Want to be driving as an Uber Partner but don’t know what the Uber driver and vehicle requirements are for 2017? It can be challenging to find information about what is needed to get started for driving for yourself. We will make it easy for you to get started by providing you with exactly what you need to do.
First, I want to mention, you must signup to drive for Uber before you can become an Uber Partner.
Once you sign up to drive for Uber, and get access to your Uber Partner Driver Dashboard, simple complete all the steps listed below.”
The background check is done by a company called Hirease. It will take a few days.
Background check: make sure that in the past 7 years you have had…
Do you want to become an Uber Driver Partner but are not sure whether your vehicle meets all of the Uber vehicle requirements? UberX, Uber XL, and UberSelect allow you to use your personal vehicle without commercial licensing or insurance, but your car still must meet the basic criteria listed here.
On the other hand, if you want to drive for UberBLACK, UberSUV, or UberLUX, your car must meet stricter standards.
Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.
All Uber partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.
Here’s some basic info first regarding your upcoming Uber vehicle inspection: Uber has car inspection stations set up in most cities where Uber operates. See the list of different options to get your Uber vehicle inspection done above. When you bring your car to an Uber Activation Center, they’ll inspect it at no cost and usually pretty quickly while you’re waiting. In certain areas and cities, Uber pays a cash bonus when you get your first car inspection.
What Are The Items On The Checklist?
So what are the inspectors looking for when they check your vehicle? First, they’ll ask you for the year, make and model of your vehicle. Mostly, you’ll have to turn on and off headlights, signal, honk, step on the brake, etc. The inspector will also open and close your doors, adjust your front seats and test the seat belts. The inspection itself doesn’t take more than 10-15 minutes.
What To Do When You Fail The Vehicle Inspection?
If the reason you’re not passing is minor, such as your brake light not working, they can put your car inspection on hold for the day, and pass you when you return the same day with the item(s) fixed. If you can’t get it fixed the same day, you’ll fail and have to do the inspection all over again.
Once you have passed the vehicle inspection, you will be given an official Uber sticker which you are required to place on your windshield when you are actively picking up Uber riders.
The Uber service types each have a different set of 2017 Uber Partner vehicle requirements. UberX, the basic most common Uber service accepts any 4-door car of a certain age. On the other hand, the professional Uber BLACK services accept only certain vehicles.
Most newer cars qualify to drive with uberX, the most popular vehicle option for riders.
Cars model year 2002 or newer qualify to drive with uberX. View our list of popular models, but others may qualify.
Chevrolet – Cruze, Equinox, Impala, Malibu
Chrysler – 200, 300
Dodge – Avenger, Dart
Ford – Focus, Fusion, Edge, Escape
Honda – Accord, Civic, Element
Hyundai – Elantra, Sonata, Tucson
Kia – Optima, Sorento
Mazda – Mazda3
Mitsubishi – Lancer
Nissan – Altima, Sentra
Toyota – Corolla, Camry, Prius
Volkswagen – Jetta, Passat
Volvo – S40, S60
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Most SUVs qualify to drive with uberXL. See our list of popular models, but others may qualify.
Chevrolet – Traverse
Chrysler – Town and Country
Dodge – Grand Caravan, Journey
Ford – Explorer, Flex
GMC – Yukon XL, Yukon XL Denali
Honda – Odyssey, Pilot
Hyundai – Santa Fe
Kia – Sedona
Mercury – Mountaineer
Mitsubishi – Outlander
Nissan – Quest
Subaru – Tribeca
Toyota – Highlander, Sienna
Volkswagen – Routan, Atlas
Mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares. See our list of eligible vehicle models, but in rare circumstances other models may qualify.
Acura – RLX, TL, TLX, ILX
Audi – A4, A6, A7, A8, S3, S4, S6, S7, S8
BMW – 3-series, 4-series, 5-series, 6-series 7-series
Cadillac – ATS, CTS, DTS, STS, XTS
Hyundai – Genesis, Equus
Infiniti – G, I, M, Q40
Jaguar – S-Type, XF, XJ
Lexus – ES, IS, GS, LS
Lincoln – MKT, MKS, MKZ, Town Car
Mercedes-Benz – C-Class, E-Class, S-Class
Porsche – Panamera
Tesla – Model S
Volvo – S60, S80
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Audi – A6, Q7
Cadillac – XTS
Infiniti – Q70
Jaguar – XF
Mercedez Benz – E-Class
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Cadillac – Escalade ESV
Chevrolet – Suburban
GMC – Yukon XL
Infinity – QX56
Infinity – QX80
Lexus – LX
Lincoln – Navigator L
Mercedes – GL Class
Only pristine high-end vehicles qualify to drive with UberLUX.
Commercially-licensed drivers may qualify to drive with the most exclusive service from Uber. UberLUX vehicles may be sedans.
Audi – A8
BMW – 7 Series
Jaguar – XJ
Lexus – LS
Mercedez Benz – S-Class
Tesla – Model S
Bentley – All 4-Door Models
Maybach – All 4-Door Models
Rolls Royce – All 4-Door Models