHistory.com or iSeeCars.com/VIN.

Turo has a market value cap on vehicles listed.

It should have a market value of up to $200,000. Valuing is done by a third party that has partnered with Turo.

The $200,000 market value cap is because of the coverage limits Turo provides.

To ensure the safety of guests in the Turo community, you can’t list a vehicle that has been considered a total loss.

Don’t list a vehicle with a “Salvage” or “branded” title. A vehicle bearing a salvage title is wrecked and illegal.

If the vehicle has a current market value of $125,000 and above, you will be required to show proof of active GPS OEM tracker. You will submit proof of;

  • Purchase
  • Live tracking

Or even a screenshot showing Turo a live tracking demonstration inside the OEM portal or app.

Without the activated tracker, you may carry up to 20% responsibility for covered damages after the deductible in your protection plan.

For hosts in Newyork;

  • They must complete an orientation conducted by Turo before their listing is published.

When listing a “Specialty” or “Classic” car, the following requirements must be met;

  • Have a fair market value of up to $85,000.
  • Be 25 years or older.
  • Be in excellent condition (Physically and Mechanically).
  • Seat belts should be in safe and working conditions.
  • Agree to any additional review if necessary.

If eligible call Turo at 415-965-4525 for more information.

Canada Turo Vehicle Requirements

In Canada, Turo requires that vehicles meet the following.

The vehicle is located in these nine Canadian provinces;

  • British Columbia
  • Quebec
  • New Brunswick
  • New foundland
  • Ontario
  • Alberta
  • Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia

In order to list;

  • The vehicle should be registered with you and meets all legal requirements.
  • The vehicle’s age should not be more than 12 years old.
  • It must be maintained at all times.

It should have less than 200,000 kilometres.

However, they may remain listed after 200,000 kilometres if they are in excellent condition and meet legal, mechanical and safety standards. Turo has maintenance and safety inspection partners.

You will be good to go as long as you get listed before 200,000 kilometres. Once your vehicle is listed, they will have an inspection tab where you are going to upload a report from your approved local mechanic.

The vehicle’s title ought to be clean. You can get a vehicle history report.

The best-known vehicle history reports are sold by Carfax and AutoCheck, but you can get some limited background information for free from several sources like National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), VehicleHistory.com or iSeeCars.com/VIN.

Turo has a market value cap on vehicles listed.

It should have a market value of up to $105,000. Valuing is done by a third party that has partnered with Turo.

The $105,000 market value cap is because of the coverage limits Turo provides in Canada.

You can’t list a vehicle that has been considered a total loss.

Don’t list a vehicle with a “Salvage” or “branded” title.

When listing a “Specialty” or “Classic” car, the following requirements must be met;

  • Have a fair market value of up to $105,000.
  • Be 25 years or older.
  • Seat belts should be in safe and working conditions.
  • Be in excellent condition (Physically and Mechanically).
  • Agree to any additional review if necessary.

If eligible call Turo at 1-888-391-0460 for more information.

UK Turo Vehicle Requirements

In the United Kingdom, Turo requires that vehicles meet the following;

  • Should be listed in the name of an individual or of a company as long as the name of an individual is included.
  • Must be registered in the UK in the name of the owner or a business.
  • The vehicle’s age should not be more than 10 years old at the time of listing.
  • Be in ABI Group 1-50
  • Have a valid MoT certificate and annual vehicle servicing where necessary.
  • Has no branding on the inside or outside.
  • Not modified vehicles, except for those adapted for disabilities.
  • Not possess a gadget that enables anybody other than the host, guest, or Turo (including its trusted partners) to unlock the vehicle during the Turo journey or to access vehicle information on the Turo trip. (Exempting owner whose vehicle comes equipped by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) )

Turo has a market value cap on vehicles listed.

It should have a market value of up to $100,000. Valuing is done by a third party that has partnered with Turo.

The $100,000 market value cap is because of the coverage limits Turo provides.

You can’t list a vehicle that has been considered a total loss.

It should have less than 130,000 miles.

However, they may remain listed after 130,000 miles if they are in excellent condition and meet legal, mechanical and safety standards.

You should prove that it has not been considered a total loss or subject to outstanding finance by providing hire purchase information. This involves categories A, B, C, D, N, S, and X.

You must be 18 years or older to be a vehicle host.

