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Vehicle requirements

San Francisco Bay Area

Does your vehicle qualify to drive with Uber? Most four-door cars do, but requirements vary by vehicle option. And if you don't have a car, we can help you get one through our vehicle partners.

Minimum requirements

  • 15-year-old vehicle or newer
  • 4-door vehicle
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass a vehicle inspection

 

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 insurance on behalf of all drivers using the Uber platform while on trip. Learn about insurance

Eligible vehicles list

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

Vehicle options in San Francisco

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
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

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
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

Uber Black

Offer luxury rides in the original Uber black car service.

Additional requirements

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • Commercial insurance
  • Additional document required

Vehicle requirements

  • 7-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Exterior: black only
  • Interior: black leather or vegan leather only
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No cosmetic damage or missing pieces
  • Working windows
  • No visible stains
  • Operational A/C

If you’re interested in signing up for Uber Black or Uber Black SUV, please schedule a GLH appointment.

Uber Black SUV

Make room for the whole crew with this high-end vehicle service. Only black SUVs qualify.

Additional requirements

  • Keep a star rating of 4.85 or higher
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Additional document required

Vehicle requirements

  • 7-year-old vehicle or newer
  • Exterior: black only
  • Interior: black Leather or vegan leather only
  • Seat at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • No cosmetic damage or missing pieces
  • Working windows
  • No visible stains
  • Operational A/C

If you’re interested in signing up for Uber Black or Uber Black SUV, please schedule a GLH appointment.

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 and have completed at least 100 trips
  • Drive a vehicle with more legroom than smaller, compact cars eligible for UberX and that meet the minimum vehicle year requirement

Local requirements

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

Uber decals

Under local regulations for San Francisco, California, all drivers must display an Uber decal on their vehicle while online. Place them on your front passenger windshield and rear passenger windshield facing outward. When taking trips at SFO or OAK, these airports require you to display an airport placard beneath your front trade dress.

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

Rent a vehicle

Need a car? You can get one from our vehicle partners. Options are available exclusively for drivers using the Uber app.

Delivery services

You can find more ways to earn. Drivers 19 years of age and older may be able to deliver with Uber Eats.

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