Ridesharing is a good way to earn an income regardless if you have a car or not. Most people believe it’s only for car owners, but you’d be surprised how many drivers simply rent or subscribe to drive a PCO car for Uber.
Pros and rookies alike are starting to see the benefits of PCO car hire, and they find themselves asking the same questions:
Over the years we’ve helped thousands of drivers get their driving careers into gear with our PCO car hire plan. We get these questions almost every day, so we thought it was time to collect all the answers into a simple, three-step guide to renting a car for Uber.
No, Uber have retired their car rental program several years ago. Now, Uber partners with vehicle solutions companies like Splend to provide driver-partners with flexible access to Uber-ready cars.
Yes. Thousands of people choose to subscribe to drive a car for Uber instead of purchasing or financing a car, and renting continues to get more and more popular.
Should you decide that renting a car for Uber is not for you, you can hand the car back after your minimum period at no cost, with a two-week notice period
At Splend, we provide advanced coaching and training using data analytics, so you can maximise your earnings and become a safer, more fulfilled driver.
Yes, you can get started right away if you’re already an approved Uber driver. If you’re not, we can help you become an Uber driver. You also need to meet the driver requirements and have the proper licenses, like the PCO licence. If you want to know what exactly is the PCO licence and how you can get it, we can help with that too.
Small SUVs and estate cars are generally considered the best type of cars for Uber. Due to the extra legroom and boot space, your riders and you will be extra comfortable and safe, but they’re still compact enough to be easy to manoeuvre in the city traffic.
At Splend, we provide our members with the best cars for Uber, whether they’re petrol, hybrid or EVs.
It will depend on your rental or subscription provider. At Splend, our Uber-ready car subscriptions start at £199 per week.
Most companies ask for a deposit which is usually 1-2 weeks’ payments in advance.
We charge weekly payments, always one week in advance. This means when you pick up your car, you’ll need to pay for the next week as well as the remaining days of the current week.
Paying in advance means we don’t have to issue credit. Less paperwork, quicker process, more flexibility.
Yes, there will be other costs you’ll need to consider, such as excess mileage fees and insurance excess if you ever have an accident.
Once you’re approved for Uber, it’s a simple case of signing your agreement and picking up the keys, and you’re ready to go.
Yes, we strongly recommend you have an Uber strategy in place. There’s a lot you can do to minimise your time on the road and maximise your income, but you need a plan. You need to put some thought into driving efficiently, take the necessary steps to maintain a good Uber rating, and have a strategy in place to boost your earnings with tips.
At Splend, we provide you with a personal account manager who is always on hand with dedicated support to help drivers succeed.
If you no longer need the car, you can hand it back at no extra cost after the minimum period.
Like any rental car, you need to return it with a full tank of fuel, cleaned inside and out, and with no damage.
We provide eco-friendly and affordable cars with dedicated support, so you can focus on earning an income.
In addition to providing you with the most important tool in your career as a rideshare driver, we also offer ongoing training, support, and data-driven feedback via your personal Member Success Representative. You’ll also enjoy a growing pool of member benefits beyond the wheel, including discounts at our partners.