Uber Driver & Vehicle Requirements in Amarillo, TX 79172

How to start Driving as an Independent Uber Partner Driver

Want to be driving as an Uber Driver but don’t know what the Uber driver and vehicle requirements are near Amarillo, TX 79172? 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 know how to signup for Uber before you can become an Uber Partner Driver.

Once you sign up to become an Uber Driver and get access to your Uber Partner Driver Dashboard, simply complete all the steps listed below.

How to Become an Uber Driver near Amarillo, TX 79172.

This includes Driver Requirements, Vehicle Requirements, Inspection Requirements for 2018

Driver & Age Requirements | Amarillo, TX 79172

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have at least one year of driving experience in the U.S. (3 years if you are under 23 years old)
  • Have a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Use an eligible 4-door vehicle

Other Uber Partner – Document Requirements

  • You need to have in-state car insurance in your name.
  • You must have in-state car registration. It does not need to be in your name.
  • You must have an in-state Driver’s License.
  • You must have a Social Security Number for a background check.

Background Check

  • Clean driving record.
  • Pass a background check.

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…

  • No DUI or drug-related offenses.
  • No incidents of driving without insurance or license.
  • No fatal accidents
  • No history of reckless driving.
  • No criminal history.

Vehicle Requirements | Amarillo, TX 79172

Do you want to become an Uber Driver Partner in Amarillo, 79172 but are not sure whether your car 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, UberLUX, or UberLUX SUV your car must meet stricter standards.

Minimum Uber requirements for all vehicles – 2018

  • Model year 2002 or newer
  • 4-door car or minivan
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

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.

Vehicle Inspection Requirements – Amarillo, TX 79172

Here’s some basic info first regarding your upcoming Amarillo 79172 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.

This is the complete list of items they will check:

  • Lights:
    • Headlights
    • Tail lights
    • Turn indicator lights
    • Brake lights
  • Brakes and steering:
    • Brake pads/shoe thickness
    • Emergency/parking brake
    • Steering mechanism
  • Windows and other glass:
    • Windshield
    • Rear window and other glass
    • Windshield wipers
  • Seats and doors:
    • Front seat adjustment
    • Safety belts for driver and each passenger
    • Doors (open / close / lock)
  • Other items:
    • Horn
    • Speedometer
    • Bumpers
    • Muffler and exhaust system
    • Tires, including tread depth
    • Interior and exterior rear view mirrors

Pass Or Fail?

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.

Inspection Passed!

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.

2018 Uber Accepted Cars List in Amarillo, TX 79172

Become an Uber Driver, Uber Vehicle Requirements, Uber Inspection Requirments

The Uber accepted cars type in each have a different set of 2018 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.

UberX Vehicle Requirements

Most newer cars qualify to drive with uberX, the most popular vehicle option for riders.

Additional Uber Requirements

  • 4-door sedan in good condition
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

Most Car models year 2006 or newer qualify to drive with uberX. View our list of popular models, but others as early as 2002 may qualify depending on your driving area.

UberX Accepted Vehicle Makes & Models:

Acura – ILX, MDX, RDX, RL, TL, TLX, TSX

Audi – A3, A4, A6, A7, A8, Allroad, Q5, Q7, RS 7, S4, S6, S7, S8, SQ5

Bentley – Flying Spur, Mulsanne

BMW – 3-series Gran Turismo, 5-series, 5-series Gran Turismo, 6-series, 6-series Gran Turismo, 7-series, ActiveHybrid 5, Alphina B7, M5, M6 Gran Coupe, X1, X3, X4, X5, X6

Buick – Enclave, Encore, Envision, LaCrosse, Lucerne, Regal, Verano (min year: 2014)

BYD – e6

Cadillac – CT6, CTS, DTS, Escalade, SRX, STS, XTS

Chevrolet – Captiva, Cruze (min year: 2014), Equinox, HHR, Impala, Malibu, SS, Suburban, Tahoe, Trailblazer, Traverse, Trax

Chrysler – 200, 300, Aspen, Cirrus, Concorde, LHS, Pacifica, PT Cruiser, Sebring, Town and Country, Voyager

Dodge – Avenger, Caliber, Caravan, Charger, Dart (min year: 2014), Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Nitro

Fisker – Karma

Ford – C-Max, C-Max Hybrid, Crown Victoria, Edge, Escape, Expedition, Explorer, Flex, Focus (min year: 2014), Fusion, Taurus, Taurus X

Honda – Accord, Accord Crosstour, CR-V, Civic (min year: 2014), Crosstour, Fit, HR-V, Odyssey, Pilot

Hummer – H3

Hyundai – Azera, Elantra (min year: 2014), Equus, Genesis, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport, Sonata, Tucson, Veracruz

