Vehicle requirements in Northwest Indiana

Does your vehicle qualify to drive with Uber? Most four-door cars do, but requirements vary by vehicle option. And if you don't have a car, we can help you get one.

Minimum requirements

  • Model year 2002 or newer
  • 4-door car or minivan
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding
  • Registration

Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The VIN, license plate, and expiration date must be listed on the registration. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.

Insurance

All partners must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. Your name, vehicle VIN, and expiration date of policy must appear on your insurance document. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. partners.

Vehicle Inspection

Uber Inspection Stations are provided by Uber to ensure the safety of drivers and riders by having each vehicle inspected by a certified mechanic. They will go through a checklist to ensure the safety of your vehicle.

Uber Vehicle Inspection: The Basics

When you bring your car to an Uber Activation Center, they'll inspect it at no cost and usually pretty quickly while you're waiting. In certain areas and cities, Uber pays a cash bonus when you get your first car inspection.

What Are The Items On The Checklist?

So what are the NW Indiana inspectors looking for when they check your vehicle? First, they'll ask you for the year, make and model of your vehicle. Mostly, you'll have to turn on and off headlights, signal, honk, step on the brake, etc. The inspector will also open and close your doors, adjust your front seats and test the seat belts. The inspection itself doesn't take more than 10-15 minutes. For a more detailed list of items checked, visit www.howtodriveforuber.com.

Pass Or Fail?
What To Do When You Fail The Vehicle Inspection?

If the reason you're not passing is minor, such as your brake light not working, they can put your car inspection on hold for the day, and pass you when you return the same day with the item(s) fixed. If you can't get it fixed the same day, you'll fail and have to do the inspection all over again.

Inspection Passed!

Once you have passed the vehicle inspection, you will be given an official Uber sticker which you are required to place on your windshield when you are actively picking up Uber riders.