The service goes far beyond child seats. Want to go camping? Rent a tent and camping equipment with your truck. The same goes for a bike and bike rack, or a ski rack in the winter. Hosts can offer pre-paid fuel rates where guests pay a flat fee and return a vehicle with an empty tank or a rate for a post-rental cleaning. All prices for the Extras are set by the host, with Turo taking a 10 percent cut.
Turo's protection plan doesn't cover Extras, so hosts need to set very clear guidelines on how the Extras will be used. Turo won't cover damage or cleaning after an Extra is used. Prohibited items include weapons, food or alcohol or rental properties. Hosts who violate this policy risk a permanent ban.
This is the second big announcement from Turo in just a few weeks. The company has recently made it easier to direct people to high-end vehicles like a Porsche 911, Mercedes-Benz G-Class or Ferrari California with its new Deluxe and Super Deluxe pages.