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Vehicle requirements

Boone
Does your vehicle qualify to drive with Uber? Most four-door cars do, but requirements vary by vehicle option.

Minimum requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection (only if you have an out-of-state vehicle)

 

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All drivers must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. drivers.

Learn about vehicle insurance

Eligible vehicles list

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

Vehicle options in Boone

UberX

Most newer cars qualify to drive with UberX, the most popular vehicle option for riders.

Additional requirements

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • Have 5 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems

Local requirements

To ensure that you stay safe and compliant on the road, all drivers should be aware of local regulatory requirements.

License plate sign

Requirements

The North Carolina legislature passed a law that requires all rideshare drivers to display their license plate number from the front of their vehicle beginning October 1, 2019.

This requirement is meant to help riders match the license plate number before entering your vehicle to help create safer experiences for everyone. To help you fulfill this requirement, all new and existing drivers will receive a physical sign at their mailing address.

The sign with the corresponding license plate number should be displayed on every vehicle that you use to drive with Uber.

Sign

If you haven’t received your license plate sign, follow the instructions below:

  1. Print the temporary sign here
  2. Using a permanent marker, write your license plate number in large font
  3. Tape the temporary sign on the passenger side, bottom right corner of your front windshield alongside your Uber decal. Ensure the license number faces outward.

If you've recently added a new vehicle, or previously requested a license plate sign but it hasn't arrived, request a new one here.

The Passenger Protection Act and driving with Uber

North Carolina lawmakers signed the Passenger Protection Act into law in 2019. One of the requirements of this law is meant to help riders properly identify their driver. We’ve received approval from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NC DOT) to use our PIN technology to comply with this portion of the law.

What this means for you

On certain trips, riders will tell you a unique 4-digit PIN that you’ll need to enter into the Driver app before you can start the trip. This helps you verify that the right rider is getting into your car, and it allows both of you to travel with more peace of mind. Make sure you’re using the latest version of the Driver app in order to accept PIN trips.

Please note that since the NC DOT approved PIN, illuminated trade dress (like an Uber beacon) is not required by local authorities if you choose to drive with Uber in North Carolina. You can continue to display your license plate signs and authorized Uber trade dress in your windshields as required.

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