Drivers in Las Vegas renting their car out to make extra money

Posted at 3:04 AM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 10:44:17-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Drivers in Las Vegas are renting their cars out to make extra money.

"It's kind of like taking an Uber compared to using a taxi company," says one renter, Kevin Miles. "When I first started, the only thing I really wanted to do was cover the expenses for the car."

The smartphone app Turo is helping local car owners cover the rising costs of driving and owning a vehicle. According to GasBuddy, the average price per gallon of gas in Nevada is $3.47. That's the 4th highest in the country, behind Washington, Hawaii, and California. And according to, Nevada is one of the top ten most expensive places to own a car. That's based on the price of car insurance, gas, car registration, and repairs.

"It's really good for people," says Miles. "With the economy the way it is, yes it's getting better, but people are always looking for more money."