Uber Partner – Portsmouth, Virginia 23705

Driver & Vehicle Requirements 

How to start driving for yourself as an Independent Uber Partner in Portsmouth, VA 23705

Uber Partner - flood Driver & Car Requirements

Want to be driving as an Uber Partner but don’t know what the Portsmouth, VA Uber driver and vehicle requirements are? It can be challenging to find information about what is needed to get started for driving for yourself. We will make it easy for you to get started by providing you with exactly what you need to do.

First, I want to mention, you must signup to drive for Uber before you can become an Uber Partner in Portsmouth, VA 23705.

Once you sign up to drive for Uber, and get access to your Uber Partner Driver Dashboard, simple complete all the steps listed below.

Below is information on how to become an Portsmouth, VA Uber Partner including: Age Requirements, Driver Requirements, and Vehicle Requirements.

Uber Partner – Portsmouth, VA Driver Age Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have at least one year of driving experience in the U.S. (3 years if you are under 23 years old)
  • Have a valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Use an eligible 4-door vehicle

Other Uber Partner – Document Requirements

  • You need to have in-state car insurance in your name.
  • You must have in-state car registration. It does not need to be in your name.
  • You must have an in-state Driver’s License.
  • You must have a Social Security Number for a background check.

Background Check

  • Clean driving record.
  • Pass a background check.

The background check is done by a company called Hirease. It will take a few days.

Background check: make sure that in the past 7 years you have had…

  • No DUI or drug-related offenses.
  • No incidents of driving without insurance or license.
  • No fatal accidents
  • No history of reckless driving.
  • No criminal history.

Uber Partner – Portsmouth, VA Vehicle Requirements

Do you want to become an Uber Driver Partner in Portsmouth but are not sure whether your vehicle meets all of the Uber vehicle requirements? UberX, Uber XL, and UberSelect allow you to use your personal vehicle without commercial licensing or insurance, but your car still must meet the basic criteria listed here.

On the other hand, if you want to drive for UberBLACK, UberSUV, or UberLUX, your car must meet stricter standards.

Minimum requirements for all vehicles

  • Model year 2002 or newer
  • 4-door car or minivan
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All Uber partners 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. partners.

Portsmouth Uber Partner – Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Here’s some basic info first regarding your upcoming Uber vehicle inspection: Uber has car inspection stations set up in most cities where Uber operates. See the list of different options to get your Uber vehicle inspection done above. When you bring your car to an Uber Activation Center, they’ll inspect it at no cost and usually pretty quickly while you’re waiting. In certain areas and cities, Uber pays a cash bonus when you get your first car inspection.

What Are The Items On The Checklist?

So what are the inspectors looking for when they check your vehicle? First, they’ll ask you for the year, make and model of your vehicle. Mostly, you’ll have to turn on and off headlights, signal, honk, step on the brake, etc. The inspector will also open and close your doors, adjust your front seats and test the seat belts. The inspection itself doesn’t take more than 10-15 minutes.

This is the complete list of items they will check:

  • Lights:
    • Headlights
    • Tail lights
    • Turn indicator lights
    • Brake lights
  • Brakes and steering:
    • Brake pads/shoe thickness
    • Emergency/parking brake
    • Steering mechanism
  • Windows and other glass:
    • Windshield
    • Rear window and other glass
    • Windshield wipers
  • Seats and doors:
    • Front seat adjustment
    • Safety belts for driver and each passenger
    • Doors (open / close / lock)
  • Other items:
    • Horn
    • Speedometer
    • Bumpers
    • Muffler and exhaust system
    • Tires, including tread depth
    • Interior and exterior rear view mirrors

Pass or Fail Uber Car InspectionPass Or Fail?

What To Do When You Fail The Vehicle Inspection?

If the reason you’re not passing is minor, such as your brake light not working, they can put your car inspection on hold for the day, and pass you when you return the same day with the item(s) fixed. If you can’t get it fixed the same day, you’ll fail and have to do the inspection all over again.

Inspection Passed!

Once you have passed the vehicle inspection, you will be given an official Uber sticker which you are required to place on your windshield when you are actively picking up Uber riders.

Uber Partner Car Service Requirements in Portsmouth, Virginia 23705

The Uber service types in Portsmouth 23705 each have a different set of 2017 Uber Partner vehicle requirements. UberX, the basic most common Uber service accepts any 4-door car of a certain age. On the other hand, the professional Uber BLACK services accept only certain vehicles.

Uber Vehicle Requirements and Services:

UberX Vehicle Requirements

Most newer cars qualify to drive with uberX, the most popular vehicle option for riders.

