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Everything You Need to Know About the Fair Rental Program for Uber Drivers

Posted by: RideGuru May 07, 2019
Updated May 09, 2019

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Uber Fair Rental Program

The Fair Rental Program is a partnership between Fair Rental and Uber to help people who do not have access to a car become an Uber driver. The driver rents a car through Fair and drives for Uber. It’s a simple process and helps a lot of people to start earning that extra income.

Having a car is an integral part of being an Uber driver. Without one, it would be impossible to be a rideshare driver. Uber is trying to change that by partnering with Fair to help people gain access to a vehicle and, therefore, an income. Right now, the program is available in California’s Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco Bay Area. Signing up couldn’t be easier. Just head to the Uber website and go from there if you’re in one of the Fair service areas. 

Cars can be rented through Fair for as low as $185 a week for the rental vehicle. The rental period is for seven days and can be renewed up to three times making the rental cycle for 28 days total. After 28 days, the car needs to be returned for basic maintenance. You can return the car early, but you won’t be prorated for the remaining time on your contract. There is no long term commitment with the Fair rental program, and it includes insurance, unlimited miles, basic maintenance, a limited warranty, and roadside assistance. There is also a $185 refundable deposit for the vehicle. This deposit rolls over if you extend your rental agreement for a few more weeks. The deposit must be paid with a credit or debit card in your name. 

Uber also has an extra incentive program. If a driver completes 70 trips a week, they earn an extra $185 through Uber. Completing 120 trips a week earns an extra $305 a week. This extra money can go towards the rental payment meaning the car is practically free. 

Each car rental comes with an insurance plan through Fair to guarantee drivers and passengers are always safe and sound. Covering bodily injury and property damage. If you’re using the car for personal use during the rental period, there is still coverage with a $1,000 deductible. Fair also covers routine maintenance. All oil and filter changes are covered along with multi-point inspections, tire rotations, and fluid top offs. 

Fair and Uber partner to make it easier for people without access to a vehicle of their own to become drivers themselves. With the growing need for rideshare drivers, the Fair and Uber partnership couldn’t come at a better time.

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    PattyMelt
    190 Driver
     2 weeks ago

     But then you are liable for the taxes on most of that income you make. Fair writes off the miles.  I don’t live in California but I hear the taxes are quite intense. 

    How would one go about estimating upfront how to compare income earned and tax liability using this rental or by owning their own car?  If we have learned one thing these past eight years it is that Uber looks out for Uber and only Uber 😂 

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      LeeBron117
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       2 weeks ago

      Just another reason Uber drivers have no idea how much they actually make.