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Using a Tracking Device for Your Turo Rental

Using a Tracking Device for Your Turo Rental

Andrew McMennamy

Individual car rental and car-sharing services are a growing potential avenue of income for business-minded people in the current economy. Companies like Turo have seen immense growth over the years as they provide tourists and car owners a convenient marketplace to operate in. With convenience, however, come a few concerns too, and the primary one for those looking to rent out their vehicle is whether their car will be in safe hands. While services like Turo offer insurance coverage, it is still a great idea to install a tracking device to keep tabs on your vehicle and also know how the driver is handling the car.

There are certain permitted devices to help track your Turo rental, and you can have one or multiple of them installed on your vehicle. Let’s explore what options are available!

Permitted Devices for Tracking Turo Rentals

When you register with Turo, you are allowed to track your vehicle using a GPS and install other technology for your peace of mind as well. Some of the permitted devices for Turo rentals include:

  • GPS Trackers
  • Telematics (this is generally used for large fleets of vehicles, not individual cars)
  • Dashboard Cameras
  • Disabling Technology
  • Cameras offering external car view

Three GPS Tracking Features You Must Have For Your Turo Rental

If you’re ready for car-sharing using Turo, you should have three key GPS tracking features included with the GPS device you choose. Here’s a quick list of what your GPS tracker should offer.

  1. Hardwire Capability

A hardwired GPS tracker is always a better and more secure option compared to magnetic and plug-and-play alternatives. A hardwired tracker gives you comprehensive tracking and can’t easily be removed from your vehicle as it’s hidden from view. A normal, average car renter will not be able to find it easily.

A hardwired system is directly connected to the battery of your vehicle and is usually hidden inside the dashboard or fusebox. These GPS trackers are usually hardwired by trained professionals, and most installers usually offer tech support after installation. However, some are simple enough that you can easily install it yourself.

      2. Location Alerts

Different types of location alerts allow you to stay up-to-date with the movements of your car. Your GPS tracker should allow you to set up Geofences, moving alerts, and POIs (Points of Interest). When you have location alerts set, you’ll be notified about your vehicle’s location without needing to open the app. Geofences, for example, can notify you by SMS text or email if your car exits or enters specified areas. You can also use these to set distance limits for the trips of your car renter. You will be notified if they leave the city or state.

      3. Real-Time Tracking

This is probably the most powerful feature to have at your disposal, and most top-of-the-line tracking devices offer real-time location data. When your tracking device offers real-time GPS tracking data, you can safely rent out your car with no worries. With real-time tracking, you can also set up speed alerts to make sure that your Turo rental is being driven safely. You get an alert whenever the driver exceeds the speed limit, and then you can use that information to take necessary action.

      4. Location History

None of us have the time to watch our devices constantly – we have to sleep, eat, live life. So it’s imperative that you are able to access the location history of any tracking device you choose. This allows you to have detailed records of everywhere your car has been for the entire time the customer has rented it from you.


Using a reliable tracking device for your Turo rental is always a great idea. It not only keeps your car safe, but also gives you peace of mind as you live your life while your vehicle earns passive income for you. Start using Tracki GPS tracker for your Turo rental now!



 

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