Infiniti – JX, M, Q50, Q70, QX50, QX56, QX60, QX80

Jaguar – F-PACE, XF, XJ

Jeep – Cherokee, Commander, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Renegade

Kia – Amanti, Borrego, Cadenza, Forte (min year: 2014), K900, Optima, Rondo, Sedona, Sorento, Sportage

Land Rover – Discovery, LR3, LR4, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport

Lexus – ES, GS, GX, HS, LS, LX, NX, RX

Lincoln – Continental, LS, MKC, MKS, MKT, MKX, MKZ, Navigator, Town Car

Maserati – Ghibli, Quattroporte

Mazda – CX-5, CX-7, CX-9, MAZDA3, MAZDA5, MAZDA6, MAZDASPEED3, Tribute

Mercedes-Benz – C-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class, E-Class Wagon, G-Class, GL-Class, GLC-Class, GLE-Class, GLK-Class, M-Class, ML Class, Metris, R-Class, S-Class

Mercury – Grand Marquis, Mariner, Milan, Mountaineer, Sable

Mitsubishi  – Endeavor, Galant, Lancer (min year: 2014), Outlander, Outlander Sport

Nissan – Altima, Armada, Maxima, Murano, NV Passenger, Pathfinder, Quest, Rogue, Sentra (min year: 2014), Xterra

Pontiac – G6, G8, Torrent, Vibe

Porsche – Cayenne, Macan, Panamera

Saab – 9-4X, 9-7X

Saturn – Aura, Outlook, VUE

Subaru – Forester, Impreza (min year: 2014), Legacy, Outback, Tribeca, WRX, XV Crosstrek (min year: 2014)

Suzuki – Grand Vitara, Kizashi, XL7

Toyota – 4Runner, Avalon, Camry, Corolla (min year: 2014), Prius, Prius V, RAV4, Venza

Volkswagen – CC, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Routan, Tiguan, Touareg

Volvo – S60 (min year: 2014), S80, XC60, XC70, XC90

Source: Uber.com

 UberXL Vehicle Requirements

Seat extra passengers—and earn higher fares—with your high-capacity vehicle.

Additional Uber Requirements

  • 4-door SUV or minivan with independently opening doors
  • Seat at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

Most SUVs qualify to drive with uberXL. See our list of popular models, but others may qualify.

UberXL Accepted Vehicle Makes & Models:

Acura – MDX

Audi – Q7

Buick – Enclave

Cadillac – Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT

Chevrolet – Suburban, Tahoe, Traverse

Chrysler – Aspen, Pacifica, Town and Country

Dodge – Caravan, Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey

Ford – Expedition, Explorer, Flex

GMC – Acadia, Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, Yukon XL Denali

Honda – Odyssey, Pilot

Hyundai – Santa Fe, Veracruz

Infiniti – JX, QX56, QX60, QX80

Jeep – Commander

Kia – Borrego, Sedona, Sorento

Land Rover – Discovery, LR3, LR4, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport

Lincoln – MKT, Navigator

Mazda – CX-9

Mercedes–Benz – E-Class Wagon, GL-Class, Metris

Mercury – Mountaineer

Mitsubushi – Outlander

Nissan – Armada, NV Passenger, Pathfinder, Quest

Saturn – Outlook, Relay

Subaru – Tribeca

Suzuki – XL7

Tesla – Model X

Toyota – Highlander, Sequoia, Sienna

Volkswagen – Atlas, Routan

Volvo – XC90

Source: Uber.com

UberSelect Vehicle Requirements

UberSelect is NOT available in all Uber Cities

Mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares. See our list of eligible vehicle models, but in rare circumstances other models may qualify.

Additional Uber Requirements

  • Model year 2008 or newer
  • Leather or vinyl interior with no tears
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

UberSelect Accepted Vehicle Makes & Models:

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

Source: Uber.com

UberBlack Vehicle Requirements

UberBlack is NOT available in all Uber Cities

Offer luxury rides in the original Uber black car service. White gloves optional.

Additional Uber Requirements

  • Commercial insurance
  • TCP number (on front and back)
  • Model year 2013 or newer
  • Black exteriors in excellent condition
    • No noticeable dents
    • No noticeable paint scratches
    • No stickers (beyond TCP numbers)
    • No paint oxidation
    • No poorly repainted components
    • Must have emblems
  • Black leather or vinyl interiors with no tears
  • Working windows
  • Must have black leather or vinyl upholstery without tears
  • No visible stains
  • Operational A/C
  • Seats for at least 4 riders in addition to the driver
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

UberBlack Accepted Vehicle Makes & Models:

