About Commercial Hosts
There are two kinds of hosts on Turo:
- Person-to-person hosts who offer guests a Turo protection plan
- Commercial Hosts
- A Commercial Host is an independent, Turo-approved rental car company or host. These hosts provide their own commercial rental liability insurance to guests.
- Some hosts in the United States, Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom are Commercial Hosts.
- All hosts in all other countries or regions where Turo operates are Commercial Hosts.
- Commercial Host listings on turo.com are identified with the label:
“Commercial Host. This vehicle belongs to a Commercial Host, an independent car rental company.”
Insurance, roadside assistance, and damage
Check a Commercial Host’s listing to see if they include the insurance cost in their vehicle price. If not, it may be a separate charge to be paid outside of Turo. Many Commercial Hosts offer a collision damage waiver as an Extra that you can buy when you book your trip. If insurance is separate, you’ll confirm the cost and when you’ll pay for coverage with your host.
Contact your host if you’re involved in an accident or the car breaks down. Turo’s roadside is only available in the United States, Canada, Germany, and the UK.
Since you’ll buy liability insurance directly from a Commercial Host, you’ll work with them and their insurer if you’re involved in an accident or the vehicle is damaged. Turo won’t handle the claims process.
Differences and exceptions
Commercial Hosts may list vehicles that exceed Turo’s normal vehicle value limits of: $150,000 in the US, 75,000 CAD in Canada, €75,000 in Germany, and £75,000 in the UK. Their cars must meet all other vehicle eligibility requirements.
US drivers under the age of 21 aren’t eligible to book with Commercial Hosts. Commercial Hosts may charge a separate fee or offer only certain vehicles to drivers under 25. Check the vehicle listing for any young driver fees.
Turo doesn’t charge a security deposit for vehicles booked with a Commercial Host, but the host might. If they do, they should include that information in their vehicle listing.
Commercial Hosts may contact you to request reimbursement for post-trip costs. Turo doesn’t request or collect these reimbursements. You’d make all payments directly to your host outside of the Turo platform.
You may pay a Commercial Host directly for costs or services. Paying non-Commercial Hosts outside of Turo for any service or cost is a violation of our gray market transaction policy.