Does it matter how much damage I do?
How much is the Cleaning Fees of Uber? Do they charge differently by the clean up required?
The Guru Take
4 Severity Levels
Riders are responsible for damage to the interior or exterior of a vehicle caused by incidents such as vomiting or food spills. Cleaning fees are assessed and charged according to the extent of damage.
There are 4 levels of severity:
1. Damage that requires vacuuming or simple cleaning (e.g. small messes, food or drink spills) is charged $20.
2. Vomit or spills on the exterior of a vehicle are charged $40.
3. Vomit and larger food or beverage spills on fabric or other hard-to-clean surfaces inside a vehicle typically require detailing and are charged $80.
4. Significant amounts of bodily fluids (e.g. urine, blood, or vomit) on the vehicle's interior or messes that require cleaning between the window and door are charged $150.
Professional cleaning fees are based on nationwide industry averages. If charged to a rider, these fees are paid in full to the driver.
In the event you are charged a cleaning fee, you will receive an updated trip receipt.
If you were charged a cleaning fee you feel is inaccurate or unfair, you need to contact Uber here: