Uber San Francisco Car Requirements for Uber Black and All Drivers

Updated 2019 – Uber Car Requirements San Francisco is a guide for those looking to drive with Uber in 2019. There are a couple basic vehicle requirements you must meet to get started. Depending on which service type you want to sign up for, there may be some extra requirements specific to that service type.

Don’t worry, we will explain the different service types and the 2019 San Francisco Uber car requirements for each category. In order to qualify for the premium and higher paying service like Uber SELECT, your vehicle must be on the list provided by Uber which you can find here

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General Car Requirements San Francisco

The general Uber San Francisco car requirements are:

  • your vehicle must be 15 years old or newer
  • have 4 working doors
  • be in good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • have no commercial branding on it
  • pass a vehicle inspection

Vehicle Registration Requirements in San Francisco

Uber will accept either temporary or official registration documents. The vehicle does not have to be registered in your name.

Insurance Requirements in San Francisco

Uber provides liability insurance for drivers but you are still required to maintain your own insurance policy. You can learn more about the insurance coverage with Uber in the US by visiting this link on their website.

San Francisco Decals: Drivers are required to display the Uber decal front and back passenger windshield facing outward. Drivers who want to do pick ups at the airport must also include the airport decal. The airport decal should be placed on the front passenger side of the window facing out.

Uber passenger getting into an Uber Drivers vehicle

UberX San Francisco Car Requirements

Uber X car type

UberX San Francisco is the lowest cost vehicle service option. This is the most popular type of ride for drivers and passengers.

The UberX San Francisco Car requirements are:

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • Have 5 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

UberXL San Francisco Car Requirements

Uber XL example vehicle in San Francisco

UberXL San Francisco offers the lowest cost ride for more than 4 more passengers. You will get paid more if you have a minivan, cross-over or SUV that can fit up to 6 passengers.

The UberXL San Francisco Car requirements are:

  • 4-door vehicle with independently opening passenger doors
  • Have 7 factory-installed seats and seat belts
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No vans, box trucks, or similar vehicles
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • No aftermarket seating modifications, such as installed seats, seat belts, or BedRyder systems
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

SELECT San Francisco Car Requirements

Uber select luxury vehicle

Uber SELECT San Francisco is a mid-tier luxury car service which commands higher fares than UberX. Your car does not have to be black but must be one of the accepted models. You must also be a top rated driver with experience already on the platform.

The Uber SELECT San Francisco car requirements are:

  • Model year 2009 or newer
  • Leather or vinyl interior with no tears
  • Seat at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  • Vehicle must be registered and insured in the state of California

Your vehicle must be a make and model on the accepted car list. For a complete list of Uber SELECT cars that are eligible in San Francisco, you can refer to our San Francisco Car List for Uber SELECT.

UberComfort Chicago Car Requirements

Uber Comfort provides a rider with a comfortable secure ride to their destination. Vehicles offer more leg room and come with top-rated drivers.

The Uber Comfort Car requirements are:

  • Maintain eligibility on a different Uber option such as UberX, Select, UberXL, Uber Black, or Uber Black SUV
  • Have a minimum star rating of 4.85 based on at least 250 trips
  • Drive a vehicle with more legroom than smaller, compact cars eligible for UberX and that meet the minimum vehicle year requirement

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