Become an Uber Driver!

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Requirements for Uber Driving

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  • Minimum age is 21 years old
  • You must have access to a four-door car that is year 2007 or newer (in most cities)
    • 2002 or newer: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco
    • Check for the exact year in your city
  • In-state auto insurance with your name on the policy
  • In-state driver’s license, licensed in the US for at least one year
  • In-state plates with a current registration (commercial plates are acceptable as well)
  • Clean driving record
  • Pass a background check
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Uber Driving Questions

How much does an Uber driver make?

After accounting for expenses, many drivers report around making $10 – $15 per hour.

Does Uber pay for any of my expenses?

No. You pay for your own gas, maintenance, personal insurance, and other costs. You can write off some of those expenses off your taxes.

Can Uber drivers receive tips?

Yes. Some passengers tip in cash, and some will use the in-app tipping feature that Uber added in 2017.

How do I get hired as an Uber driver?

Fill out the online application. It asks for basic personal information, then asks you to consent to a background check. If you pass the background check, you then provide information about your vehicle, auto insurance, and vehicle registration. After all of your documents are approved you can sign on and drive. You will be notified via email about each step of the process.

What about auto insurance? Do I provide my own or use Uber’s?

Uber provides a large liability & collision insurance policy that covers you and your passengers, but you will also need to show Uber that you’re covered on a personal insurance policy.

My car doesn’t qualify for Uber. Can I still drive?

Yes. You can begin the application process even if you don’t have access to an Uber-approved car. You’ll go through the background check and find out if you’re cleared to drive, then you can figure out how to get access to a car.

Is there a vehicle inspection?

Yes. You’ll need to have your car inspected by an approved mechanic. In some areas Uber provides Activation Centers that can perform the inspection for free. Uber lists free vehicle inspection locations at The inspector will check safety features like brakes, tires, mirrors, lights, and seat belts. Most well-maintained newer cars should be able to easily pass the inspection.

What if the car I want to drive isn’t registered in my name?

You can drive the car as long as you’re listed on the insurance policy. The car does not have to be registered in your name.

Do I have to pass a background check?

Yes. After you apply, you’ll be asked to sign an online consent form that gives Uber permission to run a background check through a third-party service. The background check goes back seven years.

Can I drive for UberX if my car has a salvage title?

No. Uber will not accept a car with a salvage title.

What kind of phone do I need to drive for Uber?

You will need a modern smart phone to run the Uber driver app. You will need an iPhone 5 or higher, or an Android phone that runs Android version 4.0 or newer.

My application is taking forever. How do I found out if I was accepted or rejected? Can I reapply?

If 5-7 days have gone by since you initiated the background check, contact Uber until you get an answer. If you were rejected, you can reapply after 3-6 months but your odds of acceptance are very low if you were already rejected.

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