In order to drive for Uber/Lyft or other ride-sharing platforms, you need a car. HyreCar is an online marketplace where you can rent a car to drive for ride sharing platforms. If you don’t have an account with Uber/Lyft then we recommend that you register your account with them. You can do that by visiting their website www.uber.com, www.lyft.com
You can sign up for an
account using your email. Once you’ve created an account you can go ahead and
start the process to request a vehicle. The first time you request a
vehicle; your driving record will be processed for approval. We may charge you one time nominal ($9.99)
fees for pulling your driving record. You'll need to complete the membership
approval process before you'll be able to complete the booking of
We will validate your driving record using your driver’s license information to make sure it meets our eligibility requirements. Please DO NOT enter someone else’s driver’s license, or your membership may be immediately declined. Each member of a married couple, for example, must have their own account.
In most cases, we are able to automatically review this information in seconds -- please note that Hawaii, Alaska, and Missouri do not provide instant access to driving records, and so these reviews may take at least one business day to process.
We also ask for your payment method. All rentals are pre-paid at time of booking and may be extended prior to the end of your rental. You may only use a payment method that is in your name and we do not currently allow payment methods to be shared on accounts.
In order to help validate your identity, we may ask several factual questions that you should be able to readily answer. In some cases, we’ll need you to upload photos of your credit card, driver’s license, and you holding your driver’s license next to your face. To protect the information, you’ll be asked to obscure the leading numbers of your credit card. International drivers are not currently allowed to rent vehicles from on our platform. If any information is unclear, you may be asked to resubmit information, or provide additional information.
Each driver of a vehicle rented through the HyreCar marketplace must be an approved member (i.e., with an approved driving history and their own account). No secondary drivers are allowed for any rental unless a married couple living at the same address.
You need to sign up for Uber/Lyft directly by
navigating to their website. You can do that by visiting:
In case of any questions, please contact them directly.
HyreCar is on online marketplace where car owners set their own price. Currently in our marketplace, owners have shared cars ranging from $35-$65 per day. Some owners give weekly rental deals where cars are available for around $200-$250 weekly. Please check http://driver.hyrecar.com for more details.
Ride sharing, specially Uber and Lyft are a booming industry. Our average driver makes around $200-$400 per day depending on how they driver and in which city they drive. Uber and Lyft also claim that their driver can make upto $1500 per week in gross earnings. You can also check our blog where few drivers have posted their stories: blog.hyrecar.com. We have designed rental program in such a way that you can try ride sharing (Uber/Lyft) with no commitment no contract. You can rent the car for 2 days and try it. If this works for you then you extend your car rental. Else you can return the car.
Insurance is included in all rentals. You will see
breakdown of the cost at the time of booking. Insurance meets and usually
surpasses minimum state requirements. Please check our insurance policies to learn more about
Drivers have a $1000 deductible.
Both transactions occur in our marketplace so it depends upon which vehicle is chosen. Some transactions are leases while others are rentals but for continuity of messaging, HyreCar refers to all transactions as rentals (even if it is a lease). Therefore the term owner may refer to a lessor, renter may refer to lessee and so forth. All agreements are based on the terms set forth in the Terms of Service.
Your payment is authorized when you request
a booking and you card is charged when your booking is confirmed by car owner.
Bookings are confirmed once the owner accepts your request. However if the owner
does not accept your rental, your card will not be charged. Car owners have 24
hours to confirm the booking.
If you incur additional fees such as parking tickets, cleaning fees, etc. you will be charged after the trip ends. We will charge the payment card on file, so please make sure that you have the proper funds available. You can review our booking policies.
On our marketplace, we have few owners who already
have Uber approved cars. So this will save you some time in having your
Uber/Lyft account activated. However, Its your responsibility to have your
rented car activated on your account. If car owner confirms the car booking,
they will upload the registration card on our portal. HyreCar will upload your
insurance on our portal. You can download these documents and have your Uber
account activated either by going to your local Uber support center or online.
You can contact Uber at email@example.com
and Lyft at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can learn more about how it works by clicking here!
While we reserve the right to decline membership for any reason, the following are the minimum eligibility requirements:
Yes, you can drive a rented car on Uber/Lyft. As per recent ruling from PUC (Public Utility Commission) any TNC company (Uber/Lyft) can’t bar you from driving a rented car if you meet their eligibility criteria. 100s of our drivers are already driving for Uber by using our cars.
