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I don't own a car. Can I rent a car to be an Uber driver?

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1149 Rider
 Posted 3 years, 1 month ago

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So I am a frequent rideshare user.  Been great for multiple years now.  I've always wanted to try driving but I cannot meet the most basic of the requirements, which is to own a car.

So I was thinking...  Can I rent a car from a cheep rental car place or borrow someone's car to drive for Uber or Lyft?  Why not, right?  You'd think it'd be expensive, but I wouldn't have to pay expenses, car payments, car depreciation, maintenance, etc. 

So I went to Craigslist, and man!  People are looking for drivers for their cars.  Is this legit?

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    551 Driver
     3 years ago

    You need to own your car or at least have your name on the insurance.  at least for uber in new york. no free lunches there.  i think a lot people do it though.

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    OP 1149 Rider
     3 years ago

    Trust me, the math works.  Look on Turo.com