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Vehicle requirements

Austin

Does your vehicle qualify to drive with Uber? Most four-door cars do, but requirements vary by vehicle option. And if you don't have a car, we can help you get one.

Minimum requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Registration

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

Insurance

All 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 options in Austin

uberX

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

Additional requirements

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • Have 5 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems

uberXL

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

Additional requirements

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • Have 7 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems

UberSELECT

Mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares. See our list of eligible vehicle models below.

Additional requirements

  • Minimum vehicle year depends on vehicle model
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • Minivans and trucks are not eligible for SELECT
  • Partner must be an active uberX or uberXL partner with at least 50 completed trips
  • Partner must maintain a rating of 4.75 or higher

UberLUX

For a vehicle to be eligible for UberLUX in Austin, it must meet the following criteria.

  • Interior and exterior must be in impeccable condition, clean and of any color
  • Leather interior is required; leather covers are not eligible
  • Must comply with the makes, models and years listed. NO exceptions to this list will be given

Additional requirements

  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans
  • Partner must be an active uberX or uberXL partner with at least 50 completed trips
  • Partner must maintain a rating of 4.75 or higher

Delivery

You'll make money by bringing people the things they love.

Additional requirements

  • Model year must be 1998 or newer
  • 2-door or 4-door vehicle
  • Salvaged vehicles are allowed

UberPOOL

uberPOOL allows riders headed along similar routes to share their ride and split the cost.

This means you get to accept a second request while you're already on a trip, increasing the paid length of the trip and minimizing the amount of unpaid time between requests.

UberX, uberSELECT, and uberXL vehicles are all eligible to receive pool requests. Click here to learn more about uberPool.

Uber delivery services

Find more ways to earn. Drivers 19 years of age and older may qualify for delivery services, like UberEATS and UberRUSH.

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