You have some cash on the side or you have a car already and you want to sign up on Uber as a car owner, and not as a driver.  Before you purchase the car, you need to know that Uber has certain requirements to ensure quality of their service. This is a business so you would want to select a car model that is easy to maintain and has low running costs (fuel cost).

The you will sign up, take the vehicle for inspection, provide the required documents and get a driver for your car.

Basic Uber vehicle requirements 

  • Model year 2006 or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Selected 2-door cars
  • No commercial branding

You will need to provide:

  • Motor vehicle registration
  • PSV Insurance
  • Vehicle inspection (charged KES 600 – KES 800 at Uber recommended centres)
  • Business Permit??
  • National ID

Popular models for uberX

Mazda – Demio (1300cc and below)
Toyota – Viti (1300cc and below), Prius (1300cc and below), Belta (1300cc and below), Passo (1300cc and below), Yaris (1300cc and below),
Mitsubishi – Colt (1300cc and below)
Nissan – March (1300cc and below), Note (1300cc and below), Leaf (1300cc and below),
Suzuki – Swift (1300cc and below),
Honda – FIT (1300cc and below), Insight (1300cc and below), Civic (1300cc and below), Jazz (1300cc and below)
Daihatsu – MIRA (1300cc and below)
Kia – Niro (1300cc and below)

uberCHAPCHAP

This a new Uber option where you are required to have a Suzuki Alto 800 in good condition
Car model year 2017 or newer qualify to drive with uberCHAPCHAP

UberSELECT
This service has mid-tier luxury sedans command higher fares. Models accepted for UberSelect must be:

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Model year 2008 or newer
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

Popular Models for UberSELECT
Mazda – Mazda3
Nissan – Wingroad, Bluebird, Lafesta
Toyota – Corona Premio, Corolla, Corolla Axio, Corolla Fielder, 4Runner, Isis, Prius, Wish, Allion, Noah, Premio, Sienna, Voxy, MarkX, Passo Sette
Honda – Insight, Airwave
Subaru – Forester
Mitsubishi – Lancer

Once you have the above, now the fun part…go to uber.com and get started.