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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.

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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.

Tips

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

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.