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SmittenKitten
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Can I drive someone else's car for Uber? (or Can my friend drive my car for Uber?)

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    slhelsdon
    Driver
     4 weeks ago

    Can someone explain this?

    I tried signing up to drive for UberEats this past week; and since I don't have my own car, my brother-in-law said I could use his minivan to do delivery driving. However, Uber said that I couldn't drive this vehicle for them unless the car was insured in my name...is there a way around this? 

    It's also possible that, since Uber's customer service is service hasn't been the best, they just didn't take the time to explain this.

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    ScarySamantha
    53
     1 year ago

    This makes sense.  So as long as my name is on the insurance, it's cool, right?  So between families, it's no problem then.

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    bob
    171 Rider
     1 year ago

    To clarify, you cannot drive someone else car for Uber if you didnot sign up with that car! I have done this before with my wifes car and got in trouble when a passenger reported me for not having the same license plate as it said I would in the app.

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      Tmaily
      10 Rider
       1 year ago

      I think there is a way now for you to have multiple cars attached to your app so you can use either your or your wifes car :)

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        gregt
        73 Rider
         1 year ago

        Yep - I have done this before. Here is how.

        1. Sign into partners.uber.com
        2. Select the hamburger menu in the top left and tap profile
        3. Select VEHICLES
        4. Select the ADD VEHICLE button
        5. Add the vehicle's make, model, year, license plate, and exterior color
        6. Tap "Finish Uploading Docs" to upload the documents for your vehicle

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      JeremiahPatrick
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       1 year ago

      Can you elaborate on “Got in trouble”

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        DriveMeToTheMoon
        284 Driver Driver
         1 year ago

        It sounds like he used his Uber app on someone else's car (his wife's), got busted by a passenger who reported him (pax probably realized that the license number on the app didn't actually match the car, was reported to Uber, and he had his account deactivated.  i.e. put on a timeout.

        Getting your drive app/account deactivated is a huge pain.  You have to contact Uber but they are notorious for circling back.  It takes days and potentially weeks, and you may never get it back.

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    Abby
    31
     1 year ago

    As long as the car says the same license plate as the app, idc. but as a passenger, i would never get into a car that had a different plate than the app told me 

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    pualgetty3
    64
     1 year ago

    There are whole rental car companies now who rent cars out for people to use for rideshare driving. How does this work?

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      getpulse68
      16 Rider Driver
       1 year ago

      Well Uber does state this

      "Only rental cars acquired through official Vehicle Solutions programs and locations can be used on the Uber platform."

      so I think you can do it but you have to do it through Uber not a 3rd party.

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        jjsmith
        44
         1 year ago

        Uber gives drivers discounts for rental cars too I think, but only through the services they support. I think it's 10 or 20% off, nothing too big

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      JessMin99
      146
       1 year ago

      I think thre was like ZipCar Uber partnership where you couldn't rent a car for $15 a day or something.  

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    FitBitMeIn
    136
     1 year ago

    This question smells of illegal activities going on. 

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    johnjason
    9 Rider
     1 year ago

    Should I be concerned that it's that easy to do this? As a passenger I don't know how comfortable I feel. I like to know everything is triple checked about my driver, the car, etc. Just my personal opinion!

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      FitBitMeIn
      136
       1 year ago

      Yes, multiple riders can share an automobile, but every driver needs to go through a background check and be verified by the rideshare company.  

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    zeddseven
     2 months ago

    I want to register my car to use for Uber but have someone else drive for me . Can this work and if so what is the procedure.

    Also how does payment work for both me and the driver .?


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