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SmittenKitten
2091 Rider
 Posted 4 years, 9 months ago

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

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    Johnmarison
    4 Driver
     1 month ago

    Hello,
    Its John from SpotnRides.
    The short answer is yes, you can drive for Lyft and Uber using a friend's car as long as your name is added onto their insurance policy for the car. And of course, your friend's car needs to be eligible to drive for a rideshare company as well

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      BrianTheScrewDriver
      456 Driver Driver
       1 month ago

      +1

      People tried to take advantage of this by adding anyone under the sun to insurance and start "Uber companies". A whole team of drivers sharing a single car. Insurance companies since tightened up and make sure they are legit (e.g. from the same household).

      BTW, the age verification still applies, so only because you can add, doesn't make it okay for your kids to drive. 

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    Rayjay0515
    Driver
     2 months ago

    My vehicle is in my dad's name he has insurance and I'm added on as a driver would I be able to deliver without him? Sorry this wasn't a comment it was a question just realized I put in wrong spot!!

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      SmittenKitten
      2091 Rider
       2 months ago

      I think the other reply is assuming you are trying to use your dad's Uber account.  That isn't it, right?  Aren't you basically asking whether you can drive for Uber (i.e. have a Uber account) using someone else's car?

      This question has come up before, and I believe Uber requires the driver's name to be on the insurance.  Not just as a permitted driver but actually on the insurance.

      Can I drive my car for Uber if I own it, but my insurance is in someone else's name?

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      CWalcutt75
      258 Driver
       2 months ago

      Yeah, you may get more responses if you posted this as  question.  With that said, I do not think you will be able to perform the delivery for him. (This is your dad's Uber account?) Even if he is with you, you technically shouldn't be driving!

      This is due to the insurance that's in play.  While you are delivering food, you would be under Uber's insurance.  If you get into an accident, the insurance company will know who was driving and will likely deny the claim.  What's worse is that your car insurance will likely deny it too, because technically you were working for Uber and Uber should be providing the coverage.  I'd hate for you to be in such a scenario.

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    darrenwyatt
    Driver
     5 months ago

    I think so, why not? if you are eligible for all uber laws and meets all the uber requirements then I don't think so why a person cant? And if an uber driver in New York required a tow then towing service nyc will entertain you the best that you can imagine.

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      CWalcutt75
      258 Driver
       2 months ago

      I would imagine it's for liability and such.  Uber requires proof of insurance of the driver and not just of the vehicle. I think this can be abused if anyone can be added to the policy.

      I am obviously not an expert at this, not to mention the law probably differs from state to state.

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    ScarySamantha
    53
     3 years 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
    175 Rider
     3 years 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
       3 years 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
         3 years 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
      2
       3 years ago

      Can you elaborate on “Got in trouble”

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        DriveMeToTheMoon
        291 Driver Driver
         3 years 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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    NickSoave
     1 year ago

    My question is that i have a charger obvz not optimal for uber eats id be wasting more in gas then i make. My gf has a lancer we are common law.  Both inusred under our own vehicles could i sign up and use her car instead of mine 

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    dmkontur21
    Driver
     1 year ago

    So if I have joint insurance plan with my mother? Am I still able to use lyft ? Because I don’t have a 2008 or newer vehicle, my car is a 2007.   Is their anyone that can help me with these questions?

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    Abby
    31
     3 years 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
     3 years 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
      18 Rider Driver
       3 years 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
         3 years 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
      148
       3 years 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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    slhelsdon
    Driver
     2 years 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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    FitBitMeIn
    137
     3 years ago

    This question smells of illegal activities going on. 

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    johnjason
    9 Rider
     3 years 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
      137
       3 years 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 years 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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