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Vehicle requirements

Long Island, Westchester, and other NYC suburbs
Does your vehicle qualify to drive on Long Island, in Westchester, and in other areas of New York? 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

 

Driver's License

All drivers must possess a valid New York driver’s license in order to drive with Uber.

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.

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

UberXL

Seat extra passengers—and earn higher fares—with your high-capacity vehicle.

Additional requirements

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • Have 7 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

Comfort

Comfort was designed to maximize possibilities on the Uber platform.

Additional requirements:

  • Maintain eligibility on a different Uber option such as UberX, Select, UberXL, Uber Black, or Uber Black SUV
  • Have a minimum star rating of 4.85 based on at least 250 trips
  • Drive a vehicle with more legroom than smaller, compact cars eligible for UberX and that meet the minimum vehicle year requirement

Premier

Premium rides with highly rated drivers.

Westchester and Long Island only

Additional requirements:

  • Have a minimum star rating of 4.85 based on 250 completed trips
  • Drive an eligible luxury vehicle with a leather interior that is 5 years old or newer

Premier SUV

Premium rides for 6 with highly rated drivers.

Westchester and Long Island only

Additional requirements:

  • Have a minimum star rating of 4.85 based on 250 completed trips
  • Drive an eligible luxury vehicle with a leather interior that is 5 years old or newer

Local requirements

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

Uber vehicle decals

Under local regulations for Long Island, Westchester, and other NYC suburbs, all drivers must display an Uber decal on their vehicle while online. Place it on your front passenger windshield facing outward. You can remove it when you decide to go offline and save it for the next time. Pro Tip: keep the paper it comes with to place your sticker on when not in use.

Once you become a driver with Uber, we will mail you a decal. You should receive it within 7 business days. If you ever need a new decal after you become a driver, you can request a new one be mailed to you. You can also pick one up at your local Greenlight Hub.

Need a temporary decal? Print one at home here.

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