You must meet Turo’s insurance requirementsOpens in a new tab..

If the vehicle has a value of between £50,000 and £69,999;

  • You should provide proof of a Thatcham-approved tracker or car manufacturer’s tracker.
  • In this case, you will need to email Turo uk.community@turo.com written confirmation that your vehicle includes the proper tracking and either include a proof Purchase or installation.
  • The risk of  nullifying your protection plan awaits you if you don’t provide proof or install the required tracker.
  • Turo may withhold up to £1000 in reimbursement for vehicles that go missing or are returned late for certain vehicle modelsOpens in a new tab. that do not have an active tracker.

If the vehicle has a value of more than £70,000:

  • It should be equipped with a Thatcham-approved S5 or S7 tracker.
  • In this case, you will need to email Turo uk.community@turo.com written confirmation that your vehicle includes the proper tracking and either include a proof Purchase or installation.
  • The risk of  nullifying your protection plan awaits you if you don’t provide proof or install the required tracker.
  • Turo may withhold up to £1000 in reimbursement for vehicles that go missing or are returned late for certain vehicle modelsOpens in a new tab. that do not have an active tracker.

Vehicles that Cannot be Listed on Turo

Vehicles that are ineligible for listing on Turo include;

  • Limousines
  • Motorcycles
  • Box trucks
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Tractor-trailers
  • Semi-trucks
  • Dump trucks
  • Passenger buses and any other vehicles that require Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Vehicles that seat more than 8 passengers
  • Three-wheeled vehicles (in GA only)
  • Off-road vehicles

Turo vehicle Requirements for Commercial Hosts

Turo has two types of hosts;

  • peer-to-peer hosts
  • Commercial Hosts. 

Commercial Hosts are independent, rental car agency who list their vehicles on Turo’s platform.

Some hosts in the United States, certain Canadian provinces, and the United Kingdom are Commercial Hosts.

Turo clearly states that commercial hosts should meet all vehicle requirements for their region with an exception of the vehicle value limits.

This means that commercial hosts can list very expensive vehicles on the platform and it will be upon them to place additional eligibility requirements .

Commercial hosts are labelled “Commercial Host” on the Turo platform.

Turo provided road assistance does not extend to guests who rent from commercial hosts.

Turo won’t also handle claims processes.

Commercial Hosts who do not update their listing accordingly may be suspended from the marketplace until they have updated each of their vehicles with the correct information.

Commercial Hosts must disclose on the vehicle listing any additional fees, penalties, or costs they charge.They include;

  •  Smoking fee
  • Cleaning fee
  • Car Delivery fee
  • Young driver fee
  • Late/early returns
  • Protection plans
  • CDW
  • Mileage overages
  • Security Deposit
  • Fuel replacement. 

Listing Your Car With Turo

In a nutshell,this is how to list a car in Turo;

  • In their website, click sign up.
  • You can use an email address, Facebook account, Google account, or Apple ID
  • Enter a phone number that you can use to receive text messages
  • Verify your phone number and email. Also provide a driver’s license and home address.
  • Upload a clear photo

Ensure your vehicle meets all the requirements(Eligibility & maintenance /safety)

They will ask you to provide;

  • Vehicle Identification Number.
  • Vehicle make, model, and year
  • License plate number
  • Clear well-lit,high resolution(Exterior photos from all sides,interior photos,etc)
  • A great description of your car

Turo Partners

Turo has partners to which you can get access to exclusive deals, discounts, and programs to keep your Turo business well-oiled and in peak condition.

They have partnered in areas that include;

Concluding Thoughts

In conclusion,the requirements to list a vehicle on Turo are not overly stringent. As long as the vehicle is in good working order and meets the minimum age and mileage requirements, it can be listed. The rest of the requirements are easy to abide by. The process of becoming a Turo host is relatively straightforward and can be completed in a matter of minutes.

All these is to make sure that the guest is safe when driving and also you are doing your due diligence of maintaining your vehicle.


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Chelsea Gates is one of our writers who is a big fan of travel and road trips. Car is an essential part of travel in the USA and car rental services are an excellent way to get around and to create an exciting unique trip. It can be challenging to navigate rules and regulation among different rental companies and states. As an author for this blog Chelsea shares her experience and tips on all rental services that she had to navigate during the travel. She is always on the move and shares her views and discoveries with our readers.

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