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Can You Use a Rental Car for Uber?

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Thinking of driving a rental car to earn income as an Uber driver? It’s possible—as long as you rent the vehicle through an approved partner company in one of a dozen or so select locations.

Uber certainly does not discourage drivers from using rental cars. But its policy is clear that “rental vehicles must be part of an approved partnership for drivers in order to be used on the Uber platform. The use of an unapproved rental car can result in permanent deactivation.” In other words: It’s okay for drivers to use a rental car, but choose the wrong rental company and you could be blackballed from Uber.

Approved Car Rental Uber Partners

Uber has partnerships in place with various rental car companies, but note that they are location-specific.

Rent from Hertz, Drive for Uber

Uber drivers can rent a vehicle on a weekly basis through Hertz. In a nutshell:

Rent from Avis, Drive for Uber

Uber drivers can rent a vehicle on a weekly basis through Avis. In a nutshell:

Rent from Getaround, Drive for Uber

Uber drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area can rent a vehicle on a hourly basis through Getaround. In a nutshell:

What to Know About Driving a Rental Car for Uber

What Happens if You Break the Rules

Sometimes drivers break Uber’s rules and will decide to drive a car that is not on their profile. If Uber finds out, it can deactivate you.

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