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Getting your car ready

Before you take your first trip, there are a few things you can do to prepare for and have a smooth start.

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.

Expert tips

We asked drivers for more tips about getting ready to drive.

Keep it clean

Many drivers said a clean car is key to getting good ratings and compliments.

Have 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) would be pleasing for riders and isn’t too distracting. When in doubt, they ask if riders have a station request or if they’d like to play music from their own phone.

Add a little something extra

Highly rated drivers say they often provide complimentary bottled water in the back seat or offer mints. Think about having something like this ready to delight your riders.

Questions from drivers

  • 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.