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Car owners rent out their vehicles in the Treasure Valley

Posted at 10:25 PM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 00:27:43-05

Most have heard of Airbnb where people rent out their homes or rooms to strangers. Now an app called Turo allows people to either rent someone else's personal car or rent out their own car.

You can search travel dates, location, and the type of car you'd like to get. The owner of the car will meet you and many offer delivery. You must sign up with your driver's license and insurance and Turo asks users to inspect the car before and after the drive.

A Boise man says he pays his car payment with the money he makes loaning his car out.

"Solely an investment purpose. I guess people could take it a couple different ways, like I kind at it as putting a couple extra dollars in my back pocket paying off the car and putting into a savings account for eventually the car of my dreams," said Toby Basner, Boise resident.

To rent your car, you must keep your calendar up to date and upload photos of your vehicle.

Turo covers your car with one-million dollars in liability insurance and twenty-four seven roadside assistance through the trip.