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All LA Greenlight locations (Redondo Beach, West LA, Downtown Long Beach, and Downey) will be closed Monday-Tuesday, December 24 - 25 for the holidays. The Downey location will remain closed until December 31. The remaining locations with reopen Wednesday with special hours for the Redondo Hub from 9:30am-5pm December 26 - December 28. You can still get support online, in the app, or through 24/7 phone support.

Vehicle requirements

Los Angeles

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
  • Pass a vehicle inspection

Cosmetic guidelines

Some cosmetic features may prevent vehicles from qualifying. These include:

  • Full-body wraps containing advertisements, or any large ads
  • Holes in exterior
  • Taxi decals or taxi-style paint
  • Significant damage to interior (torn seats, large permanent stains, strong permanent odors)
  • Paint Oxidation
  • Different colored hoods/doors
  • Aftermarket modifications
  • Window tinting must be within acceptable CA regulations.

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 Los Angeles

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
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

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
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

Select

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

Additional requirements

  • Model year 2009 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
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

Black

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

Additional requirements

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • 5-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Commercial insurance
  • TCP number (on front and back)
  • Black exterior in excellent condition
  • Black leather interior with no tears
  • Working windows
  • No visible stains
  • Operational A/C
  • Seats for at least 4 riders in addition to the driver
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

At this time, Uber is not accepting new Black vehicles in Los Angeles.

Black SUV

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

Additional requirements

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • 5-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Commercial insurance
  • A TCP number
  • Black exterior in excellent condition
  • Black leather interior with no tears
  • Seats for at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

At this time, Uber is not accepting new Black SUV vehicles in Los Angeles.

Lux

Only pristine high-end vehicles qualify to drive with Lux.

Commercially licensed drivers may qualify to drive with the most exclusive service from Uber. Lux vehicles may be sedans.

Additional 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
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

Uber vehicle decals

Under local regulations for Los Angeles, California, all partners must display an Uber decal on their vehicle while online. Place them on your front passenger windshield and rear passenger windshield facing outward. When taking trips at LAX, the airport requires you to display its placard beneath your front trade dress.

You can remove the decals when you decide to go offline and save them for the next time. Pro Tip: keep the paper they come with to place your sticker on when not in use.

Once you become an Uber partner, we will mail you a decal. You should receive it within 7 business days. If you ever need a new decal after you become a partner, you can request a new one be mailed to you. You can also pick one up at your local Greenlight Hub.

Need a temporary decal? Print one at home here.

Rent a vehicle

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Uber delivery services

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

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