The application process is usually easy and quick. When you rent your first car, we ask for your payment information and your Drivers' License information so we can ensure you meet our eligibility requirements. In most cases, the driver eligibility check takes seconds, so you'll be on your way to your first rental in a few short minutes as long as we can verify all of your information.
Please note that Hawaii, Alaska and Missouri do not provide instant access to driving records, so these applications may take 1-2 business days to process.
In some cases, we may need additional information for verification purposes, and you will be provided with these requirements when you attempt to book a car, or you may go through our pre-approval process, so you'll be ready when it's time to book.
Both transactions occur through our marketplace so it depends upon which vehicle you choose. Some transactions are leases while others are rentals but for continuity of messaging, HyreCar refers to all transactions as rentals even if it is a lease. Additionally leasees and leasors are referred to as renters and owners during lease transactions as well. All leases incorporate the lease agreement listed in the Terms of Service. Insurance is provided by HyreCar and it's mandatory.
Yes. If you're under 21, you're unfortunately not eligible for membership, and may not drive vehicles rented through the HyreCar marketplace.
Characteristic major violations are listed
below, but this list is not all-inclusive:
• Driving under the influence (DUI)
• Hit and run
• Reckless driving
Other major violations may include speeding 20 mph or more over the speed limit, driving on a suspended license, etc. Each state may classify certain offenses differently.
Unfortunately foreign licensed drivers are unable to rent a vehicle through our marketplace at this point.
Your information is encrypted and secure. No one can review your personal information without your authorization. At the time of booking, Owner will review your contact information and driving license information only. HyreCar’s insurance underwriters can review your driving history to write your insurance policy.
HyreCar’s marketplace has a variety of options. Few cars owners tend to limit the mileage you can drive and few cars owner post their cars for unlimited miles. You can view the mileage limits if any on the car details page. If a car has limited mileage then you may have to pay if you go over with your prescribed mileage limit.
Renters are responsible for gas. We ask you to return the car with same amount of gas to avoid penalties.
In case of accident, first of all, please alert the authorities. We ask you not to admit your fault and let the state authorities make the decision. You are responsible to report claim by emailing email@example.com immediately and by calling the number on your insurance card. Our claim adjustor will help you.
As a qualified driver and renter, you are responsible for toll charges, parking, violation and tow. If car owner notifies that you have violated the toll, then your payment card will be auto charge along with penalties. For parking violation, tow, we will release your information to authorities and will charge your payment card for penalties and administrative fees.
No, HyreCar doesn’t allow contacting Car owner before car booking.
No, HyreCar doesn’t allow renting a car directly. It would be violation of HyreCar’s terms and service and your HyreCar account will be suspended. Please also keep in mind that HyreCar cannot provide insurance in this case and all of your HyreCar’s insurance policies will be auto cancelled.
At the time of pickup, Car owner and renter are required to inspect the vehicle and report any existing damage which is captured in our database.
We ask you to notify us by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org and contact the Car Owner. Flat tires, jump start, minor issues are renters responsibility. It is expected that renter will take good care of car.
No, you would require a valid email address which can be used either as car owner or as a driver. If you need both accounts then we recommend using different email addresses.
After the pickup, Owner and driver are required to click on the link that HyreCar will send to confirm that car has been picked up. Once that link is clicked, insurance coverage will start. If you don’t click to confirm the pickup, insurance policy won’t kick off and HyreCar will not cover any damage that may arise. Car Owner also receives a confirmation link. We recommend driver and car owner confirm the pickup during inspection.
Its your responsibility to return the car on time of request an extension to avoid any penalties. We provide a 2 hours window for returning the car. If you don’t return the car on time and don’t request an extension, your payment card will be auto charge and insurance will not be valid. Penalties are severe since our cars are very busy. If you don’t return the car on time, car owners are loosing business. If you don’t return the car and our system is unable to process your payment, we will assume that car is stolen and you will be reported to police authorities. Your information will be entered into national stolen car database and national insurance database. We will also send any due amount to collection agencies.
You can choose if you want to extend the rental. You can extend your rental by logging into your HyreCar account. If you approve then you will earn more money. HyreCar’s insurance will be extended as well.
Please notify us and car owner immediately so that we can charge the difference and notify the car owner.
At the time of return car owner and driver are required to click on confirm drop off link. You will receive auto notification from HyreCar. Please click on this link as soon as you get to conclude the return and avoid any issue and penalties.
