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Getting your car ready

Before taking your first trip, here are a few things drivers have told us they recommend. In some cities, these steps are required by law.

Getting ready for your first trip

Many highly rated drivers say that they keep these tools ready in their car before they drive. Local laws and restrictions may apply.

1. A phone mount for navigating hands-free.

2. A Bluetooth headset for taking calls (where permitted by law).

3. A phone charger so you never run out of battery while driving.

4. An Uber decal (also called a sticker or trade dress), required in some cities.

Prepare for your inspection

To save time and money, make sure your tyres meet Australia's safety requirements before you take your vehicle for an inspection.

Check your tyre tread depth

Place a 10 cent coin between the tread of each tyre. If you cannot see the edge of the coin, like in the bottom photo, the tyre passes the minimum requirement.

If you can see the edge of the coin, your tyres do not meet the requirement and will need to be replaced before you can get on the road.

Frequently asked questions

  • Looking to drive with Uber but haven’t signed up yet? Start by downloading the Uber Driver app from Google Play or the App Store (search for Uber Driver). Then look here for a quick step-by-step guide to starting an account.

  • Many cities require an inspection before driving with Uber. Inspection criteria vary depending on your location. If you want to know in advance what the requirements are for your town, contact your local Uber Greenlight Hub for information.

Drive your way in the app

The information provided on this web page is intended for informational purposes only and may not be applicable in your country, region or city. It is subject to change and may be updated without notice.