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Getting a wheelchair accessible vehicle

Leasing program overview

Find out more about our leasing partner, Jim Peplinski Leasing.

How to start driving with uberWAV

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1. Get a WAV or bring your own

To start driving, you can acquire a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) with our local leasing partner, Jim Peplinski Leasing or bring your own qualified WAV. Our local leasing partner provides a flexible lease for WAV’s with an option to end the lease early⁵. The lease also includes unlimited kilometres so you can drive as much as you want.

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2. Complete a WAV course

Once you have been approved for the lease, you must complete a certified accessibility training course. Here, you will learn how to assist differently abled riders, as well as operate the wheelchair utilizing features of the vehicle. You are also welcome to arrange your own course by a recognized provider.

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3. Hit the road with uberWAV

Once your vehicle is ready, you’re all set to start. Open the Uber Driver app and you’ll receive both uberX and uberWAV requests from riders. Note that you can only receive uberWAV trip requests from within the City of Toronto.

Lease summary

We have partnered with Jim Peplinski Leasing, a local leasing company that can help you obtain a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV)—with a lease designed specifically for people who drive with Uber.

What’s included:
  • 2016/17 Dodge Caravan with side-entry ramp
  • Unlimited kilometers
  • Safety inspections
  • Option to exit the lease at any time with 30 days notice and a $300 early termination fee¹
  • Full maintenance package, including oil changes, brakes, seasonal tire exchange, and more

*Vehicle Maintenance package shall be subject to the terms of your lease with Jim Peplinski Leasing and services made available from Fiix.

Lease overview

  • Lease price is ~$295 per week²
  • First lease payment due when the vehicle is picked up
  • Lease initiation fee is $100
  • Lease can be ended early and returned to JPLI with 30 days notice and a $300 early termination fee ³
  • Leaseholder (lessee) is responsible for gas and personal insurance policy
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One-time WAV promotions

  • $120 for your first trip after completing your approved WAV course⁴
  • $100 for your first trip in a qualified WAV⁵
  • $300 after completing 3 months with uberWAV⁶

Note: Not applicable with Autzu rentals

Exclusive maintenance package*

Jim Peplinski Leasing has partnered with Fiix to provide you a tailored maintenance package to help ensure your WAV is properly taken care of. For the duration of your lease, this package includes:

  • All general maintenance. This includes oil and filter, brakes and rotors, fluids top-up/replacements and more. Check the FAQ section below for the full list of services.

  • Seasonal tires & tire changes. Winter tires must be installed from December 1 until April 30 in Toronto, as required by the City of Toronto. This package includes winter tires, so you don’t need to purchase them on your own. Plus, Fiix will replace both summer and winter tires as they wear out. This represents a ~$800 value per set of tires per year.

  • All vehicle inspections. In Ontario, wheelchair accessible vehicles that are for commercial use are required to have a commercial inspection completed every 6 months, as required by Ontario. With this package, these inspections can be completed for no additional charge. This represents a ~$400 value per year.

  • Mobile mechanics. Most maintenance services can be done where you want within the GTA⁷

  • Vehicle support helpline. Have a problem? There is a dedicated licensed mechanic available to take your call. ⁸