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

Posted by: RideGuru May 07, 2019
Updated Oct 01, 2019

7 comments

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
     6 months 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
      67
       6 months ago

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

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    JC
    Driver
     2 weeks ago

    Returning is a nightmare..waiting over 2 wks now..numerous times setup no show from transport co,no phone calls that they canceled no communication from Fair as well..AND they continue to charge credit card horrible and unprofessional..think twice 

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      shelle695
       2 days ago

      Report this to the ftc (federal trade commission.gov) and the California state attorney generals office to get them to stop charging you. Also report it to your credit card company.

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    nakee07
     4 days ago

    Honestly they are scamming people. Ive paid my deposit over a month ago and still havent heard a word from them and when I contact customer service they can never tell me anything. Im very disappointed.  On top of the fact there is no one to report this to. You cant even report it to uber.

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      shelle695
       2 days ago

      Oh yes there is a way to get your money back. Do this TODAY! Go online to the attorney Generals website for California. File a complaint online via the attorney general online complaint form. Make sure to download a copy of your complaint. (Hit print and save to your laptop)

      Then attach a copy of the complaint in your  email to fairs customer service. Also file with the FTC as they take stuff like this very serious and will hit fair with fines and make them pay back the money they are taking. Do this today and you should hear from someone at Unfair who will magically want to make you happy. You are welcome.

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    shelle695
     2 days ago

    Fair is no longer fair. Start up prices have increased into the thousands even for cheap sedans. Now  a $200 dollar a month car will cost you over $3000 down. This is money that you give to fair for free. At the end you dont get to keep the car. Its a lease. I would not recommend doing business with this company. Its anything but fair now.