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Why drivers choose Uber

Plenty of options exist for making money by driving, including apps like Uber and Lyft. Many people choose to drive with Uber because of the network’s size (21 million global trips daily), 24/7 support, and resources to help drivers on the road.

Take a look at how Uber might help you make the most of your time.

Make money more ways

In addition to driving riders, people driving with the Uber app can make deliveries in cities with Uber Eats.

Pay a lower physical damage deductible

When a covered accident occurs while you’re on your way to pick up a passenger or on a trip, you’ll pay a $1,000 deductible toward insurance for physical damage to your vehicle. Lyft’s deductible for similar insurance can be as high as $2,500 while driving your own car.¹

Cash out instantly with Instant Pay

While Lyft requires drivers to have $5.50 available to cash out, there’s only a $1 minimum for people who drive with Uber and have signed up with Instant Pay to cash out.

Technology can remove barriers by helping drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing, or who use hand controls.

Helping you feel protected and connected with every trip.

Here for you

Get 24/7 support from customer associates trained in incident response.

Peace of mind

Let friends and family follow your route, so they know as soon as you arrive.

Driver emergency button

Connect directly to 911 through the app, which makes it easier to share your real-time location with the operator and get help.

The Uber app offers many different ride options, depending on where you live and what you drive. Check out some options below.


If you have a newer 4-door vehicle, then UberX, the app's most popular ride option, could be for you.


If you want to earn higher fares with an SUV or other high-capacity vehicle that can seat extra passengers, you might consider UberXL.

Uber Black

If you’re interested in providing luxury rides and additional service on Uber’s original ride option, Uber Black could be for you.

The material provided on this web page is intended for informational purposes only and is subject to change or may be updated without notice.

Offer terms such as number of trips and reward amount may vary by location. The guarantee offer that you see in the app replaces any guarantee amounts Uber previously offered you. Check your in-app guarantee tracker to see the current guarantee offer for your city. You must have the latest version of the Driver app to see the guarantee tracker.

Earnings from your fares (after service fees and certain charges are deducted, such as city or local government charges) are included toward your guarantee offer amount; any tips and other promotions you make are on top of that amount. If you complete the required number of trips within 90 days of signup and you earn less than the guarantee offer amount, then you’ll receive the difference.

For example, if your guarantee offer amount is $1,000 and you earn $800 in fares, an additional $100 in tips, and an additional $50 in promotions (for a total of $950), you would receive an additional $200 because your fares didn’t meet the guarantee offer amount.

Any payment due will be added to your account after you complete the required trips. Each completed pickup and dropoff on UberPool will count as one trip toward your minimum trip requirement. Each required trip must be with a unique rider. Canceled trips do not count. This offer is valid only for those who meet the eligibility requirements associated with this offer. Uber reserves the right to withhold or deduct payments that it determines or believes were in error, fraudulent, illegal, or in violation of the driver terms or these terms. Limited-time offer. Offer and terms are subject to change.

¹The comprehensive and collision coverage maintained by Uber is contingent on maintaining such coverage on your personal auto insurance. Information about Lyft’s contingent comprehensive and collision coverage deductible is from Lyft’s website as of February 17, 2020. The deductibles described may be lower in certain circumstances, such as for vehicles rented through Lyft’s Express Drive program. Coverage and deductibles may also vary by location.