Ultimately, you have decided to become an Uber driver – one way or another.
Then you can drive for Uber by using the Uber Car Rental Program.
To become an Uber driver, you must meet certain requirements, and then after proper verification, you can take passengers on rides for a profit.
There are some rules you need to follow when driving a rental car.
As a condition to driving with Uber, Uber only approves cars that are partnered with.
You have to follow the instructions of the companies that provided you with the rental car for driving Uber.
Uber’s five approved companies for driving are;
- Kinto Share
If these Uber partnered cars are not in your area, but you have a car, and you are listed – as an insured party on someone else’s vehicle insurance plan.
If Uber vehicle requirements are met, the vehicle can be used by Uber.
Here is a brief overview of Uber Vehicle Solution.
How to become a Lyft driver
Uber introduced a car rental service nationwide, and a valet service will make finding and using vehicles easier for passengers.
Uber said its rates would be determined by the rental companies, just like those for traveling booking sites. Additionally, Uber will take a percentage of bookings.
During user tests, Uber believes that a simple, clean interface and a streamlined process will encourage customers to rent cars from it. To start, Uber Cash is offering 10% off all bookings made using the Uber app, which can also be used for other purchases. There was no timeframe provided for the 10% discount.
As a VIP driver, any Uber user ages 25 and up who has signed up for Uber’s Work Hub and joined Avis Preferred is eligible. Tipping is an option for valet drivers.
Uber Car Rental Program
#1.Uber Rental Car Service with Hertz
Firstly, you must sign up in Uber as a driver and check the box ‘Need a Car‘ or make your way to the “Vehicles” section of the partnered dashboard, then you’ll see Hertz, and click “Rent a Vehicle“.
Then you need to choose a car and make an appointment to pick it up at the Hertz location.
A valid credit card or debit card for payment is required, along with a valid driving license.
You can extend the agreement three times, so you can rent a car for 28 days; after that, a new registration is needed.
Please return the vehicle to the same Hertz location with the original paperwork.
How Much Hertz Charge?
Hertz charges $214 per week on top of taxes, fees, gas, and other extras, and a security deposit of $200 is required when you pick up the vehicle at a Hertz location. A source (author)
With Hertz, coverage for personal use is $1000 with maintenance and roadside assistance included.
#2.Uber Rental Car Service with Avis
You can earn money through the Uber rental program with Avis if you are an eligible driver.
Avis’ system works similar to Hertz, in that you can pick up the eligible car at a location and start driving to make money.
Providing a valid driving license along with a valid credit card is necessary for making payment, and you have to be 25 years old. (source)
Unless Avis contacted you to exchange and return the vehicle, the customer could keep a vehicle for up to eight 7-day periods (56 total days). Visa will exchange your old car for a new one.
How Much Avis Charge?
Visa charges $214 per week plus insurance, but doesn’t include applicable taxes, fees, gas, or any other ancillary products.
Avis requires a valid credit/debit card and driver’s license at the time of rental.
#3.Uber Rental Car Service with Getaround
Getaround offers hourly rentals.
Those services cost $4 per hour, and they are only available in select cities;
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Washington, DC.
How Much Getaround Charge?
The Uber driver was only charged $4 an hour. There are terms and conditions, such as the driver must not have committed any traffic violations in the past three years.
You can pick up your vehicle at any time throughout the day and drive or deliver. With Getaround, you get full flexibility without ownership, auto insurance, unlimited mileage, and roadside assistance 24/7. (source).
#4.Uber Rental Car Service with Kinto Share
The Uber driver can ride in a rental car with a kinto share, another option for driving for Uber.
Pricing starts at about $215 per week, including unlimited and 24/7 roadside assistance – so you can earn.
Kinto helps Uber, Lyft, and Doordash drivers earn money. Currently, Kinto shares are offered in fewer cities
- Southern California
- Las Vegas
- Phoenix (Scottsdale)
- Salt Lake City
Just sign up in the driver app and select the pick-up location before you go pick up the car.
$5.Uber Rental Car Service with Zipcar
Zip car members can earn money from Uber Eats when they rent a car.
Uber delivery boys can rent Zipcars, but other Uber products, such as Uber health, are not covered.
To get started, rent a car from a nearby location during the time you want to deliver.
How Much ZipCar Charge?
On weekdays, rates start at $5.50 per hour, and on weekends (Sat-Sun), rates range from $7, including insurance, maintenance, and 180 miles, and daily rates begin at $.58 per mile.
Zipcar customers have to pay tolls, parking, tickets, and fines.
If you are delivering under the Zipcar zones, you do not have to pay for it. (source)
Can I use my credit card’s rental car damage waiver?
As long as you pay for the rental with a credit card, most credit cards cover damage to your rental car. Those who book through the Uber app are covered by this coverage. For most Uber-booked rental cars, it’s still necessary to pay at the counter at the time of pick-up.
It is great to see Uber add new features to the app as travel needs change and renting a car becomes more difficult. Uber Valet will revolutionize the rental car industry, and I’m excited about it. Since rental car lines can be long these days, the convenience of renting a car from home or your hotel will be a real game changer for frequent renters.