Guests are responsible for replacing the gas used during the booking with the appropriate fuel (i.e., regular, premium, or diesel). Similarly, guests are responsible for recharging electric vehicles before returning them.
If a car has less gas at the end of the trip than it did at the start, the host may use the Reimbursement tool on their Dashboard to request payment from their guest. Requests must be made within seventy-two (72) hours of the end of the trip. Hosts should document the gas levels with pre-trip (check-in) and post-trip (checkout) photos of the gas gauge. Post-trip photos must be taken no later than twenty-four (24) hours from the end of the trip. These photos must be submitted when a host requests a gas reimbursement.
Likewise, if an electric vehicle (EV) has a lower electric fuel level at the end of the trip than it did at the start, the host may also request reimbursement via the Dashboard. The process is the same -- requests must be received with seventy-two (72) hours after the trip ends and include pre- and post-trip photos (taken within twenty-four (24) hours of the end of the trip) of the fuel level.
If the post-trip fuel level does not match the pre-trip fuel level, guests are charged for the gas purchased by the host to return the fuel to its original level. In the case of electric vehicles, guests are charged a $20 fee if the EV is returned half full or less (0%-50%) and a $10 fee if the EV is returned more than half full (51%-90%). There is no charge for electric vehicles returned with a fuel level of 91% or more.
Hosts always receive 100% of the fuel fee. If the fuel fee is processed through the Reimbursement tool, an additional 3% payment processing surcharge will be added to the guest’s total. If Turo manually processes the reimbursement, an administrative fee of up to $25 will be added to the guest’s cost.
We recommend that hosts keep their vehicles fully fueled in order to make it easier for everyone to determine how much the guest should refill. Hosts and guests should keep fuel receipts for at least five (5) days in case there is any dispute by the other party.
Please note that Tesla hosts may not charge guests for any Supercharger Idle Fee(s) they incur during the trip unless the host has clearly explained Tesla’s policy in writing to their guests.
More information about how guests can pay for any costs incurred during a trip can be found here.