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Vehicle requirements in Kenya

Which car is right for you? Make sure it meets the vehicle requirements in Kenya, and remember that you’ll make more money if you keep your costs low.

Your vehicle must-haves

  • Model year 2012 and above
  • 4-door car

Your paperwork

  • Motor vehicle registration book
  • PSV insurance
  • Vehicle inspection report
  • Business permit
  • Partner National ID

Eligible vehicles list

Find the vehicle makes and models that are eligible to drive with Uber in your city.

Vehicle options in Kenya

Uber Comfort

Only spacious sedans and stations wagons with an engine capacity above 1300cc and less than or equal to 1800cc will be eligible for Uber Comfort category. Note that Uber X will be rebranded to Uber Comfort.

Additional requirements

  • 4 door sedan in good condition
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or truck vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles

Uber CHAPCHAP

UberCHAPCHAP is the everyday compact ride. Small hatchbacks with an engine capacity of 1300cc or less are only eligible for uberCHAPCHAP trips.

Additional Requirements

  • Car in good condition
  • 8 year age limit

How to load your documents

Pro-tips doe uploading your document

  • Upload a clear and readable copy
  • Ensure your Vehicle Registration Number, Make and Model match the vehicle that is on your Uber account
  • Remember to always upload the correct document to the field. Incorrect documents will not be accepted
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Required vehicle documents

  • Motor vehicle registration book

  • PSV Insurance

  • Vehicle inspection report

    Complete your Vehicle inspection at your nearest AutoXpress Kenya Ltd. or Kingsway Tyres.

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Vehicle inspections

Complete your vehicle inspection at your nearest inspection center. Get the details for centers below.

Annual vehicle inspections

Book your inspection

Find the nearest vehicle inspection location below and schedule an appointment. The cost of vehicle inspection is KES 600 between 8:30 - 11AM on weekdays and KES 800 in any other operating hour.

Complete the Inspection

Complete your inspection on your booked time at the inspection center. There should be no damage indicated on the report.

Upload the inspection report

Once you pass, upload the clear / readable report to your account and ensure the vehicle registration number match the vehicle on your Uber profile. Uber does not cover repairs or maintenance to pass an inspection.

Inspection centers in Kenya

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Corner Plaza, westlands
Nairobi
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Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
 
Tue
Sat: 9am - 3pm
Wed
Sun: 10am - 1pm
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Phone
0733 699 513

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Muindi Mbingu Street
CBD
Phone
0733 699 510

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Drive In
Mombasa Road
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Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
 
Tue
Sat: 9am - 2pm
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Sat
Sun
Phone
0733 699 519

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Funzi Road
Funzi Road
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Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5pm
 
Tue
Sat: 9am - 1pm
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Sat
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Phone
0736 204 449

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Limuru Road
Limuru Road

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Ngong Road
Ngong Road

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General Mathenge
Westlands

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Waiyaki Way
Waiyaki Way

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Garden City
Thika Road

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Ridgeways
Ridgeways

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Upper Hill
Upper Hill

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City Centre
CBD

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Mombasa Road
Mombasa Road

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Mombasa Road 2 (Mandev Complex)
Mombasa Road

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Lusaka Road
Industrial Area

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Enterprise Road
Industrial Area

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Langata Road
Langata Road

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Donholm
Eastlands

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Mombasa Town
Tangana Road

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Mombasa City Mall
Malindi Road

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Nyali
Nyali Road

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Malindi
Lamu Road

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