This article only applies to guests in the United States. If you are booking a trip in Canada, check out the this article. If you are booking a trip in Germany, please view this article. For insurance information on booking cars outside of the US, Canada, and Germany, please see the end of this article.
Turo does not require you to have your own personal insurance coverage in order book a car on our marketplace. If you have insurance, liability insurance offered via Turo’s insurance partner(s) will supplement your existing coverage. Alternatively, some hosts on Turo have opted to decline a Turo protection plan where they are able to offer commercial rental insurance directly to guests. Guests who book those vehicles are subject to the host’s commercial insurance policy instead, and waive Turo’s protection.
Where you receive a protection plan via Turo in the US, the liability policy available to you generally does NOT cover medical expenses (“PIP”, in insurance industry-speak) and “Uninsured” or “Underinsured Motorist” (“UM/UIM”) -- in most cases these coverages are rejected or are applicable only to the minimum amount required in the state where the car is registered. (In some states, that amount is zero.) If you are interested in or have questions about additional coverage, you should consult your insurance professional.
Furthermore, as described in this FAQ, for protection against damage to the booked vehicle you may choose between multiple coverage options. Turo offers two plans with supplemental physical damage protection, so that after your personal insurance coverage is exhausted, your out-of-pocket exposure can be limited to, depending on the option selected, either $500 or $3000. You may also choose to decline all physical damage protection and rely solely on your own applicable personal insurance coverage.
If you decline all physical damage protection, your out-of-pocket exposure will extend to the full value of the vehicle and all related costs, as described in this FAQ. We strongly advise that you should only decline one of our protection plans if you’re confident that your personal insurance will cover you during a Turo trip; it is best to check directly with your insurance company or policy for this information prior to making your decision.
If you are booking a vehicle outside of the United States, the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec, Germany, or within the previously stated regions where the host has waived Turo’s protection and is providing their own insurance instead, their requirements for your having insurance may be different. You may be subject to their own, different insurance policies and fees. To learn more about Commercial Hosts, read through this FAQ. You should consult the vehicle’s listing and host for information on insurance coverage.