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Vehicle Inspections

San Francisco Bay Area


In San Francisco, all drivers must pass a vehicle inspection before taking their first trip. This typically takes less than 30 minutes. If you’re going to your nearby Uber Greenlight Hub, please schedule an appointment below. You can find a map with Greenlight Hubs and licensed and approved third-party service centers at the bottom of this page.

Passed inspection forms from other rideshare companies may also be accepted. You can upload your completed vehicle inspection form here.

Annual Vehicle Inspections

1. Download an inspection form

California law requires people driving with Uber to inspect their vehicle every year or every 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Most inspection centers have forms available, but you may want to bring one just in case.

2. Get your vehicle inspected

You can get an inspection at any California Bureau of Automotive Repair licensed facility, including those not listed above. Please contact the site directly for information about appointments and cost. Note that Uber does not cover the cost of an inspection.

Passed inspection forms from other rideshare companies may also be accepted.

3. Upload the completed form

Once you pass, upload the completed form and receipt to your account. Uber does not cover repairs or maintenance to pass an inspection. We review most documents within 24 hours, but please allow up to 3 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, drivers are required to have a vehicle inspection completed by a licensed mechanic before being approved to drive.

  • You can get a vehicle inspection from any certified mechanic in your area, including those that may not be on the list below. You can find an inspection location by reviewing the locations listed in the map view below or going directly to the Driver app.

  • Inspections normally cost around $20-$40, depending on the facility. Uber does not cover the cost of vehicle inspections.

  • Most inspection centers will have a copy of the form, but you may want to bring a copy of the vehicle inspection form to your appointment just in case.

  • Inspections must be completed every 12 months or 50,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

Need Additional Assistance?

If you would like in-person help to activate your vehicle or complete your annual inspection requirement, go to a local Greenlight Hub — get the details about San Francisco below.