Additional requirements

  • 4-door sedan in good condition
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

Cars model year 2002 or newer qualify to drive with uberX. View our list of popular models, but others may qualify.

Chevrolet – Cruze, Equinox, Impala, Malibu

Chrysler – 200, 300

Dodge – Avenger, Dart

Ford – Focus, Fusion, Edge, Escape

Honda – Accord, Civic, Element

Hyundai – Elantra, Sonata, Tucson

Kia – Optima, Sorento

Mazda – Mazda3

Mitsubishi – Lancer

Nissan – Altima, Sentra

Toyota – Corolla, Camry, Prius

Volkswagen – Jetta, Passat

Volvo – S40, S60

Source: Uber.com

 UberXL Vehicle Requirements

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

Additional requirements

  • 4-door SUV or minivan with independently opening doors
  • Seat at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

Most SUVs qualify to drive with uberXL. See our list of popular models, but others may qualify.

Chevrolet – Traverse

Chrysler – Town and Country

Dodge – Grand Caravan, Journey

Ford – Explorer, Flex

GMC – Yukon XL, Yukon XL Denali

Honda – Odyssey, Pilot

Hyundai – Santa Fe

Kia – Sedona

Mercury – Mountaineer

Mitsubishi – Outlander

Nissan – Quest

Subaru – Tribeca

Toyota – Highlander, Sienna

Volkswagen – Routan, Atlas

Source: Uber.com

UberSelect Vehicle Requirements

UberSelect is NOT available in all Uber Cities

Mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares. See our list of eligible vehicle models, but in rare circumstances other models may qualify.

Additional requirements

  • Model year 2008 or newer
  • Leather or vinyl interior with no tears
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

Eligible vehicle models

Acura – RLX, TL, TLX, ILX

Audi – A4, A6, A7, A8, S3, S4, S6, S7, S8

BMW – 3-series, 4-series, 5-series, 6-series 7-series

Cadillac – ATS, CTS, DTS, STS, XTS

Hyundai – Genesis, Equus

Infiniti – G, I, M, Q40

Jaguar – S-Type, XF, XJ

Lexus – ES, IS, GS, LS

Lincoln – MKT, MKS, MKZ, Town Car

Mercedes-Benz – C-Class, E-Class, S-Class

Porsche – Panamera

Tesla – Model S

Volvo – S60, S80

Source: Uber.com

UberBlack Vehicle Requirements

UberBlack is NOT available in all Uber Cities

Offer luxury rides in the original Uber black car service. White gloves optional.

Additional requirements

  • Commercial insurance
  • TCP number (on front and back)
  • Model year 2013 or newer
  • Black exteriors in excellent condition
    • No noticeable dents
    • No noticeable paint scratches
    • No stickers (beyond TCP numbers)
    • No paint oxidation
    • No poorly repainted components
    • Must have emblems
  • Black leather or vinyl interiors with no tears
  • Working windows
  • Must have black leather or vinyl upholstery without tears
  • No visible stains
  • Operational A/C
  • Seats for at least 4 riders in addition to the driver
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

ELIGIBLE VEHICLE MODELS

Audi – A6, Q7

Cadillac – XTS

Infiniti – Q70

Jaguar – XF

Mercedez Benz – E-Class

Source: Uber.com

UberSUV Vehicle Requirements

UberSUV is NOT available in all Uber Cities

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

Additional requirements

  • Commercial insurance
  • A TCP number
  • A model year of 2012 or newer
  • Black exteriors in excellent condition
  • Black leather or vinyl interiors with no tears
  • Seats for at least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

ELIGIBLE MODELS

Cadillac – Escalade ESV

Chevrolet – Suburban

GMC – Yukon XL

Infinity – QX56

Infinity – QX80

Lexus – LX

Lincoln – Navigator L

Mercedes – GL Class

Source: Uber.com

UberLUX Vehicle Requirements

UberLUX is NOT available in all Uber Cities

Only pristine high-end vehicles qualify to drive with UberLUX.

Commercially-licensed drivers may qualify to drive with the most exclusive service from Uber. UberLUX vehicles may be sedans.

Additional requirements

  • Commercial insurance
  • A TCP number
  • Model year of 2012 or newer
  • Black exteriors in excellent condition
  • Black leather or vinyl interiors with no tears
  • Seats for at least 4 riders in addition to the driver
  • Pass the Uber vehicle inspection requirements

Eligible vehicle models

Audi – A8

BMW – 7 Series

Jaguar – XJ

Lexus – LS

Mercedez Benz – S-Class

Tesla – Model S

Bentley – All 4-Door Models

Maybach – All 4-Door Models

Rolls Royce – All 4-Door Models

Source: Uber.com