After accounting for expenses, many drivers report around making $10 – $15 per hour.
No. You pay for your own gas, maintenance, personal insurance, and other costs. You can write off some of those expenses off your taxes.
Yes. Some passengers tip in cash, and some will use the in-app tipping feature that Uber added in 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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 ubermovement.com. 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.
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.
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.
No. Uber will not accept a car with a salvage title.
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.
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.
Apply to drive for Uber and complete the minimum number of rides to earn your bonus. Bonuses vary city to city. Click my application link to see the bonus in your area.