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.
This video provides information about:
- Phone accessories
- Car inspections
- Going the extra mile for your riders
Getting ready for your first trip
Want to be successful on the road right from your first day? 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.
Preparing to drive in your city
When you sign up to drive, the local Uber team will send you an email with information about local regulations. This may include whether your car needs an inspection.
We asked drivers for more tips about getting ready to drive.
Keeping it clean
Many drivers said a clean car is key to getting good ratings and compliments.
Having a plan for music
Highly rated drivers have told us they consider what style and volume of music (either their own or a radio station’s) might be pleasant and not too distracting for riders. When in doubt, they ask if riders have a station request or if they’d like to play music from their own phone.
Questions from drivers
- How do I sign up to drive with Uber?
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.
- How do I know if my car will pass inspection?
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.
- What if I want to drive with Uber but don’t own a car?
It’s easier than ever to drive with Uber, even if you don’t have access to a car of your own. To see options for renting an approved car in your city, sign in to partners.uber.com and select Get a Vehicle or Vehicle Marketplace from the menu.
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.