Acura – MDX, RL, RLX

Audi – A6, A7, A8, Allroad, Q5, Q7, RS 7, S6, S7, S8, SQ5

Bentley – Flying Spur, Mulsanne

BMW – 3-series Gran Turismo, 5-series, 5-series Gran Turismo, 6-series, 6-series Gran Turismo, 7-series, ActiveHybrid 5, Alphina B7, M5, M6 Gran Coupe, X3, X4, X5, X6

Buick – Enclave, LaCrosse

Cadillac – CT6, CTS, DTS, Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, SRX, STS, XTS, XT5

Chevrolet – Suburban, Tahoe

Fisker – Karma

Ford – Expedition

Genesis – G80, G90

GMC – Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, Yukon XL Denali

Hummer – H3

Hyundai – Equus, Genesis, Veracruz

Infiniti – JX, M, Q50, Q70, QX50, QX56, QX60, QX80

Jaguar – F-PACE, XF, XJ

Jeep – Commander

Kia – K900

Land Rover – LR4, Range Rover, Range Rover Sport

Lexus – ES, GS, GX, HS, LS, LX, RX

Lincoln – Continental, MKT, MKX, Navigator

Maserati – Ghibli, Quattroporte

Maybach – 57, 62

Mercedes Benz –  CLS-Class, E-Class, E-Class Wagon, G-Class, GL-Class, GLC-Class, GLE-Class, GLK-Class, M-Class, ML Class, R-Class, S-Class

Nissan – Armada

Porsche – Cayenne, Macan, Panamera

Rolls-Royce – Ghost, Phantom

Tesla – Model S, Model X

Toyota  – Land Cruiser, Sequoia

Volvo  – S80, XC90

Source: Uber.com

UberSUV Vehicle Requirements

UberSUV is NOT available in all Uber Cities

Make room for the whole crew with this high-end vehicle service. Only black SUVs qualify.

Additional Uber Requirements

  • Commercial insurance
  • A TCP number
  • A model year of 2012 or newer
  • Black exteriors in excellent condition
  • Black leather or vinyl interiors with no tears
  • Seats for at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

UberSUV Accepted Vehicle Makes & Models:

Chevrolet – Suburban, Tahoe

Ford – Expedition

GMC  – Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL, Yukon XL Denali

Infiniti – JX, QX56, QX60, QX80

Lincoln – Navigator

Mercedes-Benz – GL-Class

Nissan – Armada

Toyota – Sequoia

Source: Uber.com

UberLUX Vehicle Requirements

UberLUX is NOT available in all Uber Cities

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, crossover SUVs, or full-sized SUVs.

Additional Uber Requirements

  • Commercial insurance
  • A TCP number
  • Model year of 2012 or newer
  • Black exteriors in excellent condition
  • Black leather or vinyl interiors with no tears
  • Seats for at least 4 riders in addition to the driver
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

UberLux Accepted Vehicle Makes & Models:

Audi – A6, A6 Avant, A7, A8, Q5, S6, S7, S8

Aston Martin – DB7, DB9, DBS, One-77, Rapide, Vanquish, Valntage, Virage

Bentley – Arnage, Azure, Bentayga, Brooklands, Continental, Flying Spur, Mulsanne, S1, T2

BMW – 5-Series, 6-Series, 6-Series Gran Coupe, 7-Series, X5, X6

Buggati – Veyron

Cadillac – CTS, DTS, Escalade, Escalade EXT, SRX, STS, XT5, XTS

Chevrolet – Suburban, Tahoe

GMC – Acadia, Acadia Denali, Yukon, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL

Infiniti – JX, M, Q70, QX56, QX60, QX80

Jaguar – XE, XF, XJ

Land Rover – Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, LR4

Lexus – ES, GS, LS, LX, GX, RX

Lincoln – MKC, MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT, Navigator

Maserati – Coupe, Ghibli, Gran Turismo, GranCabrio, CranSport, Levante, MC12, Quattroporte, Spyder

Mercedes-Benz – E-Class, GL-Class, GLA-Class, GLK-Class, GLS-Class, M-Class, ML-Class, R-Class, S-Class

Source: Uber.com

UberLUX Vehicle Requirements

UberLUX is NOT available in all Uber Cities

Make room for the whole crew with this high-end vehicle service.

Additional Uber Requirements

  • Commercial insurance
  • A TCP number
  • A model year of 2010 or newer
  • Exteriors in excellent condition
  • Leather or vinyl interiors with no tears
  • Seats for at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Maintain a 4.7 rating or higher
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

UberLux SUV Accepted Vehicle Makes & Models:

Audi – Q7

Cadillac – Escalade, Escalade EXT

Chevrolet – Suburban, Tahoe

GMC – Acadia, Acadia Denali, Yukon, Yukon XL

Infiniti – JX, QX56, QX60, QX80

Lexus – LX, GX

Lincoln – MKT, Navigator

Mercedes-Benz – GL-Class, GLS-Class

Source: Uber.com