Car Owners are responsible for all normal wear on the vehicle and regular maintenance. However drivers are liable for any damage derived from negligence such as driving until brakes grind.
Prior to taking a car, there is a pre-rental checklist that you and the owner must complete. It identifies pre-existing damage, gas levels and mileage. For your own protection, we advise that you complete this form with the owner prior to taking the car and both parties’ sign. Any damage not identified on this form will be the responsibility of the driver.
You will be charged once the car owner confirms your booking. If you extend the rental, you will be charged at the time of extension. For people wanting the car more than 7 days, we suggest booking for 7 days and extending the rental as needed.
You will receive a notice that the owner has rejected your booking. In those cases, you can find another vehicle in our marketplace. Some vehicles are listed as “Instant Booking” which does not require an owner’s confirmation.
We strongly recommend you complete the Uber inspection prior to posting your vehicle. This allows drivers to get activated quicker and makes your vehicle more desirable. When posting a vehicle, make sure to check the box that you have a completed inspection so drivers will know.
Like any vehicle, you must upload the required documents including registration, insurance, photos and inspection forms. Once completed, you can either go directly to your local Uber/ Lyft office to have them activate you immediately.
Absolutely! You can drive for either company or any on-demand service using vehicles listed on HyreCar. However make sure you select a car that meets the company’s requirements such as age and type of car.
Absolutely! Especially if the inspection is already completed by the owner. Simply upload on the required documents, go to the Uber/Lyft support office and have them activate the vehicle.
You can be approved for a car in minutes and driving within the hour. But it also depends upon what day, time and on-demand service company.
You can start by taking a look at the car information like images and description before booking a car. Also instead of booking for a long term, you can start simple and small by booking only for one day. In case you are not happy when you go to pickup the car, do not pick the car up and simply notify email@example.com.
Yes. Our platform allows for the use of lease cars. Please check with your leasing company if they don’t have any issue.
Yes. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will notify you if you are approved to purchase the vehicle.
We have no access to Uber or Lyft accounts. Please contact them directly. However, if you are currently renting a car from us, you can login into our dashboard and link your Uber account securely. Once linking is successful, you can monitor your trips, daily, weekly analysis at one place. It will also give you the ability to analyze how much money you are making by renting our cars.
No. You can't drive for Uber/Lyft if you have license from different state.
Yes, HyreCar is required to review your MVR (motor vehicle record) to make sure car there are no major violation. Our insurance underwriters required this before issuing insurance card. Other than HyreCar, no one can see MVR other than HyreCar without your permission.
No, you don't need to rent a car before your creating Uber/Lyft account. We advise that you should create Uber/Lyft account so that they can process your background check. You don't need a car for creating Uber/Lyft account. We advise once your Uber background check is completed, you can rent a car from us.
You can register for Uber/Lyft without a car.. They will process your background check. You don't need a car for creating Uber/Lyft account. We advise once your Uber background check is completed, you can rent a car from us.
No, At this time, two drivers can't rent the same car. This is violation of HyreCar's policy. Our underwriters can issue the insurance card for one driver on one car at this point.
Car owners can see your basic information and driving license information only to make sure you are the same person who booked the car. Apart from this information then can't see any other information.
Once you have copy of registration and insurance card, its matter of walking into your local Uber office and have it activated or schedule your mentor session with Lyft. If you don't have any local Uber office, then you can contact their online support.
HyreCar's approval process is quick. Sometime approving MVR (motor vehicle records)might takes from 5-24 hours. You will receive notification via email/text automatically. However, Car Owner can take up to 24 hours to approve booking. Sometimes, they are quick in approving but some times they take longer. Booking gets auto rejected if car owner doesn't respond and driver don't get charged. We suggest if its been 24 hours since you made booking, please look for another car.
Yes, you can use any debit/credit card.
If you are renting first time from us then we are required to review your driving history. We run Motor vehicle record (MVR) check which might take from 5-24 hours. Average time could be less or more depending on various factor. This is one time process only. Next time before renting, you don't need to repeat it for another year.
No, you can't directly message car owner before renting. If you have approved booking then only you can exchange messages with car owners.
No, You can't inspect the car before renting. However, HyreCar's car go through quality check process so car will be in same condition as listed on our portal. At the time of car pickup, please verify the car information and if you find any discrepancies then please contact us immediately.
HyreCar's car go through quality check process so car will be in same condition as listed on our portal. At the time of car pickup, please verify the car information and if you find any discrepancies then please contact us immediately.
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