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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a rideshare driver?
I already have a job, so can I just drive a few hours in my off-time?
Absolutely. You choose when you drive.
How do I get paid?
Drivers get paid for every trip on a per minute and mile basis. Money is deposited into your account each week automatically, or you can cash out instantly.
Do I keep all my tips?
100% of tips from passengers go to drivers. Some passengers tip in cash, and some will use the in-app tipping feature.
DOES UBER AND LYFT PAY FOR ANY OF MY EXPENSES?
No. You pay for your own gas, maintenance, personal insurance, and other costs. You can write off some of those expenses off your taxes.
DO I HAVE TO PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK?
Yes. After you apply, you’ll be asked to sign an online consent form that gives them permission to run a background check through a third-party service. The background check goes back seven years.
How do I get hired as a driver?
Fill out the online application.
My car doesn’t qualify for Uber And lyft. Can I still drive?
Yes. You can begin the application process even if you don’t have access to an Uber-approved car. You’ll go through the background check and find out if you’re cleared to drive, then you can figure out how to get access to a car.
IS THERE A VEHICLE INSPECTION?
Yes. You’ll need to have your car inspected by an approved mechanic. In some areas Uber provides Activation Centers that can perform the inspection for free. Uber lists free vehicle inspection locations at ubermovement.com. The inspector will check safety features like brakes, tires, mirrors, lights, and seat belts. Most well-maintained newer cars should be able to easily pass the inspection.
WHAT IF THE CAR I WANT TO DRIVE ISN’T REGISTERED IN MY NAME?
You can drive the car as long as you’re listed on the insurance policy. The car does not have to be registered in your name.