posted on January 17th, 2019


To help the 800,000 federal employees financially affected by the government shutdown, Turo invites all federal workers to share their cars with travelers and neighbors in their communities to earn cash during their furlough.*

To help tide you over until business resumes as usual, Turo will supplement your car sharing earnings with a $250 bonus when you list and share your car during the shutdown.**

What is Turo?

If you’re not yet familiar with Turo, we’re a peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace where car owners can share their cars with a community of prescreened drivers to earn extra cash to offset the steep costs of car ownership. Many cars sit idle over 90% of the time, so Turo offers car owners a safe way to recoup the costs of owning a car while they’re not using it.

What about insurance?

Great question. $1 million in liability insurance comes standard when you share your car on Turo, provided by Liberty Mutual through Turo Insurance Agency. When you list your car, you’ll then choose between various protection packages (Basic, Standard, and Premium), each of which offers different levels protection against physical damage. You can read more details about insurance here.

How to get started

Simply list your car on Turo during the shutdown or up to one month after it ends, set your car’s availability, and accept any trip requests that start rolling in. Once you’ve completed your first trip, email from the email address associated with your Turo account, and include proof that you are a federal employee or contractor, such as a photo of your government ID or badge so we can confirm your federal employment status. Once we process and approve your email, Turo will pay you out your $250 bonus.

We sincerely hope that this stalemate gets rectified quickly, but in the meantime, we hope Turo can help you to leverage your existing assets to help make ends meet during this difficult time.

We wish you all the best.

* Turo is not available in the state of New York.

** Terms apply.